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    Jman, another masterpiece from the master. Everything about it is so right you totally deserve it. What you said:
    There is something to the idea that a substantially sloping ride accelerates in a really cool way. I hate to sound elitist however it really is a case of you'd have to own it to understand. The slope really does have a substantial NOT subtle effect on the feel when out of saddle or peddaling fast....it's the side-to-side motion you first notice...there is less swinging mass to say it as clearly as I possibly can and that's about all there is to say other than TRY IT!!!

    Now I know you are a go to guy for paint schemes. Nice job, that T.K. really can paint a bike wow.

    These bikes are stiff where they need to be and I really thought when I got mine that it would be relegated to crits and fast club training but noooooo. This is my go to rig for everything on the road.

    Congrats.

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    Tom, wanted to share a couple photos of the 30th anniv. frame. I posted a few in the "general discussion" board, before I found the Spectrum gallery. I'm more than happy with the results!! Was able to get an easy 50 miles on it last week, finished the final adjustments, and planning a ride tomorrow afternoon. That's after I get a day off work and attend stage 3 of the Tour of Missouri.. The bike assembled with no issues. I raided my Campy stash and decided on the Super Record over the Nouvo Record. The only exception was the Colbaltos.
    Many thanks, I will post another photo, in a few days, with the new bike sitting alongside the 1985 C-Record Spectrum..
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    Jayhdee - More pics. NOW!!! Sheesh, super nice from what I can see so far. Double sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Jayhdee - More pics. NOW!!! Sheesh, super nice from what I can see so far. Double sheesh.
    yes please, I'd like to see all the logo treatments up close too. rad.
     

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    Jayhdee: That 30th anniversary is simpy stunning.
    life is too short to drink bad wine....

    Stuart Levy

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    Default And here are a few final shots, sans bar tape (White)

    I finally added up the cost of the extra finishing work ... ugh!
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    anybody have pics of that titanium spectrum cross with edge whells and zero gravity cantilever brakes? It was magnificent
     

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    Interesting wheel choice, (Ksyrium Elites) on a bike with a Super Record group. Any idea why these were chosen over the higher end Ksyriums? After that over the top paint job and a very high end group I wouldn't think budget was an issue.
     

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    Default Good question ...

    Quote Originally Posted by PaMtbRider View Post
    Interesting wheel choice, (Ksyrium Elites) on a bike with a Super Record group. Any idea why these were chosen over the higher end Ksyriums? After that over the top paint job and a very high end group I wouldn't think budget was an issue.
    This brings up a point that many folks don't consider when buying wheels. While the Ksyrium Premium is a bit lighter than the Elite and costs a bunch more, I don't think it is as good a wheel set. The Elite has a nicer ride. Simple as that. While I will admit that the Premium is a better choice for serious (and heavier) racers because it is so stiff laterally, for most riders who don't race, the Elite is a better choice regardless of price. Just sayin'. And the choice was not mine. The client requested the Elites because he had a pair on a previous bike and valued them for how well they worked. More expensive is not always better ... except when you are buying a Spectrum. Pay me more and I will guarantee you an extra MPH for each $1,000.00 you give me.
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    I bet it's the steel spokes. Seriously.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    I bet it's the steel spokes. Seriously.
    Right you are.
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    Thanks Tom, I didn't mean to high jack the thread and talk about wheel choice, I was just curious. I have a set of Elites and like them. Ksyriums in general seem to be a love or hate wheelset.
     

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    White, red, blue, black, and yellow combined.
    Who woulda' thunk?! Another sweet one departs The Barn.
     

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    Default Off to Berkeley ...

    ... to one of the Salon's regulars.
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    another sweet one from spectrum - why no engraving on head tube?

    also, please tell us about that steel frame with the leather sprung saddle
    in the background of the last picture - fitting it with a prefab carbon front triangle?
     

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    Default I know who's getting that beaut'....

    ....and I know it would fit me like a glove.

    Lucky man...
     

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    Wow that is stunning, wish it was coming my way.

    That Salon person is really gonna be watching that tracking number :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1215 View Post
    another sweet one from spectrum - why no engraving on head tube?
    Hey, custom is custom. The client requested a simple logo decal instead of our standard engraving.

    Quote Originally Posted by dave1215 View Post
    also, please tell us about that steel frame with the leather sprung saddle
    in the background of the last picture - fitting it with a prefab carbon front triangle?
    Story behind that one. Back in the mid 70s, John Chapman (Iron Grip), a member of the US team pursuit team visited Pogliogli at the Vigorelli Velodrome when he was there for the worlds. He ordered a road frame while he was there. Months later, it arrived in NYC and he put it together ... then took it apart when he couldn't get a rear wheel to center in the frame. Long story short: one seat stay was almost 1.0cm longer than the other. John brought it to me years later to see what could be done. I gave him an estimate and he just gave me the frame, washing his hands of it. So, what to do? Well, it has been my wheel building stool for over 25 years now. A custom made, Italian Master's wheel truing stool. Cool.
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    Tom, beautiful frame! Looks like the top tube tapers down towards the seat cluster and the seat tube is ovalized at the BB. Is the photo deceiving or is this something you now do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkboyrob View Post
    Tom, beautiful frame! Looks like the top tube tapers down towards the seat cluster and the seat tube is ovalized at the BB. Is the photo deceiving or is this something you now do?
    That top tube is essentially the Merlin CR top tube which we have been using for almost five years now. There are instances that we don't use them (S&S frames, etc.) but they work so well that we rarely have a reason to NOT use them. Although it looks VERY tapered, in fact it is only somewhat tapered. It is also laterally ovalized, thus the pretty radical looking taper. From the top, the tube looks perfectly straight and non tapered. We ovalize our seat tubes at the bottom depending on just what feel we are aiming at for an individual rider. Thanks for asking.
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