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    [QUOTE=dave1215;134447]another sweet one from spectrum - why no engraving on head tube?QUOTE]

    I asked for the decal. The fork is painted the same navy blue to match the front. Tom, thanks a lot. I'll do a ride report late next week.
     

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    Spotted this one on the Weight Weenies forum and it looked so perfect that I thought it should be on display here. What a great looking bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    That top tube is essentially the Merlin CR top tube which we have been using for almost five years now.

    The top tubes on the ti Spectrums remind me of a Litespeed Icon. Is there a relationship, is it simply a coincidence, or is it my bad eyesight?
     

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    Default Sorry, but

    the Icon and Arcon top tubes are in a sense kind of backwards compared to our top tubes. If you'l notice, our top tubes are ovalized at the rear and round at the front while the Litespeed ones are the other way around. Helps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    the Icon and Arcon top tubes are in a sense kind of backwards compared to our top tubes. If you'l notice, our top tubes are ovalized at the rear and round at the front while the Litespeed ones are the other way around. Helps?
    to my mind, Tom's way makes more sense
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    Thanks, Mr. Kellogg.

    Dazza, if you have the urge, please explain to those of us who make our livings with ink rather than metal why the oval is better in back than in the front. Thanks.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    Thanks, Mr. Kellogg.

    Dazza, if you have the urge, please explain to those of us who make our livings with ink rather than metal why the oval is better in back than in the front. Thanks.
    from what I understand
    and the testing I have seen
    the front end of the top tube does get a fair bit of twist
    when heeled over in pot holes corners etc
    so round or close to round is sweet
    and there is no need for stiffening the tube in the vertical at the front end.

    I will also add, that a lot of tube shapes we see are just about "fashion"
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    Makes sense. Thanks, Dazza.
     

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    Default Mine, just back from a repaint

    Been meaning to add mine to the list. Tom and Jeff delivered it in 2000, unfortunately I don't have photos of the first incarnation. But here it is repainted and with a steel fork to replace the Ouzo Pro that was on there before.

    All hail the alloy shifters - I like the feel of these a lot better than the carbon fiber ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrubadub View Post
    Been meaning to add mine to the list. Tom and Jeff delivered it in 2000, unfortunately I don't have photos of the first incarnation. But here it is repainted and with a steel fork to replace the Ouzo Pro that was on there before.

    All hail the alloy shifters - I like the feel of these a lot better than the carbon fiber ones.

    2010-03-27_16-33-55.jpg
    What a great, classic look. Love the way you have it built.
     

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    scrubadub,
    What a pretty bike, classy and clean. I'm inspired.

    Hmmm a 6 month wait for one of these? Let's see, that's 26 weeks or 263,300 minutes. I'm in! 4 months from now I'll be counting seconds I think.

    -d
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    Spotted this one on the Weight Weenies forum and it looked so perfect that I thought it should be on display here. What a great looking bike.
    Gotta love this one. Simple, understated, classic, HOT.

    If I ever get a Ti bike, I/m calling Tom.
     

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    Default Re: Mine, just back from a repaint

    Quote Originally Posted by scrubadub View Post
    Been meaning to add mine to the list. Tom and Jeff delivered it in 2000, unfortunately I don't have photos of the first incarnation. But here it is repainted and with a steel fork to replace the Ouzo Pro that was on there before.

    All hail the alloy shifters - I like the feel of these a lot better than the carbon fiber ones.
    That's a lovely bike. What seatpost is that? (I'm looking for a silver 27.2 setback with at 300mm of length).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
    That's a lovely bike. What seatpost is that? (I'm looking for a silver 27.2 setback with at 300mm of length).
    Shimano Dura-Ace. I actually have a Campy Ti post as well but the shiny silver blinded my eyes to the logo on an otherwise Campy bike. I may also have a pair of SPD-SLs I've been meaning to try...
     

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    Spotted in the wild (poached without permission from skinnyski.com):

     

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    Another spotted in the wild pic. of me during an 102 miles rainey century ride.
    PS - Campy sportswear so tooooootallly rocks it isn't even funny.
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    Very beautiful paint on that cool Spectrum there, Too Tall.
    Darn it you must have been going f-a-s-t with all that blur!
     

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    Hey, is that a Q sheet between your fingers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Hey, is that a Q sheet between your fingers?
    Yes, it used to be 12"x12" but I was hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesand View Post
    TT, I'll bet that frame pump has made you a lot of pals. Mine has.
    Snicker. Is the correct place to thank everyone of you sexy bastids who sent me your XL Silca pumps? XXOO

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