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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    i really like that red color, its deeper than i thought it would be.

    those frames are so clean looking to me i love it.
     

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    First impression. This bike just loves to be pushed. The geometry isn't anything fancy, but never the less, the handling is excellent. So far it's everything I expected. It's the perfect race bike. I got my work cut out for me so I can do it justice.

    At the price these go for I simply can't understand why anyone would look elsewhere for a race machine. My only complaint is that I decided to get this bike at the end of the season and I won't get to ride it as often as I would like for a while. Next season is going to be real nice!

    Pics taken immediately after the shakedown cruise. Stem selection to be confirmed. Note the lack of seat bag.





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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    holler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergott View Post
    First impression. This bike just loves to be pushed. The geometry isn't anything fancy, but never the less, the handling is excellent. So far it's everything I expected. It's the perfect race bike. I got my work cut out for me so I can do it justice.
    Eric, is the Spooky replacing your Serotta or in addition to it? Looks hawt.

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    Eric: loving the bike, looks perfect. The color is beautiful!
     

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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    Great looking ride.....looks fast just sitting there!
     

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    They are closing out Skeletors for $725 which is what I did. I can't believe the frame is that cheap for what I got. There are only a few left and the rest of you should jump on that deal. There is a lot of bike to be had. You are looking at a 15.5lb build without even trying too hard (well, maybe except for the wheels of course).

    My goal was to get a knock-around, throw it down, race bike. Even if I had more money to spend I don't see what throwing more money at the frame would have gotten me. The fork and seatpost were a special deal as the logos are on their way out by the end of the year. A bit of a reward for the dealers if you will. I could not pass that up either.

    I have no plans to get rid of my Ottrott. Having ridden both, they will clearly have different purposes. The Ottrott is more GT-esque (think Porche as a daily driver and go fast car). I want to ride it all day long it still responds well to my efforts. The Spooky is more Dodge Viper ACR. It gets more enjoyable at my limits. Most of that is due to the different geos. The Spooky is pretty typical, but the Ottrott is a carbon copy of Colnago geo with a different front end setup. More trail and slack HT.

    The wheels are typical of what I build except for the fact that those rims were a limited production run before the current Enve Composites 25mm rims. They are 24mm and the layup is different. I love them. The spokes are CX-Rays with Wheelsmith DB14s on the right rear wheel. The hubs are Alchemy's Elf and Orc set. Together, the wheels weight in at about 975g. Don't let that fool you. I put my all into those wheels (I kick like a mule) and they are strong. I flatted once and had to ride the rear rim for about 4 miles (long story) and they are fine. There isn't any brake rubbing going on either. Very stiff.

    Since I took some parts of the Ottrott for this build I have to wait a little bit before both are on the road at the same time. I need a crankset, front mech (Shimano 10) and a bar/stem combo. If I was really flushed, I would go for a respray. The fork is showing it's age (my fault, not Serotta). No shortage of wheels though;-)

    Day 2 in a few.

    -Eric
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergott View Post
    My goal was to get a knock-around, throw it down, race bike.
    ...and by the looks of it, that is EXACTLY what you got! Very nice! That thing just screams crits.

    I ordered mine over a week ago and should be here in 2 or so.. I hope it comes out half as nice as yours. Fantastic stuff.

    J
     

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    I am really liking the Skeletor frame but I'm also considering a custom frame. What's the best way to get in contact with Mickey? Call, email, or on here? Thanks.
     

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    Call him. If hes not there, leave a message. He does call back.

    David

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    He was quick to answer emails and phone for me.

    -Eric
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tronstein View Post
    I am really liking the Skeletor frame but I'm also considering a custom frame. What's the best way to get in contact with Mickey? Call, email, or on here? Thanks.
    The telephone works best, by far(413/230/8733). PM works the worst, and email can be hit or miss.
    We aren't doing custom stuff right now, but we can talk about that stuff. I like to make drawings.

    Mr. Ergot's bike is some hot looking stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by suspectdevice View Post
    done.
    This decapitated unicorn jersey is awesome. I know it's 2 years old, but any chance I can still get one? lol
     

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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    when can we see pics of the new road frame (level tt)?
     

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    Doublepost
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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    I've finally sorted out what we're doing for road frames next year.

    We'll be offering sloping and horizontal Skeletors with BB30 bottom brackets.

    There will also be a horizontal toptube steel frameset that fits standard reach brakes and fenders called the Lumberjack. Beefy steel for every type of road surface that's more than light enough to race. Getting the tire clearance I wanted with aluminum chainstays was just too much of a pain in the ass without looking like ass, just like finding a carbon fork that has the lengths and angles we need.

    I desperately wanted to make the Lumberjack out of aluminum, but market research and some heavy analysis has convinced me otherwise.
    We're going to focus on ramping up the production numbers on our Skeletor frames so that we can sell them cheaper and with a better margin, adding another aluminum road frame is going to interfere with our ability to get the aluminum mtb's rolling.

    Stoked for the horizontal tt Skeletors. They are going to look dead sexy.
    mickey.denoncourt

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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    Are you going to offer any bigger sizes?
     

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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by swt View Post
    Are you going to offer any bigger sizes?
    If i can get enough pre-orders we will build some 59's.

    FWIW I'm getting a bit of sizing dialog going on our facebook page, both "how big" and "what sizes for the horizontal tt frames"
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    Quote Originally Posted by suspectdevice View Post
    If i can get enough pre-orders we will build some 59's.

    FWIW I'm getting a bit of sizing dialog going on our facebook page, both "how big" and "what sizes for the horizontal tt frames"
    59x59 won't work, but the 59x63 (assuming 72 deg-ish?) would. When does the pre-order phase start?
     

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    Default Re: Spooky Stuff

    Any more info on the Lumberjack? Rough sizing, material, price etc?

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