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    Drawing and Pics post #3:
    Pure Race bike here. ISP, rock solid but still comfortable during a six hour ride.

    Click here for the AutoCAD drawing XXX3DRW.pdf

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    Dave, really liking the look of the isp. There are reinforcing bits inside? Cbn. bonded?
    ...just to win a salami in ridiculous races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindmost View Post
    Dave, really liking the look of the isp. There are reinforcing bits inside? Cbn. bonded?
    Yup. The Ti seat cluster would not be stiff or strong enough without the composite reinforcer in place. Helps?
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    That's a sick looking bike, Tom, in a very good way.
     

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    New Blog post is up. I've got a few more in the Q, so keep clickin' on our Blog page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    I have a confession to make. I seriously lust after this bike.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    I have a confession to make. I seriously lust after this bike.
    Sorry, you can't have it. Although if you are a very good boy, you could of course order one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Sorry, you can't have it. Although if you are a very good boy, you could of course order one.
    One day. And I'll make good on that. I'll just send you that photo and say, "this, please."
     

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    And another Blog post. http://spectrumcycles.tumblr.com/

    I've got a few more lined up and ready to post over the next couple of days. Keep checking back.
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    And here's another post, this time about the business end of things:

    Spectrum Cycles
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    OK, just a quick link to a complete Record mechanical Ti Super we finished today. Classy ride for a classy woman out in Arizona.
    CLICK HERE: http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...tml#post532769
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    And here is a post on a more personal level:

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    Tom, I recently read your blog and when I read your 8/14/2013 entry, it kind of reminded me how my cycling has changed. I'm grateful to have a job but over the last 10 years or so it has crippled my cycling, something that I will simply not tolerate for too much longer, but I have found an area of cycling in which I can be useful to others, and to the cycling community. Since I have lost the fitness that I once had which has left me with an engine block that is too heavy and pistons that are under powered; I now lead my lbs's beginners ride, and help the newbies by answering questions they may have about anything cycling and lead them on a pleasant ride so that they hahopefully the
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue boy View Post
    Tom, I recently read your blog and when I read your 8/14/2013 entry, it kind of reminded me how my cycling has changed. I'm grateful to have a job but over the last 10 years or so it has crippled my cycling, something that I will simply not tolerate for too much longer, but I have found an area of cycling in which I can be useful to others, and to the cycling community. Since I have lost the fitness that I once had which has left me with an engine block that is too heavy and pistons that are under powered; I now lead my lbs's beginners ride, and help the newbies by answering questions they may have about anything cycling and lead them on a pleasant ride so that they hahopefully the
    Sorry, computer issues happened; I will have to complete this later.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue boy View Post
    Tom, I recently read your blog and when I read your 8/14/2013 entry, it kind of reminded me how my cycling has changed. I'm grateful to have a job but over the last 10 years or so it has crippled my cycling, something that I will simply not tolerate for too much longer, but I have found an area of cycling in which I can be useful to others, and to the cycling community. Since I have lost the fitness that I once had which has left me with an engine block that is too heavy and pistons that are under powered; I now lead my lbs's beginners ride, and help the newbies by answering questions they may have about anything cycling and lead them on a pleasant ride so that they hopefully
    (now the rest of the story. )
    continue riding and grow in their cycling. It's been rewarding and a pleasure thus far, I just had to get my ego out of the way first. Someone has to lead these folks and I'm honored to do so. Thanks for sharing your stories with us Tom, I just wanted to share one of mine. Thanks. :)
     

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    We got stiffed for the first time in our history. Now's your chance to get one of our Custom Supers at a steal (and immediately). Contact me by e-mail or phone (below) if interested. I can send AutoCAD drawings, photos, etc. Basic information below:

    -55*53
    -Seat angle -74
    -Serotta F3 fork
    -Deep white pearl paint
    -Down tube lettering matches cobalt blue King headset
    - Stunning!

    Link to some FNL pictures of the frame ... Friday PicFest No.242

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    Email: spectrum.tom@gmail.com
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    Thought some might be interested to see these. When I do the drawing work for a typical road frame, I am at the computer for about an hour and a half. I know what's going to work and I rarely have to check and confirm anything. Just draw. Well, sometimes we get orders like these. If you look the drawings over carefully, you'll see that I had to figure things out very carefully indeed. No two hour drawings this time. These were all day affairs. They are both going to be great bikes and I learned a lot in the process. Post questions if you have 'em.

    954KeplerDWG.pdf
    954KeplerElevationDWG.pdf
    956CraneDWG.pdf
    956CraneElevationDWG.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    No two hour drawings this time. These were all day affairs. They are both going to be great bikes and I learned a lot in the process. Post questions if you have 'em.
    Well you did encourage questions, so here ya' go atmo. If a drawing takes either two hours, or a full day, how do you get paid for this? Is the work part of the frame price going in? Or, is this design time another line item? Thanks.

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    e-R is referring to a recent blog post which can be read here: Spectrum Cycles, THE TIME BETWEEN

    The short answer is yes, I'm getting paid as I have fitting and design time built into our pricing. What is not built in is the variability of time required for that work differential between frames. So while my margins end up being higher for frames that are easy and quick to design, this is not the case for all frames. Conceptually, charging more for difficult design work makes sense, but since I have a pretty good idea of my averages for this work over the years, I charge accordingly for the "average" frame. It is unusual that we will get frame orders like the two we had recently. In fact, they seem to come along only once or twice a year. If they become more common, I'll need to rethink what we change for these frames.

    There are many times when I need to teach myself new skills or to change my thinking and procedures at work. It is simply what we need to do in order to continue getting better as a builders and as someone who runs a business. As such, I am always looking for ways to adjust the ways we conduct our business. This includes pricing of course. But it also includes deciding on types of work we are willing to take on. In the past, we have stopped accepting some types of work and added others. Jeff and I are constantly changing the way we do things. If we stopped developing, we'd still be making frames the way we did the last time we made a frame. And that's not acceptable. So when I take time to learn new skills or add unusual and time consuming blocks to my design templates, I am building skills and data for future use. That extra time spent is not just for the benefit of one client, but for our development at Spectrum. I don't feel the need to charge each client for each hour put into their frame. As long as we are charging enough for the average frame and our material and direct labor costs are paid for, we remain viable. Good question. Thanks.
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    I didn't read it, but will now atmo!
    Thanks, Tom!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    e-R is referring to a recent blog post which can be read here: Spectrum Cycles, THE TIME BETWEEN
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