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    So cool. You really get these neutral-not neutral paint colors. Subtle specialness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    So cool. You really get these neutral-not neutral paint colors. Subtle specialness.

    If it looked good on a 1954 pickup it will probably look good here.
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    Steve, you've nailed it again with a bike that instantly looks classic. Is it just my eyes or is this bike slack in the HT and ST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRuth View Post
    Steve, you've nailed it again with a bike that instantly looks classic. Is it just my eyes or is this bike slack in the HT and ST?
    It isn't: 73.5º STA and 72.75º HTA. I think my iPhone does that as I'm not back as far as I could be.
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    And now for something a little different:

    IMG_2154.jpg
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    This was a fun build - "fun" meaning, in this case, that we are NEVER doing one like this again. I'm just too old for the complicated stuff and my interest in puzzles is flagging. But pal Kevin sure loves his new bike and that's gotta be worth something, right?

    Some highlights:

    Welded frame for Paul Racer M brakes - when Paul says they'll work with a 32mm tire and a fender, believe him.

    Front SON hub dynamo, routed internally through the fork, splitting at the crown. One lead goes to the front light, the other to the tail light via the BB shell.

    Somehow (magic, maybe?) there's a USP charging port at the top of the stem for one's iPhone, electric toothbrush, microwave, etc.

    This was our first flat-crown straight-blade fork - the Rando crown, we're calling it - and it was a roaring success.

    Campy bar cons actually... work.

    Frame welded by Erik Rolf at Alliance; all brazing - including fork - by Martin Tweedy; Kevin did the design and much of the wiring; paint by Adam at Now You're Finished; assembly by Kenny at Slug City Cycles; Steve did fenders, hair-pulling, and name-calling. Wheels by Corey Thomson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn View Post
    Yes please. Would love to hear more about the new bike w/ Ritchey fork when your painter is done with it. It’s so nice that a lot more carbon road forks are available nowadays with really wide tire clearance.
    Some musings here: https://hampsten.blogspot.com/2021/10/relentlessly.html
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    I think we may have enough of these out there to equip a small pro team:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    And now for something a little different:

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    I see from the blog that you have Nitto bars on the Slurpee-era Merckx. For shame... I just happened to have a set of OOS (that's old old stock) Cinelli 63s hanging in the basement. Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9tubes View Post
    I see from the blog that you have Nitto bars on the Slurpee-era Merckx. For shame... I just happened to have a set of OOS (that's old old stock) Cinelli 63s hanging in the basement. Just saying.
    I'll take a look at them - but you know how I feel about narrow bars.
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    I also loved old Cinelli bars at the time, but Nitto bars are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    I'll take a look at them - but you know how I feel about narrow bars.
    The Cinelli 63 bars are 42cm O-O.

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    Steve,
    RE: Kevin's bike up there. That "flat-crown straight-blade fork - the Rando crown, we're calling it," is that for 1" steerer tubes, or could it work with 1-1/8" steerers? Just wondering how it might pair up with my ti SB as a second fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas View Post
    Steve,
    RE: Kevin's bike up there. That "flat-crown straight-blade fork - the Rando crown, we're calling it," is that for 1" steerer tubes, or could it work with 1-1/8" steerers? Just wondering how it might pair up with my ti SB as a second fork.
    It does come in 1.125" steerer, which is what Kevin has. My new steel Strada Bianca - pictures soon - is similar, but uses smaller tubes and a steel fork with a 1" steerer. I'll let you know how it works out.
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    Nice! Strada Bianca? I'm guessing mine will look a lot like this (steel fork, etc.), except the color, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
    Nice! Strada Bianca? I'm guessing mine will look a lot like this (steel fork, etc.), except the color, of course.
    Strada Bianca indeed and we're still trying to dial your green - but we're close. So close...
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    Ok, after this I swear I'm done getting new bikes: Steve's Strada Bianca, 35mm tires, Stiletto fork:

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    Chunky where the rubber meets the road. Svelte everywhere else. That one looks fun as hell.
    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hampco View Post
    Ok, after this I swear I'm done getting new bikes: Steve's Strada Bianca, 35mm tires, Stiletto fork:

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    Hottttttttt!

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