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nice little classic touch for your modern rocket....(8 posts)

nice little classic touch for your modern rocket....Spirito
May 3, 2002 9:24 AM
a stainless steel ahead style stem!

i know nothing of the weight or the price but merely think it looks way cool.
OOooooohhh... shiny! :) nmraboboy
May 3, 2002 9:27 AM
he also makes classic frames with modern twistsSpirito
May 3, 2002 9:28 AM
how bout a fancy lug steel frame with a carbon fork nicely disguised?
diabolic look. brrrr! nmcolker
May 3, 2002 5:01 PM
Is that a chrome pump under the top tube?? nmrideslikeagirl
May 3, 2002 10:29 AM
or are you just glad to see me ;-)Spirito
May 3, 2002 10:40 AM
cant really a guess it could be the silca impero which if you look around can still be found. make sure you get the right size though.

they are plastic with a kind of chrome paint. very light and they work O.K. but they do require more effort than say a zefal or some of today's midget pumps.

sometimes they pop up on ebay with painted colors and a chrome half or handle (blue, red, black, white, yellow etc etc ) and can be a nice detail.

ive seen them sell for anywhere between $9 to $25. helps if your frame has a braze-on pump peg but pump clamps are still available.

paying for lugwork - - -liv2padl
May 3, 2002 12:14 PM
grant you that the framesets are beautiful. awsome lugwork and paintjob. but $4000 for a "Bohemian Rhapsody" with beautiful lugs and a jewel stuck in the headbadge? and THEN i'm gonna put a $1000 Campy gruppo on it? i'd be verrry hesitant to take these bikes out on the road. hang it on the wall with focus "art" lights shining on it maybe .. polish it twice a day and dust it daily maybe .. but ride it? noooooo. might get a scratch on it. damn THAT would hurt, eh?

way back in the daze, i bought a Tom Kellog Spectrum. hand made, hand fitted to my personal body, hand painted ... put a Campy 50th Anniversary gruppo on it. man, a prettier bike you never saw! before i'd take it on the road, i'd go outside and look up at the sky ... if there was even a single cloud in the sky i'd go back inside and grab my Trek. nope .. my new Spectrum wasn't going to get all wet and dirty. hahahahahaha.
Gotta get over that and ride!Ray Sachs
May 4, 2002 2:46 AM
Riding isn't going to hurt any of those fancy attributes. Barring a bad crash, you're not gonna hurt anything other than minor paint scuffing. And a repaint after a few years is a few hundred bucks, not several thousand.

-Ray "if you buy it, ride it" Sachs