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more new bike pics.(10 posts)

more new bike pics.desmo
Mar 11, 2003 3:44 PM
Here's one I've been scrimpin' and savin' for all last fall and winter. Custom Foco frame from local builder and riding buddy Steve Calvert of NAC. Profile carbon fork. Record 10 gruppo with Mavic Reflex rims, riding on Conti Sprinters. Pearl white paint done by other good pal and I handled the decal design. We've had nice weather since I finished it last Wed. and I've gotten in some great rides so far. The Foco even though very thin still rides like steel and soaks up the chip-seal in these parts just like it ought to. The stays are really short so cornering is flick & stick and lots of fun. Climbs well too. A nice, stable but very responsive ride all around and the lightest bike this steel die-hard has ever owned. I have not weighed it with the tubeulars yet but it was just 17.75 fully dressed with my Chorus/OP's and Axials. Here's some links to more pics.

http://budget.net/~brennan/nac1.jpg
http://budget.net/~brennan/nac2.jpg
http://budget.net/~brennan/nac3.jpg
That's My Paint Job!!!Akirasho
Mar 11, 2003 3:57 PM
... or at least my dream...

Nice ride... nice pics... I'm dying to paint one of my frames with a deep pearl/clearcoat combo where custom decals would appear to float in said clearcoat... white everything (including CF fork, stem and (gasp) cranks... you've inspired me!

Be the bike.
re: more new bike pics.kilimanjaro
Mar 11, 2003 4:03 PM
Nice,

Why did you decide on the Record D/T shifter for the FD only. Did you have them lying around?

I am trying to figure out if I can get parts so the RD DT/shifter will work with current 9spd RD for a cross project.

carlos
re: more new bike pics.desmo
Mar 11, 2003 4:48 PM
I used an old C Record friction D/T for the front for tradition and weight savings. I love the look and feel of the 70's/80's era bikes I grew up with but am not blind to the fact of how much better most things work today. I love the Ergo shifting for the rear but do not feel it's much of a benefit for the front der.

As far as I know Campy no longer makes any D/T shifters to use on your bike if you want to keep it indexed. If you can live with friction, anything will work with the Campy 9 speed. I'm shifting my winter beater 9 speed bike with some old Shimano D/T's and they work fine. Except it's easy to overshift a couple of gears at a time.
what stem is that?alansutton
Mar 11, 2003 4:57 PM
I want one.
what stem is that?desmo
Mar 11, 2003 6:16 PM
the frame builder did that for me in stainless. he does not like making them and I had to do the finish sanding and polish. no spacers and it's very light. of course you have to be comfortable knowing what size you need.
why doesnt he like making them?collinsc
Mar 11, 2003 9:26 PM
seems like the perfect solution to the dreaded spacer stack (provided you know exactly what you need)
Love all that silver with the white...koala
Mar 11, 2003 5:54 PM
I too have a foco and the ride is sublime. You have a very tight rear triangle. Ill bet its plenty stiff. Is that a 55 or 54 (center to center)?
Love all that silver with the white...desmo
Mar 11, 2003 6:19 PM
Top tube is 54 c-c, seat tube is 55cm c-t.
Huh Huh, he said tight53T
Mar 12, 2003 9:06 AM
"You have a very tight rear triangle"

I tried that line on a chick in training crit last year, she dropped me.