Bicycle

Special Thanks…

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May 28, 2007

Obviously there have been parties that have been integral to this project. Carl Strong Spectrum Paint White Mountain Wheels However, there have also been lots of unsung hero’s in my eyes. People who have given me great advice, contributed to the decision making process, or lended a hand. Tim at 2WheelerDealer bike shop. Tim...
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Part 21: Gallery

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April 7, 2007

Wll, here are some pictures of the finished product.  The only real changes from the last pages is that the pedals are on, the cables have been cut and end caps installed, and the water bottlecages installed. As always, click on the picture for a larger version.
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Part 20: The Ride

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April 6, 2007

First Impressions Novemer21, 2007 – The Test Ride This was really just a test ride to make sure everything was working. I had planned on 20 to 25 miles, but ended up closer to 15. Around mile 10 I got a feeling that the headset was loose, and upon checking it, it almost imperceptibly...
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Part 19: The Build

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April 5, 2007

Building the bike was a much more arduous process than I had envisioned. I’ve never worked with Campagnolo before, so some of the things were a surprise. However, much of this time was also spent reading directions. This parts this expensive, trial and error is not the way to go. I can take apart...
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Part 18: Weights

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April 4, 2007

Think a titanium bike can’t be really light? Think again. I asked Carl to get me a light bike, but not to get crazy light. In other words, I value a bike that will be with me for a while. However, at 150 lbs, Carl was confident that he could build the thing to...
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Part 17: Wheel Build

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April 4, 2007

Ron Ruff provided me with an excellent set of photos detailing the build of the rear wheel. I’ll be putting together a description of each photo as I understand them, but here are the photos. As with all other pages, click on the photo for a full sized version. My color commentary as usual,...
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Part 16: Wheels

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April 3, 2007

The wheels will be the only part of the bike that I won’t have when the build is complete. There is a logical reason for this. Even though I’d like the wheels to be the permanent set when I first go out and ride this bike, I think I’d like to see how this...
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Part 15: Components

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April 3, 2007

While I never imagined that this would be a 15+ part series, here I am writing part 15 and nowhere close to the end.  I’m hoping this is still informative, however if your reason for being here was to look at Carl’s stuff, then you’ve probably gotten what you came for.  At any rate,...
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Part 14: Delivery 2

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April 3, 2007

So now that I finally have this frame, I can really see the details and come up with some overall opinions. First of all, I’ll go through the disappointments that I’ve had: Mentioned in an earlier part of this series covering my experience with Carl, I thought that it would have been cool if...
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Part 13: Delivery

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April 3, 2007

I asked Carl to hang onto the frame for a while and have it delivered the week of August 20, 2007. I was out traveling and simply didn’t want the thing hanging around my front door for too long without me picking it up. We ended up having it shipped to my wife’s workplace...
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