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Old 02-05-12, 12:03 AM   #1
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Ménage à trois

With three projects (Campy Rally cages project, and these two builds)on my plate I've been a little busy not to mention going to school full time.I've sold two of my bikes just recently(73 Raleigh Comp and a pretty much brand new Salsa Vaya)in my stable and had to fill their spaces. I've been trying to build up collection with some good quality stuff and not just quantity. I want a nice classic Italian lugged bike so I got Ciocc. I always wanted a Colnago and so I've got my Mix, I wanted a custom built frame so I've got my frame I built in my framebuilding course. Now the next two are what I'm working on now to pretty much put the wraps on bikes for me. Mind you their not exactly classic or vintage but this is pretty much the only section of the forum I post on so bear with me.

First is something I've wanted for the longest time but kept on pushing it back. I used to race XC a few years ago and then just once last year. The bikes I had were never anything great or good in that matter. So I'm not much for suspension and all that jive. I found a nice older 16'' Airborne titanium frame and built it up with a mix of vintage and modern components. The wheels are old Nuke Proof from probably the mid/early 90's that I bought from a member here. The Sram 2x10 X9 group is brand new with X0 cranks. The full carbon fork is from Omni and then a Chris King headset. It's not stupid light as it tips the scales at 22 lbs but I'm happy with it and is exactly what I wanted in a MTB. I just need to cut the steerer tube and it's ready to get dirty.





Next is a Guerciotti Atos cyclocross bike. This is pretty much done beside ordering the wrong bottom bracket. Dang this thing is tall! It's got a 49cm seat tube and 51.75 top tube and I'm tipping toeing over the top tube with it's monster truck like stance with it's high bottom bracket height. The saddle/seatpost is from my Colnago as I forgot my Thomson seatpost at school so it's just for mockup. The bars also will not see the light of day as I just needed them to be able to get my cable setup and cut to length. It's running a 2x8 mixture of XTR derailleurs and Sach/Campy brifters. This feels like just a little under 20lbs but nothing on the bike is very weight weenie'ish.



After these two bikes are done no more bikes for me period. It's hard to say but I don't have any other bikes that I want. I don't see getting rid of any of them as they each have their own purpose now. It's like taking a big breath of fresh air. Aaaaahhhh...

Any other folks have all that they want and content with what they have? Or is everyone still search for that one certain bike and their collection or stable never complete until that have that one bike?

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Old 02-05-12, 12:20 AM   #2
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49cm is too big? Are you like a yard tall?


Just kiddin'. Those are really nice bikes.
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Old 02-05-12, 12:26 AM   #3
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My custom frame I built has a 49 seat tube and 54 top tube and runs 650c wheels. The bottom bracket height on the Guerciotti is over 3cm higher then my 50cm Colnago with 700c wheels. I'll have to pack some tissues when I ride this incase I get any nose bleeds. lol.
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>>>It's not stupid light as it tips the scales at 22 lbs but I'm happy with it and is exactly what I wanted in a MTB.

Errr, that's lighter than anything I've got, including road bikes. What would be "stupid light" for an MTB, rigid or otherwise?
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I'm a little worried about that MTB. Is the steerer tube going to be long enough?
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Old 02-05-12, 12:35 AM   #6
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15 to 16 lbs. That's stupid light to me cause I have a hard time hitting those numbers on my road bikes. My Colnago Mix is 16.5.

As for the steerer tube...I'd go higher but the FAA is stopping me.

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^ Now the FAA comment is funny!

22lbs seems "stupid light" to me!
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Man, the tires and tubes on your MTB must total 5 pounds, so the rest of it is 17 lbs. , pretty darn light. Great job with both of those, they're sweet , and I love the leather saddle on the titanium MTB, nice touch.
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