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    your god hates me Bob Ross's Avatar
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    GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS (contains New Bike Porn)

    The Good News:

    FedEx delivered this to me last night




    It's a custom built Carl Strong steel road bike w/ S&S couplers, an EDGE 2.0 carbon fork, DT Swiss Mon Chassarel 1450 wheels, and full Shimano Ultegra gruppo.


    The Bad News:

    It's snowing in NYC now! I won't get to ride this for at least a couple of days! I'm goin' nuts here!

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    Can't ride for a couple of days????

    Get a good coat of polish on the frame and be ready for when you can.

    And get more detailed pics of it so we can drool more.
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    It's Friday! What's wrong with a spur-of-the-moment weekend road trip?

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    Congrats, more bike porn, please!

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    The title got me all excited and I find it's only a teaser. Where are the "intimate" closeups?

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    Orange.
    Orange is good.

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    I thought the intent of the couplers was to make it easier to travel to someplace where it is not snowing...
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Oooh congrats? Got more pics?
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    Nice bike.

    have you got a photo studio? Is that some sort of stand replacing the left crank that is holding the bike up? or is it a promo picture from the vendor?

    Also, a steel frame with a carbon fork is kind of novel. Haven't seen many of those, I don't think.

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    Congrats. Now GAP and get out there and ride snow or no snow. Oh, but wait... it is a new ride. OK, so wait and break it in easy. Sweet looking ride.
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    Close-up of the bottom bracket please, if that's not too deviant.

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    What does it weigh?

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    That's not bad news. Bad news would have been "But the frame got bent during shipping" or "It weighs 45 pounds."

    Congrats.
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    Notice how our definition of "porn" has changed. Sweet bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    have you got a photo studio? Is that some sort of stand replacing the left crank that is holding the bike up? or is it a promo picture from the vendor?
    Carl's wife, Loretta, shoots all the pics.
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    Oooooo. Lovin' me some orange steel.

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    Hi Bob,

    As pretty as it is, I wouldn't ride it until the roads are perfectly dry and the temperature is about 70°F.

    Enjoy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M21 View Post
    What does it weigh?
    Shhhhh.

    It's a steel bike. We shall never speak of this again.

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    For those not satisfied with one pic, more porn of this type is at : http://www.strongframes.com/frames_&_pricing/road/

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    Steel is good. Steel is real. Looks like you got a super deal!
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    Steel.
    Steel is good.

    Like the Orange color as well. That's almost that color I refer to as "70s Orange".
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    What a sweet looking Bike. Very nice choice in frame builders and in that gorgeous "Hugger Orange" frame color. Enjoy the ride and if the weather keeps you inside ship it here, as said earlier. NW Florida is warm and sunny.

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    Has it been treated with Framesaver?

    My new frame should be coming later this month.

    I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    For those not satisfied with one pic, more porn of this type is at : http://www.strongframes.com/frames_&_pricing/road/
    Some months back I watched his 3-part video on how he makes frames. It's really a good video; well editing and instructive. After watching the video it definitely made me appreciate his attention to detail on each frame he makes.

    http://www.strongframes.com/videos/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
    Some months back I watched his 3-part video on how he makes frames. It's really a good video; well editing and instructive. After watching the video it definitely made me appreciate his attention to detail on each frame he makes.

    http://www.strongframes.com/videos/
    Yes, it's a very nice website to spend a little time with. The owner's gallery is pretty good too. I'm starting the Cycle Montana ride in Bozeman in June and would definitely like to visit those guys.

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