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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    Ebay can be dangerous when sober ... N+2

    A recent thread warned about Ebay when drunk (perhaps here or C&V). I have news for you -- Sobriety is no projection.

    I built a Kestrel 200sci last spring and she was an awesome ride, but too small. That was good because I needed the money. I've also been wanting a chrome bike. The Guerciotti is anodized aluminum but shiny.
    I have a great high flange low weight CX wheelset - 1650g (approx), a compact Campy crankset, Velo Orange cantis, and some nice silver alloy drop bars,

    Guerciotti CX Alan Frame, Fork with H/S and Seat Post


    KESTREL TALON CARBON FRAME AND FORK
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    Maybe you can request from Ebay a self imposed ban. At least for while you complete your build's and get a couple cross races and TT's under your belt with the new equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allegheny Jet View Post
    Maybe you can request from Ebay a self imposed ban. At least for while you complete your build's and get a couple cross races and TT's under your belt with the new equipment.
    Yes, I have two builds and a refurbish in my queue and only 6 weeks before community yard sale time! I need to concentrate on riding these bikes.
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    I'm waiting for a GT Xizang mountain bike frame. They come around only rarely, and then for too much money. So what I'm doing meanwhile is buying accessories like Ortlieb panniers. And that gets a bit expensive!
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    I look forward to some build pics.

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    Robtown, you are getting sleepy, very sleepy. The more of this post you read, the more relaxed and comfortable you are. You are going deeper and deeper into a place of quiet and safety. As you read my words you will feel relaxed, safe, and generous. Now you are breathing deeply as you relax and go deeper and deeper into my words. On the count of three you will be in a totally relaxed place, with your mind clear, feeling safe, and waiting for my next command. Robtown, send all of those bikes and bike projects to NOS88. Do it today and your sense of peace, relaxation, and safety will continue. Now, I'm going to count backward from five. As I count you will slowly come back up to a level of full awareness, five, feeling just as relaxed, four, you will remember to following my command, three, this will make you feel at peace with the world, two. Now you are just about fully back with us, one. Hi, Robtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Robtown, you are getting sleepy, very sleepy. The more of this post you read, the more relaxed and comfortable you are. You are going deeper and deeper into a place of quiet and safety. As you read my words you will feel relaxed, safe, and generous. Now you are breathing deeply as you relax and go deeper and deeper into my words. On the count of three you will be in a totally relaxed place, with your mind clear, feeling safe, and waiting for my next command. Robtown, send all of those bikes and bike projects to NOS88. Do it today and your sense of peace, relaxation, and safety will continue. Now, I'm going to count backward from five. As I count you will slowly come back up to a level of full awareness, five, feeling just as relaxed, four, you will remember to following my command, three, this will make you feel at peace with the world, two. Now you are just about fully back with us, one. Hi, Robtown.
    I'll have to watch out for you - since you're within driving distance. I'll also have to finish up the Windsor and DB restore/build and sell them along with the Moto and Fuji TT bikes to make room and fund the new builds.

    I have to decide between an all carbon Profile Design integrated TT cockpit @ $150 or a Ritchey alloy version at $50 (actually lighter) - or go with the existing stem, and some new drop bars and aerobars I have on hand. I suppose the later would be better until I'm sure she's a keeper.

    I'm looking at a Ritchey 48/38 crankset w/Octlink (have BB on hand) for my Ritchey cross bike and moving the FSA Gossamer compact external bearing crankset to the Kestrel. I've picked out some all silver cross in-line brake levers and probably a Sora long cage RD for the G Alan. I bet she'll come out reasonably light. I don't expect the Kestrel to be under 20 lbs.
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    I've been hitting the hot spots...
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    BikeWagon
    VeloOrange

    Picking up parts for the builds. Meanwhile both sellers have not contacted me or provided tracking numbers.
    I hope my new CX wheels fit the old dropouts!
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    Parts have started arriving. I have tracking numbers on the frame. I sold the Fuji Aloha - that pays for the two frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robtown View Post
    Parts have started arriving. I have tracking numbers on the frame. I sold the Fuji Aloha - that pays for the two frames.
    Yeah, yeah, we'll believe it when the photos are posted.
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    I should post a pic roadside for a change. It will be a couple weeks.

    My local post office has the Kestrel. Fedex has the Alan at the same CA city in transit for 3 days!

    -------------------- EDIT --------------------

    The Kestrel arrived. Frame, fork, headset, and seatpost are 5.0 lbs. The blue paint looks good as does the carbon weave.

    The Alan showed up in MD - meaning it will arrive tomorrow.

    -------------------- EDIT --------------------

    The Alan is sitting at home and I'm at work! I rode the Colnago Master Olympic today and verified that she belongs in the stable. It's one of the first commutes this year. I've been vacuuming food all day - got to be strong for the ride home.
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