Frame/fork: Kelly Luscious X Trutemper S3 / Kelly 29er Disc
Headset: King Dreadset
Stem: Ritchey Pro Road
Bars: Ritchey Biomax 42cm
Seatpost: Thompson Elite
Saddle: Flite Ti
Cranks: Dura Ace Triple 7703
Rear Wheel: King ISO Disc / Mavic Open Pro / 36 x 15 g straight 3 cross / Brass Nipples
Front Wheel: King ISO Disc / Mavic Open Pro / 32 x 15 g straight 3 cross / Brass Nipples
Brakes: Avid BB7 Road Disc
Shifters: Dura-Ace 7703
Rear Der: Dura-Ace 7800
Front Der: Dura-Ace 7703
Pedals: Shimano 959
Cassette: Dura-Ace 9 speed
Tires: Michelin Jet S
Built by Bobcat Bicycles, Salinas, CA
22.6 lbs with pedals
It was really a crap shoot when I was searching for a quality steel frame, but I got lucky as it seems Chris Kelly knows a thing or two about building bikes. The bike rides so well I thought the tires were low, even though I had checked them just minutes earlier. I don't know how he did it, but the feel of the bike is truly unique, as if there really was a suspension hidden in there somewhere. Cracks and sharp edges pass by with a muted thump reminiscent of a BMW with new shocks, the same imperfections that knock my hands off the bars on my steel frame no-suspension mtb with fatty slicks.
Yet when I put the power down, the bike responds well and has handling to match. Truly amazing, and perfect for the 'city beater' role the bike will play. I'm no expert, but production frames I've ridden can't even come close the experience this bike offers.
steel is real
I just won this off of ebay...hope to see it soon! rock lobster in scuba yellow. ;)
excuse me asking. is it russian? is it in cyrillic? does it read kosmo??
I see wheels and jackstands! What else happens in that garage?
Here is my Bianchi San Jose. All stock for now save the rear blinky.
flickr photo set.
Very nice! Do you have a specs list?
just got this off ebay...rock lobster alum team bike. rides great! but the saddle does not interface well with my rear-end. it has record hubs with tubular rims, very nice but I'm thinking of swaping them onto one of my road bikes. also working on putting some riv-nuts since the team bikes were not built with waterbottle mounts. :)
on my list to replace: saddle (i like brooks), maybe the bars, i still haven't decided, and pedals, also not sure though i'm leaning towards getting some crank brothers mallets.
i also just ordered some IRO hubs, gonna probably just relace the stock wheels/tires to them so i can have a flip/flop in the rear, i miss riding fixed. if i feel like spending money, a chris king headset is probably in the near future.
Here is my "new" 2001 Lemond Poprad:
it's done! it's done! it's finally done!
haven't weighed it with tyres, but sans tyres it's 21 lbs - so it should be 25-26 all in.
Nashbar: frame, carbon fork, headset spacers, and stem. Chris King: headset. Shimano: UN-72 bottom bracket, XTR M-952 rear derailer, 12-25 HG-70 cassette, HG-93 chain. FSA: 48/38 cyclocross crank. Campagnolo: Centaur front derailer, Centaur brifters and cableset. Avid: Road Disc brakes. Easton: EA30 seat post. Selle Italia: Fokus saddle. Specialized: bottle cage (16 years old!). Ritchey: pedals. Continental: Twister (non-folding) tyres. Salsa: 46 cm Bell Lap handlebars.
wheelset: custom built at my LBS with Deore disc hubs, Sun CR-18 rims and straight-gague DT Swiss spokes.
other: Cinelli tape, generic seat quick release, Jtek Shiftmate and Kenda tubes.
haven't had a chance for a real ride yet, just tooled around the yard, but this is going to be fun!
Here is my new-to-me 10/01 Gunnar Crosshairs, purchased it about a month ago. The components were from an '05/'06 Specialized Tricross. I've upgraded a few things and made some other changes.
Frame: 10/01 Gunnar Crosshairs
Fork: Gunnar Reynolds 531
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Stem: Specialized 3D forged
Handlebars: Salsa Bell Lap Cyclo-cross
Brakes: Tektro Oryx, cantilever
Front Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Shift Levers: Shimano 105, 8 speed, STI
Cassette: Shimano HG50, 12-25t
Chain: Shimano HG50, 8 speed
Crankset: RPM (forged)
Chainrings: Double: 48x34t
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-25, 68mm shell, 113mm spindle
Pedals: Shimano 747
Rims: Salsa Delgado Cross (32h)
Hubs: Shimano Deore XT (32h)
Spokes/Nipples: DT Swiss Double-Butted, Black & Silver / Black Brass
Front Tires: Ritchey SpeedMax Pro 32mm / Ritchey SpeedMax Comp 35mm
Rear Tire: Ritchey SpeedMax Pro 30mm
Saddle: Selle Italia XO Gel
Seat Post: Thompson Elite, 27.2mm
My current rig. Pics will follow after the weekend...
Frame: Kinesis Extralight cyclocross ; 56 cm ; black anodized
Fork: Advanced full carbon ; 1 1/8”
Headset: Chris King Ahead ; 1 1/8” ; black
Stem: Syntace F99 ; 120 mm ; 6° ; Ø 26.0
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS ; 460 mm ; Ø 26.0 ; shortened
Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower 10-speed / Campagnolo Record
Ribbon: BBB black ; carbon look
Front derailleur: -
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed (short cage)
Chain: Campagnolo C-10
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Crankset: Storck Powerarms; 172.5 mm w/Spooky carbon guards, Stronglight CT2 42 t.
Pedals: Time Atac XS titanium/carbon
Bottom bracket: Tune AC38, 113 mm
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers
Hubs: Lightweight w/Tune skewers (black)
Spokes: Lightweight 20/20
Tubes: Tufo, 30 mm
Seatpost: Thomson Elite; 240 mm ; Ø 27.2 mm ; black
Saddle: Selle Italia Flite (stripped)
Weights in at 7215 grams
That bike is sick... It hurts my feelings (knowing that it is not and will never be mine), but it lets me know real people can build amazing bikes.
Quick question though... What's your favorite color?
wow, that thing is incredible.
my '04 JTS bought new last May...what a great year it's been. added the cane creek levers and Salsa Bell Laps in 46cm....
'06 Poprad frame (59cm) w/ 04' Poprad fork
(my '04 frame cracked, but was replaced under warranty :) )
My budget CC-bike, Rossano Cross. A Finnish brand, frame designed and parts assembled in Finland but the frame is constructed somewhere in Asia.. As they tend to be nowadays.
Frame: 6000 series aluminum triple-butted 54c
Fork: CroMo triple-butted
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI
+Tektro RX 2.0 add-on brake levers
Stem: DeDa Logo
Handlebars: DeDa Piega
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 9 spd
Hubs: Shimano 105
Brakes: Tektro Oryx
Rims: Alex DH22
Spokes: Alpina F1
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon 700x32
Crankset: RPM 50-36 ISIS
BB: TH 9915 ISIS
Saddle: San Marco Blaze
Pedals: Shimano PD-M505/540
Computer: CatEye Mity 8 (bought afterwards)
Weight: around 10.4kg
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