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Old 12-31-11, 01:29 AM
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i will post some nice pics on 12.31
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Old 12-31-11, 03:34 PM
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Here are some better pics as requested.







My other one its newer but also post worthy.


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Old 12-31-11, 06:57 PM
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That is an awesome bike you have there, desertrats
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ferrarired Kestrel SCi

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Thats nice. what size is it? and have you built it up.
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Thx. It is a size 58 frame. I do not have the frame built up yet and I doubt whether it will happen anywhere soon. Currently busy with finishing a RIH (531 butted). For the SCi build I do have following specs in mind: Sachs New Success and Syncros Altura stem and post. A distributer in Europe used to spec, show and advertise the Kestrels with Syncros parts. Looks classy. Sachs New Success is period correct and distinctive, but what I am not entirely happy with is that it is a bit heavy kit. Maybe a bit too heavy for a frame they put so much effort in to bring the weight down.
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My mid 70s Exxon Graftek
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Now THAT is vintage graphite.
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
You will like the ride on the 200, at least I do. FYI 2011 Ford F-150 Race Red paint is a great paint match for touch up paint. Ford has it at their parts counter. PQ PMP-19500-7236A
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Originally Posted by Fred Smedley
You will like the ride on the 200, at least I do. FYI 2011 Ford F-150 Race Red paint is a great paint match for touch up paint. Ford has it at their parts counter. PQ PMP-19500-7236A
There are no F-150's on this side of the pond .
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What Italuminium says, but thanks for the tip Fred. Appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Elev12k
Thx. It is a size 58 frame. I do not have the frame built up yet and I doubt whether it will happen anywhere soon. Currently busy with finishing a RIH (531 butted). For the SCi build I do have following specs in mind: Sachs New Success and Syncros Altura stem and post. A distributer in Europe used to spec, show and advertise the Kestrels with Syncros parts. Looks classy. Sachs New Success is period correct and distinctive, but what I am not entirely happy with is that it is a bit heavy kit. Maybe a bit too heavy for a frame they put so much effort in to bring the weight down.
I built my 1st 200SCi into a skinny little light bike, 9-sp DA STI's, FD, RD, FSA Team Issue CF crankset, carbonLord bars & stem, Race X Lite post, Ksyrium SSC's, Ti cassette. Sold it to a bike shop in CA. Fun bike, incredible stiffness, acceleration, climbing. Beat me to death on centuries, but a great criterium bike.

Kestrel was, still is, pretty good value in frames from then to now.

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Ooooh....another C&V CF thread to post my pic of my Vitus Plus Carbone 7!



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My next keeper project, 1992 Kestrel built Paramount 9C.

Trying to decide what group to put on it.

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1992 Giant Cadex

Here's my Cadex...has Shimano 600 components and a aero carbon fork. It's disassembled right now. A great bike to ride.
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Old 01-04-12, 08:46 PM
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1998 ProFlex 4500, older pics but it still looks basically the same.









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Way cool Proflex!!
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Ooooh....another C&V CF thread to post my pic of my Vitus Plus Carbone 7!



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I like that Vitus, probably my favorite carbon fiber bike.
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My mid 70s Exxon Graftek

Very nice! I was hoping to see a Graftek!
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This Vitus Carbone 3 isn't mine, but came through the shop last year for an overhaul:



I offered to buy it but the owner wouldn't bite......

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My '97 Trek 5500 OCLV that I bought off ebay a couple months back. I love this bike. 18.5lbs[IMG][/IMG]
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That blue Vitus is nice.
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I love my 200 EMS. These frames just have a great look and flow to them. Mine has the original Tri-Color 600 group on it.

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Kestrel 200 EMS

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