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Old 02-17-12, 03:00 AM
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that came out fantastic! The color seems to be pretty consistent? (I know it's clear but the texture of surface causes some color)
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Old 02-17-12, 08:09 AM
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I don't think it would look right on just any bike, but on yours it's fantastic.

Only now I think you should rebuild your wheels with gold nipples.
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Pretty cool! Now, imagine how good it would look on a fillet brazed frame. Someone should do a Viscount!
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Pretty cool! Now, imagine how good it would look on a fillet brazed frame. Someone should do a Viscount!
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Old 02-17-12, 09:19 AM
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Very nice! 16.4 lbs? Unreal.
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Old 02-17-12, 09:24 AM
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What wheels are you running for your 16.4lb race weight D?
My Modern Steel bike weighs about a pound more than yours and I would have to do some pretty exotic stuff to lose a pound off of it.

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Old 02-17-12, 09:58 AM
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Wow, that's incredible. Yeah, I've always wanted to do that too. Nice job on actually following through.
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Old 02-17-12, 12:17 PM
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As pictured, it's 17.3 with the clinchers. Drops nearly a pound with my race wheels, which are DT 240's laced to vintage track rims (Mavic Record du Monde de L'Heure) in a 28h variety, DT Revolutions front and back. Alloy nipples all the way around. The wheelset weighs just under 1200g and these ones weigh 1560.
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Old 02-17-12, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
that came out fantastic! The color seems to be pretty consistent? (I know it's clear but the texture of surface causes some color)
Yeah, to my surprise they just blasted it. Apparently the coater took a very keen liking to my frame and tried to make the entire thing very consistent.
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Old 02-17-12, 12:26 PM
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16.4 to 17.3 lbs???

Really? What kind of scale are you using? If you'd said it was 19lbs I'd have been a little surprised.
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Old 02-17-12, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
16.4 to 17.3 lbs???

Really? What kind of scale are you using? If you'd said it was 19lbs I'd have been a little surprised.
Race weight is 16.4 pounds. That would be with race wheels, which, by my math drop nearly 400grams, or essentially a pound. As pictured, with my Velocity A23's, it is 17.3 pounds.

I am using a Park Tools electronic hanging scale.
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Old 02-17-12, 12:52 PM
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Dang. That's pretty amazing.
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Old 02-17-12, 01:03 PM
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I'm a little blown away too. That fork is pretty darned light, though.
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Old 02-17-12, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DRietz View Post
Race weight is 16.4 pounds. That would be with race wheels, which, by my math drop nearly 400grams, or essentially a pound. As pictured, with my Velocity A23's, it is 17.3 pounds.

I am using a Park Tools electronic hanging scale.

Nice! My wheels are around 1450ish, with some lightweight tubulars I could get well under 17. Unlike you, I do not race and have no need for those kind of wheels.
Your Soma is great, and like you said can be a life long bike if you want it to be.

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Old 02-17-12, 03:33 PM
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Beautiful!!!

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Old 02-17-12, 04:11 PM
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very nice!
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Old 02-17-12, 04:30 PM
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Ughhh. Pix source is blocked at work!! I wanna see!!!! CAn someone attach it to a post, not a link to Flickr or something like that.
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Old 02-17-12, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by DRietz View Post
I'm a little blown away too. That fork is pretty darned light, though.
What is the fork?
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Old 02-17-12, 08:36 PM
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That looks great!!!

They're not far from me and my MB-2 has terrible paint. I'd like to try a brushed finish like on a Bombadil I saw at Rivendell.
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Old 02-17-12, 08:57 PM
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Fork is an Edge 2.0.

I highly recommend EPS. Their service was stand up, and a couple of their guys are bike racers.
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Old 02-18-12, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Pretty cool! Now, imagine how good it would look on a fillet brazed frame. Someone should do a Viscount!
True, though a lot of brass shows on filet brazed frames, so you'd have to like it. I would like it!
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Interested to see how this is holding up!
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Brompton The only one not Powder coated is a Clear Lacquer,
certainly shows off their Fillet brazers production Skills
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Old 11-02-12, 06:35 AM
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That look is really unique, DReitz, I like the results. The whole build looks nice in a minimalist way, in engineering we call it simple elegance. Now, go find the padding, for that saddle, you lost!

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Old 11-02-12, 07:59 AM
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Very, very nice. My one experience with powdercoating was very positive.
I'm gonna do that clear when I get the right project--that Soma is wicked cool. As I've said many places, I think that 'brass' color on the RB-T is one of my favorites. I also had a great result with powder, matching the Imron pewter metallic on a Trek project that I'm STILL working on. Can't tell from this photo, but you can read the 'Suntour' on the dropouts, and that's pretty good for a PC job. And my local guy shoots clear, also....

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