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Went out for one project, came home with two!

Old 05-29-15, 03:30 PM
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Looks great, just like all your other bikes. It was really cool to read early in the thread how much you really like Redclay bikes. Then you happen to find one.
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It's going to look great once you re-route that front brake cable! I'm curious about the clip on the front hub: Is that a Campagnolo clip on the hub? Looks like it came from Drillium Dude. I don't think I've seen anything but solid hub clips.

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The white Brooks was the right choice, I think. Good looking bike.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I had placed a voluntary hold on acquiring any more bikes due to an economic change, but, as will surprise no one, I wasn't able to control myself when the temptation got too severe. I had paused all of my searches and was avoiding CL. I haven't been I to Via...I was really trying...
Do we need an intervention here? Hi. I'm Aaron and I'm a bikeaholic.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Thanks! I have some tough choices - take a job like the one I lost, or have some tough times while aiming for some more credentials and increasing my long term value. The scared part of me (and that's a big part) is saying don't take chances, accept a decent offer. I think the smarter long term strategy involves some temporary sacrifice.
If you can swing it, I think increasing your long term opportunities is always the way to go. You'll never have to wonder what if later in life.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
It's going to look great once you re-route that front brake cable! I'm curious about the clip on the front hub: Is that a Campagnolo clip on the hub? Looks like it came from Drillium Dude. I don't think I've seen anything but solid hub clips.
Yeah - I didn't finish the brakes after changing the hoods.

Early Shimano 600.
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Originally Posted by Kactus
If you can swing it, I think increasing your long term opportunities is always the way to go. You'll never have to wonder what if later in life.
That post was a while ago! Things got a lot better. I took 36 accounting credits and have been acquiring clients at a good clip. I have to take the cpa exams soon.
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Gorgeous.

If it were a tad larger, I would be bugging you about a price.

I would love to find one of these.

Such a nice companion to the Redcay.

Quite a week Aaron.
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Do we need an intervention here? Hi. I'm Aaron and I'm a bikeaholic.

If I didn't have one kiddo in college and another looking at schools, I would be doing the same thing.

These American builders are so interesting, it's very hard to say no to them when they are available.

Nor are they usually outrageously priced.........

It makes for a fun, challenging hobby.
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Originally Posted by gomango
Gorgeous.

If it were a tad larger, I would be bugging you about a price.

I would love to find one of these.

Such a nice companion to the Redcay.

Quite a week Aaron.
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Originally Posted by gomango
If I didn't have one kiddo in college and another looking at schools, I would be doing the same thing.

These American builders are so interesting, it's very hard to say no to them when they are available.

Nor are they usually outrageously priced.........

It makes for a fun, challenging hobby.
It is a little out of control. I don't like talking price and find it gauche...but I think I did ok on both deals. The TK was the better deal for sure, but I'm pleased with both. I really like that it was Ed's...he's such a great guy.
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Well Aaron, it is a good thing that you got the Kellog instead of me -- because it would have gotten Navy blue brake cable housings, bare stainless (Campy/SunTour) derailleur cable housings, SunTour Barcons, Navy Blue Brooks saddle and Navy Blue bar tape... Yeah, I'm boring....
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Well Aaron, it is a good thing that you got the Kellog instead of me -- because it would have gotten Navy blue brake cable housings, bare stainless (Campy/SunTour) derailleur cable housings, SunTour Barcons, Navy Blue Brooks saddle and Navy Blue bar tape... Yeah, I'm boring....
That would have worked out nicely! I didn't know there was a navy blue Brooks.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
That would have worked out nicely! I didn't know there was a navy blue Brooks.
A Navy blue one just went for $80 on the eBay this past weekend. They are out there....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/new-Brooks-B...-/221771281022

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If I didn't have one kiddo in college and another looking at schools, I would be doing the same thing.
Oh I would too if my wife would let me... I'm just a little jealous.
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That post was a while ago! Things got a lot better. I took 36 accounting credits and have been acquiring clients at a good clip. I have to take the cpa exams soon.
Fantastic! Good luck on the CPA exams.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
It's going to look great once you re-route that front brake cable! I'm curious about the clip on the front hub: Is that a Campagnolo clip on the hub? Looks like it came from Drillium Dude. I don't think I've seen anything but solid hub clips.
I think that is an early Shimano DA hub. The one I have has that exact oil hole cover clip....
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I think that is an early Shimano DA hub. The one I have has that exact oil hole cover clip....
I think it's 600, but reserve the right to be wrong.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
East coast stomping, ripping and romping



Drool.

Would love to have them for an afternoon.

Hard to decide which one I like better.
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That Kellogg Bike is gorgeous, a real classic.
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TK looks great! Happy you finally landed one! In high school I worked in a shop (Bike Tech) and a co worker had a brown TK, (Jimmy Alvord) ever since then I wanted one. He had a white Turbo on his.
So how does it ride? Your bike is a little racier than my Ross (shorter stays, upright angles) and I guess it was a custom build.
Your seat lug and stays are different than my Ross, which looks more like a Spectrum. (pic) Brake cable guides look awesome!
Have you contacted TK about the bike? Send him some pics and a serial number and he will tell you all about it.
Pretty cool to think that he designed, cut the tubes, raked the fork, brazed and painted the bike; he also did that for World Champions, is willing to talk about it and is 2 hours from you.
Not a flashy bike but a true "Cognescenti" delight!
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Old 06-06-15, 09:31 PM
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I did speak with Tom - he's a great guy and doesn't mind shooting the breeze. He confirmed it was a 79', and that the proportions of the owner were compatible with mine. It has clearance for 32s and the geometry is remarkably similar to my Merlin.

It is definely neat having a bike that Kellogg fully built, so few are. I'd love to see a photo of your ross.
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Current pics - Mostly Chorus 8 spd. (Calipers didnt have enough reach so Tektro), D/A post, MKS pedals, 3ttt Gimondi bend, Mavic SUP rims. My other bike has these too, reminds me of the old SNL with Andy Samberg as Marky Mark - "Sup, rim? Say hello to your mother for me!" Wald fenders from $30 Sports Tourer I got at a flea market.
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