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Old 01-08-08, 10:15 AM
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Count down to extacy

I just can't stand waiting.
My new frame has left the building and UPS tracking says it will arrive on Friday.

I have no idea how long it will take to transfer everything from my existing bike to the new frame. And i'm sure it will rain and rain once I do.

But still, I feel like I am an expectant father.

BTW, that is a COPPER frame. Not orange. Got it. COPPER.

Anyway, photos of the birth, build, and bike will endlessly follow, just like a grandma with a wallet of photos you get stuck next to on the plane.

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Old 01-08-08, 10:18 AM
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I don't know.............looks orange to me.............would have been easier if it was white.

Will there be a name for the beast?
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It does need a name. My other bikes are "the road bike" and "the commuter bike" and "the old Cannondale"

My wife has names: "My little Pony" for her road bike and "the red truck" for her commuter.

I'll have to see if it grows a name organically. However, the word ORANGE will not be part of it.
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http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/5960/amkest.html

You may find naming information at this site...I'm especially taken by its "voice"..."killy....killy....killy"

You might also consider a new avitar to go with the new bike.
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Old 01-08-08, 10:40 AM
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that's one good looking frame
i have a sci200 which i am happy with to-date - even back then they (kestrel) did some fine work and only seem to be getting better every year.

use it well and happy riding
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Excellent choice in every way. BTW, copper is a true bicycle color.
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If that picture is its true color, it sure looks a lot closer to metallic orange than it does to copper. Although it does look like it has some copper in it.

Here is a frame that is copper:
http://www.teamcyclist.com/store/Kes...-ID_P10386.cfm

I do like the color a lot, as metallic orange, er, ah, "copper," is one of my favorite bike colors.
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Nice looking frame. That is carbon, right?

Oh, and don't worry - you can always repaint it to yellow later!
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Nice looking frame. That is carbon, right?

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No- one in their right mind would cover up CF with Orange Paint!!!!
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Isn't yours the same frame as this one?

http://www.teamcyclist.com/store/Kes...10394C1327.cfm

In this pic, it does look like copper.
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
Isn't yours the same frame as this one?

http://www.teamcyclist.com/store/Kes...10394C1327.cfm

In this pic, it does look like copper.
Yes indeed, that is a photo of the fine carbon fiber COPPER frame I have on order. Swell, huh?
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Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/5960/amkest.html

You may find naming information at this site...I'm especially taken by its "voice"..."killy....killy....killy"

You might also consider a new avitar to go with the new bike.
"The American kestrel is a potential nuisance itself in that it typically makes loud, annoying, squawking noises in the vicinity of human beings."

OK....That IS helpful!

Or maybe
"The American kestrel is, for the most part, not a social bird."
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I told you it was a good site!....
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That frame is sexy. It's hot. Don't listen to these nay-sayers.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
"The American kestrel is a potential nuisance itself in that it typically makes loud, annoying, squawking noises in the vicinity of human beings."

OK....That IS helpful!

Or maybe
"The American kestrel is, for the most part, not a social bird."
One thing about a Kestrel- Don't know about the American ones- Is that it is so gracefull that you just cannot admire it.
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Kestrel Bike Frame RT700 Copper Blaze/Silver

OK, it really IS copper. For a name, how about Blaze? Sort of goes along with the cowboy theme.
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They are a familiar sight, hovering alongside a motorway or other road.

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That "copper" is about the color of my truck. I think it's called "Desert Sunrise" or something like that.
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
Yes indeed, that is a photo of the fine carbon fiber COPPER frame I have on order. Swell, huh?
I don't usually get too excited about a frame but this one is beautiful. Love the copper and silver!
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Blaze? As in Blazing Saddles?

Maybe "The Bird of Prey," though I need to be a lot faster to name my bike that.

The Hawk

Maybe just "The Kestrel" I mean, really, it's already got a great name.
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Faster.... Faster.......




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Faster.... Faster.......




I had them re-route it to my house. Sorry.
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Blaze? As in Blazing Saddles?

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No - Blaze, like the marking on a horse.


Blaze
A broad white mark down the face, extending over the nose.


"8.00 lbs" ???? I hope that's a heavy box!
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Dear cccorlew,

It didn't quite fit in the truck, hope it doesn't matter if it is bent just a little.

Sincerely,

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"8.00 lbs" ???? I hope that's a heavy box!

No, it's SOLID carbon fiber, so it will be sturdy.
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