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Old 01-07-11, 11:22 AM
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GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS (contains New Bike Porn)

The Good News:

FedEx delivered this to me last night




It's a custom built Carl Strong steel road bike w/ S&S couplers, an EDGE 2.0 carbon fork, DT Swiss Mon Chassarel 1450 wheels, and full Shimano Ultegra gruppo.


The Bad News:

It's snowing in NYC now! I won't get to ride this for at least a couple of days! I'm goin' nuts here!
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Old 01-07-11, 11:29 AM
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Can't ride for a couple of days????

Get a good coat of polish on the frame and be ready for when you can.

And get more detailed pics of it so we can drool more.
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Old 01-07-11, 11:38 AM
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It's Friday! What's wrong with a spur-of-the-moment weekend road trip?
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Old 01-07-11, 11:48 AM
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Congrats, more bike porn, please!
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Old 01-07-11, 12:00 PM
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The title got me all excited and I find it's only a teaser. Where are the "intimate" closeups?
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Old 01-07-11, 12:04 PM
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Orange.
Orange is good.

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Old 01-07-11, 12:13 PM
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I thought the intent of the couplers was to make it easier to travel to someplace where it is not snowing...
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Old 01-07-11, 12:15 PM
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Oooh congrats? Got more pics?
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Old 01-07-11, 12:53 PM
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Nice bike.

have you got a photo studio? Is that some sort of stand replacing the left crank that is holding the bike up? or is it a promo picture from the vendor?

Also, a steel frame with a carbon fork is kind of novel. Haven't seen many of those, I don't think.
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Old 01-07-11, 12:55 PM
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Congrats. Now GAP and get out there and ride snow or no snow. Oh, but wait... it is a new ride. OK, so wait and break it in easy. Sweet looking ride.
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Old 01-07-11, 01:09 PM
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Close-up of the bottom bracket please, if that's not too deviant.
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Old 01-07-11, 01:56 PM
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What does it weigh?
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That's not bad news. Bad news would have been "But the frame got bent during shipping" or "It weighs 45 pounds."

Congrats.
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Old 01-07-11, 02:16 PM
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Notice how our definition of "porn" has changed. Sweet bike!
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
have you got a photo studio? Is that some sort of stand replacing the left crank that is holding the bike up? or is it a promo picture from the vendor?
Carl's wife, Loretta, shoots all the pics.
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Old 01-07-11, 06:08 PM
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Oooooo. Lovin' me some orange steel.
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Old 01-07-11, 08:39 PM
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Hi Bob,

As pretty as it is, I wouldn't ride it until the roads are perfectly dry and the temperature is about 70F.

Enjoy it!
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What does it weigh?
Shhhhh.

It's a steel bike. We shall never speak of this again.
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Old 01-07-11, 09:33 PM
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For those not satisfied with one pic, more porn of this type is at : https://www.strongframes.com/frames_&_pricing/road/
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Old 01-07-11, 09:58 PM
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Steel is good. Steel is real. Looks like you got a super deal!
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Old 01-08-11, 08:31 AM
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Steel.
Steel is good.

Like the Orange color as well. That's almost that color I refer to as "70s Orange".
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Old 01-08-11, 04:26 PM
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What a sweet looking Bike. Very nice choice in frame builders and in that gorgeous "Hugger Orange" frame color. Enjoy the ride and if the weather keeps you inside ship it here, as said earlier. NW Florida is warm and sunny.

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Has it been treated with Framesaver?

My new frame should be coming later this month.

I hope.
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Old 01-08-11, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
For those not satisfied with one pic, more porn of this type is at : https://www.strongframes.com/frames_&_pricing/road/
Some months back I watched his 3-part video on how he makes frames. It's really a good video; well editing and instructive. After watching the video it definitely made me appreciate his attention to detail on each frame he makes.

https://www.strongframes.com/videos/
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Old 01-08-11, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BengeBoy View Post
Some months back I watched his 3-part video on how he makes frames. It's really a good video; well editing and instructive. After watching the video it definitely made me appreciate his attention to detail on each frame he makes.

https://www.strongframes.com/videos/
Yes, it's a very nice website to spend a little time with. The owner's gallery is pretty good too. I'm starting the Cycle Montana ride in Bozeman in June and would definitely like to visit those guys.
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