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Old 09-17-18, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by growlerdinky
Germany. They're made in Germany.
At one time they were, but not anymore.

" Storck bikes are designed in Idstein but made in China. He would prefer to have production in Germany but economies of scale make it impossible, though he’s currently working with the German government on a process that could make it financially viable."

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Old 09-17-18, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by growlerdinky
Germany. They're made in Germany.
Doesn’t matter. He will continue to troll the thread...
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Originally Posted by Reeses

I always liked that color scheme... HOT!
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Is it lead?
bit late, but
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
At one time they were, but not anymore.

" Storck bikes are designed in Idstein but made in China. He would prefer to have production in Germany but economies of scale make it impossible, though he’s currently working with the German government on a process that could make it financially viable."

Storck : Factory Visit | Cyclist

Damn cheap Chinese carbon!

Excuse me while I order another set of carbon clinchers off of Amazon. They're only $300.00!
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Old 09-18-18, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville

It's beautiful but I miss your color palette from your other bikes (at least they found good homes if I remember right). Love the bar tape and matching bits (ode to the DeRosa?)
Thanks. I miss the one of a kind look from the previous builds as well. Not an ode to the De Rosa but when I got the Storck, I already knew it would need some bits of color. I've never had or built up an all black frameset and since the Giro is my favorite tour of the big 3, the pink pieces are more of an ode to the La Maglia Rosa.
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Originally Posted by primov8
Thanks. I miss the one of a kind look from the previous builds as well. Not an ode to the De Rosa but when I got the Storck, I already knew it would need some bits of color. I've never had or built up an all black frameset and since the Giro is my favorite tour of the big 3, the pink pieces are more of an ode to the La Maglia Rosa.
ah... understood. That is indeed a good homage to it!
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Originally Posted by Caliwild
I always liked that color scheme... HOT!
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Been a while since I posted updates on this thread. New saddle (again), Specialized Toupe Pro seems to be working well for me. New wheels sans red hubs! Sorry for the staging of the cranks and valve stems I was just goofing around after a wash and mounting the wheels and wasn't thinking of Hot r Not at the time!





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Old 09-21-18, 11:34 AM
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Is that a LightBicycle wheelset? Let us know how you like them when you've gotten in some good mileage.

You used to have that weird, inverse-cutout saddle, right? That thing was ugly. The Toupe looks much better.
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Been a while since I posted updates on this thread.


I see that bike all the time. Used to think it was pretty cool, now I'm thinking: ho hum...
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Old 09-21-18, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Is that a LightBicycle wheelset? Let us know how you like them when you've gotten in some good mileage.

You used to have that weird, inverse-cutout saddle, right? That thing was ugly. The Toupe looks much better.
Yup, they are the LightBicycle wheels. I have a separate thread that so far only has the boxing and pics from above, will do ongoing reviews.

I did and still do have the Infinity seat, still the most comfortable seat from a sit bone standpoint but the width was driving me batty hence going back on the search. The Toupe is where I've ended up and I think it's right for me. I had tried a couple of Fabric models, my old Bontrager Affinity, and a Pro Stealth (similar to the Specialized Power).

Originally Posted by kbarch
I see that bike all the time. Used to think it was pretty cool, now I'm thinking: ho hum...
Lol I hear you, I do enjoy posting pics of this thing, but I still like to ride it more! At some point I'm sure the novelty will wear off! But wait, didn't you call it "Homely, like a Bentley" at some point?
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Old 09-21-18, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Been a while since I posted updates on this thread. New saddle (again), Specialized Toupe Pro seems to be working well for me. New wheels sans red hubs! Sorry for the staging of the cranks and valve stems I was just goofing around after a wash and mounting the wheels and wasn't thinking of Hot r Not at the time!

Doesn't matter what color garage door, HOT.
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Old 09-21-18, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Been a while since I posted updates on this thread. New saddle (again), Specialized Toupe Pro seems to be working well for me. New wheels sans red hubs! Sorry for the staging of the cranks and valve stems I was just goofing around after a wash and mounting the wheels and wasn't thinking of Hot r Not at the time!




That's one of the hottest bikes ever posted in this thread.
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Old 09-21-18, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by primov8
Doesn't matter what color garage door, HOT.
Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
That's one of the hottest bikes ever posted in this thread.
thanks fellas! I really like the look with the new wheels, can’t wait for tomorrow’s ride. With my work schedule these days I’m only getting about 4 rides per week with an average of 28-35 miles each, normally a Saturday around here is 45-60, but not for me unfortunately. Would be nice to see if I feel any ride quality comfort differences over the long haul
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that's one of the hottest bikes ever posted in this thread.
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Moots Routt RSL with Ultegra Di2 Hydro and Enve components. I plan to use this bike for gravel, CX, and an all around spare road bike. Who knows, it may even become my primary road bike. it's pretty fun to ride.

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Indoor shot, but submitted for scrutiny:
1990 Zullo Competition, Columbus EL-OS, TVM team colors, number hanger. 62.5 cm c-c with 60 cm tt
11 speed Chorus with 2014 SR crank
Record hubs, Sapim cx-ray spokes, Archetype rims, 25mm Conti 4000sII
Thomson post/stem, Ritchey WCS NeoClassic bar
20.2 pounds as built. Could hit sub 19 with lightweight tubular setup.

And MyTi - the answer to your inevitable question is: Because I prefer top end steel, and the slight weight penalty is meaningless to me.



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SE Royale 16

Really cheap bike with cheap upgrades. Amazing ride quality though.

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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
Indoor shot, but submitted for scrutiny:
1990 Zullo Competition, Columbus EL-OS, TVM team colors, number hanger. 62.5 cm c-c with 60 cm tt
11 speed Chorus with 2014 SR crank
Record hubs, Sapim cx-ray spokes, Archetype rims, 25mm Conti 4000sII
Thomson post/stem, Ritchey WCS NeoClassic bar
20.2 pounds as built. Could hit sub 19 with lightweight tubular setup.

And MyTi - the answer to your inevitable question is: Because I prefer top end steel, and the slight weight penalty is meaningless to me.


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That Zullo might not be the hottest bike but I bet it's as fast or faster than a lot of the bikes posted
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Been a while since I posted updates on this thread. New saddle (again), Specialized Toupe Pro seems to be working well for me. New wheels sans red hubs! Sorry for the staging of the cranks and valve stems I was just goofing around after a wash and mounting the wheels and wasn't thinking of Hot r Not at the time!




It is a nice looking bike and I would put it in the Cool category more than the Hot category (don't ask for any detailed reasoning for why...). I am half way thinking that if the lower part of the frame that is canary yellow were silver, like the bit of the seat mast that is showing, it would definately look hot. But regardless, a nice looking bike. Good job.
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle
Indoor shot, but submitted for scrutiny:
1990 Zullo Competition, Columbus EL-OS, TVM team colors, number hanger. 62.5 cm c-c with 60 cm tt
11 speed Chorus with 2014 SR crank
Record hubs, Sapim cx-ray spokes, Archetype rims, 25mm Conti 4000sII
Thomson post/stem, Ritchey WCS NeoClassic bar
20.2 pounds as built. Could hit sub 19 with lightweight tubular setup.

And MyTi - the answer to your inevitable question is: Because I prefer top end steel, and the slight weight penalty is meaningless to me.


Maybe with a different wheelset. Archetypes are too utilitarian to ever be hot. They're like a sensible work shoe. That frame is sweet though.
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Old 09-22-18, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
Moots Routt RSL with Ultegra Di2 Hydro and Enve components. I plan to use this bike for gravel, CX, and an all around spare road bike. Who knows, it may even become my primary road bike. it's pretty fun to ride.

Poor stagin aside, I love the moots, is the handlebar tape something cool and funky or is it just the lighting that seems to have it match the Moots logo? Are you running those wheels tubeless and if so how are those Specialized Turbo's? I ask because that's my next set to try, I really liked the tubed variation.

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Indoor shot, but submitted for scrutiny:
1990 Zullo Competition, Columbus EL-OS, TVM team colors, number hanger. 62.5 cm c-c with 60 cm tt
11 speed Chorus with 2014 SR crank
Record hubs, Sapim cx-ray spokes, Archetype rims, 25mm Conti 4000sII
Thomson post/stem, Ritchey WCS NeoClassic bar
20.2 pounds as built. Could hit sub 19 with lightweight tubular setup.

And MyTi - the answer to your inevitable question is: Because I prefer top end steel, and the slight weight penalty is meaningless to me.


I adore that frame, and admire the set up. I agree with a previous poster that the wheels don't do it any justice appearance wise. I love tall people, I envy them, and I wish I was one... but sadly tall bikes for tall people just look plain out of proportion and that has a negative effect on "hot factor" (I think I just coined that term). You hit all the right marks though, you just need something like 32 inch wheels!

Originally Posted by Fox Farm
It is a nice looking bike and I would put it in the Cool category more than the Hot category (don't ask for any detailed reasoning for why...). I am half way thinking that if the lower part of the frame that is canary yellow were silver, like the bit of the seat mast that is showing, it would definately look hot. But regardless, a nice looking bike. Good job.
Thanks for the kind words! Yup I really wanted a bright bike and chose those colors for that reason along with gloss vs. matte paint, but I see your point. FWIW the silver on the seat mast is stainless steel at the contact points, it's one of the things that Speedvagen does. If you happen to look at my build thread take a look at the dropouts as well, absolutely stunning albeit not sure that it adds any functionality other than perhaps inability to scratch.
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