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Spooky Skeletor!!!

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Spooky Skeletor!!!

I ordered this bad boy a couple months ago and it finally came in today. So freaking excited. Hopefully I'll have it put together and ready to ride by tomorrow or the day after. Here are some pics of my new baby.

52 Skeletor with SRAM Rival build...



















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Old 12-06-11, 09:44 PM
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Spookys are pretty awesome.

Sweet bike man.

I want one.

Whats the weight on that frame?
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Old 12-06-11, 09:48 PM
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Site says 1100 grams.
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Old 12-06-11, 09:48 PM
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Nice! I was very close to getting one of those instead of my Marinoni Delta.

I'm currently lusting over a Supertouch.
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Old 12-06-11, 09:54 PM
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I'm dying for one of his mountain bikes. He's trying to sell me on a 650B. Not sure though. Worried about availabilty and price of wheel components.
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Old 12-06-11, 09:59 PM
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nice fork.
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Hummmmm....
Are they trying to horn in on my national company name recognition? Better see the "paton" office on this one.
I think I was the first Spookeay. Well they spell it common spelling so I guess I have no recourse. Oh well,,,,,, Nice Bike!
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
Hummmmm....
Are they trying to horn in on my national company name recognition? Better see the "paton" office on this one.
I think I was the first Spookeay. Well they spell it common spelling so I guess I have no recourse. Oh well,,,,,, Nice Bike!
You should get one of the Spooky bikes.
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Spookeay
Couldn't afford all those vowels.
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Are lumpy welds better? I have three aluminum bikes and none are nearly as lumpy.
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Are lumpy welds better? I have three aluminum bikes and none are nearly as lumpy.
Pics, or I call BS.

I've never seen an aluminum frame that didn't have lumpy welds.
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Are lumpy welds better? I have three aluminum bikes and none are nearly as lumpy.
Lots of companies sand 'em down, but that's how a nice aluminum tig weld looks.
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What is the "awesomeness" of the skeletor and tsunami? I suck at these kind of things. Also, where can you order one?
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Originally Posted by sced View Post
Are lumpy welds better? I have three aluminum bikes and none are nearly as lumpy.
A good aluminum weld will be lumpy. Some companies add extra material and then smooth it out but that doesn't make it any stronger - just more expensive.
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Spookys have a rep as a great frame btw. I can't stand their logo though for some reason.
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It seems to make a decent crit bike at least, but meh.
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It seems to make a decent crit bike at least, but meh.
That's more or less the point. It's aluminum, but still reasonably light. Very stiff. Standard geometries are aggressive enough. Custom geometry is available.
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Hmm....I will definitely have to look into the frame. Much better then the Allez frameset (2100g for frame and fork!)
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Pics, or I call BS.

I've never seen an aluminum frame that didn't have lumpy welds.
Somebody was in a hurry. Those Spookys are expensive so there really is no excuse. You'd be hard pressed to buy a bike from a shop that looked like that. There are artists out there.


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Originally Posted by sced View Post
Somebody was in a hurry. Those Spookys are expensive so there really is no excuse. You'd be hard pressed to buy a bike from a shop that looked like that. There are artists out there.
Heh. Classic BF
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Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post
Are they trying to horn in on my national company name recognition?
Sue them!
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Somebody was in a hurry. Those Spookys are expensive so there really is no excuse. You'd be hard pressed to buy a bike from a shop that looked like that. There are artists out there.
Yeah sure ok
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Somebody was in a hurry. Those Spookys are expensive so there really is no excuse. You'd be hard pressed to buy a bike from a shop that looked like that. There are artists out there.
Somebody was in a hurry when they designed that ugly bike. It's nice that they took the time to sand down the welds though.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
A good aluminum weld will be lumpy. Some companies add extra material and then smooth it out but that doesn't make it any stronger - just more expensive.
Not expensive:
http://s7d4.scene7.com/is/image/Trek...0,0&iccEmbed=0
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Oh I didn't mean it would make the bike expensive - just more expensive than if you left the lumpy welds as it adds a step in the manufacturing process.
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