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Columbus Spirit and Ultegra SL

May 15th, 2008 Hugh

This custom road bicycle has a Columbus Spirit steel frame and an Ultegra SL build. The crank in the pictures is a loaner as the Ultegra cranks are back ordered. The gray SL crank will match the paint job a lot better! The paint is a metallic maroon fading to a metallic charcoal that has been matched to the Ultegra SL ice gray.

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Dura Ace and S3 Steel

May 14th, 2008 Hugh

This beautiful custom road bike has a full True Temper S3 steel frame. The frame weight is 1280g. The bike is built with a full Shimano Dura Ace group including the scandium rimmed clincher wheels. A Chris King headset, FSA OS-99 stem and FSA Energy bar complete the bike. The paint is metallic white with dark candy red and gray details.

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Big Road Bikes.

April 18th, 2008 Hugh

I just finished off two big bikes for some bigger riders. Both are nice, fast road bikes with a bit more relaxed positioning, room for bigger tires if required, and fitting for rear racks for light touring. The orange bike is a steel frame with a carbon fork, and the other bike is titanium with a carbon rear triangle and fork.

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Very Light Steel!

March 24th, 2008 Hugh

I am still trying to work through a couple of builds during the move. I don’t want to be too much behind schedual going into April. This is the beginning of an True Temper S3 road frame. Just for kicks I weighted out the tubeset before and after mitring. It appears I cut almost 200 grams off the medium size tubeset. The welds look particularly nice – it must be because I have been building so many titanium frames lately.