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    Finally, my 1st SS pictures.....

    This is my 1st SS bike and my dream bike rolled into one:

    Custom Desalvo Ti frame with EBB
    Moots Ti post, bar, and stem
    Ti King cage
    Mavic Disc 717 rims
    Chris King Hubs and Headset
    Eggbeaters Triple Ti pedals (great deal on Ebay)
    XTR rotors and calipers with XT levers
    XT cranks
    Panaracer Fire 2.1tires
    Cateye 7 Cordless computer
    Selle Italia TT saddle
    Salsa Ti skewers
    Fox F100X Fork
    21.7 lbs

    32/16 gearing, eventually I will go with Boone rings once I find my ideal gearing. Thx for all of the suggestions the last few months. Diesel, no problems installing XT cranks with integrated BB and chainstay with Desalvo frames, maybe different dimensions. Now I get to ride it. Thx MKD

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    Oops, still learning how to do this...




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    WOAH!!! That is BEAUTIFUL! And $$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!! Congrats!

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    That bike is gorgeous!!! you don't plan to actually ride it do you? Congrats my friend on making your dream bike happen.
    P.S. Your bike to me proves that Ti looks best when made into a SS.... very classy.
    antonio

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    Nicely done

    Sweet ride. Post pics of you getting it dirty!
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Benjamin Franklin

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    OUCH!!! My eyes hurt form all that blue!

    Killer bike, man!
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    money bags
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    Whoa...

    That is one fine steed. I work part-time at my LBS, and my manager had a chance to chat with Mike during Interbike a few months back. Said he's one of the nicest chaps he's ever met in the bike industry. And when he tried to describe the beauty of some of Mike's frames and the Spectrum paint jobs...well, he couldn't find any adjectives that would do them justice. I can tell by looking at your frame that he was not exaggerating in the least. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKD
    This is my 1st SS bike and my dream bike rolled into one:

    Custom Desalvo Ti frame with EBB
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    Very nice! First SS, I guess you knew what you wanted.
    One question: did you have them build it around having so many headset spacers? I am not trying to be negative, just curious if that is how they designed it from the start, or are you still sorting out the fit before you cut the steertube?
    You might consider one of those headtube extender things? i think serotta makes them. I guess it would be the same bike with the extender thing, so no real point. or is there some other reason for them?
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Good job! Another work of art.

    Nice build...well done. Now go ride hard.

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    Good job!

    sh*t fire, that's nice.(nm)

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    Good job!

    I like all the blue accents! It's a beauty!!!!!

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    Uh oh... this just might light the fire under Hugh to lighten up his SSeven even more!

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    May I ask what that thing weighs? Looks super light. Love all the titanium! And all that blue is just amazing!
    Herro prease

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    Can a bike be too pretty?

    Wow man, that thing is ssweet! Now, let's see it dirty!!

    DIRTY BIKE PORN!!

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    So many headset spacers because.......

    I wanted a riser bar from Moots but they won't have any available for a couple of months. Apparently they had a bad batch of Titanium that put production behind. So I went with the flat bar with an 8 degree sweep. I could have waited and thrown something else on there, but I just had to finish the look of the bike (with Moots). I rode 23 miles today and the geometry was right on. I may pick up a riser bar from Moots later on. That is why I have the spacers on right now. Looks fine to me and fit is similar to my Superlight with Easton riser bar with the spacers and sweep. MKD

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    21.7 lbs

    I was hoping for sub 21 lbs. I went back and forth with the Easton bar, post, and stem vs Moots. I'm glad I went with the Moots finishing off the ti look though it is slightly heavier. I could probably put lighter tires on, but I have been using Panaracer Fire 2.1s for so long plus the blue sidewall just works with the rest of the blue components and decals. I guess I sacrificed some weight for aesthetics. I had my 1st SS ride today, 23 miles with about 3500 ft of climbing. SS definitely is challenging and different but well worth it.
    MKD

    Here is some dirty bike porn (well a little dirty):

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKD
    Here is some dirty bike porn (well a little dirty):
    Dirty ? Ya call that dirty ? Now this is proper dirty
    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/mud2(6).jpg" border=3>

    NFB by the way!

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    Good job!

    blinglespeed!

    i bet that one gets to sleep in the house! NFB!

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    I didn't want to post the bedroom pictures.......

    I know, not very dirty, what you see was actually from my sports drink. The trails are pretty dry and there weren't any creek crossings. MKD

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    Please never show me a dirty pic. That is one nice bike!
    2000 Big Sur | Manitou Axel Comp | Shimano Deore XT/LX Drivetrain | Shimano Deore LX V-Brakes | Aheadset | Bontrager Superstock Stem and Handlebars | Bontrager Superstock Wheels | Matrix Air-Flex Seat | WTB Grip

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