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    ... and if we just ... Spicer Ti Cruiser

    Frame: Spicer Ti Cruiser w/ custom geometry
    Fork: 04 Marzocchi Marathon SL 100mm
    Wheels: Hadley SS/ZTR 355 built by Larry at Mtn High Cyclery
    Bars: Syntace VRO 680mm w/ lock ons and Ergo II bar ends
    Cog: Spicer Ti 19t
    Crank: Polished Race Face Turbine LP (formerly black)
    and a bunch of other stuff...

    Gene and Jessica were great. They worked with me to setup the bike exactly how I wanted and were able to answer all of my questions promptly. It's laterally stiff, rides very smoothly and has more than enough tire clearance. I could't be happier with the new ride.
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    She's hot! Nicely done.
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    Sweet! I want one...

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    nice

    [Very very sexy!

    QUOTE=baker]Sweet! I want one...

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    Lovely

    Sexy ride.

    I came very close to going with one of his cruiser frames before deciding on my Wily.

    Where did you get those red cassette spacers?

    Aren't those Dangerboy levers the bomb?

    Enjoy.
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    DangerBoy levers are niiice. I have them on both my bikes (SC Blur with Avid Juicy 7s). With these levers, I can do some minimal braking from the bar ends and they just feel good.

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    Lookin' good!

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    very hot!
    curious, what's the ETT length and standover?


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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by BCBlur
    Frame: Spicer Ti Cruiser w/ custom geometry
    Fork: 04 Marzocchi Marathon SL 100mm
    Wheels: Hadley SS/ZTR 355 built by Larry at Mtn High Cyclery
    Bars: Syntace VRO 680mm w/ lock ons and Ergo II bar ends
    Cog: Spicer Ti 19t
    Crank: Polished Race Face Turbine LP (formerly black)
    and a bunch of other stuff...

    Gene and Jessica were great. They worked with me to setup the bike exactly how I wanted and were able to answer all of my questions promptly. It's laterally stiff, rides very smoothly and has more than enough tire clearance. I could't be happier with the new ride.
    Was it a stock frame or custom, and was there a wait?

    I convinced myself that that was the bike for me a few months ago ... after lusting after a Retrotec for a few months before. I'll still need to convince my wife of that though.

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    Didn't see the question about the spacers. I got them from Harris Cyclery. They're from a wheels manufacturing kit design to allow you to run a Campy 8 speed cassette on a Shimano 8 speed freehub body (or is it the other way around?). In any case, the part number is Camp-SH8.

    Note that the kit comes with 5 spacers of the same thickness, so you either have to get lucky in terms of chainline (I did), or use other spacers along with this kit...

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    HT Angle: 71
    ST Angle: 74
    ETT: 584.1
    ST: 431.8
    CS: 421
    BB Drop: 30
    Wheelbase: 1068.6
    Standover: 787.8 (31")

    The bike is stable but handles quickly when I need it. The chainstays were shortened a bit for better standing traction, but not too much because Gene was concerned about chainring clearance and I was worried about tire clearance. It's built around a 100mm fork.


    edit: added standover

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    Custom.

    I contacted Gene sometime in early December. We started talking about specs and exchanging ideas. I sent him a deposit and he sent me some CAD drawings. Late December, the bike started production. Last week, I received it.

    No problems. No hassles. Better response times from Gene than from me. I have nothing but good things to say about working with Spicer.

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    linkage

    that is schweeeet!!!

    Hadley hubs look nice, any info on them online?

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    They don't have a website, if that's what you mean.

    Some info
    here and here.
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    Custom Cost?

    Real nice bike BC! I've been lusting after a Retrotec myself, but I think I've changed my mind!

    Does a custom frame cost more than a "standard" frame? I don't see any frame size info on his website.

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    I think they're all custom on the site. The only option was the EBB (extra $100).

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    Avoid the Hadley brand

    Hadley has a great design it seems but, like its warranty, only in principal. I've had Hadley hubs that they and the shop that sold them to me admitted were flawed after first the front then the rear broke due to a faulty design. First the front hub flange broke, later the rear wheel flange snapped on a pair of wheels that had limited miles. After a telephone discussion with Mike Hadley in early October 2005, wherein he invited me to return the second broken hub for replacement, I've waited five months and heard repeated promises that they're two weeks away from shipping because the hubs are in or going into (whatever) production, finishing, etc. (tandem hubs). Granted, the hubs are beyond warranty life, but as I said, M.H. invited me to send them in when I mentioned the shop said the design was faulty after the first one broke. I would have contacted Hadley much sooner -- possibly within the warranty period -- had Hadley not been so difficult to track down. In fact, I had concluded they were out of business until I saw a reference and phone number on MTBR. Seriously. Great design for disassembly, but from my experience don't expect support if a your DH or other Hadley product sustains damage, warrantied or not. No integrity on the inside by either Mike or Susan. Empty promises from them and a disgruntled customer airing his greivances at the keyboard.

    Quote Originally Posted by BCBlur
    They don't have a website, if that's what you mean.

    Some info
    here and here.

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    1 year update.

    I still love this bike.

    Changes:
    Fork (04 Marathon SL -> 05 Marathon SL)
    Bar/Stem (Syntace VRO -> THE)
    Grips/Barends (Lockon+Ergo II -> Ergon Race Mag)
    Chainring/Tires

    I did manage to break the frame at a weld on the driveside chainstay. I shipped it back to Gene, he fixed it and shipped it back.
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    love it!

    Now thats one cool bike!

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    That bike is seriously cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCBlur
    Bar/Stem (Syntace VRO -> THE)
    when I saw these pics I whispered "I'm Batman."

    how are the hubs holding up?

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    No problem with the hubs; I haven't even had to adjust the preload. I buddy of mine had his Hadleys blow up on his SS and I'd rather not have that happen to me on a long ride. I'll send them in to Hadley when I get a chance and have them converted to 72 pt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCBlur
    1 year update.

    I still love this bike.

    Changes:
    Fork (04 Marathon SL -> 05 Marathon SL)
    Bar/Stem (Syntace VRO -> THE)
    Grips/Barends (Lockon+Ergo II -> Ergon Race Mag)
    Chainring/Tires

    I did manage to break the frame at a weld on the driveside chainstay. I shipped it back to Gene, he fixed it and shipped it back.

    Very nice looking bike, love the lines.

    can you give some comments on the bar/stem.... Pros vs. Cons. I like the look of it. looks comfy.
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    The bar's pretty cool. It seems to do a good job of reducing a lot of the trail buzz. It's pretty wide, but not too crazy. I like the combination of the bar and grips a lot, but it looks a little odd.

    The only negative is limited real estate for mounting stuff because the bar isn't round towards the middle. I had to take my frog bell off

    The Syntace VRO setup is a little nicer, IMHO. There are a variety of bars you can get, the system is adjustable, and the bars have more sweep. The negative with the VRO is weight (I had the 680mm DH bar on it).

    I switched bars so I could move the VRO to my Blur 4x for the adjustability and shorter stem. I purged all things carbon from all my bikes save this SingleSpeed.

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by BCBlur
    I had to take my frog bell off

    Gotta give a little to get a little.....
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    Frog Bell

    It's all about the frog bell.
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