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    Spot Bike Porn?

    Whats up with Spots website? I wanted to see some of the new frames and it under construction! Anyone have a Spot bike? How about some pictures? Details? Thinkin about one of these babies.

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    what parts of a Spot...

    do you want to see? I can shoot some detail pics for you tomorrow.

    Great bike, nice people to do business with.

    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist
    Whats up with Spots website? I wanted to see some of the new frames and it under construction! Anyone have a Spot bike? How about some pictures? Details? Thinkin about one of these babies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    do you want to see? I can shoot some detail pics for you tomorrow.

    Great bike, nice people to do business with.
    Nice ride, how do you like those Candy's? versus the Eggbeater? I'm not a real big fan of red but your bike looks clen. They come in black also?

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    Strong as an ox, fresh out da box

    Spot SS, cyclocross style!
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    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    I have also been considering a Spot. Have spoke to Mike on the phone and they are sending me a catalog, but in the meantime...

    I would like to see shots of: the rear dropouts, one that shows the shape of the downtube (they are oval right?), a shot of the rear chainstay w/tire clearance, and a close up of the downtube sticker.

    How do you like the geometry?
    How’s rear tire clearance?
    Anyone know the frame weight on a 17.5” ?
    How does their finish hold up and is it paint or powdercoat?
    How long did it take to get your frame after ordering?

    Many thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr
    Spot SS, cyclocross style!
    oh that's nice! and thanks for the profile design headshok stem...
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Oh Sweet

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    oh that's nice! and thanks for the profile design headshok stem...
    Glad it went to someone here. If I only knew, I would have shipped it even sooner! I hope it went on something SS!!
    Thanks to www.weavercycleworks.com for my awesome bike frames!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manicmtbr
    Glad it went to someone here. If I only knew, I would have shipped it even sooner! I hope it went on something SS!!
    It will go on my ENOed merlin with the headshok. just playing with the bar position, and those headshok stems are a pain, because I cannot just buy some cheap stem and try it out for a few rides...
    post a pic of your cross bike when it's all built up, please.
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    Candys...

    I like the Candy's better than my normal eggs. I switched from ATAC's earlier this year.

    Yes, the frames comes in flat black too, or they will do custom colors for you. The flat black is very cool too.



    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist
    Nice ride, how do you like those Candy's? versus the Eggbeater? I'm not a real big fan of red but your bike looks clen. They come in black also?

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    More pics...

    CJones,

    I'll see if I can shoot those pics for you tonight.

    Answers to your questions:

    How do I like the geo? Its great, bike is more nimble than a Surly, but still seems to decend well. If you ride alot of tight twisty trails you will be in heaven.

    Rear tire clearance is decent, but not Surly like. I think a 2.4 Mutano Raptor would fit if the wheel was near the back of the dropouts. I run the 2.1 Kenda Nevegal Stick-E on mine. That tire seems like its much larger, and has incredible grip.

    Not sure on Frame weight. My 19" was supposed do weigh around 4lbs. My complete bike with Viscous Fork and 717/Paul wheelset is 23lbs. I run a DH style bar and seat to add some cushion(plus a 410mm Post), I'm sure you could make it lighter if you need it to be.

    My frame is painted, which I prefer.

    I got my frame within 6 weeks. I worked with Michael directly for my purchase, but Webcyclery could hook you up just the same.

    I'll try and shoot the bike for you tonight, look for more pics later.

    MC

    Quote Originally Posted by CJones
    I have also been considering a Spot. Have spoke to Mike on the phone and they are sending me a catalog, but in the meantime...

    I would like to see shots of: the rear dropouts, one that shows the shape of the downtube (they are oval right?), a shot of the rear chainstay w/tire clearance, and a close up of the downtube sticker.

    How do you like the geometry?
    How’s rear tire clearance?
    Anyone know the frame weight on a 17.5” ?
    How does their finish hold up and is it paint or powdercoat?
    How long did it take to get your frame after ordering?

    Many thanks!

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    Pics

    Hope these help! The formed Downtube is hard to make out, but its there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcyclist
    Nice ride, how do you like those Candy's? versus the Eggbeater? I'm not a real big fan of red but your bike looks clen. They come in black also?
    I got a SPOT and love it. I find the geometry to be great- very responsive. In fact if my Jamis Dragon frame ever fails, I will replace it with a geared SPOT no ifs, ands or buts. They come in black (my first SPOT was) and it is a nice color. I broke the top tube of my first frame and Mike's customer service was everything he promised. Are you thinking discs? EBB?

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    Thanks alot for posting those specific pics I requested and answering my questions. The Spot frames look very cool. As soon as I get a few more $$'s together I'll be giving them a call to order one. Going to go with the "Ernie Orange" color.

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    No problem

    don't mind posting the pics. It was hard for me to learn about Spot when I bought mine too. I have not been disapointed with my decision at all. Ernie Orange eh? My son's would like that!

    MC


    Quote Originally Posted by CJones
    Thanks alot for posting those specific pics I requested and answering my questions. The Spot frames look very cool. As soon as I get a few more $$'s together I'll be giving them a call to order one. Going to go with the "Ernie Orange" color.

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    The Dragon

    Your cracking me up. I went from a Jamis Dragon to my Surly, then Spot. My Dragon converted with an ERIC's ENO was fantastic. Loved the Dragon, the Spot reminds me of it alot, only somewhat stiffer and obviously made for ss'ing.

    How did you crack your toptube? was it a welding issue, or a crash?


    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    I got a SPOT and love it. I find the geometry to be great- very responsive. In fact if my Jamis Dragon frame ever fails, I will replace it with a geared SPOT no ifs, ands or buts. They come in black (my first SPOT was) and it is a nice color. I broke the top tube of my first frame and Mike's customer service was everything he promised. Are you thinking discs? EBB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    Your cracking me up. I went from a Jamis Dragon to my Surly, then Spot. My Dragon converted with an ERIC's ENO was fantastic. Loved the Dragon, the Spot reminds me of it alot, only somewhat stiffer and obviously made for ss'ing.

    How did you crack your toptube? was it a welding issue, or a crash?
    My best guess was an awkward crash, I went down sideways from very slow speed in the middle of a "baby head" rock garden. Never had time to react other than holding onto the bike for dear life. Although I probably avoided a sprained wrist on dumb luck, the bike took the full blow of the fall. The crack occured about an inch and a half up from the weld between the top tube and the head tube. I noticed the "clacking" noise about a 1/4 mile later...

    I told Mike to surprised me with a new color and it evolved from flat black to fire engine red... really, really cool.

    Ever think about a geared SPOT? My Dragon is holding up fine but at my weight, and running discs on a chain stay without additional support I'm guessing it is just a matter of time. Also Jamis warranty wouldn't apply because I am the second owner of the frame...

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    that makes...

    me feel better that a crash caused the break, all though sorry for your luck! Babyheads can be nasty for sure.

    I don't have a geared MTB right now. Not sure if I want one again or not. I'm selling off a bike here soon and think I might build up a Karate Monkey for a beater bike. I need something to pull the kids with in the trailer and hook the trailer bike up too, hate doing that to my Spot and road bike all the time. I also want to do a tour at some point and my other bikes won't take racks. I guess I might give the KM a go on some of my longer MTB rides to see if the 29" thing is really all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molasses
    My best guess was an awkward crash, I went down sideways from very slow speed in the middle of a "baby head" rock garden. Never had time to react other than holding onto the bike for dear life. Although I probably avoided a sprained wrist on dumb luck, the bike took the full blow of the fall. The crack occured about an inch and a half up from the weld between the top tube and the head tube. I noticed the "clacking" noise about a 1/4 mile later...

    I told Mike to surprised me with a new color and it evolved from flat black to fire engine red... really, really cool.

    Ever think about a geared SPOT? My Dragon is holding up fine but at my weight, and running discs on a chain stay without additional support I'm guessing it is just a matter of time. Also Jamis warranty wouldn't apply because I am the second owner of the frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    I'm selling off a bike here soon and think I might build up a Karate Monkey for a beater bike.
    Ha! Must be nice if a new K-Monkey is your 'beater' bike!

    Sorry about this weekend, it's a no-go for sure. I have a couple of projects to do in addition to the test, so I'll be holed up here in Lexy. Hope it's decently dry for you though, have a good ride!

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    Poop, dirt, and a moose

    Mine's a couple years old. Requisite couch included (Pete-approved I hope). I run a 2.4 motoraptor in the rear and have ZERO clearance issues with the frame. However, the tire knobs get awful close to the Avid brakes' straddle cable, thus my cheap and effective zip-tie fix. No problems so far.

    My paint seems OK. The decals are a little flimsy but I guess I'm not too worried.

    Good luck!
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