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laupsi
12-31-2011, 01:01 PM
While the process was a bit painful, multiple delays, I must admit I am extremely happy w/the outcome and cannot wait till I get her built and on the road. Congrats Ben Serotta, you've done it again! :beer:

brownm68
12-31-2011, 01:39 PM
Wow!! This is breath taking!! Enjoy :beer:

dave thompson
12-31-2011, 01:55 PM
If you think it's great now, wait 'till you ride it! One of the very best frames made.

Beautiful too!

SPOKE
12-31-2011, 03:14 PM
If you think it's great now, wait 'till you ride it! One of the very best frames made.

Beautiful too!

A BIG +1

vsefiream
12-31-2011, 04:10 PM
WOW, 8-) Love the lug!!

timto
12-31-2011, 04:12 PM
That is a really awesome looking ottrott. Congrats. that's dream bike material!

pdmtong
12-31-2011, 04:26 PM
The new lugs look nice. So do the "etched" logo's on the CS and ST.
You are going to love the ride...mine is 8.5 throughout and it is really nice.
Nice you got the man to sign it. That's a great touch

borapt
12-31-2011, 04:48 PM
Echoing the dream bike sentiment. Very, very, very nice.

happycampyer
12-31-2011, 05:05 PM
Stunning! The blue-tinted carbon really pops in the sunlight. Time to start building it up!

firerescuefin
12-31-2011, 05:14 PM
All the comments above are warranted...One of the best looking F/F combos I have ever seen :beer:

Mike748
12-31-2011, 06:16 PM
Very nice. I like the long lugs, much more like the original!

Elefantino
12-31-2011, 07:36 PM
I needed more than a bib. :hello:

Fishbike
12-31-2011, 08:11 PM
Wow that is thing of modern beauty. Serotta needs pic like that on the website. Love the signature and date. Hammers home the point that the bike was man by craftsmen.

MRB
12-31-2011, 08:40 PM
Congrats on your purchase, that is an amazing bike. Like Ben says about the Ottrot, ~~ "If you could only have one bike" (this would be it).

Can't wait for ride reports and build photos. Enjoy

AngryScientist
12-31-2011, 08:47 PM
first off - beautiful modern classic. love it. :beer:

2 - what are the build plans

3 - [here comes the stupid question of the night i suspect] What's that "gadget" under the headtube, above the fork with the hole in it ??

Spin71
12-31-2011, 08:51 PM
first off - beautiful modern classic. love it. :beer:

2 - what are the build plans

3 - [here comes the stupid question of the night i suspect] What's that "gadget" under the headtube, above the fork with the hole in it ??


I'll assume to hold the fork in place till the HS is installed.

fjaws
12-31-2011, 08:57 PM
Looks like a cheap plastic reflector mount being used to prevent the headtube from damaging the top of the fork.

pdmtong
12-31-2011, 08:58 PM
Looks like a cheap plastic reflector mount being used to prevent the headtube from damaging the top of the fork.

yup...thats my guess too

slowgoing
12-31-2011, 09:40 PM
Love it all - the blue tint, Ben's signature, and the polished with matte decals (most I have seen are matte with polished). Congrats.

Dromen
01-01-2012, 12:09 PM
You sat it on the sidewalk?

laupsi
01-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Lutherville Bikes took the photos, had it shipped there for the build. I am out of town and have yet to put my hands on her, tomorrow we will be formally introduced.

Some answers:
Building w/Campy SR 11 SPD w/Deda Seat Post, Stem, Bars, Chris King HS. Wheels by Topolino, True Black Clinchers.

Yes, the gadget at the bottom of the head tube is holding the fork in place.

Cable guides on the bottom bracket plus my guy, Eric, is a true mechanic. I highly doubt there will be any issues.

jblande
01-01-2012, 01:55 PM
love it.

laupsi
01-01-2012, 02:07 PM
Obviously I cannot take any credit for this masterpiece but I do appreciate all the postive vibes. What an awesome group of folks on this forum.
Many thanks and Happy New Year!

soulspinner
01-01-2012, 03:39 PM
I just plotzed. Perfect, and I want those lugs on mine (when last one leaves college). Ride with pride :beer:

Dromen
01-01-2012, 04:08 PM
laupsi - no d-respect on the sidewalk comment, just surprised. Incred riding bike. just joined the ottrott frat this summer...see "my new kid" pic in this forum. Congrats.

Ahneida Ride
01-01-2012, 05:24 PM
Now that is sharp!

Ottrott is one of the best rides out there !

rounder
01-01-2012, 08:40 PM
Lutherville Bikes took the photos, had it shipped there for the build. I am out of town and have yet to put my hands on her, tomorrow we will be formally introduced.

Some answers:
Building w/Campy SR 11 SPD w/Deda Seat Post, Stem, Bars, Chris King HS. Wheels by Topolino, True Black Clinchers.

Yes, the gadget at the bottom of the head tube is holding the fork in place.

Cable guides on the bottom bracket plus my guy, Eric, is a true mechanic. I highly doubt there will be any issues.

Luthervile Bike is a good shop...all of the mechanics there are top notch.

Jeff N.
01-01-2012, 09:10 PM
If I were to ever order an Ottrott, it would be absolutely IDENTICAL to yours. But maybe, just maybe, I would've gone with red outline lettering to match the Super Record-11's red highlights. But VERY well done. Jeff N.

retrofit
01-01-2012, 09:34 PM
Absolutely beautiful!

laupsi
01-01-2012, 10:26 PM
If I were to ever order an Ottrott, it would be absolutely IDENTICAL to yours. But maybe, just maybe, I would've gone with red outline lettering to match the Super Record-11's red highlights. But VERY well done. Jeff N.

yea good call on the red, I think it would have gone well too. have a SuperSix that is red on white, so w/that and wanting to keep the Ottrott looking stealth I opted to keep the color mix to a minimum

sw3759
01-01-2012, 11:32 PM
Congrats! thats a real show stopper.one of,if not the best looking Ottrotts i've ever seen.i've always wanted to try out an Ottrott.

DKM
01-01-2012, 11:55 PM
thats beautiful...i want.

93legendti
01-02-2012, 05:33 PM
If you think it's great now, wait 'till you ride it! One of the very best frames made.

Beautiful too!
a big 2+!!

alancw3
01-04-2012, 05:07 AM
stunning! get it built and enjoy.

Pete Serotta
01-04-2012, 08:41 AM
very nice and I put also in general discussions so others can see and see they do happen but way slower than even I would like. PETE

Pete Serotta
01-04-2012, 08:42 AM
PETE

:beer:

laupsi
01-04-2012, 08:44 AM
got her built but it's too bloody cold here in MD and I have this nagging job preventing me from getting out and getting decent photos. should have some to post by this time next week!

btw, Pete thank you for putting in the general forum!

rugbysecondrow
01-04-2012, 09:07 AM
got her built but it's too bloody cold here in MD and I have this nagging job preventing me from getting out and getting decent photos. should have some to post by this time next week!

btw, Pete thank you for putting in the general forum!

Give me a shout and we can go for a cold ride. It might not be a long ride, but so long as we conclude at the bar for a body warming whiskey, its all good.

:beer:

William
01-04-2012, 09:41 AM
Now I'm going to have to wipe off my keyboard....I know, you warned me. :crap:


That's beautiful!! :cool:





William

laupsi
01-07-2012, 10:49 AM
posting more pics. w/out saying too much, perfect bike, fit and ride!

bobswire
01-07-2012, 11:00 AM
That is stunning, all the more so since it looks to be my size. Congratulations.

If you want we can trade bikes until your weather improves, mine will take larger tires so you can ride it in snowy/wet conditions. :beer:

http://oi39.tinypic.com/a9qsfp.jpg

Lewym
01-07-2012, 11:13 AM
plus my guy, Eric, is a true mechanic. I highly doubt there will be any issues.

. . . he pulled this package together for me when he was in Seattle.

HSG (http://forums.thepaceline.net/showpost.php?p=862505&postcount=4)

Enjoy the new Ottrott. It looks awesome.

laupsi
01-07-2012, 11:13 AM
That is stunning, all the more so since it looks to be my size. Congratulations.

If you want we can trade bikes until your weather improves, mine will take larger tires so you can ride it in snowy/wet conditions. :beer:

http://oi39.tinypic.com/a9qsfp.jpg

hey, we actually have weather this weekend in the 60's, go figure. now that this baby has come along I am struggling to find time and reason to ride my other bikes. gotta come up w/something cause I know the wife will w/5 bikes in the house!

Dekonick
01-07-2012, 12:01 PM
I like it. Clean lines... Beautiful.

:)

beungood
01-08-2012, 09:53 PM
Does it have the pivoting DKS like drop out?

laupsi
01-09-2012, 06:15 AM
Does it have the pivoting DKS like drop out?

sorry, what is DKS? it does have the pivoting drop out specific to the Ottrott.

tuxbailey
01-10-2012, 10:15 PM
*whistle*