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Old 08-28-2015, 02:36 AM
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Ellis Cycles "Strada Fango"

So...this happened today. Maiden voyage will be the Los Cabos Sueltos 200k mixed terrain brevet this Saturday. Should be a fun ride!

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/9255142
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Old 08-28-2015, 03:45 AM
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Thats beautiful.
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Old 08-28-2015, 04:05 AM
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That screams ADVENTURE and FUN! Awesome setup.

Talk to me about the combination of XTR derreileur and road levers. I'd looking to increase my gear range on my Hunter...
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:27 AM
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Man...That right there is the real deal!!

DI with hydro levers and XTR???

I have been Campy with anything with a drop bar for eternity but that is the EXACT drive train set up I have been debating in my head!!

Please give review when possible
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:22 AM
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Oh my! Very nice! Waiting for the drivetrain set up info.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:07 AM
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Dave Wages is such a master. Everything about that bike is perfect.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:31 AM
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This is SO GOOD and that ride looks amazing.

I dont think I ever seen a bad Ellis. They are always on point.
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:33 AM
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Stunning bike! So much wonderful going on there...
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Old 08-28-2015, 07:52 AM
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one bike to rule them all!
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:06 AM
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That's hot! Awesome build and attention to detail.
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:10 AM
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wow, Ellis strikes again... Thats some Rando Bike, gonna put a bag on it anywhere?

I really really really love that fork, wow!!!

This for me wins the "coolest white bike" award.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:03 AM
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Fantastic looking machine!
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:40 AM
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Glad you took some pics while it's still clean. Sounds like it won't be after this weekend.
Interesting how the line between mountain bikes and road bikes has become very, very fuzzy. Yours is a good example, with the disc brakes and XTR crank and big knobby tires.
Hope you get a lot of pleasure out of this. Looks like a lot of effort went into the design and parts selection.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:20 AM
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Phenominal!!!!
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:43 AM
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Glad you took some pics while it's still clean. Sounds like it won't be after this weekend.
Interesting how the line between mountain bikes and road bikes has become very, very fuzzy. Yours is a good example, with the disc brakes and XTR crank and big knobby tires.
Hope you get a lot of pleasure out of this. Looks like a lot of effort went into the design and parts selection.
While I usually take great pride in the conception of my bicycles (an example being my Kirk fixed gear that I worked very closely with David Kirk on design and concept), I have to give full credit to Dave Wages on this one. The idea behind the bicycle had already been laid out as far back as Colorado NAHBS when he had his first Strada Fango on display.

When my number came up, I basically told him "do that, but in my size". Fortunately Shimano has matured to the point where integrating Di2 and hydraulics is possible, and they've made di2 mtn and road fairly seamless, the one caveat being that you have to use matching derailleurs. For example, you can't have a Dura Ace front and an XTR rear. The di2 derailleurs work in pairs. Interestingly enough, you could run XTR di2 shifters with di2 road derailleurs if you wanted to build an electric shifting townie with upright bars!

The only things I insisted on were the stainless lugs (I'd always wanted some shiny on an Ellis) and that the bike be white. We chose his latest "team colors".

Here's a pic of Strada Fango #1. Not much has changed!

PS. And in regards to what the bike "is", when I describe it to folks I tell them that it's basically a modern version of something Jacquie Phelan would have ridden back in the 80s
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