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Old 02-15-2016, 09:05 AM
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Is this thing getting built up?! I'm getting antsy here! (So, which fork is this spec'd for that there is a wait?)

Looks great in that color with the exposed aluminum panel.
Original spec is a fork Craig designed and is having manufactured himself. Due to slight production delays it'll have a black TRP 15mm fork to start, but once the gaulzetti forks are ready I'll return the TRP to Craig and get my color matched fork!

Should have the initial build done this week.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:55 PM
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that's awesome! Those welds, as others have stated, look really special.

is the downtube panel actually raw aluminum or is it silver paint?
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:45 PM
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that's awesome! Those welds, as others have stated, look really special.

is the downtube panel actually raw aluminum or is it silver paint?
Raw metal under a clear coat.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:48 AM
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wow, I'm clearly getting old as I missed reading "raw under clearcoat" and "exposed aluminum" twice. Really looking forward to seeing this built up, though.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:20 PM
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Is this one of the Kelly Bedford built Gaulzettis?
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:22 PM
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Is this one of the Kelly Bedford built Gaulzettis?

I can't say with 100% certainty but I think Kelly is no longer building for Craig. He is offering his own aluminum bikes now and they are worth checking out.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:17 AM
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I can't say with 100% certainty but I think Kelly is no longer building for Craig. He is offering his own aluminum bikes now and they are worth checking out.

dave
I can confirm that this is not built by Kelly, that's right.

Those alu Bedfords do look like some sweet bikes as well.

Also, saw my frame in person before it got handed off for the build. The downtube shaping is amazing and really takes advantage of using 6000 series alloy instead of 7000- it basically comes to a box shape at the logo, then flows into the dimensions of the threaded bb shell seamlessly. My understanding is that this could not be done with 7000 series alloys, at least those that most smaller shops use for their alu bikes.

Also, in case anyone was wondering, the reason that this bike uses a "braze"-on FD mount is that the new seat tube's diameter is 38mm(!), bigger than any clamp can accommodate and necessitating a custom PMP seatmast topper.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:26 AM
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are they grinding down the weld beads to make the joints smooth, like cannondale?
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:36 AM
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didn't think anyone still used a FD in CX
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:50 AM
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what's the build going to be Sandy - campy record??
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:07 AM
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didn't think anyone still used a FD in CX
This bike is going to be my primary year-round ride. I see a double on a CX bike like a double on a crit bike: just 'cause I don't need it in the race doesn't mean I won't need it riding mountains in Vermont or doing hill repeats around here

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what's the build going to be Sandy - campy record??
Ultegra mechanical with hydro brakes. Low rent.

I do have some second hand carbon wheels for it though.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:16 AM
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:26 AM
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FD's are completely unnecessary! dead weight!

If you can do the 180k D2R2 on 40 x 11-32t, you can do anything. Need more? No problem, you can go up in the back to 11-36t and/or down in front to pretty much whatever you need (thanks sram direct mount!). Otherwise I have found 40 x 11-32t more than adequate for general road riding WITH elevation.

Just my 2c

Now hurry up and get that sucker built! geez cmon sandy we're drooling over here!
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:08 AM
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FD's are completely unnecessary! dead weight!

If you can do the 180k D2R2 on 40 x 11-32t, you can do anything. Need more? No problem, you can go up in the back to 11-36t and/or down in front to pretty much whatever you need (thanks sram direct mount!). Otherwise I have found 40 x 11-32t more than adequate for general road riding WITH elevation.

Just my 2c

Now hurry up and get that sucker built! geez cmon sandy we're drooling over here!
Craig's having Jeff at RSC build his bikes for locals so it's in Jeff's hands!

I want the double as much for the top end as the bottom. Not saying it's *necessary* but I like pedaling downhill and sprinting for town lines with friends and stuff, and a 40x11 spins out a bit quicker than a 46... plus the initial build is using a 53/39 because Shimano US is out of CX cranks for the time being haha. The RD is medium cage specifically so I can mess around with things like this with a minimum of parts changes.

Depending on how I like it I may just leave the 53/39 all summer then get a Wolftooth 42 for CX season. So glad they finally made Shimano 4 bolt compatible narrow wides!

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Old 02-18-2016, 02:55 PM
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nice!

you'll love the trp 15mm fork...i run one on my quiring disc/cx/gravel bike.

what isp topper are you going with? the stock deda from craig and co.?
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