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Old 02-17-2012, 09:34 PM
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Cross Fillets

I started posting here on the Serotta forum sometime in 2002 as I recall and it was long a long time before I started my own framebuilding business. Over the years I've been very apprehensive about posting anything directly about my work here - it just seemed to be in bad taste seeing at it was Serotta's party .......... and it's one thing to attend a party and be a good guest and it's an altogether different thing to be 'that guy' who tastelessly hits on the party hosts' wife. I hate risking being 'that guy'.

I've always liked being just another member here and not being looked at as a jerk trying to sell bikes to folks on Serotta's forum. To be honest I'm still a bit apprehensive about posting photos of my work here as I don't want to have every other post I make looked at as a way of selling bikes. If I could only choose one way of being a member here is would be as just another bike fan who likes the others here and wants to share the time and space with them and not be the guy who just pumps their own work.

So it's with that rather wordy caveat I thought I'd make a test post here after being invited to do so by the new mods of the Paceline. If it feels funny at all I'll stop this and go back to just my regular posting..........and if it feels funny to you I hope you will let me know.

Without further adieu - this is my new cross race bike for the 2012 season and it will be making the trip to Sacramento for the NAHBS event early next month. It will be shown in the raw as shown here so folks can see what my raw fillets look like. I'm looking forward to riding it soon after the show and to racing it this coming fall.

Thanks for reading.

Dave


P.S. - thanks for all the kind feedback. I added a few new photos of this bike with the new wheels made by ENVE for this bike. I'm now even more excited to ride the thing.










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Old 02-17-2012, 09:43 PM
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Dave-pal, you are an incredible human being. Your bike is a close second.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:53 PM
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Wow! That is sooooooo nice! Are you thinking about hydraulic disc brakes for it? That really is lovely. If we get any say, I think you should keep them coming.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:33 PM
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Dave, I always appreciated seeing your weekly contributions across the hall showing us whatever you were working on at the time. I'd love to see some more of your work here on a regular basis.

That cross frameset looks awesome!
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:47 PM
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Dave,

Knew full shots of that frame would come about at sometime. Worth waiting for. FWIW, your persona and the way you've carried yourself here and elsewhere is as much a selling point for your bikes as the craftsmanship...and that's saying a lot.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:59 PM
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The frame is perfect, I have had issues with the BB7's jammed with mud. Like they dont work at all. I think cross/road disc brakes are about to be re-born. We will see.
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:59 PM
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Dave,
as others have said, you've established yourself here as someone who isn't just trying to sell a bike... and that bike is freaking awesome! someday I'll be able to acquire one of your frames...

post away Brother!

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:01 AM
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Dave,

Very nice, as usual.

Do disc brake pads "self align" relative the the plane of the hub disc so they are all parallel, or do you have to get the caliper mount points very very close to parallel to the plane normal to the wheel axle?

Louis
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:01 AM
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Dude, post 'em up. I never tire of supermodel bike porn.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:26 AM
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:36 AM
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Keep 'em Coming!

With work like that, it's a crime to cover it with paint (but if you have to, there is nothing nicer than Mr. Bell's artistry...)
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:28 AM
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Nice.

Why so many holes in the bb shell - weight saving?

Could the squared off ends of the disc tabs be curved to blend in with the tubes?
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:48 AM
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Mr Kirk
with such fine craftsmanship, it is our benefit to have such amazing art posted here. Please keep em coming!
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:51 AM
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The fork tabs appear to super-duper "lawyer tabs". Is that to address the issue of potential front wheel ejection due to disc brake forces?
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:36 AM
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Dave,

Very nice, as usual.

Do disc brake pads "self align" relative the the plane of the hub disc so they are all parallel, or do you have to get the caliper mount points very very close to parallel to the plane normal to the wheel axle?

Louis
Hey Louis,

The pads don't adjust within the caliper but the caliper is mounted such that it can adjust slightly in every plane. Getting them aligned is very simple - you pull the lever and get the pads to clamp the rotor and then tighten the bolts. At that point the caliper is aligned and you micro adjust each pad in/out and you are done. It's a pretty cool system - not perfect but very simple and good.

Dave
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