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Old 11-27-2017, 03:04 PM
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Custom GS Ottrott

After a series of hiccups I finished the build on Thanksgiving and was able to enjoy two rides this weekend, including a gorgeous climb up to Crystal Lake yesterday. The ride is sublime, both going up and down, will likely need a shorter stem and crank arms but those are future considerations.

Frameset and Cane Creek headset courtesy of lzuk
SR 11 (Record brakes, Chorus cassette) groupset, Thomson seatpost, Ritchey stem and bars from Clean39T (with a helpful save from StephenCL on the front derailleur)
H plus Son Archetypes on White Industry hubs, Fizik saddle and tape already lying around.



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Old 11-27-2017, 03:13 PM
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Have fun with it. Good looking bike.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:57 PM
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oh wow!!!! now I really feel honored to have been a small part of this project.. I love Ottrott's and especially special ones like this!

Wow, it looks like it would fit me pretty well...

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Old 11-27-2017, 04:24 PM
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Niiiiiiiiiice.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:53 PM
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Dude, you really helped me out and I'm very appreciative.
I don't imagine parting with it but in case I do…you're in line (but not first).

I think I will have to find someone with 170mm SR cranks to swap for these 175s — scraped a pedal coming out of a turn on a fast descent on my first ride! Serious toe overlap as well…

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oh wow!!!! now I really feel honored to have been a small part of this project.. I love Ottrott's and especially special ones like this!

Wow, it looks like it would fit me pretty well...

Stephencl
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Old 11-27-2017, 05:17 PM
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p.s. by the way, welcome to the club.

happycampyer's on the right, mine on the left.

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Old 11-27-2017, 06:41 PM
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p.s. by the way, welcome to the club.
Thanks, clearly a case where the famous Groucho Marx line does not apply. Those are both lovely.

I'm planning a dual-Ottrott ride with SoCalSteve, guess I'll have to take a similar photo…
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:41 PM
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Chapeau!
That white / ti aesthetic is one of the very best! Love to hear more specifics about your ride impressions.
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p.s. by the way, welcome to the club.

happycampyer's on the right, mine on the left.

SoCalSteve's on the left, mine on the right.



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Old 12-04-2017, 12:32 PM
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very lovely ride! the celeste tape is a nice accent
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:23 AM
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including a gorgeous climb up to Crystal Lake yesterday.
You made it back, so I assume you could outclimb Jason?

Beautiful bike!
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:15 PM
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You made it back, so I assume you could outclimb Jason?
Sorry, don't understand the reference…what am I missing?

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Thanks! I'm really enjoying it. Yesterday I even took on a small amount of dirt. The ride is sublime.
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:36 PM
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Chapeau!
That white / ti aesthetic is one of the very best! Love to hear more specifics about your ride impressions.
OK, I've now got a handful of rides in so here are my impressions so far…

Outstanding balance between performance and comfort.
The bike feels very responsive when climbing, power transfer is immediate.
Incredibly stable descending; yesterday we had wind gusts nearing 30mph and despite being buffeted by a particularly strong crosswind when coming through a sharp left it held its line very well.
The longest ride I've done on it is 70+ miles, it's clear that longer distances will not be an issue for comfort.
My only complaint is that the toe overlap is quite pronounced, exacerbated by the 175mm cranks but I have to be conscious of it when making tight maneuvers or doing a stand. I'd prefer a level top tube but that's just quibbling.
Very happy with it.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:25 PM
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The paint job is cool.
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Made some tweaks

I've been gradually tweaking the fit and aesthetics, think I'm done for the foreseeable future. Changes:
  • Black & white carbon rail Antares saddle
  • Polished Thomson seatpost and stem (with a bit more down tilt)
  • Deda bars
  • Cinelli tape (cribbed from a Firefly shot seen here)
  • King cages
  • Corsa gumwalls (for now)
  • White Speedplay bodies

I prefer the polished cockpit to the black, but was hoping it would match the Ti tubes and lugs better. Maybe Eriksen/Moots/other Ti stuff in the future but man that stuff is pricey.

WP_20180618_14_20_00_Pro__highres by cgolvin, on Flickr
WP_20180618_14_20_23_Pro__highres by cgolvin, on Flickr
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