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Re: S P I N introX

Postby dbohemian » Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:30 pm

This is a serious question. It is a good looking bike and has some neat shaping that I can see. What features of this frame make it so valuable?
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:13 pm

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It's pricey compared to most mass fabricated frames. But-
-It's an artisan made frame, the secret is in the joining of the tubes.
-The guy that builds it drives a nice car, owns a house, has paid vacation,
a health plan and generally enjoys the kind of life you and I would like..
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby dbohemian » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:35 pm

andy2 wrote:It's pricey compared to most mass fabricated frames. But-
-It's an artisan made frame, the secret is in the joining of the tubes.
-The guy that builds it drives a nice car, owns a house, has paid vacation,
a health plan and generally enjoys the kind of life you and I would like..


Hi Andy,

You are preachin to the choir on that one :D

I own a house and I have a health plan and I guess if I go on vacation I am paying for it so yes, I have paid vacation too. Now I just have to get rid of my crappy car........

You did nail a particular thing for me. That is all artisan handmade items by their very nature are less efficient to make and therefore need to cost more. Really though and I think about this often. When it comes to metal frames, steel predominately I can look at almost any frame and in 15 seconds tell you if it is a quality item (straight, good joinery, etc). I have a tougher time with composites because much of the quality you can't see on the outside. Two items may look the same but be very, very different under the cosmetic layer. Joining methods and procedure are hyper important on lightweight composite and that alone is reason why one frame may be very much more expensive than another.
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby alienator » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:39 pm

Normally, I don't put much thought into how head tubes look, except when they've got cool badges, but...............man that Spin has one sexily shaped head tube. Seriously. It looks like a work of art. The metallic Spin logo fits perfectly.
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:54 pm

Sorry Dave!

Of course I am :oops: !

I seriously don't have the knowledge to give you a proper answer.
I can get you in touch with Marc Siebert of SPIN though, he would be
able to speak to you on more equal terms!

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Re: S P I N introX

Postby pk0r » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:08 pm

Very cool Andy! As you know I was already very long time looking fwd to see results - it does not leave any (of my) expectations or wishes unfulfilled. Nicely done, padawan. :toppie:
I think you do need the new Berner CX carbon brakes on it though - 94g/set (front or rear) and great adjustability. Let me see what we can do for you there. :twisted:
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:10 pm

Thanks Nils!

Der Professor does build some fantastic frames!

I needed some kind words badly - Last week I cracked my Claviculas (left crank longitudonal cracks
at the bolt end) and today I cracked the sole of my brand new Huez shoes putting down some power
out of the saddle :angryOnFire:


For sale: Spooky Carbon brakes. Unused.
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby m@ve » Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:34 pm

Very nice Andy!, very nice color scheme,

With this SPIN and your Parlee you have very nice couple :-)

Looking forward to the final pictures.

Did you recieve the chrome decals via Marc ?
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:36 pm

Yes, Marc sent the decals in an envelope along with the raw frame.
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby rosss » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:01 pm

This is gonna be a great looking bike
What cable hanger are you using?

getting close to completion?
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:16 pm

Hi rosss,

The hanger is just sumptin from the drawer.
Will use a Berner carbon hanger as soon as I can get my hands on it.

The rest ships tomorrow, then I'll have to wait for my saddlemaker to make the
stich on Alcantara bar wrap ( to match the saddle) akin to this stuff from Toshi:

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Re: S P I N introX

Postby alienator » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:43 am

At first glance, those looked almost exactly like what I use to restrain the wife under the sink, in the basement.
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby andy2 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:23 pm

Here's a couple of piccies - sorry about the baad quality - we're back in old Sweden and it's not dark yet, but it's getting there...

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It's getting :
Becker brakes ( I think canti's would be more aptly named 'speed modulators').
The handlebars are getting wrapped in Alcantara to match the saddle.
I'm changing over to the 24 spoke front that's with a friend on the houndstooth right now
(this is pulsating).
Shodding the Corimas/extralites a have from Adrien previously with Pro_Roubaix FMB 27's (nice and green)
and putting a Chorus cassette on that for dirt road duty.

Gotta get back to work...bloody clients :angryOnFire:
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby pritchet74 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:33 pm

Wow. I think this is one of my favorite bikes ever in The Gallery. Nicely done!
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?
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Re: S P I N introX

Postby dunlinii » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:24 pm

I really like the speedneedle finished like that. There is however one thing missing; dirt :P
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