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She'll be classy...she'll be red with silver components and some black bits...she'll be a hottie...La Baronesa.
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the frame is in order and my powdercoater is looking for a nice red tone.
Pacer (no name given yet) will be delayed a couple of months.
 

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Is that a Sugino 75 I see? A teaser we weren't meant to notice?
 

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tease

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6182038788/" title="Hot Red by martinsillo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6151/6182038788_6ec45dfc37_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="Hot Red"></a>

you'll see her complete by mid October
 

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yes...

You still have my attention...
 

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wow!

Tell me that isn't the nicest riding bike you've swung a leg over?

My Steamroller is my most cherished bike of all those I've owned. If I could take only one with me, this would be it. Absolutely magical.
 

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I loved the ride Celt!...51 km was her birthday ride, and I think I could have gone for more if it wasn't for the new Brooks and me not used to the roadie position...nothing to blame on her since this is my first roadie...but certainly I'll need some time to adapt to it.

I was fast! I did almost 5km/h over my average on the same route with my commuter/tourer 26er.

I'm afraid I'm going to see too much hours on asphalt now!
 

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I loved the ride Celt!...51 km was her birthday ride, and I think I could have gone for more if it wasn't for the new Brooks and me not used to the roadie position...nothing to blame on her since this is my first roadie...but certainly I'll need some time to adapt to it.

I was fast! I did almost 5km/h over my average on the same route with my commuter/tourer 26er.

I'm afraid I'm going to see too much hours on asphalt now!
But once that saddle gets used to your bones, It will fit like a glove. I might be just lucky that the geometry fits me so well, but I've spent many uninterrupted hours on my Steamroller with no issues whatsoever aside from simple muscle fatigue - and this was on rough city roads.

I'm came from the off-road scene as well, but a long car ride every time I wanted some good trials just didn't make any sense, and I couldn't afford the time always.

The Steamroller has been a dream for me...solid, comfortable and fast ride, right from my doorstep.
 

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Congrats on the new bike, she's a beauty. what size tires are you running and what's the gearing? I'd definitely advise you to check that bike out with some 32s.
 

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Ey Celt, how much does your roller weights?

I did the me+bike-me on the bathroom scale and gave me 10.5 kg in three attempts...I know I used mostly cheap components, but was shocked to not be at least a gram under 10... :(
 

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Ey Celt, how much does your roller weights?

I did the me+bike-me on the bathroom scale and gave me 10.5 kg in three attempts...I know I used mostly cheap components, but was shocked to not be at least a gram under 10... :(
20.26 lbs
9.19 kg
 

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here she is!!
Hey, man- why are you hiding? You never reported a new bike to the commuter section and haven`t put it on your blog! I had to come track you down!
Well, now that I found you I might as well congratulate you on another fine build:
Congratulations :thumbsup:

Good luck with your C tomorrow. Have fun and ride safe.
 

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^ :lol: in my defense, I did announced it over there :p

here something about my metric century

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6297298214/" title="100 km by martinsillo, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm7.static.flickr.com/6215/6297298214_5890a87f2c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="681" alt="100 km"></a>
 

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posted this at RBR too:

you might want to try the TALLAC water bottle cage b2-SS

perfect for the steamroller!

btw,
what handlebars are those? looks very comfy for long rides...
 
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