Saturday, November 12, 2005

What have I done?

Lord, my inbox is practically overflowing with emails and blog posts about the track bike post from last night. Man, oh man...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please keep'em coming though. Don't stop now.

Since I brought the whole thing up, I thought I would post a few pictures of the prototype frame I have been racing this year. I have posted these before, but I can not pinpoint when and where. SO rather than send you all on a goose-chase, I thought I'd put them all here for you. (Note; these are pictures of the proposed racing frame and not the frame that would potentially be used for the steel bike.)This is the frame fresh out of the box. I requested that the frame be red, so it has the paint and decals from our entry-level road bike. It looks freakin' fast in this set up.Check out the profile of the top tube. It has the same groove along the top and bottom of the top tube. This groove, I call it the "blood groove" like on a big hunting knife ("For slicing open the competition"- can you see the ads), helps to reduce the twisting of the head tube when you are sprinting... and it works, believe me.Here's the complete bike on the night of it's maiden voyage. Ain't it purdy?Another angle... you can't see how cool the stays are from this angle...... but you get a better idea from this angle. See how the chainstays are square shaped? That is one very stiff back end.

So, once again, I humbly thank you for the overwhelming amount of responses I have gotten so far. I sincerely appreciate it and hope that they keep coming.

Tim

9 comments:

Johan van Rooyen said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

SanDiego81 said...

That is some serious bike porn right there

Anonymous said...

Tim,
I have been reading your blog for the last few days....even the old posts. I am very interested in getting a Masi in the next year, but I am not racer. I have no aspiration to becoming one. Does your brand have any plans to produce a touring style bicycle for us poor old commuters. I commute 3-4 days a week and enjoy riding. I am in the market for a road style bike that may become my next commuter, at least a little faster than my current hybrid. Love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Please, no integrated headsets!

Your secret admirer...

jtj said...

what a bike... red is definately the color for it too. I would put my wife in the garage and keep this one in the house! Like one poster mentioned, NO integrated headset! I commute a couple days a week in a town with no real bike paths etc, so conditions are fairly rough most of the time so I would have to trade off the wheels but otherwise looks good. Maybe some disc tabs (variable position to keep chain tension and rotor alignment)like a surly karate monkey for hard core fixxie commuters that do alot of wet weather riding. Not to seem picky, I am sure its good like it is.

jtj said...

yeah I know I am going to get flamed for suggesting brakes on a fixx, but I prefer a little help now and then!

sabretech2001 said...

Yummy! Where can I get one?
I'm not thrilled with the color, and would repaint it, but all in all it's a beauty.
Another benefit of that truly cool top tube is that is a perfect place to route/hide a rear brake cable.
Sell me a frame! I've got a carbon fork, Campy headset and a titanium stem here waiting!

Skibby said...

wait a minute, rear brake cable? It's a fixed gear frame!!!! There's not supposed to be a rear brake on it! Oh the inhumanity!

nick said...

What?!! Please make this!!!