HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 603
Just got this guy built up a couple of days ago and am super stoked to beat on it. Picked up the frameset for a steal and built it up as a budget/crit/race bike.
Build is a full Athena 11 with Chorus brakes, I've got a few sets of wheels that will swap in and out, but pictured are King Hubs to Hed Belgiums, Deda Newton Shallow bars, and King Cages. At some point, the post and stem will be swapped for silver. It has yet to be weighed, but I'm guessing its in the low to mid 16lb range depending on wheels.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Spooky Skeletor
Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:15 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:15 am 
Online
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:04 am
Posts: 2360
Location: Mississippi
Sick.....Love the color

Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk

_________________
Cervelo R3

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=125962


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Posts: 208
Location: Brookline, MA
Love this! We don't need to go into all the reasons the bar tape is offensive because everything else is awesome. Great finishing kit too. Are you in New England or just a Spooky fan?

_________________
FF Ti Road
Spez TriCross


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 603
Thanks for the kind words. Mostly just a Spooky fan (I've got 3, 2 CX and this :twisted: ). My other bikes abide by the "rules," and I figured that if any bike could rock offensive bar tape, it was an offensively colored Spooky! Also, the headbadge had peeled off, so I've got this in its place:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:35 am
Posts: 88
Yeah! Frame color, setback, even the bar tape :thumbup:

_________________
Pro-Lite Cuneo
FM-102


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:46 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:17 pm
Posts: 208
Location: Brookline, MA
I actually love the frame color. Spooky bikes are subtle in a lot of ways, so it's great that the paint pops.

_________________
FF Ti Road
Spez TriCross


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 603
Good news and bad news. First the good, this machine is an absolute monster. I've had a couple of rides and a crit to feel it out. Whereas my Rock Lobster is a do it all road race machine, this feels super sharp and comfortable railing through corners. Both are fantastic to ride. The bad news, is that it weighs a little more than I expected. Though with no weenie parts to speak of, it's not particularly surprising. Weight as previously pictured is 7.7kg. It's unlikely to get any lighter than that, and likely heavier depending on what wheels I use with it, but it feels super solid and crazy stiff. A race machine through and through. That said, the engine needs far more work than the bike.


Sent from my spacephone


Last edited by jdp211 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:14 am
Posts: 1198
Location: by Crystal Springs (Sawyer Creek Trail)
Not surprised about the weight, but it's no big deal. You'd have to start making it rain to get it down to weightweenie level


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 603
These days the weight of my bikes is less of a concern than other manners. Parts for this were chosen with durability and aesthetics without a thought for weight. I'm in a place where I'd rather have a sweet stable of metal bikes than just super light carbon one. I've had weenie bikes in the past and likely will again, but they don't really jive with my build philosophy for the time being.


Sent from my spacephone


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Posts: 13
Great looking ride! :beerchug:

_________________
IF Ti Crown Jewel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:07 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:03 am
Posts: 1873
Location: Islip, NY
That's a great bike.

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Tapatalk

_________________
www.ergottwheels.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:22 pm
Posts: 740
Location: Brooklyn
That is bad ass I love it. The crazy 80s bar tape is brilliant. Would love to have that as a commuter and bad weather bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:08 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:37 am
Posts: 223
what bar tape is that?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:08 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 5:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:26 am
Posts: 603
It's NOS Cinelli mountain bar tape


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google Adsense [Bot] and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) FS/WTT 54cm Spooky Skeletor (Turquoise)

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

CrimsonKarter21

0

245

Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:36 am

CrimsonKarter21 View the latest post


It is currently Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:17 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB