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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:34 am 
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I needed a bike that was robust enough to survive travel/ airport baggage handlers but still met basic aesthetic requirements (i.e. not look sh!t). Absolutely love the frame- ride quality and handling is superb, especially for aluminium. It's by no means a WW build but I'm pretty happy with the result. Big thanks to Zak @ Skunkworks for sourcing the frame and building it up!

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Spooky Mulholland 52cm Frame
ENVE 2.0 Road Fork
Chris King Inset 8 Headset
Campagnolo Record Crankset 53/39
Campagnolo Record Shifters
Campagnolo Record Rear Mech
Campagnolo Record Front Mech
Campagnolo Record Dual Pivot Brakes
Campagnolo Chorus Chain
Speedplay Tuned Titanium Pedals
Zipp Service Course SL70 Ergo Bars
Zipp Service Course SL 120mm Stem
ENVE 30.9 350mm Seatpost (offset)
Aluminium Seatpost Collar
Prologo Zero ii PAS Carbon Saddle
Lizard Skins DSP 3.2mm Bar Tape
Campagnolo Super Record Cage x 1
Lightweight Obermeyer Tubular Wheels
SRAM Red Cassette 11-25
Veloflex Carbon 23 Tubular Tyres
Titanium Skewers
6.62Kg


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:42 am 
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That's the business. Where are you travelling with this?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:50 am 
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I'm trying to work out which bits are from the "Parts bin"?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:49 am 
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Fixie82 wrote:
That's the business. Where are you travelling with this?


Travel is mainly up and down the east coast of Australia for business. Sydney/ Brisbane/ Melbourne


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:53 am 
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Wingnut wrote:
I'm trying to work out which bits are from the "Parts bin"?

The only components I didn't have were the bars/ stem and post :noidea: bloody upgrade-itis is to blame


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 4:08 am 
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The junk yard spooky :beerchug:
They and such good machines

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:01 am 
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Nice to see handmade aluminium frames about...are the Lightweights the best choice for travelling wheels or are they just for the pic/local rides?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:20 am 
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Love it! Looks great. Is 52cm the smallest they make?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:14 am 
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Wingnut wrote:
Nice to see handmade aluminium frames about...are the Lightweights the best choice for travelling wheels or are they just for the pic/local rides?

I alternate between boras and lightweights- boras for some longer rides as are glued with 25mm arenbergs which seem to be a little more durable than the carbons.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:03 am 
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lone wheeler wrote:
Love it! Looks great. Is 52cm the smallest they make?

In standard sizes yes however they can do custom geo as well


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:07 am 
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One' s bin is another one' s dream...
Congrats, very Nice.

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:29 pm 
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Very nice bike! How does it ride compared to your other bike(s)?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:27 am 
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NoBlink wrote:
Very nice bike! How does it ride compared to your other bike(s)?


My other experience with aluminium was a caad10 I built up a year ago. Although I loved the geo the frame felt rather cheap and the BB was a pita. The Spooky in its current form doesn't have the harshness of the CAAD and yet feels stiffer and more lively. I don't really think of the material once I ride it and don't get the sense it's beating me up as some other spooky owners have noted. The threaded BB is a godsend.

My "flagship" bike is a 5.4Kg NeilPryde rolled in glitter (McFK, Extralite, lightweight etc.). It's not really appropriate to compare the two because they're so different. The Spooky does feel more "sure footed" probably because of the geo being slightly more relaxed and the extra 1.2kg of weight?

I love the Spooky, especially because it's aluminium and not so exotic- it's fast becoming my favourite!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:05 pm 
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Wookski wrote:
NoBlink wrote:
Very nice bike! How does it ride compared to your other bike(s)?


My other experience with aluminium was a caad10 I built up a year ago. Although I loved the geo the frame felt rather cheap and the BB was a pita. The Spooky in its current form doesn't have the harshness of the CAAD and yet feels stiffer and more lively. I don't really think of the material once I ride it and don't get the sense it's beating me up as some other spooky owners have noted. The threaded BB is a godsend.

My "flagship" bike is a 5.4Kg NeilPryde rolled in glitter (McFK, Extralite, lightweight etc.). It's not really appropriate to compare the two because they're so different. The Spooky does feel more "sure footed" probably because of the geo being slightly more relaxed and the extra 1.2kg of weight?

I love the Spooky, especially because it's aluminium and not so exotic- it's fast becoming my favourite!


Hey Wookski, how's the bike almost 3 months later? I'm considering getting a Spooky but there are very little reviews online! :beerchug:


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