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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:53 pm 
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Wow, that looks like it would ride amazingly. Wish I could try one.


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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:17 pm 
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Damn......I said God DAMN that thing looks sweet!

Is that the new Havoc Staff Mickey?

Hmmmm.....deciding what stuff to sell to get me one of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:44 am 
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mickey wrote:
They get lots beefeier than that!
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How much for an ISP? Didn't know you did 'em. I need to get around more.


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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:55 am 
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That is a beefy spooky!!!

all that it needs is the big leg emma chainstays. What is the weight on that frame pre and post paint?


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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:47 am 
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Love the paint scheme.

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:08 am 
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spytech wrote:
That is a beefy spooky!!!

all that it needs is the big leg emma chainstays. What is the weight on that frame pre and post paint?


You talking about the one with all the paint on it? That this was 3.2 pounds IIRC. Not light. Very stiff, strong and durable. the frame is showing up tomorrow so we can add a little bit more tire clearance, I'll throw it on the scale. Stiff. We used a straight gauge downtube and a butted downtube as a top tube and 22mm straight wall seatstays and 25.4mm straight wall round chainstays... Made some big vent holes though!
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As to the "standard" made to measure HD frames-
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If I recall the ISP frames come in around 3 pounds for the equivalent of a square 60cm frame and a 780mm seatube. I can shave about 160 grams with lighter seatstays on those things and shave another 10 grams with lighter chainstays and more with custom butting the headtubes and all of that other stuff. Thicker walled chainstays are worth the grams.
I've only been getting orders from the big+tall set for those bikes so far since so many people fit our smaller production frames really well. I've been trying to remember to weigh more stuff lately. I seem to continually lose my notes.
A short person finally ordered a bike with that tube kit in the 55cm range, with the butt lengths on the tubes we use we should be able to cut some serious weight since we can chop a bunch of material off what would normally be the long butt and cut as much meat off of the ISP as possible. With a standard seatube a normal size bike would be goshdarn light I think. Having a butt gauge makes that stuff so much less of a hassle.

Those aluminum ISP tubes are really thick from about 10cm below the seat cluster up to the top of the shaft. It would be really nice to have triple-butted ISP tubes. Seatmasts are pretty silly though since there are so many great seatposts out there and it's such an immense chore to travel with the beastly long seatubes. When I have the ISP seatubes in stock I add $50 to the price. I pay twice as much for the tube because it's about twice as long, so it makes sense. I have to special order those things so it can add extra leadtime while I'm waiting for the boat to show up from Europe.

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:01 pm 
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i'm seriously picturing one of these right now...

isp frame in lime green matt powdercoat with contrasting spooky graphics
enve 2 fork in black
60mm carbon tubs in matt black carbon
sram red groupset

hmmm... shame i would get hammered by customs by the time it arrives back here in the uk....

i've always had a soft spot for spooky frames having been into mountain biking since the 1980's and fondly remember Steve Geall (now driving a set of spanners in my local bike shop) doing his thing at buckland rings on his spooky metalhead.... (must be about 15yrs ago now).

maybe time for another spooky to find it's way to the new forest!

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:23 pm 
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I have a soft spot for Spooky builds.

Love it! Absolutely. They remind me of those racers that rock up with hairy legs and mismatched clothing to kick the asses of the overgroomed euro wannabies.

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:39 pm 
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I ship lots of stuff to the UK, I haven't heard back from anyone about crazy fees, but they usually have me "edit" the invoice a little bit too.... 8)

This mtb frame just left this morning for The Big Smoke actually...
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Say high to Gilly for me!

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:00 pm 
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That MTB frame looks great. I remember Spooky mountain bikes from the mid 90s being quite popular in New England. Is that frame a custom job?

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:30 pm 
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robncircus wrote:
That MTB frame looks great. I remember Spooky mountain bikes from the mid 90s being quite popular in New England. Is that frame a custom job?


Except for the 7(total) HavocStaff road frames we have left in stock everything is custom/made-to-order/made-to-measure/whatever the hell you want to call it these days.

I do the numbers and pick the tubes and then FTW turns that stuff into fast bikes.



Bikes like this:
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We're based in a tiny little town on the CT river in Southern Vermont.
It's much more rewarding than trying to hustle pre-made frames and the cashflow is a lot easier to control too.

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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:21 pm 
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May i add my favorite one

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:09 pm 
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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez wrote:
May i add my favorite one

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Half decent pit bike for cross and fun for trials riding too!
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 Post subject: Re: Spooky Skeletor
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spookys are really cool. i wish i didn't fall in between their sizes =(


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nathanong87 wrote:
spookys are really cool. i wish i didn't fall in between their sizes =(


Well, we don't do sizes anymore. Bikes also cost twice as much though, so, that's kinda a bummer!

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