The Aluminati: 6.1kg Gunmetal Spooky

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Wookski
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Spooky Mulholland Gunmetal Anodized (52)
WR Compositi FK1 Fork in 3K Gloss
Extralite Ultratop 44 & Ultrabottom 44
Extralite Spacers and Top Cap
WR Compositi WRC Seatpost in 3K Gloss
WR Compositi S1 Saddle in 3K Gloss
THM Clavicula M3 Crank in Gloss
Praxis Works Chainrings 52/36
THM Bottom Bracket Ceramic
Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals
Tune Geiles Teil 4.0 Stem 110mm
Schmolke OS EVO SL handlebars 400mm
Super Record Derailleurs, Brakes and Shifters
KMC X11SL DLC Black Chain
Campagnolo Cables
Carbonworks Bottle Cages
Fizik Superlight Handlebar Tape
Schmolke Carbon Bar Ends
Lightweight Obermeyer Gen III
Dura-Ace Cassette 11-28
Campagnolo Skewers
Veloflex Carbon 23mm Tubulars

6.1Kg as pictured

This is my 2nd Spooky frame and I am so impressed with how good they are. I really wanted to do something special so I chose to shun the boring Enve/ Chris King components found on most handmade American frames, opting for a combination of WR Compositi and Extralite. Throw in the world's greatest mechanical groupset and this bike absolutely rocks. Stiff and responsive in a way that doesn't beat the sh!t out of you- super happy with the result. I have the ability to reduce the weight to ~5.8kg by swapping wheels to my ax ultra 25T with Extralite streeters, not bad for a very functional alloy build!

exctasy
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by exctasy

this looks awesome!!! The gunmetal!

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sib
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by sib

Agreed, that looks fantastic!

Do you have a weight for the frame?
How does it compare to any carbon bikes you've ridden?

Wookski
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sib wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:31 am
Agreed, that looks fantastic!

Do you have a weight for the frame?
How does it compare to any carbon bikes you've ridden?
The raw frame weight is approx. 1200g (without headset, BB and hanger).

I love the feel of Spookys, so stiff and snappy. It’s hard to provide a comparison to carbon as there is so much variance- some frames are super comfortable and offer that magic carpet ride quality whereas others (some of the superlight frames I have experienced) are quite harsh and unforgiving.

Look565w
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by Look565w

I like the look of that a lot! :thumbup:

How’s the rear shifting with the Dura Ace cassette & Campag set up?

CAlso can you tell me what angle is that stem please? Thanks

Cheers

Wookski
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Look565w wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:49 am
I like the look of that a lot! :thumbup:

How’s the rear shifting with the Dura Ace cassette & Campag set up?

CAlso can you tell me what angle is that stem please? Thanks

Cheers
Shifting is perfect- this is probably blasphemous but there is little difference between the Dura ace and super record cassettes I run on other wheels

Stem is -8

Thank you

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Pretty perfect build in my eyes, well done! How do you like the WR compositi parts so far? Thinkin about one of their seatposts for a while now. How do you like the saddle? I always thought it would look kinda weird without classic saddle rails but it goes really nice with your setup.


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themidge
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Very nice, and super impressive weight for a 1200g alloy frame :thumbup:
One thing that always bugs me about Spookys though is that the welds always look really bad. I'm sure they work fine but to me it just looks messy and unfinished. The welds on my B'twin (about half the price of a Spooky frame for a complete bike) look as good if not better, and I could grate cheese on those. I've heard it's stronger to smooth them down as well (something about reducing the number of high-stress points :noidea: ).
Not criticising your bike in particular (the other 99.9% is beautiful, would ride), just an observation.
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LouisN
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Wookski wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:49 am
The raw frame weight is approx. 1200g (without headset, BB and hanger).
Sounds a bit optimistic to me with the tubing material and sizes involved.
I guess maybe it's quite achievable in a 52 size...
FTW steered away from WW frames (like the Skeletor ) a few years ago from what he told me.
He turned more towards sturdier builds.

Still a superb bike. Congrats, I wish I had the chance to ride one :beerchug:

Louis :)

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by Seedster

Loving this build. Im surprised all of these drivetrain components are working harmoniously.

I agree with you a 100% regarding Chris King and Enve components. I recognize they are proven, but man are they common and unimaginative. I find it underwhelming when custom builders use these parts (e.g. Enve stem) on an otherwise exotic build.

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berry nice
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Wookski
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LorneMalvo wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am
Pretty perfect build in my eyes, well done! How do you like the WR compositi parts so far? Thinkin about one of their seatposts for a while now. How do you like the saddle? I always thought it would look kinda weird without classic saddle rails but it goes really nice with your setup.


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The WR parts are great- the quality and finish is very nice and, although slightly pricier than enve, represent a step up in terms of look and lightness.

I have only ridden the saddle for 3 rides including a century and so far so good. I find new saddles always take a little time to get used to- coming from Tune KommVors exclusively the main difference was the increase in stiffness from the WR. For a carbon saddle, the Tune provides a little more compliance which helps on longer rides.

The rails look a little weird but work well with the post and appear to be suited to cradles built for round saddle rails.

Wookski
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LouisN wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Wookski wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:49 am
The raw frame weight is approx. 1200g (without headset, BB and hanger).
Sounds a bit optimistic to me with the tubing material and sizes involved.
I guess maybe it's quite achievable in a 52 size...
FTW steered away from WW frames (like the Skeletor ) a few years ago from what he told me.
He turned more towards sturdier builds.

Still a superb bike. Congrats, I wish I had the chance to ride one :beerchug:

Louis :)
Yes very optimistic. Tracked down a pic of my previous frame on a scale and it’s 1.53kg inc. CK headset and seatpost collar so the frame is likely to be around 1.3kg.

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themidge wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:23 pm
Very nice, and super impressive weight for a 1200g alloy frame :thumbup:
One thing that always bugs me about Spookys though is that the welds always look really bad. I'm sure they work fine but to me it just looks messy and unfinished. The welds on my B'twin (about half the price of a Spooky frame for a complete bike) look as good if not better, and I could grate cheese on those. I've heard it's stronger to smooth them down as well (something about reducing the number of high-stress points :noidea: ).
Not criticising your bike in particular (the other 99.9% is beautiful, would ride), just an observation.
The beefy welds are definitely an “American thing” as opposed to the European practice of using fillers to smooth the joins (Bertoletti does this beautifully with the Legend Giau). If you look closely the welds are very neat, however they will never be as fine as steel or ti. I kind of like the industrial-ness of the welds plus when you expose them like this with no paint or filler there’s nowhere to hide.

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by Bely

This is hot!!bet it’s fast as ️too!!!


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