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kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

I have always wanted a custom steel frame so after many years of dreaming I finally pulled the trigger on a Baum Ristretto. I have been eagerly waiting for a while now but as I am getting close to the end of my journey I thought I would take a few minutes to share. After a few conversations over the phone I made a trip to the Baum factory where I had an amazing day. Ryan had a look at me on my existing bike, Cervelo R3, and set up their fit bike to match my existing bike for a reference. I spent some time pedaling at several different wattages while we chatted about my likes / dislikes of my current bike, how I would like the new bike to handle, al lots of chit chat about cycling and bike stuff in general. All the time he was tweaking my position and looking at the real time efficiency of my pedaling combined with my overall position. That was enough to work out my contact points. After a shower and a tour of the factory we chatted more about the way I want the bike to handle and the type of riding I do, from that Ryan worked out the geometry chart for my new baby. Then it was onto colour, not my strong suit but with a bit of hand holding we came up with a scheme I was really pleased with.

Here is the fit bike, with my saddle installed. We tried different crank lengths, pedal axle widths, handle bar width and shape.
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So many colours to choose from!
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Some bling
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Colour inspiration
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kgibbo1868
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Geometry chart
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by kgibbo1868

Let the build begin! It will be standard rim brake, mechanical group, external cable route, threaded BB. Lots of Chris King and some ENVE tossed in for good measure.

Tubes are selected and cut to length, Columbus Xcr stainless rear triangle with custom Dedacciai main triangle.
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Mitre cut and in the jig
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Darren working his magic. The frame is purged with argon and the tubes are carefully TIG welded together.
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After welding the frame gets dipped into a series of anti corrosion tanks before going to paint.
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Some base paint after the primer.
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kgibbo1868
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More paint and clear coat, with the frame being baked between coats.
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Chain stays
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Head Tube
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upside
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by upside

That is a thing of beauty.....

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

upside wrote:That is a thing of beauty.....
Thanks, I am pretty excited to say the least. It should get built up next week.


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burglarboycie
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Location: Northamptonshire UK

by burglarboycie

Very nice!! Baum do beautiful work!

CaptainSeifer
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by CaptainSeifer

Superb colour choice, have always loved the Gulf colours!! Keep meaning to visit Baum at some point given its so close to Melbourne.

rollinslow
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by rollinslow

This is shaping-up to be an awesome build!

Nejmann
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by Nejmann

My biggest cycling regret is that day I sold my Baum...

Can't even look at the pictures haha :thumbup:

Here is mine on a sunny day on alp d huez.
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kgibbo1868
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flying
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by flying

Beautiful! :thumbup:

Congrats :beerchug:

kgibbo1868
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by kgibbo1868

flying wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:07 am
Beautiful! :thumbup:

Congrats :beerchug:
Thanks!!! :D I am pretty keen to get some time on the road with this!
2019 Baum Ristretto
Pain is my friend!

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LouisN
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by LouisN

Always a fan of Baums :beerchug: .
This one is going to be a beauty , Bravo :thumbup: !!

LOuis :)

rexyi1990
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by rexyi1990

awesome...

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