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    The NEW Hot Tubes

    Hey friends.

    Just had a Hot Tubes built by Toby Stanton. The process was painless and he put together a great frameset. It does exactly what I asked for. The frame is stiff, you feel all the energy transfer to the pedals. It's fast (because it's so stiff, especially the BB). And the tubes are super beefy, which makes it strong (and as I just found out) easier to portage.

    Pics below. Raced this past weekend in Michigan @ KISS Cross No. 1.
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    Welcome to the club. That's a really pretty bike. Toby does great work. Enjoy.

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    I had an old and very hacked up Merckx road bike in that nice orange color--they repained it better than new, I'm really impressed with the quality of their painting work.

    How much would a frame and fork cost from those guys?

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    check out his website hottubes.com

    $1050 or $1200 depending on the steel used. He does offer steel forks, I went the option of carbon.

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    I remember seeing your bike when Toby was building it. Great choice for the paint job! Looks really sweet.

    Do you have any other pictures of it built up?

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    not yet!

    the wife was away on vacation and had the digital camera. more built up pics to come!

    thanks for the kudos. great bike!

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    nice BB lug

    bet that gives it a tad more stiffness
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    still not figgering on biggering

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    A lugged BB shell will certainly bring more drivetrain stiffness to the party. Plus, they look good!

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    I rode a hot tubes for the first time tonight. we had an interclub cx race and our team manager has hot tubes cx. it appeared to be tig welded with the exception of the bb. much like the one above. I rode my kelly knobby x ss. after we were done I jumped on the hot tubes and was blown away. wonderfull riding bike. much nicer than my kelley

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    Without a doubt...

    this bike is stiff. I love it. Have raced once and practiced twice on it and I love it more each time. I feel more confident that every revolution will transfer energy immediately.

    Toby is a good builder to work with. And he runs a juniors team, so giving him business makes you feel good about your selection over a big name companies (in my opinion).

    Lates.

    - jd

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    Quote Originally Posted by zank
    I remember seeing your bike when Toby was building it. Great choice for the paint job! Looks really sweet.

    Do you have any other pictures of it built up?
    I love the Made in Massachusetts sticker.

    And Zank, I like your frames, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    And Zank, I like your frames, too!
    i'll second that, especially after seeing a whole contingent of them at this years' 24HOA in Dalton. do you sponsor a team?

    the_dude

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    Dude and JH, thanks for the compliments! Much obliged. I love building, especially cross bikes.

    I don't sponsor anyone at this point. I am still trying to get the business up and running with little capital to put into sponsorship. Everything is going back into the business at this point.

    It would be great to meet you guys this fall. Have fun at the races!

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    Hey Joe, any complete bike pics yet?

    How is the racing going?

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    sorry, no full bike pics yet...

    i'll try to remember to get some full pics soon. i'm moving to texas in two weeks, so life has been a little crazy.

    the bike races great. very stiff. i've had two top-ten finishes in the Bs with it out of three races. i love it!

    a woman on my team has a new hot tubes, too. it's amazing. green and pink with hello kitty crap all over it. very cool.

    later.

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