New Curlto on the road
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    New Curlto on the road

    The frame arrived this past Friday, built it up and Saturday and managed to get about 65 miles in on Sunday and Monday. The frame took a little longer to arrive than initially anticipated, but was certainly worth the wait. So far I am very happy with the fit - should be seeing as it is custom. The frame is an S3 tubeset and weighed in at a respectable 1478 grams. The pride that Doug puts into his frames is very apparent once you have one in hand. I will wait for a few hundred more miles before offering some ride descriptions, but first impressions are very positive. The build is Campy Chorus that I brought over from my prior frame.
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    White bike - yes!

    And one that would fit be just about perfectly. Where did you say you live?
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    Simple and Nice, very very Nice.

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    Very sweet, love the white


    Welcome to the Curtlo club, I'll be looking for your full ride report. I was so close to going with Campy, but I couldn't have run the disc brakes had I gone campy.

    Many happy miles to you....
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    very nice.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by willis.4
    Simple and Nice, very very Nice.
    I agree. Very classy.

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    Superb. I love the almost perfectly identical ST and HT angles and the fact he shows you where the bars will be with 1 cm of spacers using a 110cm stem with 84/6 degrees rise. If I'm reading his drawing correctly is he saying the toptube has a 6 degree slope? Sweet looking ride.

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    Looks wonderful. Everything is so well proportioned. Did you have the geometry figured out before calling Curtlo?
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    What did you consider when choosing the "banana" vs. straight seat stays? I am considering a Curtlo and am clueless on this choice. Nice looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lampshade
    What did you consider when choosing the "banana" vs. straight seat stays? I am considering a Curtlo and am clueless on this choice. Nice looking bike.

    When I had my Curtlo build I chose them for two reasons:

    1. They soften the ride, ever so little compared to straight stays giving a more comfortable ride.

    2. I liked the look better than straight stays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostzapper2007
    Superb. I love the almost perfectly identical ST and HT angles and the fact he shows you where the bars will be with 1 cm of spacers using a 110cm stem with 84/6 degrees rise. If I'm reading his drawing correctly is he saying the toptube has a 6 degree slope? Sweet looking ride.
    Yes - the top tube has a 6 degree slope, as recommended by Doug. I think it makes for a great semi-compact look with the TT and stem both at a -6 degree slope.

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    Very nice. Classy design and build.

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    welcome!

    Congrats Rob...it was worth the wait!

    As Wookiebiker said, welcome to the club.

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    very nice. that makes me all excited, I can't wait to get my curtlo...
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    Man, that looks nice. I really considered white with my bike. Next time.

    What was total weight of the bike built up?

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    very very nice.. a pleasure to look at.
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    Very nice build, How do you like S3....I have an Ionic S3 it rides great. I was so happy to kick Alum to the side of the road.

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    what kind of bars are those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaji
    what kind of bars are those
    Syntace Racelite carbon

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    sweet!

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    Very nice, I almost went with Curtlo when buying a steel frame this past fall. If I had of I would hope it would have looked just like that! That is perfect. I love the slight curve he puts in the seatstays.

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    pretty cool bike. How much input did you have on the geometry? or did you have it all fiqured out before you ordered? How does it ride?

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    Wow! congratulations on an amazing bike. 'Buy a custom Waterford' has always been right after 'save up $2000' on my to do list. But, I like your Curtlo S3 better than any of the R-33's that I've seen (sorry Richard).

    A few questions: What is the wait period? How was dealing with a builder from the North-West while in the Midwest? And any thing that you wish you would have known before ordering.
    Thank you.

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    Yes in deed, very neat and clean! The colors...white and black...look great. Nice job!

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