Thomas’s S3 Road Bike:

Well I’ve got to say, Thomas’s new bike turned out pretty nice.  This is Thomas’s second bike from me.  It will find it’s way down to the bay area of California.  He sent me a picture of a hot rod as inspiration for the project.  Thomas also picked out a new font to fit the theme.  We both agreed a simple logo on the toptube would balance out nicely.  The bike is finished off with some brushed stainless and gloss logos/accents over the matte black base.  This is the first bike that I’ve put the new Sram Red on and it’s an impressive kit.  I built Thomas some King R45’s to a pair of the new Stan’s Alpha rims using supercomps and comps on the rear driveside.  A King bb , headset, and Thomson cockpit finish out the silver accents.  Thomas also ordered the matching Red Quarq crank, but they aren’t ready to ship yet.  He will be using a Force crank he already had in the meantime.

7 responses to “Thomas’s S3 Road Bike”

  1. Thomas says:

    Thanks Erik. That looks so nice. Can’t wait to rip it down the local breaks!

  2. Tim says:

    That’s gorgeous! Congrats both of you.

  3. George says:

    Super, super nice work, Erik! Maybe I will have to actually ride with Thomas now.

  4. patrick says:

    Very nice, what’s the weight of this S3 frame like? Size 55-56cm?

    Is is normal for the S3 chainstay to flatted/ovalised near the rear dropout area?

    Any extra cost on the red dropouts?

    • Erik says:

      The frame is a 57.5 with a slack seattube angle and zero offset post, so it fits like a 56. The frame weighed 3.3 pounds. It’s not full S3 though. The seattube is a 31.8 OX Platinum instead of the 28.6 S3 unit. The chainstays are Columbus Life and the seatstays are True Temper Verus. The red dropouts add $50 to the frame.

      • Patrick says:

        Impressive frame build!!

        This seems to be a very light setup even with the Life, Versus & OX Plat tubing used in that size.

        Liked the Internal Brake cabling setup too, won’t it be a problem with rust?

        Hope to be able to own an Alliance frame soon.