From: John Speare

Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:35 AM

To: John Speare

Subject: Fwd: your old XO-1


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From: Troy Courtney

Date: Jan 7, 2005 1:00 PM

Subject: Re: your old XO-1

To: John Speare



Actually, no I was not the original owner. I never even rode it. I got the frame from a friend of mine in Milwaukee who had the misfortune of his garage roof collapsing with his bikes hanging from the rafters. He gave it too me after he collected his insurance. I had planned on fixing it for me, but it was too small. Alex expressed an interest (before I had made the repairs). So rebuilt it and painted it to his specifications. In answer to your question, yes I paint. The XO was actually on of the earlier frames I painted. My painting has changed since then and I feel the finish is much better.


Thanks for the complement!






At 02:13 PM 1/7/2005, you wrote:



>So were you the first owner?


>Yeah, I love the bike. I like knowing that it was revived after the

>crash. I've been commuting on it for a while, and now I'm going to

>transform it into a fixed gear/single speed for easy travelling. I'm

>saving up for the ENO eccentric hub.


>Although I love the Breezer-style paint job, in a few years I'll

>probably repaint it yet again and restore it to its original

>color/decal set, but I want to enjoy this paint job until it's finally

>too chipped/dinged up. Did you do the paint job too? It's a fine job.





>On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 14:05:38 -0600, Troy Courtney wrote:

> > Hello John,

> >

> > Glad to here the XO got a good home. I was surprise when Alex told

> > me he sold it. He talked about that frame more than any other bike

> > he had. I honest do not recall the exact tubing that was used. More

> > than likely it was TrueTemper RC2 for the TT and RC2 or OX3 for the

> > DT. The RC2 is a great material. It is nothing more than a stress

> > relieved chromoly. It is generally thicker wall (0.8 or 0.9 mm)

> > which is preferable for a frame of this type and for the

> > installation of S&S couplers. RC2 is also very compliant. TrueTemper

> > now calls the tubing Versus. OX3 is a heat treated tubing that is

> > very strong, usually a little thinner, and a little less forgiving.

> > Good tubes thought. I have built a couple mountain bikes out of OX3.

> > My personal road bike is built from RC2. Still riding it after 12 years and wouldn't think of changing it.

> >

> > Glad you like the XO. Let me know if you need anything.

> >

> > Regards,

> > Troy

> >

> >

> > At 03:57 PM 1/7/2005, you wrote:

> > >Hi Troy,

> > >

> > >I bought your old XO-1 from Alex Wetmore about 8 months ago. See here:

> > >x01.html

> > >

> > >I'm curious what kind of tubing you replaced the damaged tubes

> > >with, and any other interesting information you have about the bike.

> > >

> > >I love this bike.

> > >

> > >Thanks.

> > >

> > >--

> > >John Speare

> > >Spokane, WA USA

> > >bikes.html

> >

> >




>John Speare

>Spokane, WA USA






John Speare

Spokane, WA USA