Here's my 1989 Spectrum custom road bike. It's made mostly with Ishiwata tubing. The chainstays were huge for the era, but the rest of the bike is more or less normal. The original color was blood red; in 2004, after about 35k miles, it needed repainting and refitting so it could take contemporary components, so I sent it back to Tom Kellogg.

I chose a deep metallic black (you can barely see it sparkle in the photos) so it would be easier to touch up, but I think I overdid the black stuff. I really wanted red graphics, but Tom didn't have them, so he made stencils--that's paint! what a flawless job he did of both the frameset and the repaint.

These photographs were take on Manhattan's Upper West Side in Riverside Park. While I've raced this bike, I use it mostly for fun rides. I can't imagine ever parting with it.

Components include:
2004 Shimano Ultegra 9-speed
Ritchey bar/stem
Thomson seatpost
Velomax Circuit Comp wheels--as good as they get for the money.
Selle Italia Flite saddle
Shimano Dura-Ace pedals
Whipperman stainless steel chain--2x as expensive but lasts 4x as long!!

-David N. Regen


side view

Spectrum - front view

Spectrum - front end detail






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