Baller’s Bicycles – Spectrum’s Tom Kellogg’s Titanium Road Bike
Tom Kellogg works with Jeff Duser to create Spectrum Cycles. Tom does the measurements and customer sizing and designs the bike, then hands it off to Jeff to build the steel frames. Tom does do some lug prep and finishing, but Jeff’s the one turning them into complete bikes. Once it’s done, Tom takes over again to do the paint.
They also offer titanium frames, which begin the same way. Tom takes the measurements, preferably from an in-person fit at their own shop, designs the bike, then turns it over to Seven Cycles for fabrication. Not just any fabrication…they get frames back with a unique touch that not even Seven’s own bikes get…
Spectrums’s ti bikes are welded by Tim at Seven Cycles, who’s the only one they know will properly do the smooth welds. And by smooth, we do mean smoooooooth. Tom says there is no finishing or sanding done after the weld, they come out looking just like what you see here:
The color stripes are paint, they just look raised like decals.
Check out the coned tubes joined to create the brake bridge.
His build’s finished off with a Thomson stem and Buben handlebar.