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 Post subject: Van Tuyl Foco 2001
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Location: The Netherlands
Below a picture of my current MTB, a Van Tuyl Foco of 2001.
A custom frame built by the Dutch framebuilder Gijs van Tuyl. As far as I know only 3 ever produced with this design/tubing by Van Tuyl.

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Originally I had built the bike with a Rond/Magura Quake C, tailored by Rond to fit the frame, but nowadays I like to have a rigid fork installed. The picture shows the bike with Hutchinson TopSlick Airlight, but I usually ride with the Conti Twister Supersonic.
I always have ridden steel frames. The specs below show that a steel bike can still be lightweight.

Specifications:
Frame: Steel, Columbus Foco tubing
Fork: Carbon, rigid
Wheels: Mavic CrossMax ST
Tires: Continental Twister Supersonic
Brakes: Magura HS33
Pedals: Time ATAC XS carbon
Rear mech: SRAM X.O.
Front mech: Shimano XT
Cranks: Stronglight Rockstrong
BB: Shimano XT
Chain: Shimano XTR
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace 9sp 11-23
Chainrings: TA
Cables: Gore Ride-On
Stem: Kore Lite
Bar: Ritchey WCS
Barends: Pro, incl. titanium bolts
Grips: Onza
Headset: CaneCreek S2
Saddle: Flite Titanium (165gr.)
Seatpost: Kore Lite
Total weight: 8.2 kg

Planned upgrades:
- PACE RC31 / Ritchey WCS carbon
- Synchros stem

My previous bikes:
Specialized Rockhopper Comp, 1992
Marin Pine Mountain, incl. Judy SL, 1995


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:00 pm 
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welcome!

nice bike 8) but would look nicer with knobbly tyres and some mud!! :D


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Hello, cool looking bike!

Al. :D


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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Thanks,

I have used the Topslick tires for one of my few tarmac weekends. Always nice to see that one can be as fast as a road bike then :twisted: . Next week I shall have the Twisters installed again. If I get a change I shall post pictures of that configuration.

Regards, J.


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If I get a change I shall post pictures of that configuration.


please do 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:38 pm 
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Hello everyone,

After a couple of years an update on this bike:

Frame is resprayed (in Volve Barents Blue) and after some itterations in specs I now have the configuration that suits best with one of the best ride possible for this frame.

Specs as-is-now;
Van Tuyl steel frame with Columbus Foco tubing
Pace RC-31
Magura HS33
XO rear
M739 front
Dura Ace 12-25 cassette
Use Ti post with SLR saddle
Specialized Ti stem
X-Lite Ti handlebar with Specialized S-Works grips
Hope headset
Stronglight cranks with Pace rings. FSA Ti BB axle.
Look S-Track pedals
Wheels built by Ernie Frieke from BikeBoosting (recommended!): DT Swiss 240S with ZTR rims. 1300 gr. for the set.
Ringle Twister skewers
Nobby Nic 1.8 tires (becoming quite rare now)
Bike weight: 8.5 kg.

A picture taken today:
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