Somewhat rare bicycle was contracted out by Sampson of Colorado to Clark Kent (CK) after Greg Lemond backed out of a deal with CK (based on my correspondence with Mr. Sampson). Sampson was trying to help CK with business. Frame appears to have been welded by master welder Ivo Vinklarek based on the serial number, I1837. The welds are immaculate. Any other information on this frame would be much appreciated. The latest build with the DA 9000 group set weighs in at 16.5 lbs.
Sampson 3/2.5 Ti 650c frame (1407 grams)
Reynolds Ouza Comp II 650c
Dura Ace FC-9000 52/36 170mm crankset, Dura Ace BB-9000 bottom bracket
Ritchey WCS SPD pedals
Shimano Dura Ace FC-9000 chain, 12-28 Shimano Dura 9000 cassette
Shimano Dura Ace RD-9000 rear derailleur, Shimano Dura Ace FD-9000 front derailleur, Shimano Dura Ace BR-9001 (R) / BR-9000 (L) 2x11 integrated brake levers/shifters
Deda Zero 100 44cm hand-polished alloy handlebar, Deda SuperZero 90mm stem
Specialized Power Pro saddle
Shimano Dura Ace BR-9000 brakes
HED Jet 60mm clincher Michelin Pro3 650x23c
Reynolds Solitude 650c alloy rims Panasonic Pasela 650x25c or Michelin Pro3 650x23c
Wahoo RFLKT + Elite Crono CX water bottle / Cateye Rapid X front and rear lights
Similar to bikenejad's CK with the same gorgeous welds shown at the following location: https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/clark-kent-titanium-tt-21479
Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.
Added by Sublipara. Last updated about 6 years ago.