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Old 09-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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Oh, and lest I forget- COFFEE!

I vary based on the part of town I am in, but I like the Allann Bro's stuff. Full City seems to generally have well trained barista's, which I like. Hideaway is a great social spot, but I'm a bigger fan of their berry vessels than coffee.

At home I drink mostly Spella's espresso as a medium pull (or as close as I can manage) double 6oz americano. I've had some clients send me some beans to try- it's always great to be introduced to new roasters. One of these days I'll start roasting again with a bigger roaster, but I had a difficult time keeping up with my consumption.

Speaking of which, I should go make another cup...
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:26 PM
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Eric is a really nice guy and would be very easy to work with. Living in the same town makes it tempting to get another frame but with kids in college and 5 bikes already I can be patient. He will be around I hope.

BTW-Full City is consistently good but the best place in town is Crema at Sacred Heart hospital. They pull great shots, though I have been relegated to decaf by my family and partners at work.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:29 PM
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Another sweet build...

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Commtour- a 700c all-arounder based on this gentleman's needs. Designed to work as a daily commuter, and weekend on tours or fast group rides. When he picked it up at my shop he immediately road it home....to CA!

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Old 09-27-2012, 12:52 PM
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im picking up this today

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im picking up this today
That is such a sweet restoration. We have to see build picts when you have them.




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Old 09-27-2012, 01:30 PM
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gonna be a month or two until i can get all the parts i want. i will have it together with some stuff, but i need a HS ASAP.

so, who's gonna do their CSI next?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:41 PM
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:17 PM
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From the Eric's Q&A on page 1:

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I have been interested in frame building since I was a kid, but it took a long road to get there. In collage I pulled apart some older frames, and started to learn to braze and weld. I was an art major with a focus on metal sculpture. During that time I ran the campus bike co-op, and ordered up my first set of lugs (that sat unused for a number of years)....

What did Eric end up doing with those lugs? The Strada Classico!


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Strada Classico- After years sitting in a box, I finally found a use for that first lugset (not my first lugged bike). This client had been collecting older Campy parts in hopes of finding a vintage Masi in his size (he had lusted after one since high school). Unable to find a frame to suit, I built him this. The lugs are circa 1968 via Richard Sachs, but the frame is made with modern alloy head treated tubing. Quite the looker!
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im picking up this today
It was a pleasure, and it's always great to be able to shake a hand at the beginning and end of a project. A rare opportunity with so many clients being further afield. I'm looking forward to the direction on the new one, thanks!
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What did Eric end up doing with those lugs? The Strada Classico!
Thanks, William! Very apropos with the current thread about new and classic builds.

That build was for a gentleman who lusted after an Italian racer in his youth, but was unable to find one in his size when the time came. After careful hunting for parts and a frame, he decided to shift gears and asked me to build him something reminiscence of that bike, but with a few modern updates in materials, things under BB cable routing, and a a few tweaks to a fit he had been refining over the years.

It starts with an idea...
Ralph wanted a Winter interpretation of a classic 70's stage race. I had been sitting on these Italian-type lugs for about 10 of their 30 years of waiting: their time had finally come.







Good things come to those who wait-

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:38 PM
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Large frames aren't just for the guys!

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Destrier- A 700c road frame, my largest women's bike to date (it's a 62.5cm). The client is an athletic rider who had suffered through riding to small of a bike for years. She wanted a performance race bike with a touch of class for hard effort riding. This is a stainless bike with internally routed Ultegra Di2. The fork and stem are plated in a propitiatory chrome finish designed to match the stainless tubing.

Photos (white background) by Anthony Bareno, shop photos by Winter Bicycles

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