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Old 03-21-2017, 12:01 PM
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Awesome. Probably my favorite bike on here right now. congrats !
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:42 PM
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Looks like you could run 700c if you want? Lots of clearance and pads at the bottom of the calipers.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:05 PM
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700c. huh. That is definitely not something I thought of trying. I'm curious now if they actually could fit.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:13 AM
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And I was going to say that I'm really digging the black spoke/silver rim (or hub!) look.

Ties in with the DA crank for me. Anyway, really nice bike, Adam!
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:50 AM
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thx Sofia! Wishing I was in SoCal so it could get out on longer, warmer rides.
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:48 PM
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Loving this thing








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Old 04-05-2017, 04:45 PM
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My kind of bike.

Looks like it's turning into a constant companion.
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Old 04-07-2017, 04:57 AM
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20170320-20170320-DSCF8174.jpg by Adam Paiva, on Flickr

My first foray into the 650B world - a Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise 650B.
Custom built not for me, but from what I'm told, same specs as the one reviewed in BQ (and that issue came with the frame), with a little tweak towards "more fast light front load" and Cinelli Silver paint from Keith Andersen which I don't think will look this good for very long, but quite lovely for now. Moderately low trail at 44 which was exactly what I wanted as I don't intend to load too much, though debating whether or not that TA mini rack can handle a Swift Ozette.

Ride report : It's good. It's really good.

Neu Vintage Build List:
Dura Ace 9000 sti's
Dura Ace 9000 front mech / Shimano Ultegra 6800 rear mech
Dura Ace 9000 crankset 50/34
Ultegra 6800 11 spd 11-32 cassette
Mafac Raid brakes
TA Specialites mini rack
Stronglight Delta headset
Circus Monkey hubs to Velocity Synergy wheels
Panaracer Gravelking 650bx42mm
Nitto Pearl stem
Nitto for Simworks bars
Nitto Dynamic post
Brooks Cambium saddle and bar tape (with a layer of inner tube underneath)
Ciussi Inox cages
Very nice! I have a L'Avecaise in the works. Off the peg 54cm filet brazed unfiled. VW dove gray powder coat. Jeff built some for BQ and with that project he nailed the tubing. Search Jeff Lyon on the BQ blog.
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:22 AM
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Just saw this...very nice looking frame and great build.
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:38 AM
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Very nice! I have a L'Avecaise in the works. Off the peg 54cm filet brazed unfiled. VW dove gray powder coat. Jeff built some for BQ and with that project he nailed the tubing. Search Jeff Lyon on the BQ blog.
Thanks RWSaunders and thanks L Lammers. And LL that is awesome, I am sure you are going to be a happy customer. This frame is also based on the same specs as the BQ test bike with some slight modification per the original customer's desires. Mine is also the L'Avecaise "with ease" semi-off the peg model with fillet brazing. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fillet aesthetics despite not being "filed to perfection". I do not see any shortcuts or lack of time spent evident in the finished product.
Also the guy I bought it from, who had ordered it custom, gave me the BQ issue with the L'A review. Send me a PM if you want to read it.
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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Such a good bike.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:14 AM
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Thanks RWSaunders and thanks L Lammers. And LL that is awesome, I am sure you are going to be a happy customer. This frame is also based on the same specs as the BQ test bike with some slight modification per the original customer's desires. Mine is also the L'Avecaise "with ease" semi-off the peg model with fillet brazing. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fillet aesthetics despite not being "filed to perfection". I do not see any shortcuts or lack of time spent evident in the finished product.
Also the guy I bought it from, who had ordered it custom, gave me the BQ issue with the L'A review. Send me a PM if you want to read it.
Unfiled filet brazing is stronger than filed and Jeff is a master craftsman. I saw a post here about Jeff having a sale and the 650B got me interested. I read all the BQ articles and knew that I wanted a L'Avecaise. In the 80's I rode a Rossin Record Columbus SL. Very comfortable bike with thin tubing. It flexed/planed. Planing is not a new concept. In the late 80's/early 90's stiffer frames became popular. I'm 65 and have a Rivendell Cheviot. It's 650B too and I'm running 42's. My adult paper boy bike. Rides like a dream and great on trails...but the old geezer needs a sporty ride too.

I'll post pics when it's built.
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