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Old 12-02-2012, 01:28 PM
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Thanks for answering Ben.

So that range is due to tooling as opposed to straddling points on the bell curve?





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Yes. We designed the tooling to be able to cover those sizes, which should accommodate 99% of riders.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:30 PM
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Here is one of the last steel bikes Ben built. He was a pleasure to work with and delivered when promised. This bike has the Ti replaceable rear dropouts so if anyone has any doubts to their durability, fear not, I am bigbill, crusher of lesser and poorly engineered products and my dropouts are straight and true. I really want one of the new carbon frames, almost bad enough to sell the other steel bike in the picture to fund it.
Thanks Bill! You were a pleasure to work with and I love that bike. ArgoMax!
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:32 PM
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(From Ari's FS post a while back)





Hi Louis. Thanks for posting those! That was a MAX single speed I built for a customer in the Tahoe area. Hand-carved chrome plated lugs - lots of love went into that frame.

Spectrum did a great job on the paint too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:47 AM
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Hey Ben,

This is the first builder spotlight I've gone through, and I'm quite impressed at you finding success in your methodology of laying up carbon. Also, the bikes look great. Do keep us posted on pics of your latest creations.

Cheers!
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:51 AM
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Ben,

You mentioned earlier in the Spotlight that before you found ICE, it was tough to find folks willing to work on CF bike parts since everyone was already doing work for Boeing. Since you are located in the Pacific Northwest which is a hotbed of the aviation industry, do you ever have an issue with getting a steady supply of carbon fiber due to the Boeing drain?







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Old 12-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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Hey Ben,

This is the first builder spotlight I've gone through, and I'm quite impressed at you finding success in your methodology of laying up carbon. Also, the bikes look great. Do keep us posted on pics of your latest creations.

Cheers!
Thanks and will do!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:33 PM
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Ben,

You mentioned earlier in the Spotlight that before you found ICE, it was tough to find folks willing to work on CF bike parts since everyone was already doing work for Boeing. Since you are located in the Pacific Northwest which is a hotbed of the aviation industry, do you ever have an issue with getting a steady supply of carbon fiber due to the Boeing drain?

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Not at all. ICE makes sure to maintain about a six week supply of pre-preg so as not to get pinched, but generally speaking its not a big deal, even with the new Dreamliner.

A few years ago there was a pinch around here on stainless and Ti due to Boeing, but that's about all I've heard of in regards to Boeing sucking up supply.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:09 PM
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Nice....

From the Argonaut Cycles facebook page...

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Brian Vernor did an amazing job capturing Ben's vision and passion for ride quality and life on the bike. Argonaut is excited to publicly release the book, as only a select few have physical copies.
Many thanks to Brian and David at Wilderness for helping us put this project together. We hope you enjoy it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/glc0uzctnm...kbook_RND5.pdf




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Old 07-20-2013, 08:19 PM
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Those black and blue carbon frames look slick.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:47 PM
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Sweet ride there Ben!!

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:55 AM
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Latest ride from the Argonaut Skunkworks factory....
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:13 AM
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sweet ride.
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Old 12-07-2014, 09:41 AM
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Great information, Ben! I've been riding a long time, and have mostly ridden steel and titanium. The closest I have come to full carbon is a Holland Exogrid. You are now on my short list for me next custom frame!
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:51 AM
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Love this bike!!
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What's happening...

Understated and cool...
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