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Old 04-18-2017, 09:16 AM
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holy crap! looks incredible! lugged steel is where it's at buddy!

you keep snagging winner after winner, don't you!?! enjoy the heck out of that
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:39 AM
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holy crap! looks incredible! lugged steel is where it's at buddy!

you keep snagging winner after winner, don't you!?! enjoy the heck out of that
Yes, I am very fortunate to have the time and money to try new bikes.
I think this one is my favorite ever. I once saw it long ago in a photo and lusted... I thought real nice thoughts about it, and now its found me. the best part is it fits as nice as it looks, like really well. This bike and the Lyon aren;t going anywhere any time soon.

thanks everyone for the kind words, this bike is a blast, about to do some trainer duty because its never going to stop raining this year.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:30 PM
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That is a seriously nice bike. Great color, great build. Awesome score.
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:40 PM
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I loved it...

I loved it, and didnt have it long enough... too many Zanks to keep me busy.... it has a very special ride, kind of plush, but the stays are massive so it still goes like stink... one of my all time favs...

Let me know if you decide to part with the Zank...

Stephen
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:26 PM
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I've seen this bike in person (with its original owner), and it's a real looker. Your photos catch how much the blue "pops." CPG is definitely one of the masters of the art.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:38 PM
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I loved it, and didnt have it long enough... too many Zanks to keep me busy.... it has a very special ride, kind of plush, but the stays are massive so it still goes like stink... one of my all time favs...

Let me know if you decide to part with the Zank...

Stephen
This is exactly how i feel about the bike. Plush but those massive stays do not move, you nailed it! I didn't know you owned the bike for a bit too! its had a lot of owners for some reason? I think Ryun may have even had it twice?

Compared to the Zanc, its not as stiff, a bit more forgiving, but compared to my Lyon, its stiff in all the right places for hammering. I have 3/4 mile long gravel drive so i have to ride over rough patches every single day. its a great testing ground to see what tire/wheel/fork combos will create a plush or harsh ride. the Zanc with Boras is easily the least forgiving and the Lyon with 32mm compass tires at 50psi is easily the most cushy on the gravel.
This bike is closer to the Zanc in stiffness and performance, but still plenty smooth for long miles and some mixed terrain. it even has room for 28mm tires, maybe 30s, still need to try.
this is the bike you ride on cobbles all day vs the Zanc feeling like a crit machine for smooth roads and shorter distances.

i need a month or so with the Zanc in fair weather before i can make a good decision on it, but should i feel the need to move it, ill let you know first! its probably a bit long and low for me, but theres something about it i find so intriguing, plus those mini max tubes just look so damn cool!

thanks all

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Old 04-18-2017, 07:58 PM
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I've seen this bike in person (with its original owner), and it's a real looker. Your photos catch how much the blue "pops." CPG is definitely one of the masters of the art.
Yes! interesting you mention that. i had only seen a couple photos of the bike before, so when it arrived in person, i thought "whoa, that blue is much more brilliant than i ever could have imagined." there is a small bit of lavender in there that doesn't show up except in the right light. as a fan of blue bikes, this one is pretty much the bees knees

so that being said, here's a couple more shots, because i like this bike a lot. Its really really good.
[IMG]man and bike by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Springtime by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:36 PM
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Out of all the bikes I have seen in my lifetime, I have always thought that this was the nicest looking bike. No exaggeration what so ever.
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:38 PM
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My goodness that is pretty.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:05 PM
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another beauty Matt. very well done. enjoy it!
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:21 PM
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Congratulations! Very nice. Pretty sure this is one I have considered many times as it certainly is familiar.

Curt is a good guy and a great builder. I am fortunate to have him local to me and he is very much on the very short list.

Enjoy the hell out of it!
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:49 PM
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I changed to a lower angled stem and fit some 28mm tires no problem.
[IMG]Barn 2 by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
Me likey
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:03 PM
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I believe this bike and yourself are "full of win" as the kids say.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:59 PM
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I always get bikes with slopping tubes (appart from vintage bikes with quills which are always straight stems). Now with this bike I picked up, its a level TT and the stems I normally get +6/-6 doesnt look very good... they look fine on slopping tubes but not so much with level.

Same with this, looks much better now.
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