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Dave Wages
02-12-2014, 11:20 AM
This bike has been in the works for a few months, and when I finally decided to attend NAHBS again this year, this bike seemed like a no-brainer for a show bike. Thankfully, it's owner has been nice enough to let me hold onto it for a month or so and then pick it up at the show.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BRMs0BS5Qo4/UurqsB2fg_I/AAAAAAAAJJU/0t4Ezn471ls/s720/IMG_20140128_175101_070.jpg

You can see some more paint and build pictures on my Picasa page (https://picasaweb.google.com/100571970155704443343/MarcoSStradaSLX#), but you almost have to see it in person to get a feel for the work that Jason Sanchez put into this one, it's truly stunning. On the white sections of the bike, he cut a chainring stencil and the sprayed a pearl clear over that for a "ghost" effect on those areas.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2gCi53n5CoI/UurqqmaGE8I/AAAAAAAAJIw/3YcbcszocS4/s720/ellis%25201-28-14%2520this%2520one%2520lo%2520res.jpg

As for the build;
Dura Ace 25th anniversary group, (if anyone is interested, I can still get these, brand new in the case)
H+Son TB14 polished rims
Challenge Paris Roubaix tires
Nitto Pearl stem
Nitto 177 bars
Selle San Marco Rolls Ti saddle

Finally, if you're in the Milwaukee area and would like to lay your eyes on this bike in person, it's on display at Ben's Cycle until I have to pack it up for the show, so almost a month yet. Stop in and take a gander!

Cheers,
Dave

Tim Porter
02-12-2014, 02:01 PM
What a stunning bike, Dave. Congrats and enjoy NAHBS. Tim Porter

joep2517
02-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Yowza, that's amazing. Love the look. The owner is a lucky person. Great job Dave!!!

Burnette
02-12-2014, 10:44 PM
Awesome bike Dave, and I will get to see it in person! Got my tickets for NAHBS already, look forward to seeing your booth and that bike in particular.

binxnyrwarrsoul
02-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Sheez, that is beautiful.

fuzzalow
02-13-2014, 07:45 AM
That is a stunning bike, it's really got the Raleigh Pro vibe going on with it with the painted seattube panels and the fully sloping fork crown. I look forward to seeing it at NAHBS.

rnhood
02-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Yes, what the others have said......really beautiful bike.....and in the best tradition of beautiful bikes.


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