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Old 08-21-2018, 12:38 AM
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Like your style man...
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Old 09-22-2018, 10:29 AM
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Been a while since I added anything here, so here goes a sneak peek of the stainless road frame. It has polished lugs, rear triangle and logos that were masked before the front end was glass bead blasted. I have a little more polishing to do on the rear end but it's almost there





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Old 09-22-2018, 04:44 PM
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Been a while since I added anything here, so here goes a sneak peek of the stainless road frame. It has polished lugs, rear triangle and logos that were masked before the front end was glass bead blasted. I have a little more polishing to do on the rear end but it's almost there
So freakin impressive! How do you figure the blasted finish will hold up over time? Or is it something you can easily redo I guess if needed?
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:04 AM
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So freakin impressive! How do you figure the blasted finish will hold up over time? Or is it something you can easily redo I guess if needed?
It's going to git grimey from being picked up and such, hands leave a lot of residue behind especially for those of us who play with bikes. However, hitting it with a scotchbrite pad and a light coat of Boeshield will bring it back to uniformity. You can check it out built up at NAHBS in March.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:19 AM
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The finish on this frame was based on an idea of emulating a classic paint scheme without the use of paint, thanks to this being all stainless steel. So the lugs, stays, fork crown and logos were brought to a high polish then everything was masked off and bead blasted with glass beads. I'm looking forward to building it up with a proper quill stem that's at the chrome platers.
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Old 09-24-2018, 08:54 AM
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this is gonna be awesome!
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Old 09-27-2018, 05:43 PM
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It's going to git grimey from being picked up and such, hands leave a lot of residue behind especially for those of us who play with bikes. However, hitting it with a scotchbrite pad and a light coat of Boeshield will bring it back to uniformity. You can check it out built up at NAHBS in March.
Look forward to seeing you there!

I sat down and showed my wife the whole progression of this frame on your IG account - she was impressed
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Old 09-27-2018, 05:46 PM
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this is gonna be awesome!
True story - on pins and needles wondering what the build is going to be like..

Maybe some of those new dia-compe shifters that mount up on the brake levers like the old-timey ones?

Or can we dream of pantographed AR Cycles versions of Campy Potenza stuff???
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:14 AM
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True story - on pins and needles wondering what the build is going to be like..

Maybe some of those new dia-compe shifters that mount up on the brake levers like the old-timey ones?

Or can we dream of pantographed AR Cycles versions of Campy Potenza stuff???
I have two ideas that I'm going back and forth on. It's a classic vs modern toss up.....I think I might be going modern
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:36 PM
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I have two ideas that I'm going back and forth on. It's a classic vs modern toss up.....I think I might be going modern
The nice thing is you can always change it - ask me how I know..
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:36 PM
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I've changed the bike Aaron built me a few times. Here's the latest:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4PgkAAmtkxZRisa89
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Old 10-17-2018, 11:41 PM
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Preliminary build on this one




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Old 10-18-2018, 08:04 AM
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Awesome!
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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I'm enjoying every moment of this build. Maybe I missed it, but what did the frame weigh in at before you started building it?
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:28 AM
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I'm enjoying every moment of this build. Maybe I missed it, but what did the frame weigh in at before you started building it?
I didn't weigh it so I am not sure. Non-scientifically speaking, the frame and fork are noticeably lighter than the other frame/forks I have built which makes sense as the tubing is thinner gauge on this frame. In the mock up picture it's sitting at 16lbs.
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