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Old 05-05-2021, 05:53 PM
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Ha - no worries. I think you were just busy the day I asked. I'll email you some time about it. Thanks!

This one's mine, by the way.
Oh that nice!
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:41 AM
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Full ride report expected Girlscantell. You cant put a great bike like that here and not give a ride report....btw congrads on the bike and welcome to the forum.
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:34 AM
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Ha - no worries. I think you were just busy the day I asked. I'll email you some time about it. Thanks!

This one's mine, by the way.
Stunning. Would love to hear the backstory on the paint choice.. And see the full build.
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:40 AM
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Ha - no worries. I think you were just busy the day I asked. I'll email you some time about it. Thanks!

This one's mine, by the way.
This is beautiful!
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Stunning. Would love to hear the backstory on the paint choice.. And see the full build.
Should definitely start a thread in the Custom Bikes section of the forum to tell more of the story behind it!
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:49 AM
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Not much story to it. I love old racing bikes with chevron paint schemes. I sent Joe Bell a description of the colors I was looking for and a photo of a Eddy Merckx with a great design. I asked for a particular blue. red and yellow. I remember there was a restored Willys Americar around town that had this wonderful blue. I got the paint formula from the owner and sent it to Joe. Joe decided to include the white and I disliked the design when Dave sent me the first photo. But when it arrived...Holy Moses, it was beautiful.

I built it up with Campy Chorus 11spd (this was 2013), H+Son TB14s on White Industries T11s, and various bits off my previous bike. It does everything I want my bike to do: climbs efficiently, corners as well as I can handle and doesn't twitch like my previous bikes. Unfortunately, I got lost a few times and ended up on some gravel. I did a lot of gravel, actually. The bike ate it up but suffered some paint chips. I'm looking to send it back to Joe soon for a repaint. Maybe I'll change it up.

I don't have any photos of it but I'll take one next time I'm out in the sun.
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:04 PM
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My Kirk

I spoke with Joe Bell yesterday and he said to just ride it til it's ugly. I'm not there yet.
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:13 PM
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Was it something I said?
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:19 PM
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Was it something I said?
Post it in the Custom Bikes section.
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Old 05-15-2021, 01:25 PM
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Will do! Eventually. ...


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Old 06-02-2021, 11:39 AM
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I was digging through older photos and came across these and for some reason I like them....and of course a photo of the kindest creature on the planet, our Manx cat Pearl, is always appreciated.


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Old 06-03-2021, 09:09 AM
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That second to last pic should be a poster! Really cool with the way the front frame is in focus and the blurring of the frames behind.


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Old 06-03-2021, 10:50 AM
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....and of course a photo of the kindest creature on the planet, our Manx cat Pearl....
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Where is she off to? And will this be on BikeFlights?
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Old 06-03-2021, 10:51 AM
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I would totally hang that in my garage (no offense Pearl).

Would you be willing to share a high res copy of that photo or sell prints ?


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Old 06-03-2021, 01:25 PM
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I would totally hang that in my garage (no offense Pearl).

Would you be willing to share a high res copy of that photo or sell prints ?


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Which photo are you talking about?

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