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Old 07-09-2020, 09:03 AM
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Great - just over 3 weeks from final spec to completion of the frame. Getting close!
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:31 PM
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Very, very, very stoked.

Don’t know why iPhones rotate photos when you make them smaller but yeah. There you have it.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:33 PM
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Wow, the turnaround time is FAST!

Enjoy your new bike, welcome to the Ti world, hope you stay long and prosper.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:40 PM
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Wow, the turnaround time is FAST!

Enjoy your new bike, welcome to the Ti world, hope you stay long and prosper.

Five weeks and four days from initial fit to fully custom frame delivery. It’s insanely impressive.

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Old 07-10-2020, 07:01 PM
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Those welds...wow. Love the outline decal, too. Very nice
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:04 PM
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Welcome to ti - last frame you ever need to purchase!
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:27 PM
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That looks VERY nice. Looking forward to seeing it built up and reading your impressions of the ride.
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:29 PM
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Big thanks to Craig for getting this built in 24 hours. Really couldn’t be happier with my choice of retailer. And a big thanks to Neil at Seven. A total pleasure to work with both parties.

Thoughts on the build: absolutely love it. I had real difficulty visualising the build but I couldn't be more stoked if I tried.

Very happy I went with a Ti post/black cockpit. Even happier I purchased Nitto spacers that matched the stem finish. Also, I think the slim Sim Works by Nitto stem looks fantastic.

I reckon the Praxis cranks and BB look incredibly smart, too. So much better than 105 cranks. Gumwalls on Ti are a classic, to me. I do still want new wheels though. Craig even told me I needed a new freehub body so maybe I can swing new wheels instead

To be honest, the only issue I have is the bars. Not an issue per se, but I’m not sure the size of them/shape of the bend really suits the frame. They look pretty big.Maybe a 75mm reach would work better instead of these 85mm's. I do like the shape though. They're comfy.

Regarding the frame, I think the profiles of the tubing looks great, but I think it’s the proportions of the bike as a whole that I’m happiest about. For a relatively small frame, I think it looks pretty ‘normal’ in size. The headtube angle is without a doubt the slackest I've ridden but I don't think it looks unusual. I think the whole build still looks balanced. The slight slope to the top tube definitely elongates it, visually. I have extra spacers available to me just in case, but I shouldn’t need the stack as high as it currently is. The Cane Creek 110 looks superb. I am beyond happy with it's aesthetics.

The Kirk barrel adjusters I ordered didn't turn up in time for me to take them to Craig, but to be honest, I don't actually think they work aesthetically. It'd be the only brass/gold item on the build. There's too much Ti/black for them to work, so I won't use those.


I’m yet to ride it. That’ll come tomorrow. And I cannot wait! Will try to take some better photos then, too.
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Old 07-12-2020, 01:30 AM
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Very nice and classic looking build - made me miss my Saila frame, there is something over Seven welds and look. Hope it rides as good as is looks
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:47 AM
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Big thanks to Craig for getting this built in 24 hours.
Was gonna say...

When I first saw your naked frame, I said to myself, if it was my frame, it won't last more than 12 hours before I have it built and be ready to ride the next day. Glad that Jerk pal was able to take you from start to finish - perfect 10!

There's no fcuking way Mr. Jerk is gonna let you walk out his door with a bike that looks like anything less than "pro" with a 7-foot drop.

Hope you have a good ride today....take copious notes and pictures. Report back soon. Be honest. You don't have to tell us everything, keep some to yourself.
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:27 AM
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That came out awesome! I really like the build and bike. A buddy of mine has the last steel bike they ever built. It is a stunner! Of all the bicycles I have owned over the past decade I have not owned a Seven, but I have seen quite a few and they are wonderfully built and gorgeous. Congrats!
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:26 PM
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Here’s a much better photo. I’m hesitant to give a ride report here until
I’ve dialed in the fit. But it’s certainly very good so far.
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:34 PM
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Congrats, looks great!

That turnaround is insane: five weeks when I'm sure their business is doing well in our "mini bike boom" - it's a testament to their production capabilities.

Here's a shot of your first cousin with brass barrel adjusters: I need to adjust the cable and screw it in more but they look good even with an all ti/black combo.

Looking forward to the ride report, happy trails!
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Old 07-13-2020, 02:04 PM
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Thanks! You're right. They do look good. I'll use them in due course.

I stupidly forgot to tell Summer that I ride brakes with right/front, left/rear, being English and all. I gave it a go the 'wrong' way around yesterday but it's just dangerous. I need to switch that over so maybe I'll do it at the same time.

Just picked up some replacement wheels for these very basic 105/DT 460s in the shape of Phil Wood/Easton R90SL/Silver CX Ray's. Hoping the silver spokes look good.

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Old 07-13-2020, 03:33 PM
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Thats a beautiful bike. Sometimes less is more, its refreshing to c a regular 11/8 headtube as it looks proper on a ti frame.
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