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Old 07-01-2023, 10:56 AM
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That is a stunningly nice looking bike there, Dave. Incredible work. Thanks for sharing. Wow.
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Old 07-01-2023, 01:30 PM
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that is a stunningly nice looking bike there, dave. Incredible work. Thanks for sharing. Wow.
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Old 07-03-2023, 10:49 AM
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Would you be able to tell us the weight of the frame/fork in the photos, as a baseline, and whether it was made of the lightest of the choices you have, or was made for a heavier rider?
Good morning -

I honestly don't know the weight and I've already started hanging parts on it so I can't get a clean weight.

I would guess the frame weighs in the 3.3 lb range. The tubes on this build are geared to a light rider and there's no real fat to cut from it. It has a 1 1/8" steerer/head tube and switching to a 1" would drop some weight if that was the aim.

I hope that helps.

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Old 07-08-2023, 04:12 PM
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Hi,

Reynolds has discontinued their 953 product. How is that going to affect the your frames? Switch to Xcr?

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Old 07-08-2023, 09:35 PM
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Hi,

Reynolds has discontinued their 953 product. How is that going to affect the your frames? Switch to Xcr?
I have a wonderful relationship with Reynolds and they allowed me to buy enough of the 953 that I will probably have enough stock to see me through retirement. I won't have to make any changes any time soon.

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Old 07-13-2023, 02:12 PM
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I will probably have enough stock to see me through retirement.
How long do I have to save up?
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Old 07-13-2023, 02:17 PM
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How long do I have to save up?
I honestly don't have an answer to that question. I have not set a firm date at this point. I'd be shocked if I'm still standing at the bench in 5 years...and right now I have about 1 year of work in front of me. So that defines a window of sorts.

I still love building and know I'll miss it when the time comes to give it up. That said I've been standing at a bench for a living nearly full time since 1980 and it takes a toll physically.

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Old 07-19-2023, 11:39 AM
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This one just left Bozeman and is headed east to the DC area to be ridden on all kinds of mixed routes. I look forward to seeing photos of it on its new stomping grounds.

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Old 07-20-2023, 09:34 AM
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This one just left Bozeman and is headed east to the DC area to be ridden on all kinds of mixed routes. I look forward to seeing photos of it on its new stomping grounds.

dave
That one is unreal. Will keep eyes out for it on the local roads.
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Old 07-20-2023, 11:45 AM
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I honestly don't have an answer to that question. I have not set a firm date at this point. I'd be shocked if I'm still standing at the bench in 5 years...and right now I have about 1 year of work in front of me. So that defines a window of sorts.

I still love building and know I'll miss it when the time comes to give it up. That said I've been standing at a bench for a living nearly full time since 1980 and it takes a toll physically.

dave
Hey, I was a mature adult in 1980 and even without standing at a bench the years take a toll. :-)
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Old 08-04-2023, 02:44 PM
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This one just came in my Mr. Bell's shop and it's ready to go back out the door to it's new home back east.

It's a fully stainless fillet brazed Onesto with partial paint to give it a classic look. In the sun the paint looks like it's still wet and a foot deep. Very cool.

Have a good weekend -

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Old 08-04-2023, 03:08 PM
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Dave-
Thanks for posting the pictures of my new bike! It turned out exactly as I had wished. Now I get to pace around waiting for the next week!
Thanks again-
Gene
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Old 08-04-2023, 04:59 PM
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So elegant and stunningly beautiful. Seems a shame to even hang components on it. Still, a bike does have a purpose.

Enjoy.
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Old 08-05-2023, 08:21 AM
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Wow!
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Old 08-05-2023, 07:03 PM
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That is perfection, and just what I'd want, only in a dark purply-blue! And maybe just the lower fork legs bare stainless....

Lovely
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