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Old 03-24-2017, 11:48 AM
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Both of those bikes are great. I will jump in on the green envy, that's an awesome shade, so is the blue for that matter. Glad to see this thread revived.
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Old 03-24-2017, 06:58 PM
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Hearts and lots of love

This one is at paint right now, a really special project that ended up being a labor of love in more ways than one.

The custom front rack with a heart.



Modified fork crown with another heart.



Heart and points on the seat lug.



Some more hearts on the sleeved stainless seatstays.



And, even some hearts hiding out on the chainstay sockets of the bottom bracket.

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Old 03-24-2017, 07:14 PM
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Really great details...I'm guessing a new frame for your wife
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:36 PM
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Surprisingly no, it's for a good customer.

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Really great details...I'm guessing a new frame for your wife
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:36 AM
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Beautiful details Dave! Love the Mean Green Machine as well!






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Old 05-10-2017, 06:02 PM
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Show Frame

I built this 56cm frame as a collaboration with Noah and Suzanne at Velocolour for the 2016 NAHBS. They displayed it in their booth as I was unable to attend, and it's been hanging around their shop in Toronto on display since then.

It need a forever home now, so here's the scoop.

It's my Strada model, built for Di2, it has a Chris King Ti headset installed that perfectly matches the polished stainless head lugs, and a stunning custom paint job from Velocolour. PM or call me if you're interested for pricing and more details on the geometry. Also happy to discuss a complete build if you're interested in getting a bike that is ready to roll out of the box.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:28 PM
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Fantastic!
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:05 PM
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Those heart lug cutouts are gorgeous.

The heart rack is seriously inventive and crafty.

The polished lugs matching the CK headset is beautiful. As is the fork crown.

Yowza.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:28 AM
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That is a beauty, made and painted by two highly skilled individuals.
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:49 AM
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Beautiful.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:57 AM
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Whoa. I saw these images on velocolour's ig feed. Nice. Gorgeous work.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:44 PM
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Custom lowrider racks

Just finished up a pair of front lowrider racks for a client in Toronto. I don't do many custom racks, and it's partially because they are all one-off's and are particularly time consuming. These were especially challenging with lots of bends and trying to keep everything symmetrical. As for price, if you have to ask...

My customer sent me pictures of some racks built by Mariposa, so I have to give them some credit for the shape, although I added some Ellis flair to this set as well.

They're designed to be easy on/off as they will only be used occasionally, so they have one long bolt that goes through the fork blade and one more bolt at the dropout.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:37 PM
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Just finished up a pair of front lowrider racks for a client in Toronto. I don't do many custom racks, and it's partially because they are all one-off's and are particularly time consuming. These were especially challenging with lots of bends and trying to keep everything symmetrical. As for price, if you have to ask...
Those racks are real sweet!
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:16 PM
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Couple more new Ellis'

Mark's Modern Classic in Ellis Team colors with Dura Ace 9100, HED Ardennes SL+ wheels and a Ritchey Classic cockpit. This one was close enough to my size that test riding was pretty easy, and I've got to say that as much as I love Di2, this mechanical shifting is as good as it gets and the parts are pretty darn light. Really surprised by the "shadow" rear derailleur, this thing is on a serious diet from more traditional RD's.



Next is Rob's Strada Fango, setup as a 1x11 with Shimano Deore XT Di2 RD, a SRAM Force 1 crank, custom XT to Velocity Blunt SS wheels and Rob's well loved Brooks saddle. Gearing is a 42T up front mated to a super wide 11x46 cassette in the back, there shouldn't be any hill that Rob can't get up with this one! Also love this Metallic Sea Foam Green, it's one of my favorite colors. With the rear brake line routed inside the downtube along with the Di2 wiring, it makes for a super clean looking bike, imo.


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Old 09-26-2017, 12:06 AM
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That Strada Fango in sea foam is amazing, Dave!
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