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Old 02-02-2018, 09:01 PM
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No doubt. That is some top shelf lug and paint work. Very nice.
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:45 PM
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wow that's a whole lotta pride & craftsmanship right there. stunning.
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Insanely beautiful. So well thought out and executed.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:28 AM
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Mods...make this one a sticky so people can be reminded of what is possible when you turn someone with mad skills loose.

Dave, that's not your usual preferred small radius fork curve! is it possible you are open to a medium or large radius bend now?
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:09 AM
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I've got three different radius benders for different forks. My original tight radius works well with the Columbus blades that I typically use on road builds with caliper brakes, but wasn't a great choice for disc forks so I build a 10.5" and 12" radius bender for disc forks. Turns out these KVA stainless blades don't really like tight radius bends either, so I used the larger radius bender on this bike as well.

I'm happy to build forks with whatever bend you find most pleasing.

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Mods...make this one a sticky so people can be reminded of what is possible when you turn someone with mad skills loose.

Dave, that's not your usual preferred small radius fork curve! is it possible you are open to a medium or large radius bend now?
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:54 PM
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The latest from Ellis Cycles

I've been intrigued with running two different wheel sizes on my disc brake bikes for a while, so when it came time to build myself a new road bike I already had some ideas bouncing around in my head. I wanted a bike that would primarily run 700c road wheels, but the flexibility to run the widest possible 650b wheels as I could accommodate within a road bike geometry. This frame has 418mm chainstays, so longer than your typical race bike, but not huge by any means either, and it can fit a 700x38mm tire or a 650x48mm.

The road setup with HED Vanquish wheels and 11x30 cassette.



The cushy setup with Stan's Valor carbon rims, Compass Switchback Hill 650x48mm tires and an 11x40 XTR cassette (yes, the Ultegra mid cage RD will work on this setup!).



I've gotten one ride in on the road wheels and I may be biased, but it's pretty amazing, looking forward to playing around with the 650b wheels!

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Old 04-02-2018, 04:01 PM
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Looks great Dave! BTW, what fork is that?
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:18 PM
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Looks great Dave! BTW, what fork is that?
Second that; just beautiful.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:30 PM
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It's a Columbus Futura Gravel fork. I will warn folks, the Compass 48m tires fit on this fork with these wheels, but they are tight, probably 3-4mm on the sides for clearance. I'll ride the wheels and see how everything works, if it feels like it's just too tight I may size down to 42mm tires. The tires run about 49mm as they are currently setup on Stan's Valor rims.

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Looks great Dave! BTW, what fork is that?

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