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Old 09-06-2019, 04:31 AM
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how long is the wait time?
6-7 months from when you finalise the specs. Mine is in the jig now so 3 more weeks for me.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:33 AM
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:39 AM
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that's so exciting!
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:46 AM
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6-7 months from when you finalise the specs. Mine is in the jig now so 3 more weeks for me.
Super cool.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:21 AM
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That is great they show pictures at various steps. Its like seeing it get built as if you where there in person. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Congrats.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:51 PM
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That is great they show pictures at various steps. Its like seeing it get built as if you where there in person. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Congrats.
Thanks, I completely agree with you, its fantastic that they are able to send me some pictures of the build. It just adds to the excitement of the finished product.
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:30 PM
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A few more updates. :-)
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Old Yesterday, 08:18 PM
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I thought I would take a moment to talk about the process of getting my dream bike with Baum. After my initial deposit was paid I made a trip to the Baum factory just outside Melbourne. They said to put aside half a day to go through a fitting, work out the right geometry for me, and chat about what I want in a bike. After arriving first thing in the morning like a kid on Christmas morning with an ear to ear grin I was invited in and given a tour of the factory. It was very impressive, they do everything in house including a state of the art paint booth. I met most of the small group of staff including Darren Baum who was just a pleasure to chat with.

I got changed into my riding kit while Ryan set the fit bike to match my existing bike as a start point. I started out with some gentle pedaling as a warm up and then increased the wattage a bit (nothing extreme, but enough to start a bit of sweating) while Ryan was looking at my pedalling style. He made a few tweeks to saddle height, setback, bar height.... Then we tried some different crank lengths, and tried pedals with normal axle length and then the +4mm axels. Ryan talked to me about the type of riding I do, how I want the bike to handle, thing that I like / dislike about my current bike, and from that he put together his recommendation for tubing and geometry. We drank coffee and talked about wheels, groupsets, and plenty of other things that I just can't remember anymore but when it was all done it was 2:00 in the afternoon and I was ready for a feed and a nap! It was a great day, and for me it was a big part of the entire "custom" process.

Here are a couple of pics. :-)
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Thank for sharing! Cool to hear about the process. I’ll be interested to hear how the bike performs relative to your conversation with Baum.


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