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Old 12-18-2012, 11:16 AM
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That may well be the first "classic" bike I've seen that I didn't immediately think that it would look better with silver/polished components than black.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:21 PM
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That may well be the first "classic" bike I've seen that I didn't immediately think that it would look better with silver/polished components than black.

Kudos.
I like that as well. Well done!



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Old 12-19-2012, 04:55 AM
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That may well be the first "classic" bike I've seen that I didn't immediately think that it would look better with silver/polished components than black.

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Old 12-19-2012, 07:56 AM
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Hey Adam!

Thank you for joining and sharing with us.

You mentioned that about 80% of your customers are from overseas. What do you think was the draw? The HSP? I have to tell you that is one very cool design. Not real practical for the type of riding I mostly do these days...but so what! It's just one I like to look at. Is there any real difference in working with the shaped tubes vs. round?








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Old 12-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:08 AM
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I was peddling a stationary exercise bike at grandmas.

With my hand.




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Old 12-20-2012, 05:14 AM
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American Craftsmanship is still a sought by overseas buyers. Thanks for the compliment William. The shaped tubing is the beginning was tough to jig up, tough to miter and tough to braze.

The cut out is a bear. The internal binder mechanism is tough to braze.

Overall the bike still continues to teach me.

Somedays when it's bad I just have to stop and move to other projects. Not everyday is a good fabrication day. Part of the learning process is knowing when to stop instead of plowing ahead a really destroying the thing.

I have multiple projects in various stages. In the beginning the romantic notion of "one at a time" really almost caused me to fold. As a manufacture idle time is a killer.


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Hey Adam!

Thank you for joining and sharing with us.

You mentioned that about 80% of your customers are from overseas. What do you think was the draw? The HSP? I have to tell you that is one very cool design. Not real practical for the type of riding I mostly do these days...but so what! It's just one I like to look at. Is there any real difference in working with the shaped tubes vs. round?








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Old 12-20-2012, 10:18 AM
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I was peddling a stationary exercise bike at grandmas.

With my hand.
We all come with a few extra parts anyways.

Nice bikes.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:24 PM
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Nice Cross Proto!





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Old 12-20-2012, 02:26 PM
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How about some lugged fun?




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Old 12-20-2012, 04:01 PM
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:03 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:34 PM
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Sweet fillets Adam!!!

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