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Old 06-16-2011, 11:12 PM
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Hanford Cycles

To all,

Simon Firth started his own company name Hanford Cycles, he made me and my wife a few bikes that are all beautiful. This is nothing more than a shameless plug for my friend.

http://www.hanfordcycles.com/home.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanfor...30458813647205

Thank you,
Ron
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:02 AM
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Simon is a great guy and a great builder

Title says it all. He has had a lot of experience doing a wide range of frames and machining.

He also trained to fix Brooks saddles - what other framebuilder can say that ?
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:44 AM
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website could use a little love.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:13 PM
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Saw Simon the other night in the shop... he was looking good and jazzed.... Might have to try one for the new year.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:20 PM
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Does he have his own shop now, or is he still sharing space at Engin Cycles?
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:02 PM
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Hanford update

Simon finished my frame, here it is.

Highlights for me

1. Braze on under fork crown, makes fender installation so much easier.
2. New front dropout for Schmidt delux SL (no connector) hub
3. Paul Racer braze on, Simon insisted on them
4. Custom Stem soon: going to set it up with a normal stem first, then he can do the measurement.
5. Custom front rack with dual lights support.

Going to put it together first without paint, ride it for a few weeks, make changes if needed then the paint job. Had a few bikes made before always wanted to do it this way.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:00 PM
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Hey Ron, give me a holler sometime if you're within city limits (Marina Green,Presidio et al ) on the bike, would love to see it in person.
-Bob
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:32 PM
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Bob,

Will do, it is at Box Dog now, one of my SF Rando. person is making bags for it.

Check it out if you are by Market and 14th.

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Hey Ron, give me a holler sometime if you're within city limits (Marina Green,Presidio et al ) on the bike, would love to see it in person.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:11 PM
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Well, this is the person who build it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:03 PM
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Right on Ron... Love the fork rake on that one! Enjoy brother!

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:22 AM
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that frame looks awesome.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:15 AM
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He also trained to fix Brooks saddles - what other framebuilder can say that ?
I need a new Brooks Repaired .... How can I contact him ?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:58 AM
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I need a new Brooks Repaired .... How can I contact him ?
I'd like to know this info as well. I get several people a year asking about Brooks so I'd like to be able to refer them somewhere.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:29 AM
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Holy *****, is that Simon on the motoboard? That's awesome.

Simon is a great person, very, talented at his craft and is easy to work with. I know a few people who have his bikes, well made and he'll work with you. I'm saving my ducats for one myself.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:38 AM
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Not familiar with Simon but he look familiar. Was he with Bilenky a few years ago?
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