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    This is my first post and seeing as there's nothing about Tonic Fabrication on here i thought i'd start one up. Tonic are from Portland, Oregon. Tony builds amazing frames with great names and is currently working on my custom Vanishing Point which should be winging it's way to the UK very soon. More pics as and when the VP get's built up but here's the frame as of a week or so ago...
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    You don't see many of the VP's in the wild but here's one that was built up by TFG in London.
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    I took a look at some of his stuff and it's pretty cool.

    Tonic Vanishing Point.jpg

    This one strikes me as almost industrial; looks to me like raw metal with a clear coat and a couple of details. I bet those massive seatstays are great on the track, but I'd be a bit wary of them on any surface with a roughness higher than that of a Ritz cracker.

    I'll be interested to see if anyone else will chime in with some other pics of Tonic's work.

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    tonic.jpg I really like this one.

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    Here's that Supernaut track frame built up.
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    Here's a couple more. A Magnum CX & a one built for an off-road road race according to an old post on the website.
    Funnily enough it's the Vanishing Point (their road specific frame) that's a rare breed, it's not even listed on the Tonic site. Think the green one is a road version of their Supernaut track frame.
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    A VP in Asia...
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    Last edited by Kowalski; 07-09-2012 at 08:01 AM. Reason: wrong images

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    Landon was one of the head framebuilders at Kinesis USA before they closed. He's built and designed some pretty cool stuff.

    This one is one of my favorites.
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    Wow.


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    My Supernaut:







    Pretty much the beefiest chain and seat stays I've ever seen on a bike.
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    Oh man, I forgot all about Tonic. A number of years ago I worked with someone who had a Fall Guy, and that frame looked super clean. I spent a good amount of time pining for a Supernaut, for sure.

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    So how does the supernaut ride? Heard nothing but good things.
    Was planning to get one until the VP showed up and my needs changed

    Quote Originally Posted by hobe View Post
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    Pretty much the beefiest chain and seat stays I've ever seen on a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kowalski View Post
    So how does the supernaut ride? Heard nothing but good things.
    Was planning to get one until the VP showed up and my needs changed
    It's super stiff and snappy. Definitely built with an aggressive geometry but tracks well and doesn't feel too twitchy.
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    Putting a deposit down today...fast gravel disc road frame using the new Enve road disc fork.
    Bikes I have now:

    2014 Falco Saker
    2013 Tonic Fab Vanishing Point Road Disc
    2011 Seven Axiom SL
    2011 Cannondale Trail Sl1 UK version
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    Couple of shots from my painted Vanishing Point.
    Tony kindly let me play with the Tonic graphics to come up with something unique to my frame.
    All wet paint by Eric over at Studio 112 in Portland.

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    What a stunner!

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    New CX frame snatched from Tonics FB page
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    I envy you. I can't tell from the tubing shapes, do these guys work mostly in steel or aluminum? I'm definitely considering a Mjolnir when that bike goes official if I can get it in steel.

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    All frames are 100% Tonictanium (steel to you and me)

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    I envy you. I can't tell from the tubing shapes, do these guys work mostly in steel or aluminum? I'm definitely considering a Mjolnir when that bike goes official if I can get it in steel.

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