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    Default Jeff Lyon and L'avecaise

    Couldn't find a thread for Jeff Lyon's beautiful frames, so I guess I'll start one.

    This one's got kind of a fun backstory. This was built by Jeff Lyon for Jon Williams (Drillium Revival on Flickr), who passed away not long ago. A shop in Portland had it up on eBay, built up with some pretty crummy parts. I made them an offer on just the frameset, and when they were tearing it down, found what appeared to be a crack in the headtube. They brought it to Jeff Lyon, who removed some of the paint and blessed it as not having a crack, it was just a paint defect. They ended up letting me choose a color for a no-charge powdercoat, but when it arrived there was a note saying that they'd ended up painting it instead of powdering it. Clears 45s, apparently. Pictures are with 35s mounted.

    I took it for a brief spin around the city yesterday and am really excited at the prospect of actually getting the thing out on a proper ride. Super fun, so far.






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    Fix yo photos fool.

    I was 95% going to buy a L'avecaise like 7 or 8 years ago ... but ended up going w/ an SV. It was super classy looking.
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    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

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    Default Re: Jeff Lyon and L'avecaise

    Are the pics not displaying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
    Are the pics not displaying?
    Look good to me. I totally want a L'Avecaise rim brake low-trail rando as my next bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
    Are the pics not displaying?
    Not for me, but I'm sure it's lovely.
     

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    Hmm maybe this'll work

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
    Hmm maybe this'll work
    Oh hello! That worked. And I was right, it's lovely.
     

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    Oh, that's super nice.
     

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    Default Re: Jeff Lyon and L'avecaise

    i have a couple of his:
    [IMG]portland commute by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]

    sending this one to Bilenky to be coupled soon:
    [IMG]over the rainbow2 by Matt.zilliox, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    That second picture is truly fine.
     

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    Default Re: Jeff Lyon and L'avecaise

    Cool story on that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp211 View Post
    glad this one found a good home!
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    Default Re: Jeff Lyon and L'avecaise

    Thanks Jorn and Matt! I'm really really pleased with how this one came out, and the story is the cherry on top. Only think left to do is build up a dynamo wheel and throw some proper lights on it, which should happen soon-ish, I hope. Oh, and probably some fenders at some point.

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