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    Quote Originally Posted by mschol17 View Post
    I really like that bike. I hope all is well with Jason that he's willing to sell that bike.
    Im sure hes great. He was a pleasure to deal with. Besides its just a loan i promised him first dibs if i sell it :D
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by d_douglas View Post
    Kooky paintjob!

    That looks like it was made for me? When do I come for a test ride?
    Wasent made for either of us but you can test ride whenever your in Stockholm :D
     

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    Default JKC #1, from our friend Jack Brunk

    Was fortunate enough to purchase this from Jack last week. This was the bike that Dave showed at the NAHBS this year and is detailed on his website. The pics do no justice to JB's paintwork. The blue is an incredible pearl.

    Build to occur this week. More to come!
     

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    Wow that is jaw dropping!

    Can't wait till she is built up and you can ride her :)
     

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    Default 2nd Kirk (waaaaay too fortunate)

    A couple of posts up is the JKC that Jack Brunk was kind enough to sell me. I had ordered a roadie from Dave a while back and it will ship next week. First fotos received from Dave yesterday and I am lovin' it. I wanted to harken back a bit to my first 10 speed, a black, silver, and red 1970 Motobecane Grand Record.

    Working with Dave and Joe Bell is special. Wonderful people and such craftsmanship. Build pics to follow. Alloy Athena 11-speed planned.

    2 Kirks and a Zanc... I think my urges have been relieved!
     

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    beautiful. absolutely beautiful. understated, elegant, and then some.

    how the painters get those perfect detail lines on the lug edges always continues to amaze me. i'd love to see a youtube clip of that process. nerves of steel!

    enjoy the ride. that'll look incredible with silver alloy parts.
     

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    hey, i saw this photo on the interwebs and thought it deserved to be in this thread:
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    Default My first steel custom

    I'm no longer a virgin.
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    Default Beautiful.

    Quote Originally Posted by soBRIquet View Post
    I'm no longer a virgin.
    I hate to sound like my dad, but ride in good health.

    Scott
     

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    Looks awesome!

    Have you got a few miles under your belt on it yet??

    Congrats to you!
     

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    I think Dark Gray is shaping up to be to 2009/10 what White was to 2008/09...

    Looks great!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by messyparrot View Post
    Looks awesome!

    Have you got a few miles under your belt on it yet??

    Congrats to you!
    Quote Originally Posted by mschol17 View Post
    I think Dark Gray is shaping up to be to 2009/10 what White was to 2008/09...

    Looks great!
    Thanks much!
    I've probably put a few hundred miles on the bike and have finally got my positioning set.
    Ride wise, I've owned ti, ti w/carbon stays, aluminum, and carbon.
    I really enjoy this frame because it's got the right amount of firmness and spring without being jarring.
    I love it.
     

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    Wonderful review, sounds like a bike you could ride all day long.

    What was/is your primary goal with this bike? Will you race on it, long rides, or??? Just curious because it just looks like a bike you could be on all day long and not be all beat up by it or the roads.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by messyparrot View Post
    Wonderful review, sounds like a bike you could ride all day long.

    What was/is your primary goal with this bike? Will you race on it, long rides, or??? Just curious because it just looks like a bike you could be on all day long and not be all beat up by it or the roads.
    Great question.

    When I first started telling Dave what I wanted, I told him I wanted something racy but comfortable. By that I meant that I wanted to be able to race the bike if I wanted to, but not hate it on long rides. This bike meets both those goals. It's not a couch, but it's compliant enough. The steering is quick and responsive, exactly as I had hoped. For instance, my Colnago was a very stable bike, but I didn't like the way it felt in corners.

    That leads me to my next observation - fit. The Colnago was a poor fitting bike for me. As I gained fitness, I realized that I didn't have my contact points where they should be, but I had no vision of where they should go. Dave rectified that. By putting me in a more stretched out position, I enjoy the ride more, but do not have the lower back and overall fitness to hang there all day without discomfort. That was a sacrifice I made by choice up front, as it's just not my cup of tea. However, and much more to the point of what this bike does do for me, having the right amount of weight over the front wheel does wonders, and a better balanced bike is more easy to ride hard in corners, flats, wind - whatever. It just works better.

    Last thing: Dave was phenomenal in the process. Just a top notch professional. Of course, since this was my first custom bike (and the first steel bike I've ridden since 1995), I have nothing to compare it to. That said, I doubt it gets much better.

    Thanks for the interest, compliments and questions. I greatly appreciate it. - b.
     

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    You will sooo love this bike then, it sounds like you recieved just what you asked for.

    A bike that fits you and that you can enjoy for as long as you like on any given day ~ whether that be at a race or not.

    It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the building process with the builder.
    That is very important.
     

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    Frame #10, a Montana Road Bike. Currently seeing action on the cross scene. Thanks, dave
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    Wow, nice bike and nice shot. After looking up the exif data from the photo I can see why.
     

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    Now that is a sweet looking bike!!

    I would love to have that myself :)

    And I have to also comment on the photography as it is wonderful!!
     

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    gorgeous picture. what is it about the camera settings that make the bike itself look tiny (relatively speaking)?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasams View Post
    Frame #10, a Montana Road Bike. Currently seeing action on the cross scene. Thanks, dave

    Such a beautiful bike.
     

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