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    Default MikeZ is solid. The dood is just a damn good guy!

    It's definitely nice having MikeZ back in New England. I purchased a cross bike from him last year but this year decided to have him add water bottle bosses to the seat tube and have it repainted a slightly different color schematic. Yesterday I met Mike at his new shop in Sutton, MA (where turd ferguson lives). Although Mike isn't fully set up there yet, I think his new digs are going to be perfect for him. He's in a picturesque New England old mill, which sits next to a roaring river, and he's on the 1st floor (ideal for rolling bikes in/out). The riding in the area is also really nice (turd hosted a spring ride that I participated in 2 years ago). Mike graciously showed me his new digs - where this machine will go, where that machine will go, where 'A' will take place, where 'B' will take place...and on a table in the corner sat some recently Aquasealed FMB's - good stuff! As many of you know, Mike is an effin' cross fanatic! Further, he's flat out an all around class act! I'm looking forward to submitting/receiving my order for some of his new Vermarc team kit pieces, as I know I'll wear them with pride.

    Moving on, my frameset came back SMOKIN' hot (atmo)! Mike agrees and mentioned possibly utilizing this same color schematic elsewhere. :) Mad props to Toby Stanton of Hot Tubes too for his amazing painting skills & attention to detail!

    Here's a pic to wet your whistle...more to come.
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    looks great! post some more shots please............

    jim
     

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    Default Looks great!

    I am going to be doing the same thing this month.

    I need to add bottle mounts to the race bike since I am not racing anymore and would like to use this amazing bike for more than just a one hour ride.

    Looks great!

    I will be seeing Zanks smiling face this weekend.
     

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    Default Few more pics...

    Thanks for the kind words guys. A few more pics...
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    Very nice sir. I like the color scheme, you must be "expecting."
     

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    you guys are killin' poor Mike (and Drew) with those H2O bosses.
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    Default Bottle mounts

    Zank assured me that the holes will be strategically placed to make the bike more laterally stiff and vertically compliant.
     

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    Nice write up and paint job. That will be fun to see built up!
     

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    Love the paint. Can you ID the exact blue used (RAL, etc.) for me? It's pretty much what I have in mind for an upcoming repaint of my road bike.
     

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    he put my bottle bosses on the chainstay.
    my foot hits the bottle if i put a large bottle in it..

    he trying to say anything?
     

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    It's a beauty. Nice color treatment too.
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    Wonderful looking bike!
    You already have the gruppo/wheels all picked out?

    Can't wait to see it built up.
     

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    super hot!
     

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    Very, very nice! I can't think of anything about it I don't like. It certainly sets the bar pretty high.
     

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    Default Pink

    brave choice on the pink panels. it came out nice though.
     

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    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it built up and following that a nice dirty muddy shot!
     

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    Beautiful!
    Newborn on the way?
     

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    >>I need to add bottle mounts to the race bike...would like to use this amazing bike for more than just a one hour ride.<<
    Eggsactly my thoughts, especially for rides like D2R2 (provided it doesn't coincide w/my vacation next year!).

    >>Very nice sir. I like the color scheme, you must be "expecting."<<
    >>Beautiful!
    Newborn on the way?<<

    Yes, my wife & I are expecting baby #2 in mid December. We don't know if it's a boy or a girl, but this color schema goes both ways! That said, our 2.5 year old daughter was the inspiration around the bike's original paint, which was very similar, w/the addition of brown.

    >>Love the paint. Can you ID the exact blue used (RAL, etc.) for me? It's pretty much what I have in mind for an upcoming repaint of my road bike.<<
    I can't, but perhaps MikeyZ will chime-in? I can tell you he refers to it as 'Belgian Blue' or 'HUP blue'.

    >>Wonderful looking bike!
    You already have the gruppo/wheels all picked out?<<

    Yes, the build will be very similar to last year's:
    silver Rival, save for '09 carbon shifter/brake levers
    silver Paul Neo-retro/Touring cantis
    silver Thomson post
    custom Arione saddle (white w/pink stripe)
    Ritchey WCS classic bar w/painted to match WCS stem, 26.0
    Bontrager Race X-Lite tubulars w/FMB (or FMB/Challenge) tyres

    >>Very nice! Looking forward to seeing it built up and following that a nice dirty muddy shot!<<
    Will do!

    Final build pics to come in next day or two...
    -Jeff

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    Attached are a few lousy mobile phone pics. Better than nothing (for now), right? Pictured, it's running it's clincher training wheels/tires.

    EDIT: replacing lousy mobile phone pics with higher quality pics...
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    Looks edible.
     

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