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    Peter is a low key local builder (Pottstown, PA). He has 30 plus years riding,racing,wrenching,building. This was my first custom bike and he made the process great. I went to his shop along with my then current road bike (merckx) and we talked about what I wanted (a classic lugged racing bike). He took a few measurements of my merckx, looked at me and we talked some more.

    A few months later I picked up the frame. Built it up with centaur and velocity escape tubular/conti giro tires. I was blown away before I even got out of my 100ft driveway. It rides stable and sure at slow and fast speeds. It carves turns (slow and fast) with ease and confidence. It sprints forward better than any c-dale I've ever had: not as much as an aluminum snap forward but more like, actually exactly like, a strong surge forward when you stand or apply power sitting. Of all the bikes I have (cdales, steel merckx, al merckx(s) - the Dreesens is now my goto bike.

    here is his wesite:

    http://dreesens.wordpress.com/2009/0...coming-soon-2/
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    a few more pics
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    I also has Peter build me a track bike. I have another on order also.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    Some pretty kick ass stuff in his Flickr:

    Anthony Maietta
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    "The person who says it can not be done, should not interrupt the person doing it."

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    This is great. Thanks for letting us know about another framebuilder who we should already know.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    my new track bike. true temper tubing - oversize downtube for added stiffness. 51ctc seat and 53.5 ctc toptube.
     

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    have to finish the build, waiting new wheels (miche hubs and deep vee rims)
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    some updated pics (oval stem/post)
     

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    Looking good.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    I couldn't resist and had Peter build me another. This one is an over size (Max tube like but round) lugged road bike. Check out the chainstays. in paint now, can't wait.

    http://dreesens.files.wordpress.com/...om-bracket.jpg
     

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    Hmm. Didn't realize he pinned his joints. I need to ask him what changed his mind.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    he didn't tell me he was going to do it (pin). i just asked for a road bike version (like my blue one above) of the OS track bike be made me.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    here is a link to the road bike pics, don't know where the track ones went, they were posted here.

    http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...ry-662-27.html
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    track bike
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    OK that is weird, none of the pics (blue road or red track) showed up when I answered pruck's post above so I pulled up the track ones and linked the road. When I posted that post all the pics that were posted months ago showed up. O well. I
    ll post pics of the new ride as soon as I get it. Hopefully within the next few weeks. Paint is black with the same decals as the red track. Ultegra build with open pro wheels.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    quick first pic. picked it up today. peter was nice enough to build it up for me. i still have some small details (bar tape) to do. took it out on the driveway and local road for about 10 minutes after the storm blew past. rides great. very similar to my blue Dreesens but of course stiffer/stouter.

    tubing is true temper. size is 52 seat ctc, 54 toptube ctc. once i get it all the way done i'll post more.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    a few more
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    went to DT shifters for the heck of it and updated my track bike. the track bike got a miche group and miche hubs with deepv rims. the road bike got downtube shifters, 10sp DA and round bars.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    Love them all MJS!

    The new bike is nice, but ol' blue is still my favorite.
     

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    Default Re: Peter Dreesens

    Quote Originally Posted by soupless View Post
    Love them all MJS!

    The new bike is nice, but ol' blue is still my favorite.

    Thanks, I like the blue the best also - I'm thinking of having the black repainted by TK in the blue since it will be my primary road bike.
     

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