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    Quote Originally Posted by nahtnoj View Post
    You got steel this time around?
    Going with some huge Ti tubing for that race-rocket feel, but I'm aiming to get a steel one done up when I can manage it. I've had one in mind for a while, but that velo pour le mec dur sealed it for me. One day...
    Fights begin, finger prints are took, days is lost, bail is made, court dates are ignored, cycle is repeated.

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    ERDR died just a few hours after I posted thos photos. He led a strong battle for almost 3 years. Cancer death is such an odd thing. Dwindling for seemingly eternity until the rapid decline.

    As I understand it the collaborative process was in full force hear with my friend and TK going back and forth. The overall goal being a modern interpretation of a classic steel road bike. He wanted it to be sleek and to appear fast. The unique aspects of the frame include:

    1) Custom fork crown and leg bend. He wanted straight blades. TK said no.
    2) Custom bend seat stays by Seven Cycles for TK
    3) Integrated seat post (TK's first on steel?)
    4) Ti HT badge on steel.

    Correct me if I have any of that wrong. It's is a one of a kind and was more than a year in planning and building.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vax View Post
    ERDR died just a few hours after I posted thos photos. He led a strong battle for almost 3 years. Cancer death is such an odd thing. Dwindling for seemingly eternity until the rapid decline.

    As I understand it the collaborative process was in full force hear with my friend and TK going back and forth. The overall goal being a modern interpretation of a classic steel road bike. He wanted it to be sleek and to appear fast. The unique aspects of the frame include:

    1) Custom fork crown and leg bend. He wanted straight blades. TK said no.
    2) Custom bend seat stays by Seven Cycles for TK
    3) Integrated seat post (TK's first on steel?)
    4) Ti HT badge on steel.

    Correct me if I have any of that wrong. It's is a one of a kind and was more than a year in planning and building.
    Terrible news. Condolences to all those close to him.
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    I should add that Scott was an amazing guy. When the "just thinking about it" stage of the process started about two years ago, Scott knew that he had a rare form of cancer that didn't have a well investigated protocall for treatment. He knew perfectly well at that point that in the long run, it didn't look at all good. One of his aims, specifically stated at the beginning, was to not only get a dream bike, but to use the process as a form of anticipation and a source of hope and forward thinking. We knew at the start that He might not ever see the bike let alone ride it. When he drove East to pick it up last winter, he was so happy and appeared fairly healthy. Because of the weather that day he didn't ride the bike while he was here, but he gave glowing reports after he had had a chance to ride it.

    Jeff and I will miss his monthly calls with sometimes cool ideas and sometimes crazy ones. Scott was a gentleman and a riders' rider. Thank you for your spirit and go in grace.
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    Thank you Tom,

    This entire process meant so much to him. I know it kept his mind, just a bit, distracted from the chronic pain. He was planning and conceiving bike ideas until the end. As a mutual friend put it with Scott and bikes: "He was so dialed in."

    I miss him so much.

    You mentioned 2 years but it your relationship really started long before as you built his ti Spectrum back in 2008. He was diagnosed with Cancer shortly after the ti was built. He never truly was able to ride the ti as it was meant to be ridden but I have and can attest to it's balance and strength. He speaks so highly of you. You meant a lot to him.

    Greg
     

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    Vax, glad to hear this great Spectrum bicycle helped provide your friend ERDR with greater strength during his illness.
    It certainly is a sharp-looking bicycle and ongoing discussion about the build no doubt provided enjoyment to him.
     

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    When Scott was here to pick up his steel bike last winter, he dropped off his old Ti bike for a repaint. We just sent it back to his bike shop care of one of his riding friends in a brown truck today. Finishing up Scott's last project gave us a moment to pause. We are going to see more of these types of things as we grow older.

    Value your relationships with others. One of you will leave this earth first and leave the other to remember them. Be good to each other. We miss you Scott.

    Scott's Ti bike:

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    amen.
     

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    Thought I'd put these up here to make them a bit easier to find:

    Randy1.jpg Randy5.jpg
    First Friday night

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    Randy's new general purpose Madison/Points/Mass start ISP Track bike. Double O/S, 24mm chain stays, O/S steel fork ... Pearl white with team colors in the ISP "window."
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    The unique "insect applique" on seatstay cap is a very slick touch.
    The three-dimensional artwork must have been challenging, but custom is custom.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    The unique "insect applique" on seatstay cap is a very slick touch.
    The three-dimensional artwork must have been challenging, but custom is custom.
    Drat! he beat me to it!
     

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    I love track bikes to start with, but this thing....my God!

    That said, I'm a roadie at heart and would love a road going version of this bike.
     

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    We did one for a now lost friend a six months ago. Mostly black, but with an ISP. O/S, double O/S, Mae West seat stays, O/S steel fork, etc.

    The link is here: http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...tml#post300711
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    Amen to all the sadness on illness and growing old. Those are some sweet bikes Mr. Tom. I hope every one of you guys/gals out there are treating each day you wake and may get a ride in with much value. Some those days will stop. In the meantime ride the hell out of those bikes and thank your builder a lot.
     

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    Thanks for the link Tom. I have been aware of the black isp bike since the photos were first posted. I really like it, but seeing the track bike in white really spoke to me if you know what I mean. I promise if that if I can make it happen some day I'm going PA to get fitted for one of those. Road that is.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    Thanks for the link Tom. I have been aware of the black isp bike since the photos were first posted. I really like it, but seeing the track bike in white really spoke to me if you know what I mean. I promise if that if I can make it happen some day I'm going PA to get fitted for one of those. Road that is.
    The barn door is always open (since the horse fled many years ago). We'd love to have you here for a visit.
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    A couple of recent deliveries:

    Katz5.jpg Laz2.jpg

    Stauf3.jpg DanDelivery.jpg
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    Tom,

    All of those Ti frames are just beautiful, which has me thinking ...

    And would I be correct in assuming that's jr59 pictured above? If so, congratulations sir on the very classy build.

    BD
     

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    Ben:

    The shots below are of JR's frame. It has the same pattern as the white with blue border one that you see being picked up by Dan in the previous post, but the border color is red instead of blue. I think that JR should have received the frame today. And thanks for the compliments.

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    JR4.jpg JR2.jpg
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    Now I see -- said the blind man.

    JR, please give us some build pics and a ride report when you can.

    BD
     

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