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    Default FNL #92 commentary

    A few things for e-richie:

    1) Hey I know those Home Depot 24" deep storage shelves...

    2) Can you just open up one of them NOS SR boxes and snap a pic of a nice new "vintage" part, so that some of us may drool? I don't care if modern day componentry works "better," I only know that nothing has (or perhaps will) look as beautiful as an aluminum SR crank or fluted seatpost. I used to paint the Italian flag colors on mine with Testors model paint, sticking it in the oven to cure for a bit (it was on a Colnago).

    3) Are those lug & bb's in the baggies 3D printed items? Pretty amazing technology, that.

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    1) ain't no home depot shelves here atmo.
    2) sure - mebbe next week.
    3) i'm expanding atmo.



    Quote Originally Posted by 54ny77 View Post
    A few things for e-richie:

    1) Hey I know those Home Depot 24" deep storage shelves...

    2) Can you just open up one of them NOS SR boxes and snap a pic of a nice new "vintage" part, so that some of us may drool? I don't care if modern day componentry works "better," I only know that nothing has (or perhaps will) look as beautiful as an aluminum SR crank.

    3) Are those lug & bb's in the baggies 3D printed items? Pretty amazing technology, that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    3) i'm expanding atmo.
    Nice! Me too. - Garro.
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    Doug's bike was a VERY long project. He had a lot of very specific ideas about what he wanted from this new bike, but many of those ideas either wouldn't work in the real world or they eventually got changed a number of times during the design process. I do need to thank Brad DeVaney at Merlin for his patience during the project. We went through nine major redesigns and numerous minor changes from start to finish.

    The theme of the paint job is Doug's idea, a tip of the hat to his Dad who flew Corsairs in the Pacific during WWII. He asked us to include the tail number and the Pacific Corsair's model number in the paint job along with the Navy star from the late days of the Pacific war. Earlier in the war, the star had included a red circle, inappropriate for the planes that his Dad flew. The shade of blue is the official "Insignia" blue that we had to research to get it just right. Fortunately, the defense department keeps the records and DuPont makes the same formula for the DOD to this day. And that white section of the frame ...

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    Don't ask us to do another one. We won't. If it weren't for Doug and his Dad, we wouldn't have done this one. It's pretty cool though.
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    Dazza...I like that fender boss. Any chance you'd put it into production?

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    That, Mr. Ryan, is a very nice green color you've chosen.

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    Oh my, what a thick steerer you have.

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    Mr Anderson, That is an absolutely Gorgeous fork. Is it going back on one of your frames?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    Doug's bike was a VERY long project. He had a lot of very specific ideas about what he wanted from this new bike, but many of those ideas either wouldn't work in the real world or they eventually got changed a number of times during the design process. I do need to thank Brad DeVaney at Merlin for his patience during the project. We went through nine major redesigns and numerous minor changes from start to finish.

    The theme of the paint job is Doug's idea, a tip of the hat to his Dad who flew Corsairs in the Pacific during WWII. He asked us to include the tail number and the Pacific Corsair's model number in the paint job along with the Navy star from the late days of the Pacific war. Earlier in the war, the star had included a red circle, inappropriate for the planes that his Dad flew. The shade of blue is the official "Insignia" blue that we had to research to get it just right. Fortunately, the defense department keeps the records and DuPont makes the same formula for the DOD to this day. And that white section of the frame ...

    XTR-10X2 (mostly), Custom made Phil Cassette Disc hubs, Fox FSR, Cane Creek Thudbuster, Avid BB-7 ...

    Don't ask us to do another one. We won't. If it weren't for Doug and his Dad, we wouldn't have done this one. It's pretty cool though.
    I want to see the machine that bent that downtube.
    Good grief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I want to see the machine that bent that downtube.
    Good grief.
    It's the same setup that they used to use for bending the Merlin NewsBoy down tubes. Very serious horsepower and it seems to be completely able to replicate those bends exactly, every time. Of course the bend is in there for fork clearance. It all clears by about 3/16". Again, credit here goes out to Brad DeVaney at ABG. The guy really knows his stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    3) i'm expanding atmo.
    To 36mm? If so, I can't wait for the crown to match.

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    Default Re: FNL #92 commentary

    Don,
    How much are the type 3s going for. Is your web site ever going to be back up?
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    DK - those fillets are the bestest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin T View Post
    Don,
    How much are the type 3s going for. Is your web site ever going to be back up?
    Martin
    Yo Marten - Same as the Type 2's, so $3,900 until this batch is gone. We ended up with 27 1sts out of this batch of material and they're mostly sold through already, so if you want one you'd better hurry! :)

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    Shit man, I don't know, I really need to do something about it. But in the meantime, Facebook (Anvil Bikeworks) & Flickr are my new website: Flickr: Anvil Bikes' Photostream
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    Quote Originally Posted by rydesteel View Post
    Mr Anderson, That is an absolutely Gorgeous fork. Is it going back on one of your frames?
    Thanks!

    No & Yes.....Its going on an older Ti Litespeed for now, but a new frame will be joining it in a few months.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibald View Post
    Yo Marten - Same as the Type 2's, so $3,900 until this batch is gone. We ended up with 27 1sts out of this batch of material and they're mostly sold through already, so if you want one you'd better hurry! :)
    That's awesome Don! Do you know how many are firsts for an FB and how many are upgrades from current fixtures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archibald View Post
    We ended up with 27 1sts out of this batch of material and <cut>
    what does that mean "27 1sts" atmo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pruckelshaus View Post
    Dazza...I like that fender boss.
    Me too, thanks for the lathe love. And crackin' lugs, Gromit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonymaietta View Post
    That's awesome Don! Do you know how many are firsts for an FB and how many are upgrades from current fixtures?
    What we have here is a failure to communicate....

    I'm sorry, I was unclear. I was talking 1st quality. Out of near every batch we end up with some seconds due to poor quality ano, a ding/scratch/whathaveyou, etc., etc. So we ended up with 27 1st quality fixtures and will probably have enough parts for a 2nd quality or two when all is said and done. Savvy the burrito?
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    what does that mean "27 1sts" atmo?
    See my response to Tony. 1st quality.
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