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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    No need to be sorry, Aimar! I’m loving it here anyway and keeping my eyes open for every bike that goes by.
    Thanks so much for your nice words and interest in my work, much appreciated. Maybe you're lucky and see one around somewhere.

    Enjoy your time in Madrid

    Cheers
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    Yet another kill in the dark forest.
    #handmiterules
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    Hidden hells.
    #handmiterules
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    disintegration
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    The maze of invisible curtains.
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    The submerged anaconda's whisper
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    Amaro people


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    Amaro Bertini MJHK, the neon forest.





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    Sounds
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    Amaro Lisi RFRB, roots of the Sacrifice
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    Amaro Lisi RFRB, there's evil in the wood (R. Eggers)
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    Lisi RFRB, a very last furtive glance at the memory of your eyes before everything gets lost in the shades of oblivion.
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    Lisi RFRB.
    I be the witch of the wood. I am that very witch. When I sleep my spirit slips away from my body and dances naked with The Devil. (R. Eggers)
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    Wouldst thou like the taste of butter?
    A pretty dress?
    (R. Eggers).

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    Oh my God! The Road Bike, the multi-coloured Hardtail - these are both fantastic bikes!
    I hope I can be a future customer some day ;-)
    Let me also ask you two questions:
    How many bikes have you already built as a framebuilder?
    If you had to name three other framebuilders, whose work you admire, who would that be? (Sorry - I know this is a hard question, but I´m still curious :-)

    As I have have noticed before, you seem to take a lot of inspiration from music, from arts, from literature (the numerous quotations, Poe...)
    I like it that way - I´m just the same! :-)

    Here are some of my recent inspirations from the architecture of brutalism.
    Brutalist architecture - Wikipedia

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    Hello Benjamin.

    Thanks for your nice comments, glad you like my work.

    About your questions:
    1- I've built 108 bicycles (plus another 73 I designed on the previous stage when I subcontracted the manufacturing, not really a framebuilder then but good to learn quite a few lessons). It's a bit of an insult to framebuilding to be named a framebuilder with such small amount of bicycles, not long ago that would be the threshold to stop being and apprentice.

    2- Not easy to say just three builders, so let me answer a bit differently, I will tell you three different type of builders I do admire/respect:
    -Builders with infinite experiencie and amazing skills who also have a very defined and strong character which makes their work unique, either you like it or not but it's not up to customers to bend their perspective, but they offer you their unique work as they consider it to be. I do think this is what framebuilding should be, as the professional side is the one making the key decissions, the one making the product, then customers just choose between the enough different options out there, as if you go to a proper cook restaurant, you don't go to a steakhouse if you're a vegan, you don't tell Ángel León what you want to eat or how to cook it, if you go to their places, you simply let them do what they know best. Sadly, lately seems like custom handmade framebuilding has just become all about getting this or that paintjob or matching coloured silca frame pumps, and I don't get it, if it's just about that it would be more than enough to buy any big market brand product and paint it up to each own taste.
    Anyway, back to the point, in this first cathegory of complete builders, there's a reference to me which shine above anyone else, this is and will always be Dario Pegoretti (and Pietro) who most people just recognize for their artistic paintworks, but this is just the cherry on the cake, the true jewell is his infinite knowledge on bicycles and unreal skills (tig or brazing), put all this together with an overwhelming personality full of character and you have THE builder. I do keep some of his emails as treasures to be kept. He will be forever missed, although Pietro and rest of the team are as Pegoretti as Dario.
    In this very same cathegry I'll include Richard Sachs, Nic Crumpton and Steve Garro, all of them with infinite knowledge and amazing skills, together with a truly unique personality.
    I can tell you I might not even like some of the bikes this builders make, and I don't care, because I do probably admire much more their work, their careers, what they do, how they do it, than the actual final product itself, that's somehow irrelevant, a side effect of their true priceless work. Also, all these 4 masters have always be infinitely generous sharing their knowledge, and I mean true knowledge, not just copypaste bullshit, but the knowledge which comes with experience (I mean EXPERIENCE, decades, thousand frames, that stuff, not instagram pics), the one it sometimes hurts, but the more it hurts, the better the lesson, I'll always be grateful for that.

    Ok, let's short it up a bit, I'm talking too long.
    -There's a second cathegory, builders who I like/adire/respect for their "out-of-the-box" thinking, their creativity, their personality, their uniqueness. Again, above anyone else, I do admire/respect Yu Takai, I don't know if you have to be Japanese to create such amazingly beautiful baroque stuff, but I love it, and will never understand how his work is not much more renowned or recognized, I guess I'll never understand how all this works, one of his works can make most of the faded painted gravel clones eat shit for ages, but that's how market works, so not much to say, all I can do is keep admiring his work and hope he'll keep making whatever comes to his mind, no matter what world is it coming from. In this cathegory there're also some other people doing really unique stuff, like Robin Mather, Tom Warmerdam and Vladimir Balahosky, all of them have always gone their own path, sometimes making things completely different and uncommon which matched perfectly with their own unique visions, and I respect/like that.

    -Last but not least, there's the cathegory of ultratalented people with unreal skills whose work truly makes a difference on what professional framebuilding is (specially nowadays when framebuilding seems to be more of a hobby work to pretend). Above all of them, the obvious reference isTyler Evans (Jamie Medeiros, Kevin Wolfsen, etc), not much I can say most people already know (Robotyler tig welding, their now everyone copying anodized finishes, overwhelming production numbers, own parts designs, etc, etc), just next level and best example of what framebuilding can reach. Other talented builders I like/respect are Yoshi Nishikawa, Eric Estlund, Darren Crisp, Nate Zukas, Mike Zanconato, Curt Goodrich, Rody Walter, Brian Chapman, Sean Chaney, Drew Guldalian, Kris Henry, Darrel Williams, Megan Dean and the list could go for a long while and I'm sure I'm missing quite a few (Rosko, etc)...

    And yes, influences come from everywhere, call it music, movies, books, motorbikes, fashion, architecture... But I guess this happens to each one of us, since we're born, each colour, each shape, each sound or taste, feelings that gets inside of us and changes our world, making each one of us different as no one has exactly the same inputs. If you're into brutalism architecture, I guess you already know about it, but here you have some brutalism

    Cheers
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    I touch your hair and feel your skull moving, tectonic minds of indecipherable thoughts.
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    What is that plant at the bottom of your pic? I like the contrast between the two.

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