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    Thanks Eric and Mark, there are a lot of nice blues, I had to conjure up all my hocus pocus for this one. The only raw ti on this one will be the rear drop-outs and the front changer tab. The fork drop-outs are chrome.

    Patience, it's something I've always been told, and thought, I had a lot of. The single most difficult part of painting bicycles is learning how to be patient. A candy finish and vinyl decals push me to the edge. Paint needs to rest, and it needs time, and lots of short intervals of intense attention. I could go a lot faster with force drying, and I do occasionally, but the best results come with time. This one will rest now... for a good week before going off to it's owner.
















     

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    In the shop.









     

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    Kind of the idea for this. Still need to run it through the clear steps.
     

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    You're the first framebuilder I know that has a military contract.

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    First clear





    Another clear session after sanding



    Sanded again





    Final semi-gloss clear





     

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    Camouflage is the new black.

    Craig the fork looks awesome.
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    Came through the other day...

    "Evening, Craig.
    After realizing that I was no longer reaching for my xxxx xxxxxx at all, I decided to flip it and try the 1-quiver routine (well, one road bike, at least).

    I still have the occasional fantasy about a trip to the barn in PA to have Tom Kellogg build a Spectrum for me or working with Kelly Bedford (fairly local) given his mastery of geometry or Kirk with those swoopy rear stays; but by-in-large, I'm unbelievably happy with what your frame does. Superbly comfortable, plenty responsive, and the only one of it's kind that I ever see.

    Just thought I'd let you know that it still gives me exceptional pleasure to own and ride your frame."
     

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    We're a pretty good crew.

     

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    Susan with a few of the 3500 iPads she took care of last school year.



    DQ trip in Noblesville with my two girls







     

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    Ready to box this one up, been fun. Summer has been nice here in central Indiana. Great weather, time in the shop, catching up on school work, which is a week away. I like the pace. See all the photos on my G+ link below.







    Baller Bike, many times over.







    Beginning life as a great commuter. I think it'll get the job done.

     

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    I read Seth's blog, you should too. Short, everyday, good stuff.

    Seth's Blog
     

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    Recent things







     

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    That looks great, man. I love that color combo.
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    Thanks Eric, funny, I didn't think I'd really like it, but it's stunning out in the sun.
     

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    White and gold: so nice. Very different as well- but familiar
     

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    I just put this one up for sale in the Classifieds.
    http://www.velocipedesalon.com/forum...bit-38862.html
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
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    Craig
    Hope you won't mind if I build it with a Shimano 7800 groupset. (That's what I've got sleeping in my basement almost new)

    I know you like Campa better and With LionelB facilitating its way to France, it takes a lot of guts not to put Campagnolo on it.
     

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    I knew a guy who rode Shimano once, I think he had that Crane setup. Ha! HT cut down nice. I left 20mm. of spacers for you.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
    HT cut down nice
    hell yes!

    I need to do this on one of my bikes with the same Pacenti lug
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    Super nice Craig.

    Was hesitating between silver headset cups or those black ones. They look nice with the frame. Cool.
     

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