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    Default My day time fuel

    No milk
    No sugar
    no biscuits
    1 meter from my where I standing



    thanks every one for your kind comments about my work, they are much appreciated.

    I always want my work to be recognised for what it is
    not because I tart my name every where
    It is the work at bench where it is at.
    Toil and persevere at the toil.
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    thanks every one for your kind comments about my work, they are much appreciated.
    They are very well deserved for this incredible photo essay you're providing. Really spectacular stuff. Thank you for taking the extra time to document and share your work with such detail.
     

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    Default Re: More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    No questions, only one remark: no gloss&chrome Llewellyn frame. Deal breaker for me
    No chrome on a Llewellyn since 1997
    Only polished stainless steel.
    If one desires no polish, no problem for me to oblige..
    Dropouts etc will still be stainless steel but painted over.
    Saves me a pile of hours on the frame and the client saves $
    but not one client in the last 15 years has asked for 100% coverage in paint/no polish bits.
    Still happy to oblige.
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default Re: More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    Good to see there are still craftsman in this world that say "How well can I make it" and not "How cheap". Superb Dazza.
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    Default Re: More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    Good stuff Dazza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    No chrome on a Llewellyn since 1997
    Only polished stainless steel.
    If one desires no polish, no problem for me to oblige..
    Dropouts etc will still be stainless steel but painted over.
    Saves me a pile of hours on the frame and the client saves $
    but not one client in the last 15 years has asked for 100% coverage in paint/no polish bits.
    Still happy to oblige.
    Sorry, meant to say "black* gloss & chrome", referring to the shiny lugs which are indeed fantastic!

    I am quite well sorted A.T.M., but who knows? Depending on the waiting list, I may think about another road bike (apparently 4 is not enough)

    *yes, yes, I know you won't do a full black paintjob!
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    Default Re: More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    Dazza quality of work speaks for itself. There are no embelishments that don't make structural or functional sense. No gimmicks or fluff.

    I know Dazza's list is quite short at the moment so maybe getting in now is the right time for the Llewellyn dream.
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    "Even my farts smell like steel!" - Diel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gattonero View Post
    Sorry, meant to say "black* gloss & chrome", referring to the shiny lugs which are indeed fantastic!

    I am quite well sorted A.T.M., but who knows? Depending on the waiting list, I may think about another road bike (apparently 4 is not enough)

    *yes, yes, I know you won't do a full black paintjob!
    You can have black if you send me carton of



    and you listen to Nick Cave very loudly



    because he is down here for your soul
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Wow, this thread is like Friday Night Lights on steroids (or should I say EPO? Ha!).
    It's very late at night now and I should be off to bed, but this thread called to me. I really read the whole build through again and, they way you present it, it was if I was there too.
    I'm not a bike builder, just someone who enjoys nice things and who also obsesses and gets intensely involved in what I'm doing.
    My day being done, I so enjoyed getting lost in your toil here Dazza.
    More please. More.
    I'm off to bed now though, but will definitely make this a regular stop in the future.
    Thank you so much for the taking time to do this, much appreciated.

    Wayne Burnette
     

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    Hey Dazza

    You coming to MCBS?

    If so there's a bottle of our McLaren Vale GSM waiting for you.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    Hey Dazza

    You coming to MCBS?

    If so there's a bottle of our McLaren Vale GSM waiting for you.
    Would love to be there
    but
    Ginger and I will be in the UK then, I will be in steam railway heaven and Ginger will be looking into all the UK Pottery workshops we can see
    and then we will be staring at Turners at the Tate before we visit Detroit for the first week in August to catch up with her folks.
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Fit up check of the rear rack before it is cleaned up







    A lot of time was invested in the design of the Llewellyn Voyageur for simplicity and what I feel is elegant. I machine all the parts on the trusty lathe



    Mudguard mount is again a stud the bag is placed as low as possible



    Hand finished stainless steel and silver braze fillets



    Wire wheel in the die grinder after the hand finishing is completed and the rear rack is done. No paint to flake, rub off.



    The three bag mount points details will be explained. Worlds first! If you see this some where else, its a copy.

    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    The usual Facebook page
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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default Front Llewellyn Rando rack

    The front rack is given the finish treatment





    the pair, all set to go

    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    You can have black if you send me carton of

    ....

    and you listen to Nick Cave very loudly

    ....[/video]

    because he is down here for your soul
    Dad doesn't make wine, but this (which I can bring to Bristol, if you'd like):

    Photo061 by Andrea Cattolico, on Flickr


    And Nick Cave is a legend!
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    OK Black Cat, I'll ask. Whatever is being made looks great, but what is it?!?!?
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    Default Putting the Llewellyn Voyageur together

    Joe Cosgrove does his magic on my canvas
    Joey never seems to get any happy snaps of his processes at work, despite 15 years of urging, so we can share.

    Polish the guards, fit up. All was cut and sorted before paint so this goes quickly. I change many of the screws for stainless steel button heads and cut them down to a neat length. Give them a polish as well. The rear rack mounting face has a stainless steel facet brazed to the bridge, just for neatness of the paint.



    Harsh opinion follows. I see many Rando bikes with cute little cable hangers but with no adjuster. WTF. How does one fiddle the feel of the brake and most importantly take up pad wear?
    A nice machine should have the details sorted and functioning. Stainless steel adjuster that has knurling so one can actually turn it! It takes time to do all. As mentioned by a postee, hence the price. One does not make these in one week, or two, or three.



    All the electrical stuff is out on the bench in the bike assembly room



    The tailight wire runs inside the rolled mudguard edge, and is earthed. One cannot have too many earths to ensure reliability.



    I do some modifications to the tail light to tuck the wires out of sight



    While ABC Radio National is on the radio, or Grandstand if there is cricket being broadcast
    coming together



    Note the titanium Dezus motor cycle fairing clips on the racks. This is the special working detail I am chuffed about.



    Rear rack mount to the seat stay bridge, using the standard brake mount bolt



    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    OK Black Cat, I'll ask. Whatever is being made looks great, but what is it?!?!?
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    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrange View Post
    OK Black Cat, I'll ask. Whatever is being made looks great, but what is it?!?!?
    Serve chilled, and sip! (is not for doing shots)
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    Default The assembly of the Llewellyn Voyageur

    He or she calls by for a treat



    a quick ride down the street and onto the bike path



    Time to knock off and have a bottle of Guinness

    because it is mine



    Llewellyn Handle Bar tape



    Stem detail



    Stainless crown





    Rear rack attachment







    as much curve as Nigella

    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

    www.llewellynbikes.com
    The usual Facebook page
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/llewellyncustombicycles/
    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default Re: The assembly of the Llewellyn Voyageur

    You can put this on the dictionary under the word "Superb".
    Great job!
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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