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    Wisey, have you got professional help yet for that Gitane fetish you are suffer from?
    I am only riding to get fit to make you suffer up the Mount Glorious road
    Cheers Dazza
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_A_Martin View Post
    I love that memory.
    yes, that was fun

    Vroom, bump
    "oh my madonna"
    Vroom vroom
    " building, it is a question of passion Oh my Madonna" (Phew, that was close)

    bloody brilliant couple of days
    all thanks to Dario
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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    I'll just say it. My favorite bikes you make are simple race bikes and the more elaborate ones that consume your waking hrs. and burn your knuckles I love for the skill, dedication and preservation of what is a rare art in the world of bicycles.

    Brother it is a days work to bust your ba!!s becuase you are humble and competent. NONE THE LESS I'm looking for to that day to come (wink wink).

    When I look at your body of work and hear the man's words what rises to the top are your burning passion to properly fit riders onto your bikes, give them builds that will likely last longer than they care to own them. Good stuff.

    I'm a little disturbed you've only created bicycles that accomodate riders up to 6'3". You may be the Babe Ruth framebuilder of OZ but sir....you are a heightest ;)

    Peace, Josh
    Thank you Josh,
    but I think that the root of my "Heightest" problem is I don't know what 6'3" is. Is that that old imperial stuff or some thing?
    down here we got with the times in 1975 and went Metric
    its millimeters here for the last 35 years
    just like the rest of the world :-)
    Now fill out the form below and Paypal me the deposit and I will fix my "heigtest" problem with a new simple race bike.
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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.
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    Dazza,
    I hope you don't mind me using the term "Bike Tragic". When you first mentioned it to me, I knew what you meant.

    There have been a few diversions but cycling has remained deeply rooted. I can't think of a better description.


    Your advice is always spot on and greatly appreciated.

    It's fantastic you send so many frames out with stems, It completes the package for my eyes and most of my frames now go out with a stem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    and don't have kids to feed!
    I do wish you had mentioned this sooner so I guess I'll just have to work harder for now. It's teaching me a new level of perseverance but I do get to watch Wallace & Gromit quite a lot.
    Cheers,

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    I am a fortunate owner of one of Dazza's fine bikes. I must say that not only is it the most beautiful bike that I have ever owned and ridden, it is so satisfying on so many levels. Obviously the sheer artistry and craft of the frame, fork and stem is the first thing you may notice. And it is a joy to behold. But the first time I got a chance to ride this bike under demanding conditions is when I truly appreciated all the work that Dazza put into it. Number one, I have never had a frame fit me so precisely,with incredible fit and everything falling under my seat, hands and feet so perfectly. The balance going thru twisting turns, on camber, off camber, climbing and then descending is impeccable. The acceleration going uphill is amazing. I felt like the cyclist I was 25 or 30 years ago---I am 64 now. The bike was that easy to ride hard, and seemingly without the effort I normally have to expend. I was literally grinning ear to ear. I have several very well made bicycles that I rotate, depending on the type of ride that day, the weather. the distance etc., but I must say my Llewellyn is the one I most want to ride.


    Dazza was great to do business with, the whole process was not only painless, but was exciting. Dazza kept me very informed during the building process with great shots of the frame and how it was progressing. Joe Cosgrove did a stellar job with the paint, and I really appreciate all the hard work. I heartily recommend Dazza for that very special, once in a lifetime bicycle that you will ride and cherish for many, many years.

    Tailwinds
    Frank
     

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    Hey Dazza,

    Love what you did with this:

    Brett built the frame up and sent me this picture.

    Any stories or insights into its design? What kind of rider is Brett? The tubes are XL but it looks so PERFECTLY proportioned that it doesn't look 'fat' at all!

    -Hansen
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brick Top View Post
    Dazza,
    I hope you don't mind me using the term "Bike Tragic". When you first mentioned it to me, I knew what you meant.

    There have been a few diversions but cycling has remained deeply rooted. I can't think of a better description.


    Your advice is always spot on and greatly appreciated.

    It's fantastic you send so many frames out with stems, It completes the package for my eyes and most of my frames now go out with a stem.



    I do wish you had mentioned this sooner so I guess I'll just have to work harder for now. It's teaching me a new level of perseverance but I do get to watch Wallace & Gromit quite a lot.
    Cheers,
    No I don't mind be called a bike tragic, I call myself that all the time.
    You don't have to have kids to watch Wallace and Gromit!
    Nick Park is one very talented man who toiled and persevered with his creativity
    we all can enjoy the results
    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 fc356 View Post
    I am a fortunate owner of one of Dazza's fine bikes...............
    Tailwinds
    Frank
    Thank you Frank
    you were also a sweet customer to work with.
    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 suhacycles View Post
    Hey Dazza,

    Love what you did with this:

    Brett built the frame up and sent me this picture.

    Any stories or insights into its design? What kind of rider is Brett? The tubes are XL but it looks so PERFECTLY proportioned that it doesn't look 'fat' at all!

    -Hansen
    Brett is a solid lad, he can lean on the pedals
    So the XL tube size is the best choice for his weight and grunt
    Many times onlookers cannot tell the difference between OS and XL tubes until it is pointed out to them or they notice the HT is bigger in diameter.
    That is a standard XL Compact frame set. This was my first frame lug set I designed and produced in 2005. They work well, but these days I rework all the shorelines to a better shape that pleases me before I use them. I am actually shaping a set of these XL compact lugs at this time for the current frame I am building.
    These are the same tube sizes as the Cadenzia frame set. the Cadenzia has a level top tube.
    I use 17mm seat stays on these frames, some times 19mm for trackies.
    and I chose .7/.4/.7 or .8/.5/.8 wall tubes depending on road or track use and how solid the riders is.

    Brett was after a head turner and he sourced the silver parts himself.
    So a Lucentezza finish was commisioned, which is the full stainless caper and lug cutting, finished off with Joe's Candy Apple red over gold, with the white panels.
    Last edited by Dazza; 11-16-2010 at 10:34 PM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Wisey, have you got professional help yet for that Gitane fetish you are suffer from?
    I am only riding to get fit to make you suffer up the Mount Glorious road
    Only thing better than a crappy old gitane is a funny bike.
    Only thing better that a crappy old funny bike is a gitane delta funny bike.
    Don't let Dazza fool you all with this purist nonsense of his. He's built a funny bike or two in his time. I have one! 26" front and everything! =)
    ....... ok, so that was quite a few years ago. ;-)
    As for professional help, that's all the drinking I do with you, mate. We drink, we get drunk, you tell me I'm a nutter for collecting gitanes = therapy.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisey View Post
    Only thing better than a crappy old gitane is a funny bike.
    Only thing better that a crappy old funny bike is a gitane delta funny bike.
    Don't let Dazza fool you all with this purist nonsense of his. He's built a funny bike or two in his time. I have one! 26" front and everything! =)
    ....... ok, so that was quite a few years ago. ;-)
    As for professional help, that's all the drinking I do with you, mate. We drink, we get drunk, you tell me I'm a nutter for collecting gitanes = therapy.
    I might suggest that you reinforce your Therapy by showing us some of your Gitanes, eh?
     

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    While we're at it, Dazza why don't you show us some more of your XL machines so that we can stymie this growing Max infatuation.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    While we're at it, Dazza why don't you show us some more of your XL machines so that we can stymie this growing Max infatuation.
    I hear you
    I am with you

    Try building a lugged MAX with a sloping top tube, HA!
    Try building a lugged MAX with 28.6 fork, plastic or steelo, HA!
    Try getting seat posts to fit on some MAX frames, HA!

    Trouble is, I never take pics of every thing post paint
    here is a couple of XL frames, one sloper TT frame and a Cadenzia with a level TT'
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    Last edited by Dazza; 11-17-2010 at 07:22 PM. Reason: spelling and typos as usual, I rush, I rush, I feel guilty as the workshop is beckoning
    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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    I love the sloping lugset...thanks! What size seat post are you using for the xl set?
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    Oh boy. Joe has outdone himself on the white XLS frame. Stunning. Great proportions too.
     

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    Wohay, there is the Mother load. That is the shit that will kill them!

    Are those Max blades on the blue machine?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by briordon View Post
    I love the sloping lugset...thanks! What size seat post are you using for the xl set?
    I like and use the Columbus 31.7mm Life seat tube so one needs 30.60mm seat post to fit sweetly.
    (the Cadenzia XCr frames will use the same post)
    I have US made 30.6 Wound Up posts here that were made to fit so so snug. (if you ever need one, contact me)
    I also have a Kalloy for a cheaper heavier version
    For other 31.7mm seat tubes you may need 30.40, but I like the Columbus ST.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by devlin View Post
    Oh boy. Joe has outdone himself on the white XLS frame. Stunning. Great proportions too.
    Joe Cosgove is lifer with bikes and painting
    He always strives so hard and painting is a painful gig to do at a high level
    He won the best in paint at NAHBS and he deserves it.
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    Last edited by Dazza; 11-17-2010 at 10:49 PM.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    Wohay, there is the Mother load. That is the shit that will kill them!

    Are those Max blades on the blue machine?
    MAX blades = Yes and No
    MAX profile, but made by some one else. I get them from Peter Evans @ Ceeway
    Used with a stainless steel fork crown seems to please the punters

    MAX blades with the XL Compacts and Cadenzia frames match up well to give a good ride for the big heavy fellas
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Joe Cosgove is lifer with bikes and painting
    He always strives so hard and painting is a painful gig to do at a high level
    He won the best in paint at NAHBS and he deserves it.
    As the happy owner of this frame I can attest to the skills of Joey and Dazza; masters both. Thanks again and a Happy Birthday to your bride!
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