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    Teaser shot for the customer. After graphics and before satin clear coat.
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    While at NAHBS, I got this email from a customer:

    Hi Dave,

    Hope you are well; I wanted to give you an update now that I've had the chance to get some miles in despite the terrible riding weather.

    The bike is just amazing, The front end is responsive and goes into the line willingly and the disc brakes work seamlessly with the fork. I get so much output from the rear triangle and the bottom bracket is stiff yet the frame has a lot of overall compliance. Its hard to put my finger on, but there were times I forgot it was steel and thought I was on carbon. Most importantly, it felt familiar to me right away.

    I can't wait for the weather to cooperate a little more so I can get some more miles logged on it. I'll get some pics from the road and send them along.

    Thanks,
    Greg
    Made my day... weekend, even better.
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    Some are born to move the world to live their fantasies...

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    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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    On a recon ride, one of the first frames I ever made, still in action.
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    The last few months have been interesting, with the sale of our house, renting another (very small) house for two months, and finally having the new house purchase go through. My new shop space is coming together... Finally.
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    Skáldskaparmál from Snorri’s Edda says: “Then he gave the hammer to Thor, and said that Thor might smite as hard as he desired, whatsoever might be before him, and the hammer would not fail.”
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    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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    I've mentioned my low-tech crimping method before - my vise, half a tube block, and the top of a pipe wrench that I've had for the better part of 30 years. I had to smooth out the casting parting line on the wrench head, but it's worked out pretty well. I finally snagged a few action shots. These are pre-bent chainstays from Nova, going on a 1x MTB, with 650b x 2.35" tire clearance.

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    In the jig, ready to tack.

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    Oh, fork.

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    Customer photo sent to me last week. Love seeing them in the wild.
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    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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    Fresh off the torch. Ovalized top tube joined to seat tube. Organic...
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    Providing mechanical support for the Seattle-to-Portland Classic. Ten thousand of my new best friends. A frenzy of adjustments, repairs, and general hands-on bike goodness. Can't wait to do it again next year.
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    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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    I noticed that one of the pics is not like the others. Ouch!!!

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    Rode the Cascade Bicycle Club's High Pass Challenge yesterday. A good ride, loads of climbing. Even on the 23mm tires I had no problems with the dicey "pavement".
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    "the fun outweighs the suck, and the suck hasn't killed me yet." -- chasea

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    I have some good friends that own a race promotion company, BuDu Racing. They put on a series of multi-sport events through the season, and I've added a drawing for a bike frame and fork as one of their season prizes. Yesterday was delivery day at their first event of the season: Mt Rainier Duathlon. "Stoked!" First in-person look, first hands-on. She was beyond excited. This is what it's all about.

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    "the fun outweighs the suck, and the suck hasn't killed me yet." -- chasea

    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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    One of the latest completions: a climbing-specific road bike, with 650c wheels, and lighter weight tubing. Low bottom bracket and lax front end for stability, stiff frame for power transfer. This one will be hunting a PR at the High Pass Challenge on August 12th.
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    "the fun outweighs the suck, and the suck hasn't killed me yet." -- chasea

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    I was providing bike mechanical support at the BuDu Racing Bonney Lake Triathlon this morning. Yesterday just a little before 3pm, I get a call from a number identified only as "New Jersey". I figure it's just a spoofed number and it'll just be a robo-ad call. Turns out it was a gentleman whose bike was damaged (broken fork) by the airline flying into Seattle. He called me due to my sponsorship of the race series, asking if he could rent a bike from my shop. Fortunately he's close enough to my size that one of my personal bikes worked for him. I swapped in his pedals and saddle/seatpost, and he was off to the races. Seemed to work well enough.
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    Some are born to move the world to live their fantasies...

    "the fun outweighs the suck, and the suck hasn't killed me yet." -- chasea

    "Sometimes, as good as it feels to speak out, silence is the only way to rise above the morass. The high road is generally a quiet route." -- echelon_john

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