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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles

    Bike Rumor is doing a little builder-on-builder Q&A leading up to the Philly Bike Expo- check out this link so read me answer some of Chris Bishops questions.

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    Note from the owner: "A friend pointed out that the color scheme of the bike reminded him of the Japanese character Ultraman. That made me like it even more". Me, too!


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    Eric, you are a super star.

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    Notes like this keep me going:

    "Arrived, put together, and ridden! Eric, it’s just amazing. After getting the seat dialed in the fit is perfect and it rolls so silent and smooth. Just incredible."

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    Email from a client: "Glorious"

    "Eric, I just wanted to thank you one more time for this work of art that you have created for me. I’ve been out on several rides and I could not be happier with what you’ve done. The fit is really perfect. Your strategy of stretching forward while coming up a bit feels great and it’s super comfy just staying in the drops. It rides so smooth and silent and the steering is so responsive. It’s also crazy light! I’m not a weight weenie but I hung it on the scale just for fun and it was a little over 18 pounds.(!)

    Anyway, I’m so happy with it and I’ll cherish it forever. Consider me a Winter evangelist for life."


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    So cool! Looks like a tight wheelbase, or is that standard for a fixie like this? I've never ridden a bike like this, can you say a bit about the client's projected use for this bike and handling/ride quality targets?

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    This is very tight, for sure, and not typical of the road fixed or modern track racers someone would usually expect from me. It was made as a sort of throw back to a specific period of "high and tight" track bikes from the early 80's, with my take on the Japanese take on Continental style Italian lug work. Sort of a homage to an idealized historical type. I like to think of it as a high performance fetish bike.

    It's pretty much a bike for someone to have fun with, both on the saddle and leaning up and enjoying visually at home. It will see fixed road use, coffee shop runs and the occasional velodrome lap session.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles

    I'm starting to get my ducks in a row for this years Bespoked show in Bristol. If you are in the UK or Europe and have been considering a bike, please get in touch with me. Road, track, rando, super commuter, MTB- let's get something going!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Estlund View Post
    One minute of many: real time tipping.

    I found myself looking back at this video and have a couple questions:

    1) It looks like you filled both sides of the dropout but only fed the rod in from the outside, is this correct?

    2) Was your preheat of the joint comparably long?

    Thanks for any info! Your work definitely keeps me inspired. It's cool to see just how quickly things can be done.
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    Hi, Jason-

    Some of it depends on the parts, of course. I preheat the drop out primarily as it is sunk by the dummy axle, then the blade as needed. I generally fill both sides for redundancy, but if the preheat is good I can often walk it around and just cap it off. Depends on the part fit up and resultant gap (bigger/ smaller blades, slot offset, etc).

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    Notes from the field:

    "HI Eric, I hope you are well. Please find attached a picture from a ride with my winter yesterday. The location is the Napoleon Museum on the Swiss side of the Lake of Constance. Hope you like the picture. I'm still in love with my winter bicycle. Cheers"


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    Straight from this horse's mouth: my chat with Anna Schwwin at the PBE.

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    I've admired E.E.'s work for far too long and finally found the right opportunity to have something made for me :) After more than 30,000 commuter/ballers/D2R2 miles and countless rain rides something had to give on my Big Red Vanilla bike. Just before the Philly Show I decided to give Big Red a quick make over and discovered that the stem had seized...bummer. Thanks to E.E. for making it better than new with a lovely stem with some nice details. Cool. Can't thank you enough brother.

    *Hot off the press and on it's way for plating.

    EEstemforTTV!.jpg

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    Headed across the country today! Look for it in the NorCal rando scene.

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    Default Re: Winter Bicycles

    Steps


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    Shout out to Box Dog Bikes for the final assembly in CA!


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    I'm doing a fill in order for more t's before Bespoked. Black shirt/ white graphic. If you'd like to get in on the batch, shoot me an email and we'll get it sorted!

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    Some days you just feel...


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    Hey, Bristol- I'm a commin'


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