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    Quote Originally Posted by velocolour View Post
    Hey Nate,

    Your work is looking good. That last job looks like a ton of work and came out nicely. Building from scratch is much easier than trying to fix existing frames huh?.

    Can you tell me what's up with the grey drop-outs faces I am seeing on your frames? Looks like raw media blasted steel?

    Thanks, hope to see you at Ballers.
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    They grey is the primer exposed. I mask this before color and clear coats to create an edge so the QR skewer won't bit into any clear coat and start some peeling action and help protect any exposed steel, for a little while at least. Removing the old TT not too hard. Figuring out the miter to miter distance +clean up + figuring out the original geometry =PITA! But the look on his face when he picks it up, priceless. Baller's is a GO! Looking forward to that climb in George Wash. state forest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionel View Post
    I was going to ask the same thing, isn't easier and faster to build a new frame compared to fixing this one ?
    Faster almost, but from what I understand this frame was kinda like a family heirloom to him. So replacing it with a new one would have added even more grief for the entire situation. Honestly I'm happy he trusted my skills to do the repair and now his prized possession is back on the road. Everybody wins! See you again at Baller's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Nate - how'd you get the tube pieces out of the lugs, heat or grinding?

    Love that orange!
    HEAT! Fluxed it up good. The flux is my indicator that things are ready to separate when heating the entire lug with a rosebud tip. The flux turns nice and glassy then just beyond that your ready to do work. Gently pulling on the existing tube but without rocking it in order not to distort the lugs socket. After soaking off the flux the lugs are sanded just like a new build preparation. Luckily this was a silver brazed frame so everything is low temp. Canal trail was good last night btw, good to see a bunch of riders out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zukas Cycles View Post
    See you again at Baller's?
    NATE
    Can't make it this year because of my daughter's graduation.....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zukas Cycles View Post
    HEAT! .....Canal trail was good last night btw, good to see a bunch of riders out!
    NATE
    Cool, thanks for the description.

    Yeah man the trail was GREAT last night, super grippy. Got cold quick though, forecast said it would be 43ish at 8 - it was actually 35, I was underdressed. Always nice to catch a glimse of your mean grean MTB machine.
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    Before the clearcoat ......


    DSCN1623 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    DSCN1624 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    DSCN1625 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    DSCN1626 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    DSCN1627 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

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    Lookin' good! White's a bitch isn't it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
    Lookin' good! White's a bitch isn't it.
    Yeeeees Sir!

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    A nice read and year end wrap up featuring one of my builds.
    arbitrary rumination. - 2013 retrospect
    Thanks Patrick!

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    Check out February!
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    Some press for Mr. Zukas. Road to NAHBS 2014: Nate Zukas’ First Show

    Congrats, Nate!
     

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    Thanks Mathew!!

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    Nate, I look forward to meeting you at NAHBS and getting better acquainted w your work. I chased a greenish Zukas XC SS for several miles during a very rainy Red Clay Ramble last August and it was a beauty - too bad I couldn't keep up. I'll make sure to introduce myself and hopefully meet dgaddis too.
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    Recent 29r build.....


    IMG_0714 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0712 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0723 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0722 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0726 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0730 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0727 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0694 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0729 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    Thanks Patrick, my first repeat customer! Will throw these and more pics soon on FNL.
    NATE

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    Show bike #1, just painted.

    IMG_0818 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0820 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0822 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0841 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0842 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0845 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

    IMG_0851 by Nate Zukas, on Flickr

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    The paint progression over the last 12 months has be awesome. This frame and last weeks 'Ferrari' are so good. I wish I had the coin to shorten my short list of must haves.
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    Representing in the "show me state"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDub76 View Post
    Representing in the "show me state"
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    Where does one get one of those shirts? There's still at least 1 day a week where I'm not wearing a builder tee.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Where does one get one of those shirts? There's still at least 1 day a week where I'm not wearing a builder tee.
    Hey Mathew! I will have all sizes at the show or you can send me a check.
    Thanks! NATE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zukas Cycles View Post
    Hey Mathew! I will have all sizes at the show or you can send me a check.
    Thanks! NATE
    I can't make the show, but I'll send a check...your mailbox is full, so PM any details. No rush since I bet you're slammed getting ready for the show.
     

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