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Old 08-28-18, 05:15 PM
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Its been a while since I posted any of my builds. This is my personal gravel bike. 650b wheels with clearance for 50mm tires. I carried over some of the forward geometry from my MTB bikes by pushing the front center out further and running a 50mm stem to make it a more confidence inspiring off road descender. Those Gravel King SK's are gone now and replaced with Terrene Elwoods, a far superior tire.
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Old 01-07-19, 08:58 AM
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Thought I'd post a couple of pics of my latest creation, a fillet brazed frame with Di2. My first ride with mtb Di2 derailleurs and it works great I was very surprised how easy it was to setup and how well it works. Hardest part so far is getting used to which switch moves way. I was also very surprised that it works so well with a 10-42 Sram sd cassette and Sram mtb cranks. I had the Sram parts and figured I'd give them a try and if it didn't work buy Shimano later, no need though. It will fit up to 2.1 inch tires, limited by the fork the rear will go larger.
This is my first built up fillet frame and so far so good.
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Old 01-13-19, 07:39 PM
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Very nice! It looks like it's ready for most anything. It looks quite a bit like my last one, though I'm still doing rim brakes and cabled derailleur:
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Old 01-20-19, 04:05 PM
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Finished and assembled. Finally!


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Old 01-20-19, 06:35 PM
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Looks really nice. The one detail I noticed is the last photo showing the lowest black (at least it looks to be black on my monitor) band edge bisects the lower bottle boss. Not what I would ask my painter to do. I assume you had a "talk" with yourself first. Andy
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Old 01-21-19, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
Looks really nice. The one detail I noticed is the last photo showing the lowest black (at least it looks to be black on my monitor) band edge bisects the lower bottle boss. Not what I would ask my painter to do. I assume you had a "talk" with yourself first. Andy
I put that photo up Andy because it shows the true color of that band to be black/blue pearl. Basically, it looks almost black but when the sun hits it the pearl lights up. As far as bisecting the boss goes...that was just plain bad planning
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Old 01-21-19, 08:46 AM
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The bike looks great. Is the silver/white also pearl paint? Whatever it is it looks great. Do you even notice the band bisects the boss once a cage is on?
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Old 01-21-19, 09:34 AM
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The bike looks great. Is the silver/white also pearl paint? Whatever it is it looks great. Do you even notice the band bisects the boss once a cage is on?
The white is House of Kolor "SNO WHITE PEARL". To apply the color you first lay down a white base coat layer and then shoot a translucent pearl layer over the top of that, followed by clear of course. You need to be really careful after shooting the pearl to not bump or smudge the pearl layer or the white will show through. Not friendly for shooting in your backyard like I did, although I got lucky and it turned out pretty well. The pearl in the black/blue was just mixed in with the base paint so no need for two layers.

Regarding the boss again, the bisect doesn't show with the cage on but even if it did I don't really care. It was only an issue when painting (masking that boss was a bit of a pain). I shot the white/pearl layers the day before and I was expecting to have a fairly easy second day of adding the lettering and stripes, followed by the clear. Well, the detail work took me way longer than I was expecting because of stuff like masking those stripes and have them come out properly symmetrical around the tube. In the end I took some paper, wrapped it around the frame tube, then slid that up and down the tube to use as a masking guide. It worked out nicely and I was able to get the details and clear added within the 24 hour critical recoat time period for the paint.
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Old 01-21-19, 01:09 PM
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thanks that white looks really nice so smooth looking. And great job with the badge too.
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Old 01-31-19, 01:49 PM
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I chopped up an old tandem to make my whip.

I started off with a GT Quatrefoil. Nice cro-mo frame but it was huuuuuge.. and the daft 700d wheels didn't help. Plus I wanted full suspension for my child-back e-tandem, so... Stripped...



I chopped the rear stays off, and then chopped a foot out of the centre square. This took some care to get right, due to the geometry.
Then I made a mount for GT STS rear suspension, welded it all up, painted it and fitted it up to my chosen specification.







The bike is, for want of a better word, awesome. Every day.

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Old 01-31-19, 06:14 PM
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that's a really interesting project. It has provisions for a non-pedaling rider?
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Old 04-03-19, 10:31 AM
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That thing is incredible, well done!
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Old 04-04-19, 09:40 AM
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26" MTB for a local shredder

Here's the latest one to leave the shop. The rider is 11yo so, the design criteria was light weight and low. The dad rides a lot and knows the benefits of a high end bike so he wanted something nice for the kid. I built it around a 100mm Rock Shox SID that I lowered to 62mm. The groupset is 985 XTR and we swapped out the XTR crankset for the Trailcraft 155mm cranks you see here. The picture above shows it before trimming the hoses and without pedals and the correct saddle. Ready to ride it weighs just a tad under 22lbs with 2x drivetrain. The Paragon HT and T47 BB shells were both relieved to save additional weight. It's definitely the nicest bike in the school bike cage!

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Old 04-20-19, 01:44 AM
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Last years build:

Columbus Life, Lewelyn Lugs, Max Fork, parts bin parts.

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Old 05-16-19, 10:07 AM
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Finished at last

My second frame is finished at last. It took just 15 years after completing my first.






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Old 08-16-19, 12:39 PM
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Dang there are some impressive and unique builds on here
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