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Old 06-02-20, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Circling back for a bump on this, been commuting on this quite a bit so probably at least 500 mi. so far, 3 tilt adjustments and no clamp slippage nonsense whatsoever.
Sounds like a success story to me.

Cool bike.
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Sounds like a success story to me.

Cool bike.
Tx Grady, we're going to go with that for now.

This is one of those little pita things that seems to take on a life of its own, should be simple till its not, couple of poor outcomes and its declared a pos when all that really needs to happen is a redoubling of effort and thought to solve the problem that with proper diligence may never have presented itself.

Simple or otherwise, I love a good challenge.
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Beautiful bike, top to bottom !

No stone was left unturned, every detail seems to be carefully worked out.
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Old 07-24-20, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul J View Post
I like everything but the seat post. Appreciate the desire for chrome but I wonder if you could get an aluminum post highly polished? Is the stem the VO Grand Cru?
You can chrome plate a lot of materials, including aluminum. I'm thinking my favorite seatpost type (two-bolt, either Campagnolo, Suntour) fully chromed.
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Old 07-24-20, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by branko_76 View Post
Beautiful bike, top to bottom !

No stone was left unturned, every detail seems to be carefully worked out.
Tx!

Yep, obsessed over every single piece that went on this.
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
You can chrome plate a lot of materials, including aluminum. I'm thinking my favorite seatpost type (two-bolt, either Campagnolo, Suntour) fully chromed.
Yep, got a 2 bolt Campy in the queue, my favorite too.

Any recommendation for who does good chrome on these for less than an arm and a leg?

Do they do the cradles too?

PS, have made several adjustments to the one on there, no slipping at all so far.
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Any recommendation for who does good chrome on these for less than an arm and a leg?
Do they do the cradles too?
My first impulse would be to go where the "bikers" go to get their hogs pimped. They'd need to be informed that this is a combination aluminum/steel affair -- I'm not sure that the process is any different (copper-nickel-chrome), but dwell time and electropotentials might be different for different substrates. I'm no electroplating expert, by any means.
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Old 07-24-20, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Charles Wahl View Post
My first impulse would be to go where the "bikers" go to get their hogs pimped. They'd need to be informed that this is a combination aluminum/steel affair -- I'm not sure that the process is any different (copper-nickel-chrome), but dwell time and electropotentials might be different for different substrates. I'm no electroplating expert, by any means.
Those guys are usually not interested in bicycle parts and they don't seem to be confident in doing aluminum, want a lot of $$$ to try with no guarantee.

I drag race motorcycles so am pretty familiar with them.

We have one local place that gets very mixed reviews, I may see what they say.
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That gal is truly cool. I love the framery quirks.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
ADDENDUM

So it may be time for pitchforks and such.

Andy did not build this but it was done with his help, input, guidance, special parts, sauce and his full blessing.

Dave Levy of TiCycles built it after Andy changed his mind and bowed out, he originally agreed after Dave helped me convince him.

And I'm certain at this point that Dave put up with far more of my nonsense than Andy ever would have, might very well have been why he bailed.

Anyway, sorry for the slight of hand but there is nothing unStrawberry about this other than the plumber who put the pipes together and the two of them are very good friends so I'm good with that.

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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
That gal is truly cool. I love the framery quirks.
Tx, all by design but never would have turned out anywhere near as well without the mastermind that made it happen, Dave did a fantastic job.
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