Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - thrilla from vanilla
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12-12-05, 02:08 PM
finally received the completed bike from sacha a couple of weeks ago. as expected, it turned out great and is a complete blast to ride. can't say enough good things about working with sacha - it's definitely worth the wait.
i'm running it as a singlespeed right now, but it can be set to fixed easily. set it up with vintage campy cobalto / SR pista components and phil hubs laced to some sweet chrome rims sacha provided. other parts include phil BB, and a cinelli 64 giro bars. he also put together the color palette, and i'm more than pleasd with the outcome.
12-12-05, 02:15 PM
How can you set it up with cobalto parts and not include a shot of the brake calipers?!
Please remedy this situation.
12-12-05, 02:22 PM
that bike is my size.
why don't you come drinking with me?
crust & crumb
12-12-05, 02:30 PM
lovely, really it is. a brooks saddle and maybe some cloth tape would set it off well.
12-12-05, 02:50 PM
here ya go - showing the crown jewels, as it were.
and i am considering a proper brooks saddle, but the aliante is just so comfortable. even if it's not really visually appropriate. and the cloth tape is also a good idea which may happen in the near future. this just got me down the road quickly - i can sort out the full aesthetic issues later.
12-12-05, 03:04 PM
Dang it, rotate your photos of your beautiful bike!
12-12-05, 03:10 PM
and one more for the record
12-12-05, 03:49 PM
Yah, is good. How long is the wait for a frame with paint these days?
12-12-05, 04:02 PM
total time was around 15 months, including paint and complete build. i believe sacha is still quoting 15 months for all bikes, and he makes every effort to stick to that deadline. not to sound like a sycophantic broken record, but the guy is great to work with and really sinks himself into each project. i originally thought of doing the orange/creamsicle paintjob, but he looked at the retro parts and came up with what you see here. i pretty much gave him free reign to develop the colors, and then i gave the final ok sight-unseen.
if you've got the time and $$$, i highly recommend it.
12-12-05, 04:12 PM
Really, really nice.
12-12-05, 04:14 PM
I am seafoam green with envy
Matthew A Brown
12-12-05, 07:21 PM
If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
12-12-05, 10:00 PM
yeah, honey brooks and brown cloth tape, and you could probably win a trophy at a custom car show with that thing. holy smokes is that nice...
if i had the money, i'd totally go for a vanilla. theymake me weep.
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