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03-03-09, 08:49 PM
After restoring and fixing up old bikes. I wanted to build my own from scratch.
03-09-09, 08:12 PM
It looks very cool, but I'm really curious how it handles. That looks like a lot of trail, what with the full-size front wheel, shallow-looking head angle, and effectively backwards fork.
03-10-09, 03:42 AM
Looks sweet. A refreshingly different design.
fantanstic,would look better with square wheels though!
03-11-09, 06:41 PM
You did this in your time off from welding Ducati frames?
03-16-09, 07:38 AM
It's finally warmed up enough to do some testing and tuning here in Minnesota...
I have learned a lot from this bike and there are some needed changes to improve the ride and handling.
Instead of cutting this one up, we are building another bike with the needed modifications. The head tube angle and fork need to be changed to improve the stability along with a few other minor adjustments to make this a better riding bike.
You can follow the build status at www.fascustombicycles.com
Thank you for the suggestions and comments.
03-16-09, 11:27 AM
Well if you turn the fork around, it should make the handling quite adequate.
$3600 seems like a lot for something that doesn't have to much research and development. Don't get me wrong, It's a very COOL bike, and I'm not saying it isn't worth it. But, you gotta ride that thing HARD for a year, to find any defects (weakness) in your design. Personally I won't sell a bike that I've built from scratch, or one that I've "radically" changed the geometry on. To many people out there waiting to SUE ya..... I hope you carry "liability" insurance.:thumb:
03-18-09, 04:02 PM
Very good advise..
I removed the buy it now options until I get more testing done and find a very good lawyer.
Thank you all for the comments and advise...
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