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Old 06-02-08, 11:22 AM   #1
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Rick Laban frames

anyone have any info about this builder?
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Old 06-05-08, 09:01 AM   #2
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LaBan

Hey,

i live in Tucson and i ride a LaBan i purchased at a consignment shop here in town. as i rode it around town i learned more about rick laban. apparently he made ~100 bikes. my serial number is 54. originally he started building in the back of fair wheel bikes,and uberspandex dork centrum here, and rented someone's garage. i've heard from another bike builder in town that he now makes jewelry in sta fe, nm.
the bike i own is really really great. the whole group is durace and it's totally smooth. for me the geometry, which is a 54 is just perfect. the bike turns heads all the time because of it's beautiful lines and unique features.
do you ride one?
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Pictures!
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I bought a bomb-@$$ frame from a bike co-op during my 10 years in Tucson. Since Fairwheel Bikes was one of my bike shops at the time I had it in there and the owner id'ed it as a Laban frame. Although it has the initials "PW" cut out of the BB shell and no other identifying marks on it he was able to id it from the lugs. In subsequent years I ran into a couple of guys with Laban frames that were "Laban" decaled and they had very similar lugs, so I guess I'm inclined to agree. I'd heard he was doing steel work in TX, but this was about 7 years ago.
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