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KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 10:48 AM

Ending the year with a bang...
 
It's been a very good year...highlighted by the Bilenky. One last hit in 2013...

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc1c3e76f.jpg

Huge thanks to Jim for a great job facilitating and being the great guy that he is.

fender1 12-24-13 10:54 AM

Finally got your Lotus?

gomango 12-24-13 11:22 AM

I think I know. :)

Can't wait to see it.

Great packing there Jim.

whatwolf 12-24-13 11:27 AM

Hm... Blue, yellow, and racks. Could it be a miyata?

KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 11:37 AM

Good guesses, but not even close. This one is an open mouthed gasp in amazement bike, and it looks like the perfect size.

balindamood 12-24-13 11:40 AM

Just a Surly LHT with old parts on it.

fender1 12-24-13 11:41 AM

Ritchey? Eisentraut?

Italuminium 12-24-13 11:41 AM

Rd with bullseye pulleys, yellow cables, blue paint, racks... Custom american tourer? Weigle?

thinktubes 12-24-13 12:08 PM

Mooney?

cyclotoine 12-24-13 12:13 PM

If the year was highlighted by a Bilenky then surely it can;t be a Sachs?

Drillium Dude 12-24-13 12:13 PM

I know already, too, so I won't ruin the surprise - but I'm salivating anyway; she's ready for her close-up :)

Congrats, Aaron!

DD

balindamood 12-24-13 12:14 PM

I am thinking Japanese. Toei? Zunow??

KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 12:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinktubes (Post 16356195)
mooney?

:)

I'll have her built up by Saturday...I'd like to do it today, but there won't be time.

Photos do not do this justice - the panels are a beautifully contrasting purple.

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/a...psb43452f6.jpg

balindamood 12-24-13 12:24 PM

Just wow.

cyclotoine 12-24-13 12:44 PM

condition appears remarkable.

"Remark on condition"

KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cyclotoine (Post 16356261)
condition appears remarkable.

"Remark on condition"

Total garage queen - almost no flaws and rings look almost new. This thing is just on a different level; I've seen some amazing bikes in my day...but this one is just special.

I'd love to know who did the paint.

Vonruden 12-24-13 12:54 PM

Stunning!!!!

gomango 12-24-13 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake (Post 16356267)
Total garage queen - almost no flaws and rings look almost new. This thing is just on a different level; I've seen some amazing bikes in my day...but this one is just special.

I'd love to know who did the paint.

I just knew you would love it.

Giacomo 1 12-24-13 01:52 PM

Very pretty!

Really one of the prettiest blues I've ever seen and the condition is remarkable.

Is it proper to ask what type of tubing she has? Most customs don't seem to have a label on them like the more mass produced bikes do...

shoota 12-24-13 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thinktubes (Post 16356195)
Mooney?

How in the world did you know that?? I've never even heard of this builder

KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 (Post 16356438)
Very pretty!

Really one of the prettiest blues I've ever seen and the condition is remarkable.

Is it proper to ask what type of tubing she has? Most customs don't seem to have a label on them like the more mass produced bikes do...

No label - post is 27.2. Mooney has ties to the Brits, but I don't know if that means a thing. Frame seems shockingly light for a tourer. It's steel ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoota (Post 16356465)
How in the world did you know that?? I've never even heard of this builder

I think he put two and two together from another thread. He's not a big name, but I think he's at the absolute top with the best builders alive. He's on the Weigle level.

miamijim 12-24-13 02:18 PM

When I was talking to Aaron on the phone I told him the bike looks much nicer in person, I mean pictures don't do this bike justice. Prior to purchasing Aaron and myself reviewed ~130 very clear well taken photos. Aaron couldn't understand how it could look better than what 130 well taken pictures could show.

There's just something about this bike....the build is phenomenal, someone put a lot of thought into this bike. Top notch in every way.

KonAaron Snake 12-24-13 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miamijim (Post 16356494)
When I was talking to Aaron on the phone I told him the bike looks much nicer in person, I mean pictures don't do this bike justice. Prior to purchasing Aaron and myself reviewed ~130 very clear well taken photos. Aaron couldn't understand how it could look better than what 130 well taken pictures could show.

There's just something about this bike....the build is phenomenal, someone put a lot of thought into this bike. Top notch in every way.

Jim isn't kidding - the colors are just vibrant and the detailing is amazing. I haven't seen many bikes on par with this.

whatwolf 12-24-13 02:22 PM

Wow! Congratulations, Aaron. You have a truly impressive array of bicycles.

Italuminium 12-24-13 02:23 PM

Yum! Now that's a nice christmas gift to yourself! Got any tours planned on it yet?


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