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Cassave 03-30-10 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by alicestrong (Post 10599108)
That's just beautiful!! Awesome work...

Make sure to share here...:)

Thanks Alice.

And good idea, I'll post to the Mixte Gallery when it's finished.

rodar y rodar 03-30-10 05:18 PM

Just wondering, Cassave. How much input did your wife have in the design? Did she want to get in on any of the fabrication fun too, or mostly just sit it out? I `m really trying hard to constrain myself and not fill up yet another page with gibberish about what an absolutely beautiful frame that is, but...
Damn! It almost hurts to look at. Goes beyond lust.

NoReg 03-30-10 05:32 PM

Certainly a beauty! The Mid-stays, are they straight tubing in the forward section. Seems to be what you said, but shadows, or something, are making it hard for me to tell.

Cassave 03-31-10 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar (Post 10600104)
Just wondering, Cassave. How much input did your wife have in the design? Did she want to get in on any of the fabrication fun too, or mostly just sit it out? I `m really trying hard to constrain myself and not fill up yet another page with gibberish about what an absolutely beautiful frame that is, but...
Damn! It almost hurts to look at. Goes beyond lust.


She had no direct input really. She doesn't like drops or riding in traffic or messing with gears so: Upright bars, 3 sp hub, easy geometry for bike path use.

Fabrication fun!!? No. The workshop is MINE I tell you, MINE!

She is looking forward to the first ride however.

I started a neat stainless tube rack last night.

Cassave 03-31-10 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Peterpan1 (Post 10600149)
Certainly a beauty! The Mid-stays, are they straight tubing in the forward section. Seems to be what you said, but shadows, or something, are making it hard for me to tell.


The midstays forward of the seattube are 1/2" x .035 4130. Behind the seattube I used a set of single taper seatstays. The 1/2" tube just fit into the 14mm OD end of the stays making a nice fit.
That provides a nice taper back to the dropouts.

echotraveler 03-31-10 09:23 AM

this bike is making me drool! post more pics.

NoReg 03-31-10 04:15 PM

Thanks, I thought that was what you had said, just looks even cooler than that!

Omiak 04-04-10 04:59 PM

This is awesome.

Cassave 04-05-10 09:24 AM

Finished the rear rack and got the frame and fork in primer, a few more pics;

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte13.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte14.jpg

A detail at the very rear of the rack;

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte15.jpg

In primer, color goes on next weekend

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte16.jpg

Allen 04-05-10 09:55 AM

Yeah, that did it. This thread is now a sticky.

Cassave 04-06-10 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 10625421)
Yeah, that did it. This thread is now a sticky.

Yikes! Another sticky, now this thing'll haunt me forever.:)

echotraveler 04-08-10 05:38 PM

are you going to put some personalized art or decal?

Cassave 04-09-10 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by echotraveler (Post 10643845)
are you going to put some personalized art or decal?

No. I asked my wife if she wanted downtube decals like the bike in the "How to Build a Lugged Steel Frame...." thread and she said no, keep it simple.
The only decal is the tubing sticker.

I'll shoot color and first clear tomorrow, a very light blue with cream head and seat tubes. Very close to the blue you used.

Cassave 04-12-10 08:51 AM

Got the frame and fork painted over the weekend.
Lug windows need another coat of cream and the gold lug pin striping gets done tonight.

Then another coat of clear and it'll be ready to build up.
http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte17.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte18.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte19.jpg

The Nova tubes were fine to work with.

Allen 04-12-10 10:28 AM

That's looking beautiful, Steve.

rodar y rodar 04-12-10 11:12 AM

If she ever throws you out, I`ll marry you.

Cassave 04-12-10 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar (Post 10658877)
If she ever throws you out, I`ll marry you.


:lol::lol:

I think that "hairy leg" comment from earlier in this thread nixed that possibility.

rodar y rodar 04-13-10 11:21 AM

I should have been a racer. Don`t worry- if you keep giving her nice stuff like that, I don`t think I`d ever get my turn shaved or not. Outstanding job from top to bottom. Over and out.

Cassave 04-13-10 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by rodar y rodar (Post 10664322)
I should have been a racer. Don`t worry- if you keep giving her nice stuff like that, I don`t think I`d ever get my turn shaved or not. Outstanding job from top to bottom. Over and out.

Thanks.
She won't cut me loose until the honeydo list is worked off.

Current schedule for that looks like late August, 2051................

thomson 04-15-10 05:37 PM

Shrugs, looks like a hack job to me.

Oops, just kidding Steve,,,,,as always a work of art

Do you have another shop setup in the mountains?

Cassave 04-15-10 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by thomson (Post 10676965)
Shrugs, looks like a hack job to me.

Oops, just kidding Steve,,,,,as always a work of art

Do you have another shop setup in the mountains?

Jim!

Long time no see.
Thanks. Bike gets built up this Sunday afternoon.

No shop except the one you know. One's enough (or too many)......

echotraveler 04-19-10 06:36 AM

thats a great paint scheme bro!!!!!!!classy! CONGRATS! that blue cream combo topped with the 3 gold lines is incredible!!

how did you do the lines? tape and brush?

Cassave 04-19-10 09:05 AM

Thanks.

Gold stripes are sprayed on after masking.

Pics of the complete bike will be up in about an hour.........

Cassave 04-19-10 09:22 AM

Just about finished...........
Built the bike up on Sunday afternoon except for the shifter. The modern SA two button shifter is huge. I've ordered an "old' style single lever trigger shifter so that has to wait until
it arrives later in the week.
A few pics:

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte20.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte23.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte21.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte22.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte24.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/...ve/mixte25.jpg

Cassave 04-19-10 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by echotraveler (Post 10691915)
non working pics bro


fixed


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