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Old 10-20-09, 09:43 PM   #1
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My Circle A CX bike is underway

Pretty pumped about my bike. Here are some pictures of the frame being built thus far. We're waiting on some custom seat stays to come in. Apparently 6'7'' and a 66.5cm seat tube is too tall for normal seat stays.





some more pics at: http://www.circleacycles.com/brian/bikes/matt_f/

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Old 10-21-09, 11:39 AM   #2
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I've seen a nice ANT bike at a few cx races that's about that size--maybe a few cms smaller. It'll be cool to see your finished product--Circle A has a nice site. Please post when it comes together.
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you are a giant, glad you can get a bike to size
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I've seen a nice ANT bike at a few cx races that's about that size--maybe a few cms smaller. It'll be cool to see your finished product--Circle A has a nice site. Please post when it comes together.
Will do. Its a few weeks off yet.

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you are a giant, glad you can get a bike to size
I am glad too. Otherwise I'd have to ride around with my knees by my ears.
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Old 10-23-09, 03:28 PM   #5
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let's get some new pics!
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Someday I hope to own a CircleA-built bike.
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ya hopefully this winter im gonna talk to Brian and get the start on next years X bike.. he does some great work! im digging your fork crown..
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im hopefully looking at getting a circle a cross bike built for next season, so niceee
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A tease...more to come:



edit: head badge remains to be polished
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Old 11-04-09, 05:39 AM   #10
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My big dream circle a is to be built in the St. Paulies girl theme, with the big boobed german waitress as a headbadge! one day it wil be a reality!
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man thats a long headtube
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man thats a long headtube
Nah uh!
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You are a giant, on a giant, beautiful bike. That thing is gorgeous.
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Full slideshow here: http://www.circleacycles.com/brian/bikes/matt_f/

Hope to have it built up in a week's time...but I'm not sure if that'll happen.
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that bike is absolutely stunning! i love the color scheme. can't wait to see it built up. what tubing is it?

being 6'4" myself, i always love seeing a large frame. they're much more handsome!
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that bike is absolutely stunning! i love the color scheme. can't wait to see it built up. what tubing is it?

being 6'4" myself, i always love seeing a large frame. they're much more handsome!
Thanks for the kind words. The tubing is mostly Columbus Zona (or at least thats what I remember) with the seat tube being 4130 chromoly due to its extreme length.
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Awesome, good luck with it!
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yeah man, stunning. do you have it rolling yet?
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Better late than never....here is the bike all built up. I think it turned out quite well.

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Interesting cable placement on the side of the top tube. Was that to keep it away from your neck when shoulding the bike?
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wait...you have a bike that pretty, and you want to ride it? and in the dirt no less?
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I am extremely jealous. Circle A makes sweet rides. Orginally I wanted a bike from Jonny Cycles (now defunct from Madison, WI where I live somewhat close to), so I started looking at other independent makers. Too bad Speedvagen's are a out of my price range. I guess if I actually raced it would be a different story, but I can't justify spending much over $2,000. They make too many decent bikes in my price range. But hey I can dream and scheme! Plus there is another local builder Banjo Cycles www.banjobicycles.com that I am going to seriously check out as they are closer to what I want to spend and it looks like they do some sweet work. Give them some support and check them out!
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Dang that is a pretty bike!
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