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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-12-05, 02:08 PM   #1
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thrilla from vanilla

finally received the completed bike from sacha a couple of weeks ago. as expected, it turned out great and is a complete blast to ride. can't say enough good things about working with sacha - it's definitely worth the wait.

i'm running it as a singlespeed right now, but it can be set to fixed easily. set it up with vintage campy cobalto / SR pista components and phil hubs laced to some sweet chrome rims sacha provided. other parts include phil BB, and a cinelli 64 giro bars. he also put together the color palette, and i'm more than pleasd with the outcome.
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Old 12-12-05, 02:15 PM   #2
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How can you set it up with cobalto parts and not include a shot of the brake calipers?!

Please remedy this situation.
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Old 12-12-05, 02:22 PM   #3
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that bike is my size.

why don't you come drinking with me?
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Old 12-12-05, 02:30 PM   #4
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lovely, really it is. a brooks saddle and maybe some cloth tape would set it off well.
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Old 12-12-05, 02:50 PM   #5
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here ya go - showing the crown jewels, as it were.

and i am considering a proper brooks saddle, but the aliante is just so comfortable. even if it's not really visually appropriate. and the cloth tape is also a good idea which may happen in the near future. this just got me down the road quickly - i can sort out the full aesthetic issues later.
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Dang it, rotate your photos of your beautiful bike!
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Old 12-12-05, 03:10 PM   #7
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and one more for the record
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Yah, is good. How long is the wait for a frame with paint these days?
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Old 12-12-05, 04:02 PM   #9
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total time was around 15 months, including paint and complete build. i believe sacha is still quoting 15 months for all bikes, and he makes every effort to stick to that deadline. not to sound like a sycophantic broken record, but the guy is great to work with and really sinks himself into each project. i originally thought of doing the orange/creamsicle paintjob, but he looked at the retro parts and came up with what you see here. i pretty much gave him free reign to develop the colors, and then i gave the final ok sight-unseen.

if you've got the time and $$$, i highly recommend it.
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Old 12-12-05, 04:12 PM   #10
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Really, really nice.
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I am seafoam green with envy
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Old 12-12-05, 07:21 PM   #12
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yeah, honey brooks and brown cloth tape, and you could probably win a trophy at a custom car show with that thing. holy smokes is that nice...
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if i had the money, i'd totally go for a vanilla. theymake me weep.
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