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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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    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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    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
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    that bike is my size.

    why don't you come drinking with me?
    the hipster myth.

    i practice vagabondery.

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    lovely, really it is. a brooks saddle and maybe some cloth tape would set it off well.
    "Fixed gear ain't all tight pants and hand claps."

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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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    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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    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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    Really, really nice.
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    You could be doing blow off a dead hooker with a needle sticking out of your arm and you wouldn't get kicked out of Humboldt.

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    Crack is back! Pipebomb's Avatar
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    I am seafoam green with envy
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    a man who died with his guitar in his hands.-MCD

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    this bike is an aqueduct Matthew A Brown's Avatar
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    If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.













    Villin custom touring | Raleigh XXIX | Medici Pro Pista | 1978 Schwinn Stingray

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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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