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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 08-14-06, 02:02 PM   #1
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Best wedding gift ever...

So my buddy John and his Fiance Stef finally made it legal yesterday...Stef welds for Seven Cycles and gave John a WONDERFUL gift...a Ti Tandem, welded by her...she also fabbed the head tube badge by hand. I figured I'd post it here as more fo you guys could relate to the singlespeed as opposed to the folks in the Tandem forum LOL. Stef was the first person I ever met to ride a fixie back 6 years ago...

Great time, great food and Stef and Johns closest buds...


The beautiful bride and her creation...


The headbadge...


The Happy Couple


Mike Shea..he's the guy who did most of my ink as well as the Groom's ink and a few of the Dropkicks'...


Strummer Barr and his parents...


Bye!!

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Old 08-14-06, 02:05 PM   #2
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I want a wife that can ****ING WELD FRAMES!
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Old 08-14-06, 02:05 PM   #3
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Very cool! All I got was kitchen appliances and linen and the usual wedding gifts.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:11 PM   #4
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whoa, i'm totally inviting dropkick murphy's to my (eventual) wedding. what does the headbadge say?
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Old 08-14-06, 02:21 PM   #5
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whoa, i'm totally inviting dropkick murphy's to my (eventual) wedding. what does the headbadge say?
True Love ....(something)...hey, there was a keg of Guinness....

Al and John have been buds since the Bruiser days.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:24 PM   #6
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photons, the murphy's don't like you. derrr.

ps: i'll weld you a tandem for your wedding. just plan on it sucking.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:30 PM   #7
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Totally awesome. I always see Stef in the Seven catalog. Nice to see her work! Congrats to the happy couple.
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Old 08-14-06, 02:41 PM   #8
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wow!!! that's f'ing awesome!!! (ive' never welded ti before... steel is easy and al bites nuts... gotta get my welder on some ti!!!)

ps. photons... me too on the murphy's, except that's not going to happen!!! oh well, maybe a keg of guinness.
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awww, so cute. we were briefly in a book club together, this is so nice to see - she's awesome.
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That's crazy adorable. *teary eyes*


Blah, I can only mig weld steel. I am not learned! :*(
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ti is pretty easy to weld.. go try it..

and about aluminum sucking nuts..

I want a tandem too.. damn
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Old 08-14-06, 05:42 PM   #12
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That is the coolest gift I have seen in a long time. Was she able to keep it a secret?
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Wow, that's a pretty sweet hookup to have via a significant other.
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Not to sound corny, but Stef and John were meant to be...He's a tech For a local BMW Motorcycle dealer and she's a welder for Seven.

The Bike is just fantastic...dual EBB's, mean ol Surly fork..just beautifully crafted.

I've seen some of Stef's older bikes and was floored (She used to weld for Merlin), but this, from the headbadge to the last weld was just stunning.

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amazing.
really.
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Incredible. Where's the white picket fence?
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Incredible. Where's the white picket fence?
With ****-ton of hot Ti bikes locked to it? (that would be so awesome). I'm imagining a little Ti tricycle, and a whole house that is all that soft brushed gray...
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yeah, its awesome to have a wife that's a frame maker,
but think of how over-the-top it would be if your mom was a frame maker...
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Nice looking ride. Cool gift.
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Old 08-15-06, 07:59 AM   #20
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That's pretty much perfect.
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yeah, its awesome to have a wife that's a frame maker,
but think of how over-the-top it would be if your mom was a frame maker...
seeeeriously, considering how generous and giving most mothers are, you could probably sucker more than a couple frames out of her.
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Old 08-15-06, 08:31 AM   #22
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That's an awesome gift. Beautiful bike plus she can keep tabs on him when they're out riding to make sure his eyes don't wander. Women...they're always one step ahead.
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Old 08-15-06, 09:27 AM   #23
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Damn, that is sweet. Makes the wedding gifts my buddy received this past weekend look like a pile of puke.
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