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    Lug Appreciation Pics o' the week, part 2

    Soulcraft, ( http://www.soulcraftbikes.com/index.asp ) the brainchild of 2 former Salsa employees, have been building frames essentially since Salsa was sold to a group of investors. Now, the company is down to 1, Sean Walling. The occasional guest builder in the shop, Ross Shafer, who still enjoys "dabbling" and lugs and such fullfills his own need to be creative with metal. Shafer, also a musician, dabbles in other such crafts as guitar making and crafting high end guitar amps. ( http://six-ninedesign.com/ )
    Since Walling was primarily a Tig Welder for Salsa, he wanted to offer a limited edition lugged frame, built by Shafer under the Soulcraft banner, hence the Alma Pura was born. A fixed gear/single speed road bike, the Alma Pura is a clean, well designed frame. The short point lug shorlines are crisp and well crafted.

    Ross has been building frames since the mid 70s. He was a fixture at the old Interbike shows in Southern California (and in Vegas until the sale of Salsa) and an innovator that had paved the way for many improvements in the cycling industry and framebuilding specifically. The frame is signed on the toptube with Ross' nickname, "Scoboni".

    Enjoy!

    DW





    The dropouts are Paragon Machine Works, with a relieved face. Arent they HOT???
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    Are there special rules for this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Are there special rules for this thread?
    only for you.

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    he's baaaaaack.... sort of

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    drop out angle looks odd.. almost like the bike has 'variable geometry'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyledriver View Post
    drop out angle looks odd.. almost like the bike has 'variable geometry'.
    Its just a camera angle issue. The dropout on the full side view is parallel with the ground.

    DW
    he's baaaaaack.... sort of

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    Nice exposure. Did they call you for a quote? Do you think this will boost attendance? I love seeing bike culture articles in such a widely read paper like the NYT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noestaencasa View Post
    only for you.

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    Can i post pics in your thread?

    Can other people post pics in your thread?
    Last edited by deathhare; 11-05-07 at 09:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Can i post pics in your thread?

    Can other people post pics in your thread?


    In this case, I just want to learn more exclusive information about the bike above.


    There are two sticky threads for bike pics. I like threads like this (similar to your Tokyo Bikes thread) where you see things you can't see on Google image search. Not to mention the poor discriptions on Flickr, etc.


    I love threads like this. They feed my bike obsession.
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    any chance we could get some pics of the full bike? I'm loving everything but that stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzaroSteve View Post
    any chance we could get some pics of the full bike? I'm loving everything but that stem.
    There's a link in the post and it has quite a few pics of the bike. There are more pics on the site. Theyre not hotlinked but if you open them in their own window theyll be bigger.

    http://www.soulcraftbikes.com/frames.asp?frameId=7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella View Post
    Nice exposure. Did they call you for a quote? Do you think this will boost attendance? I love seeing bike culture articles in such a widely read paper like the NYT.

    Yes, they called. We ended up chatting for almost an hour. Guess nothing I said was "quote-worthy" tho.

    Thanks for taking note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BizzaroSteve View Post
    any chance we could get some pics of the full bike? I'm loving everything but that stem.
    Ask and ye shall receive.
    Sean Walling and bike.




    DW
    he's baaaaaack.... sort of

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Can i post pics in your thread?

    Can other people post pics in your thread?
    are they relevant to the subject? are you just being mischeivous?

    DW
    he's baaaaaack.... sort of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noestaencasa View Post
    are they relevant to the subject? are you just being mischeivous?

    DW
    Yes they are and no im not.
    I only posted one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Yes they are and no im not.
    I only posted one.
    thanks for being cool.

    DW
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    Thanks. posted before exploring all the links.

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    I think I'm hard-wired to gag at the sight of positive rise.

    Other than that though, gorgeous.
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    Beautiful lugs, but I prefer the forged and polished stems of yore.
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    in my dream stable i think i'd have a soulcraft SS 29er

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    yea..not feelin' that stem AT ALL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noestaencasa View Post

    Nice, but I really liked the one from last time better. Not only liked it more, I literally admired the work that went into that one. It was a Della Santa with beautiful little red details. Lovely.

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    it would look so nice with different wheels and a new stem. why positive rise?

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    Will the real builder, please stand up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Noestaencasa View Post
    Ask and ye shall receive.
    Sean Walling and bike.

    DW
    SlapShot-

    No pix of the of the "real" builder, the original Chile Man? Mr. Shafer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    SlapShot-

    No pix of the of the "real" builder, the original Chile Man? Mr. Shafer.
    Ross was absent from "school" during picture day....

    Sorry.

    DW
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    Positive rise was probably the customers request, more comfortable for long distance or maybe just a bad back.
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