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Old 12-31-09, 01:06 PM   #1
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It's Here!

Our new Calfee.
It's going to be a few weeks before I have all the parts.
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Old 12-31-09, 01:14 PM   #2
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Congrats.

Nice choice of coloring....
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Old 12-31-09, 01:23 PM   #3
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That is a great paint job! That'll look nice built up!
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Borrowed the paint job from another Calfee owner that was a reference from Calfee.
Just added a black fade around the bottom brackets to hide the carbon wrapping.
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Old 12-31-09, 02:58 PM   #5
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Very very nice. Congrats!

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Old 12-31-09, 07:52 PM   #6
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You are going to love riding it.
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Old 12-31-09, 09:30 PM   #7
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Nice. Just showed it to my stoker and she says she want's pink to nude. !!!
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Old 12-31-09, 11:38 PM   #8
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You are going to love riding it.
I have been through a lot waiting 3 months for this frame, deciding on a paint job, selecting parts and shopping for them. Sometimes I feel like a buyer for a bike shop, its never ending I still need a crankset, bars, stem, etc. I agonized over ordering it. Normally I enjoy getting new bike stuff and working on bikes but this is over the top. Then I found out my roof needed a $2000 repair job and I had to replace 4 faucets in my bathrooms and learned to be a plumber. I almost don't remember why I wanted it, to have the ultimate tandem and enjoy riding it. Luckily the end is in sight, I got a year end bonus and my daughter graduated from college and got a job. I hope when we take that the first ride I am going to think it was all worth yet it. Heck, I already know thats what will happen.
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been through a lot waiting for this frame, deciding on paint, selecting parts ... shopping for them .... still need a crankset, bars, stem .... agonized over ordering it .... over the top .... roof needs a $2000 repair job ... had to replace 4 faucets, etc.
You know, you're right. It's probably not worth all the trauma and drama. Tell you what ... to get this off your plate so you can get on with your life, you can go ahead and send it to me. I'll even pay shipping just to help you out! Consider it to be a Christmas present from Maggi and me!
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Where ever you have it sitting waiting to get built it's going to be screaming at you "build me!, build me!" I don't know how you are going to handle the pressure! I'd take out a loan if I had too!
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You really did not need 2 hands to hold up that Calfee twicer!
3 months is not a long wait to get a frame; accumulating the parts/pieces is always fun; when we design a tandem for ourselves, we always have at least 2 options for parts choices. Sometimes the stuff you want is not all that readily available.
Ah, patience is a virtue . . .
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
Pedal on!
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Where ever you have it sitting waiting to get built it's going to be screaming at you "build me!, build me!" I don't know how you are going to handle the pressure! I'd take out a loan if I had too!
It's not so much the money. I ordered some spoke nipples and spoke prep from an online shop that is local and they did not have it in stock and was not answering their phone this week, just a recording that said "we are experiencing heavy call volume" yeah right. So I had to reorder it from somewhere else its coming from Minnesota should be here in a few days and I can start building the wheel. I have been on the phone to FSA about 170mm front crankset. They have not had any for years but are telling some SLKs are coming in Jan 12. So i hope I can get them, I have to get a shop to order because FSA won't sell them to me direct.
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"...and I had to replace 4 faucets in my bathrooms and learned to be a plumber." Now I understand why you are showing off the new frame in your bathroom ;-)

Congrats of course on the beautiful frame!
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"...and I had to replace 4 faucets in my bathrooms and learned to be a plumber." Now I understand why you are showing off the new frame in your bathroom ;-)

Congrats of course on the beautiful frame!
I did not realize it but those are two of faucets I installed on counter behind me.
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Nice. Just showed it to my stoker and she says she want's pink to nude. !!!
For the paint scheme or the Team Kit?
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