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Not Vintage, not Retro but definitely a Classic:)

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Not Vintage, not Retro but definitely a Classic:)

Old 05-07-12, 05:26 AM
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Not Vintage, not Retro but definitely a Classic:)

I know that this is not VRC but this is the form that I frequent the most and I thought most of you could appreciate this workmanship.

I have always wanted a custom built bike. Not just handmade, I have owned many of those, but a bike that was made specifically for me.
I had seriously been thinking about getting one built for the past 5 years but just could not decide what builder. After attending the Handmade Bike Show in Portland 3 years ago I felt like I had narrowed it down but was still not 100% till the day my buddy brought home his Black Cat last year.
It was so amazing that I called Todd the next day and after an hour-long conversation I sent in my deposit.

I have waited a year for it and this past Thursday, my 46th birthday, it showed up at my door. I have to say that it turned out better then I expected.

It is built with a mix of OX Platinum and 853. It is Fillet brazed with one Lug at the steerer.
I built it with a mix of parts:
I9 wheelset
Magura Marta SLís
Black Sheep layback Ti post(I love the way it follows the line of the seatpost tube)
Right now it has a WI Eno crank with a World Class Ti BB. That may change to a Sram XO Crankset with Homebrewed SS Ring and CK BB.

Anyhow, now just to ride it!

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Certainly not vintage, nor retro. But I would be interested to know how you define classic?
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
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Is there a question in this thread? You could've at least showed us pictures
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Wow and not even how much it's worth.

But yet still a very nice bike!
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here u go scoop

i like it a lot...except the tiny chainring
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