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Old 11-23-11, 10:56 AM
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Custom Built Bikes

I put the words "custom bikes" into the search bar and nothing came up.

I've been contemplating a custom frame from my friend (https://majacobicycles.com/) who was taught by Yamaguchi and wanted to see what custom frames people here may have.

If you have a custom frame (steel, Ti, carbon) post them up!

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Old 11-23-11, 11:06 AM
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I have a Seven Axiom SL (SRAM Force) on order right now. Does that count? Will post pics in a few weeks when I actually get it. Can't freaking wait!!
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Originally Posted by VegasVic
I have a Seven Axiom SL (SRAM Force) on order right now. Does that count? Will post pics in a few weeks when I actually get it. Can't freaking wait!!
I drool over almost any custom built bikes....Seven, Cyfac, Guru, Museeuw..... So yes, please post pics when the thing arrives!
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Fitted by A. Hampsten, final design by S. Hampsten, welded by Max Kullaway (Merlin/Seven), built up by me!



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That is sweet! And where was the first picture taken?
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This is an exogrid made by Bill Holland.
https://www.hollandcycles.com/
If you hit the "technology" tab, at the top of the page and then scroll down about half way down the page, there is an interesting video on the making of an exogrid bicycle.
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I've got a custom Seven. It's nice, mainly because you also spec the ride you want with Seven. They use different tubesets for various characteristics. For example, I wanted a stiffer rear that doesn't flex on steep climbs and sprints but still light overall. That added 0.3 lbs from their normal 2.3 lb in a 56.

Even though it all is custom, the dimensions are virtually identical to a stock Waterford and a Cervelo I have. So my conclusion is you pay a lot for custom and most people don't need it if you are just concerned about getting the right size frame.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven
So my conclusion is you pay a lot for custom and most people don't need it if you are just concerned about getting the right size frame.
Completely true.

My 73 custom Holdsworth made for me in the London shop when I was 16.

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Originally Posted by sced
Completely true.

My 73 custom Holdsworth made for me in the London shop when I was 16.

Some things just can not be improved upon. This is one of them.
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Some things just can not be improved upon. This is one of them.
Thank-you! Many happy memories together.
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Custom magnesium.











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My 2nd gen race bike I built "back in the day" a year or 2 after high school. The original paint is showing a little age after 30 years.
Served me well in the races though.





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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Custom magnesium.
I've never seen a magnesium bike before. Cool!

Keep em coming!!!!
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Ira Ryan (www.iraryancycles.com) in Portland, OR makes beautiful bikes, and is a major cycling enthusiast of his own. When I decided to have a cross bike built, I talked with several builders, and Ira's love for cycling was so infectious, there was no question.

My petite little 5 foot 2 wife had a 78 Super Cab restored, and picked out original colors from 78 that hadn't been used together when she had it painted. I gave Ira the paint codes to match my cross bike to her truck Here are a couple shots...







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Bump. Post more customs people!
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Try searching "custom frame" instead.
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Bump. Post more customs people!

+1 Nice bikes....
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Originally Posted by kimconyc
Fitted by A. Hampsten, final design by S. Hampsten, welded by Max Kullaway (Merlin/Seven), built up by me!



Just noticed the couplings. Do you travel with this bike a lot?
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I ride a Tsunami Bikes bike, aluminum. They're more a working man's bike, i.e. $800 shipped for the frame (no fork). I like them enough to let them put a pic of me on their site.


The black one I own:


Orange one:


Geometries are virtually identical, short frame (40 cm seat tube on orange frame), 56.5 cm top tube, 75.5 deg seat tube, 9.5 cm head tube, 73 deg head tube. Difference - black bike has a 39 cm chainstay, the orange a 40.5 cm. I'm going to have the orange chainstay shortened, the shorter stays work a lot better for me when out of the saddle or when cornering really hard.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01
My 2nd gen race bike I built "back in the day" a year or 2 after high school. The original paint is showing a little age after 30 years.
Served me well in the races though.





That bike screams for toe clips and downtube shifters to be taken out on beautiful autumn Sundays for long "base mile" rides. Beautiful bike.
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Curious that this thread got bumped today. My new custom was started today:



Still a few months till I can throw my leg over it and go for a ride though. But at least the boring part of the wait is over. (I'll let someone take a guess at the builder, no cheating and going looking at my other posts either)
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Custom frame (Tsunami):







Custom wheels (Ambrosio Nemesis rims / Dura Ace hubs):



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What is the appeal of the tsunami other then the custom option?
I will say the black Tsunami is dead sexy. Would make a really awesome crit bike.
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