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Forum: Touring
11-01-08, 10:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

Many of the touring bikes that I have built are...

Many of the touring bikes that I have built are for folks up here in the pacific Northwest. If someone is using there bike for a significant amount of time in foul weather, I like to have the disc...
Forum: Touring
11-01-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

p.s. Thanks for the kind words, Al. ...

p.s.

Thanks for the kind words, Al.

Hands across the water, people. :beer:
Forum: Touring
11-01-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

It is a stupid place to put spokes. In other...

It is a stupid place to put spokes. In other words, the choice was stupid. That is what is being communicated.

Where I am coming from is that my choice and your choices are different and that name...
Forum: Touring
11-01-08, 01:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

Here is your quote in regards to the Vanilla that...

Here is your quote in regards to the Vanilla that was mentioned "My personal feeling it that it's a stupid place to keep spokes."

Although spoke holders have been used by others I chose to...
Forum: Touring
10-31-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

so...you think that tape on your frame and...

so...you think that tape on your frame and carrying spokes in your pannier is practical.

I and some of my customers think that having extra spokes integrated into the frame and adding leather to...
Forum: Touring
10-31-08, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

Peterpan 1, tape on the stay and throwing...

Peterpan 1,

tape on the stay and throwing the spokes in the pannier? That's the design solution you are arguing for? Here are a couple more for you:

1) rather than having a dedicated light...
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 11:14 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

Peterpan1 wrote: "My personal feeling it that...

Peterpan1 wrote: "My personal feeling it that it's a stupid place to keep spokes. I probably wouldn't choose to keep anything there, one of the dirtiest and impact prone places on the bike. Someone...
Forum: Touring
10-30-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,896
Posted By sacha white

The spoke holder/leather sheath combination on...

The spoke holder/leather sheath combination on the Vanilla kills 2 birds with 1 stone. 1) it carries extra spokes and 2) it protects the chainstay from chain slap and keeps that part of the bike...
09-18-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

You asked for stats on the last year, right? I...

You asked for stats on the last year, right? I can't give you stats on the future.

Now I am waiting for a straight answer from you.

What knowledge/ experience are you (or anyone here) basing...
09-18-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

I wasn't insulted by what you said, at all. ...

I wasn't insulted by what you said, at all.

I saw a parallel in what you said about those who favor Vanilla, focusing on paint and doo-dads and the people on this forum who want to have a...
09-18-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

Post #82.

Post #82.
09-18-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

But they aren't equivalent. They are different. ...

But they aren't equivalent. They are different.

Maybe you need to ride some of these bikes, rather then speculate. Go out to the races. Test ride. Talk to people in the real world. Get some...
09-18-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

If the design elements of the Speedvagen aren't...

If the design elements of the Speedvagen aren't important to you, fair enough. You can find a frame without them for less.

If we are going to talk about the validity of the cost, given the details...
09-18-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

The average sale price for frame and fork in the...

The average sale price for frame and fork in the last 12 months is $2700 and the average wait has been 20ish months. This is in line with other shops this size.

Now it's your turn.

What...
09-18-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

I guess I'll phrase it differently. What...

I guess I'll phrase it differently.

What knowledge/ experience are you (or anyone here) basing your opinions on. Not just with my company, but with any builder?

Deathhare? What actual...
09-18-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

A redesign of the standard braking system making...

A redesign of the standard braking system making it stiffer and lighter. Custom drawn tubing specific for the project and extremely light/ strong steel drops sandwiched with raw metal faces to keep...
09-18-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,979
Posted By sacha white

I wonder who is building bikes at these companies...

I wonder who is building bikes at these companies now? Do you know?



I think the same can be said about the biggest naysayers here. They are trash talking based on a couple of surface details...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Yes, it's starting to feel like watching a train...

Yes, it's starting to feel like watching a train wreck and saying "hold the train, I need to get on"

Having said that, it's important (and all too rare) that builders weigh in when the topic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

We're having an intelligent conversation and that...

We're having an intelligent conversation and that is what you bring to the table?!?

Terry, you are essentially telling me that, like it or not, I am the bourgeois, status symbol watch company of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Not the same as Richards but here are a couple of...

Not the same as Richards but here are a couple of short documentaries. The first was a project done by Marco for an extra curricular type film class and the second will be on IFC later in September...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Sure. understated means something much different...

Sure. understated means something much different than generic.




Deal. We can check in in ten years.

I know what I do and don't want as a builder and business owner, and I'm conscious of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 10:52 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Just a couple of points: 1) I'm glad that...

Just a couple of points:

1) I'm glad that you love the bike I made for you.

2) I am not arguing that a Sachs is better or worse than a Tarmac SL, (or whatever) but I do think that there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 02:15 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Terry, If this is your own personal...

Terry,

If this is your own personal experience with the bike and maybe the experience of some of your friends, then fine. But being the person who actually deals with the people who are willing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-08, 02:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

I didn't say anything about other companies being...

I didn't say anything about other companies being flawed. That is not the kind of thing that I think about. I am speaking about what works for me, and what people come to me for.

-Sacha
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Touche...

Touche...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

If after saying something like (paraphrasing)...

If after saying something like (paraphrasing) "the way that I do it, it takes three hours" you come back and say "But it doesn't take anywhere near three hours to align a frame and you don't have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 07:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

I think he meant "oh snap!!!", or maybe...

I think he meant "oh snap!!!", or maybe "booyah!!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

^^^ Skinny, In my experience, to do things...

^^^ Skinny,

In my experience, to do things right, it takes the amount of time that I spend. If I could spend less time and have things be at the level that I want them to be, I would spend less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 12:23 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Skinny, Frame alignment alone has multiple...

Skinny,

Frame alignment alone has multiple phases throughout the building process and takes a combined 3+ hours for me and my assistant. If someone wanted to skip processes like this, and proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

I totally agree. But after 3 years it...

I totally agree.

But after 3 years it would not be the frame of some one who had been building for 10 years and that person's frame would not be on the level of someone who had dedicated their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

At first I wanted to write that I would also be...

At first I wanted to write that I would also be too impatient to wait 5 years for a bike. That is only mostly true.

If I just wanted a tool, I would not wait 5 years.

I would wait for a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

A joke? Ok.. For the record, I am not...

A joke? Ok..

For the record, I am not claiming to be better than you or anyone else. That is not who I am and I wouldn't do something like that.

What I was getting at was an issue of real...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

It takes 30+ hours to fabricate a custom racing...

It takes 30+ hours to fabricate a custom racing frame and fork. A straight race bike is as basic as it gets. Another 8 to 30+ hours for paint depending on the level of fanciness.

A custom stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-08, 11:40 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 11,077
Posted By sacha white

Imagine if all the hours logged on BF were logged...

Imagine if all the hours logged on BF were logged in at the work bench instead, Pete.

Naw, living a theoretical life is way easier, isn't it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-08, 03:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,849
Posted By sacha white

I realize that there is a lot to the Speedvagen...

I realize that there is a lot to the Speedvagen story that has not been told to the wider web audience. We'll have a new site up with more concrete info but in the meantime a couple of things jump...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-08, 01:37 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,590
Posted By sacha white

There a lot of ways to skin a cat. But for me...

There a lot of ways to skin a cat. But for me personally, I did not start building frames because I wanted to be the manager of a larger work force. I am in this to be a framebuilder and the work...
11-24-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By sacha white

Yep, super talented. Email me about the...

Yep, super talented.

Email me about the prints.

-Sacha
11-24-07, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By sacha white

Hi Seth, I agree, Dan is super, and has...

Hi Seth,

I agree, Dan is super, and has been great to work with on the Series of prints. I even have a llittle of his tattoo work on me, although nothing that shows his depth of talent.

...
11-23-07, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By sacha white

Brian Vernor at the Vanilla Workshop

Film maker and photographer Brian Vernor will be showing his "painted in the mud" series of photos at the Vanilla Bicycle Workshop for the month of December. The show is made up of images from all...
11-23-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By sacha white

Brian Vernor at the Vanilla Workshop

Film maker and photographer Brian Vernor will be showing his "painted in the mud" series of photos at the Vanilla Bicycle Workshop for the month of December. The show is made up of images from all...
08-26-07, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By sacha white

Not sure if I am too late, but Dave Levy is good....

Not sure if I am too late, but Dave Levy is good. Not cheap, but very professional. 503-621-9670

Good Luck
08-05-07, 01:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

Thanks. I appreciate that. If we...

Thanks. I appreciate that.




If we are getting technical, I have raced the prototype, and ridden it as my primary bike and training steed for the past year.

With regard to the tubing, it...
08-05-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

Thanks, Man. We're in Portland, OR.

Thanks, Man.

We're in Portland, OR.
08-03-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

Being from the PNW, I definitely see the beauty...

Being from the PNW, I definitely see the beauty of discs.

This bike, though, will remain a UCI legal thoroughbred (aka no discs)

-Sacha
08-02-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

it isn't my intention to be secretive. You are...

it isn't my intention to be secretive. You are welcome to share any information about the project you would like to.

WRT Speedvagen being true custom, you are right, they are not fully custom....
08-02-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

I take pride in building bikes that speak for...

I take pride in building bikes that speak for themselves and sell themselves. I have never advertised anywhere, and am not here to push a product.

When there is a tech question, or...
08-02-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

There is a stainless guide inside, but I suppose...

There is a stainless guide inside, but I suppose it is better to speculate than ask.

Also, the reason why the cable isn't going through the top tube is because it would have to exit between the...
08-02-07, 04:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

thanks, man. It's really exciting to be...

thanks, man.

It's really exciting to be embarking on a new road like this, and pushing some limits.

-Sacha
08-02-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

thanks for the compliments. the owner has...

thanks for the compliments.

the owner has the choice of geared or ss.

-Sacha
08-01-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,050
Posted By sacha white

They are still in the fabrication process, but...

They are still in the fabrication process, but the project is on schedule for this season.

We are having a new generation Vanilla dropout machined, specifically for this bike. This is the last...
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