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    HammerSchtickel!!!!

    ...or 'Schtickel, for short.

    I sent Steve these rough sketches & let him work his magic...the results have been eye-popping!!! I highly recommend this guy as a builder. His has been (by FAR) the most seamless custom process I have EVER had the pleasure of working with.





    I wanted a 29er version of my former bike (Evil Sovereign)...



    How many custom builders can you throw a Hammerschmidt build at & get it totally nailed??!

    Frame is currently at the powder coaters....build pics to follow.

    Enjoy!!!



    How do you like those mitres?







    Nice Beads!





    Taking shape!







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    Cable guide mock-up:















    Stay tuned for build pics.....COMING SOON!
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    Nice! Those are some tidy welds. Very well done.

    I like Steve's work, and ya know, your dimensions are super close to mine.

    That looks like a fun project. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    ...your dimensions are super close to mine.
    Dude...seriously, stop copying me


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    What a great project! Looks brick sh!t house tough, very cool indeed.
    .. If I see this bike on display with those GT bars, I am bringing my hacksaw!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Om Flyer
    What a great project! Looks brick sh!t house tough...
    Well...ya know, despite multiple shoulder surgeries...I'm a hucker at heart


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Dude...seriously, stop copying me
    I can't help it. You're too cool.

    Seriously, that will be a very unique and cool rig. I am curious to see how it will all turn out. (None more than you, I am sure.)

    Are you going to run the "Team Dicky Approved" I-9's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    I can't help it. You're too cool.

    Seriously, that will be a very unique and cool rig. I am curious to see how it will all turn out. (None more than you, I am sure.)

    Are you going to run the "Team Dicky Approved" I-9's?
    Hehe...yes, I9's (ss/ bolt on rear/20mm TA front...gordos F&R)

    This was designed around my local trails (east coast REPRESENT!) and riding style (ex-DH'er)...so, maybe not the fit for everyone...but I know what I like


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    I LOVE Steve's work. The little details are SO nice. I really like the brake brace. Sano.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    I LOVE Steve's work. The little details are SO nice. I really like the brake brace. Sano.
    Perhaps the most underrated custom builder...imho (GT...time for a feature steel fabricator article...). A true scientific artisan


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    29 hucker bike...very cool I can't wait to see it all done
    The Truth is out there. Here it isThe TRUTH

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    Holy poppa wheelie seat tube angle batman....

    cool frame. sorry, but I have to ask, Steve who? I don't recognize the shop pics.

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    At first I was like, "huh?"....

    And then I was like, "oh, yeah!" Very cool bike! Coming together so nice! I'm jealous!
    Grow some food for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    How do you like those mitres?
    they look nice.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    cool frame. sorry, but I have to ask, Steve who? I don't recognize the shop pics.
    Steve Stickel...aka D.F.L. (ByStickel Bicycles; bystickelbicyclesATyahooDOTcom)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monte
    Holy poppa wheelie seat tube angle batman.....
    ..umm, yeah. Exactly!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    This was designed around my local trails (east coast REPRESENT!) and riding style (ex-DH'er)...so, maybe not the fit for everyone...but I know what I like
    So you like shortish stays, highish BB's and slackish HTA's.

    We can agree on the above for sure. It seems radically different from the Sultan, but I suppose variety is nice.

    I'd ride that thing in a heart beat out WEST.

    Enjoy.

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    Gonna run the Hammerschmidt with a low stand to climb trail gear and a high cruise to trail gear, or a low stand to climb gear and even lower seated to climb gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Perhaps the most underrated custom builder...imho (GT...time for a feature steel fabricator article...). A true scientific artisan
    I'd be up for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    So you like shortish stays, highish BB's and slackish HTA's.

    We can agree on the above for sure. It seems radically different from the Sultan, but I suppose variety is nice.

    I'd ride that thing in a heart beat out WEST.

    Enjoy.
    I never thought anyone would refer to a 120mm travel HT with a 12" bb as "highish"


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    Who is Steve?

    I can't make out the logo on the 26er downtube. Guess I'm not one of the "in" guys that know this stuff already.

    Looking forward to a report on the Hammerspitzel after you have a few hours riding time on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    I can't make out the logo on the 26er downtube. Guess I'm not one of the "in" guys that know this stuff already.

    Looking forward to a report on the Hammerspitzel after you have a few hours riding time on it.
    Steve Stickel is the current builder; the 26" bike is an Evil Sovereign


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    Boy this Steve Stickel guy does some super nice work - he sure could use a nice web site.

    Very cool frame jn and awesome work Steve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Boy this Steve Stickel guy does some super nice work - he sure could use a nice web site.
    Seriously. I told him that 2 years ago.

    I like the top secret cable guides in the last picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding
    I like the top secret cable guides in the last picture.
    It's all part of the mystique!


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    That looks really cool. are you going to use a gravity dropper post?
    Only boring people get bored.

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