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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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    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
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    That looks really cool. are you going to use a gravity dropper post?
    If by "gravity dropper" you mean a Hope qr to lower my Thomson post...then yes
    Last edited by jncarpenter; 04-11-2009 at 02:22 PM.


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    Not bad!

    What are you trying to hide in the last pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    What are you trying to hide in the last pic?
    Why...whatever do you mean?


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    That frame seems way overbuilt for a 120mm Reba. Cool idea though and unique build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    If by "gravity dropper" you mean a Hope qr to lower my Thomson stem...then yes
    How will a Hope QR lower your stem?
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    How will a Hope QR lower your stem?
    Um...good question.
    Doh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    That frame seems way overbuilt for a 120mm Reba.
    How so?


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    very nice! a pro bead should look like a row of nickles fit and finnish is outstanding. might i ask what tube set was used for the build.

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    wow! :jealous:

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    very cool. i've been kicking around the idea of building something essentially identical.

    seems that the current crop of 32 mm stanchion 120 t/a forks are borderline acceptable for this application, but if i went the custom frame route i know i'd be thinking how to ensure forward-compatibility. from what i'm hearing, 2010/11 will see a growing trend toward tapered steerer tube forks for anything in the longish A to C category.

    so if i get a frame with the notion that it would be compatible with a 130 or 140 29r fork down the road, then i have to think about getting a 1.5 or 1.5/1.125 head tube...which complicates matters.

    looking fwd to your project updates.

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    Brilliant bike. Major props to you and ByStickel.

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    very cool!

    however, i am sure he has worked so efficiently to get your project done because it makes him vomit every time he has to deal with another annoying question from you

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    very cool!

    however, i am sure he has worked so efficiently to get your project done because it makes him vomit every time he has to deal with another annoying question from you
    Pitiful attempt. Are you too busy building up your homer-mobile to come up with a worthy retort? Schmeckle!
    Last edited by jncarpenter; 04-12-2009 at 01:27 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Pitiful attempt. Are you too busy building up your homer-mobile to come up with a worthy retort? Schmekel!
    nah...just got back from vacation today. however, it should be noted that I have nominated your forthcoming bike as the Bike of the Week on my rad blahg and as such, I have no doubt it will be the most viewed image on the internet now given the volume of visitors/followers

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    Very nice, JNC. I had heard you had commissioned Steve on a project. Like the design. Totally agree on Steve being one of the better kept secrets in the custom builder world. Easy to work with and a truly enjoyable process. Here is how my second ByStickel came out in November. I like it so much, I put some gears on it this past week so I can enjoy it at even more places!


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    Beautiful bike LoneStar !
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    Wow Lonestar...that's a great looking bike for sure!!!


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    Very nice Lonestar...I useally can't stand these color theme kinda bikes, but yours looks really good.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar
    Very nice, JNC. I had heard you had commissioned Steve on a project. Like the design. Totally agree on Steve being one of the better kept secrets in the custom builder world. Easy to work with and a truly enjoyable process. Here is how my second ByStickel came out in November. I like it so much, I put some gears on it this past week so I can enjoy it at even more places!

    Lonestar, I think your bike looks like sh!t, dont listen to these other toolz trying to make you feel good about your poor choice of part/colors

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    Well, I ditched the blue bash guard shortly after this, but just when I thought I was toning it down, Hambone 'made' me put on some blue caliper inserts on the Hope brakes. I'm pathetic.

    OK, these drawings and pics are nice and all JNC, but the real question is what are you going to put in the headtube badge?


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar
    OK, these drawings and pics are nice and all JNC, but the real question is what are you going to put in the headtube badge?

    something black, I'm sure
    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    ByStickel rocks

    i had wanted him to build a bike for me a few years back but i think he was taking a sabbatical. i should have waited!

    JNC and Lonestar - great stuff guys!

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    That looks like a grin inducing machine if I ever saw one! Do you know if he makes adult sized versions?


    JNCarpenSchtickel!!!!!
    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar
    Well, I ditched the blue bash guard shortly after this, but just when I thought I was toning it down, Hambone 'made' me put on some blue caliper inserts on the Hope brakes. I'm pathetic.

    OK, these drawings and pics are nice and all JNC, but the real question is what are you going to put in the headtube badge?

    nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Steve Stickel...aka D.F.L. (ByStickel Bicycles; bystickelbicyclesATyahooDOTcom)
    That guy, got it now.

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