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    Lefty, anyone?

    For all the C'dale/ Onepointfive fans out there. This bike is a total mix of Reynolds, Dedacciai, Tru Temper, and Columbus tubes. Long and low.

    I begged him to leave off the Thudbuster ...
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    Lefty

    'I begged him to leave of the thudbuster'........ so he left off the cranks instead?........

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    Who made that frame? And is it TIG welded or Fillet brazed...?
    I'm not retro, I'm way ahead of my time!

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    I'm pretty sure DFL himself did...nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.F.L.
    For all the C'dale/ Onepointfive fans out there. This bike is a total mix of Reynolds, Dedacciai, Tru Temper, and Columbus tubes. Long and low.

    I begged him to leave off the Thudbuster ...
    Steve,

    That is a beauty! More closeups please!

    Do you have an up and running web site yet?

    You should create your own Bysticke thread in this forum category! You do amazing work!

    Take care,

    Mark

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    Yes, I built that one myself. it now lives in central Indiana and is ridden by the current state XC champion. unfortunately, for me, he's a new dad and won't be competing on it this coming year. Fortunately, for him, he's a new dad and has an excellent excuse for why he isn't training as much

    I build them under the 'By:Stickel' name, and while it's a horrible play on words, it's the best I could do. The website should be up in a couple of weeks. If francis allows, I hope to make an announcement as soon as it's up. i'm really hoping that this venture will be fun and successful. it's been great working with all the MTBRers so far. I hope it continues.

    Stay tuned!

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    I don't think it is a horrible play on words, I like it! What a great name to have to be building bikes with. Try to create a cleaver play on words for Dodd, as far as I know it can't be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.F.L.
    For all the C'dale/ Onepointfive fans out there. This bike is a total mix of Reynolds, Dedacciai, Tru Temper, and Columbus tubes. Long and low.

    I begged him to leave off the Thudbuster ...
    Steve,

    Just for your reference, Matt showed up for our last group ride with a rigid post. I think he finally realized that a hardtail can ride nice enough that he did not need it.

    It is a very nice bike. Matt may have left the cranks off to make it little more even for us mortals that he rides with.
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    so nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by D.F.L.
    For all the C'dale/ Onepointfive fans out there. This bike is a total mix of Reynolds, Dedacciai, Tru Temper, and Columbus tubes. Long and low.

    I begged him to leave off the Thudbuster ...
    I always love seeing your bikes, Mr. Stickel. That looks like it has a ton of rear tire clearance. Is there anything unusual about how the seatstays meet the toptube, or are those the cable housings? I have to recall, since I cannot see the pic anymore when I reply...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    I always love seeing your bikes, Mr. Stickel. That looks like it has a ton of rear tire clearance. Is there anything unusual about how the seatstays meet the toptube, or are those the cable housings? I have to recall, since I cannot see the pic anymore when I reply...
    Since Steve seems to be away from the board for moment, I will try to answer the question. I rode with Matt, who is the proud owner of the bike, last night. There does not appear to be anything unusual about the seatstay,seatpost juncture. It is difficult to tell from the picture, but I think you see the brake line on top of tube at the juncture that may make it look like there is something else going on, but it looks pretty standard with nicely placed hose guides. Steve, feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

    There is a whole lot of tire clearance on it, which I think Matt wanted, but, with him being the biggest weight weenie in the world, he was running Twister Supersonics pumped up hard on it last night.
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    Thanks, Jeff.

    There's nothing tricky about that frame. The stays come up and are attached to the back of the seat tube in the normal fashion. It's just the cables that make it look a little different.

    That frame was 4.2lbs and wasn't built with light weight as the goal. The onepointfive head tube adds some weight, and the top tube on that bike was really long. It's a good idea to use some stouter tubes to keeep the front end from getting noodly, especially when riding as fast as that guy does.

    One of my New Year's resolutions is to build every frame with clearance for 2.4s. It's miserable when you can't fit the tire you want to run.

    Hopefully, the site will be up soon. The lugged bike is coming along...

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