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    Good job! My new ride

    I spent months trying to find the right frame builder, and after one conversation with Mike Desalvo I knew I found the one. My Desalvo is one SWEEET riding bike. I tried to deck it out the best I could and it turned out awesome.

    Check it out.
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    Uh....ok...........Where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    Uh....ok...........Where?

    I finally was able to upload some pics. I had some technical difficulty/

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    How about a list of parts?

    I like the Pace carbon fork & CK headset.

    Quote Originally Posted by beerman
    I finally was able to upload some pics. I had some technical difficulty/

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    Looks light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0jones
    How about a list of parts?

    I like the Pace carbon fork & CK headset.

    Not only is there a CK headset but disc hubs as well, FSA carbon cranks,FSA carbon post and bars, Magura Marta brakes, Mavic tubeless rims, Ritchey wcs stem, and rolling on IRC Serac tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirchyGirchy
    Looks light.

    It came in at 20.3 lbs., Lighter than I expected. But it still rides great.

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    Tubeless Too!
    Quote Originally Posted by beerman
    Not only is there a CK headset but disc hubs as well, FSA carbon cranks,FSA carbon post and bars, Magura Marta brakes, Mavic tubeless rims, Ritchey wcs stem, and rolling on IRC Serac tires.
    Back riding again in Sunny SoCal. Outskirts of Palm Springs.

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    crank

    Which fsa crank and chainring do you have? I've been wondering about a compact with the large replaced by a bash ring because I didn't see anything else applicable.

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    I've seen this bike up close and personal. It's a beautiful machine, but a little weighty
    This bike is sick and one of the SSweetest rides in this area. I can't forget to mention that the guy who rides it is a class act too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HHL
    Which fsa crank and chainring do you have? I've been wondering about a compact with the large replaced by a bash ring because I didn't see anything else applicable.
    That is how I had mine set up for awhile, these are the FSA pros, I will be getting a Boone Ti spiderless chainring in the future.

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    Very nice.

    Are those sliding dropouts I see ?
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    wow...sweet ride!!! mike just finished up my frame last week, its on a brown bus headed to me. i should get it this week. my frame is like yours, ti/ebb, but it's in the 29er flavor.

    nice build too. i was torn with what rigid fork to go with. i already had a vicious and kelly, and was also looking at the pace rc31 and walt works segmented rigid fork. i went with the walt works fork (i like the segmented design, price was right, and it's sussy fork correct). i also ordered a 29er reba, i should get that shortly after the new year.

    nice to see another desalvo frame owner!!! here is a shot of my frame;



    oh, and yea...mike is a great guy. his prices are pretty damn good too!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    Very nice.

    Are those sliding dropouts I see ?
    I don't think so. The frame has an EBB. Probably a replaceable derailleur hanger without the hanger.
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    Oh what graet pictures.

    First time that I see a DeSalvo Frame with white Decals. It looks wonderfull.

    I order ( bevor 8 week´s ), my DeSalvo frame with white Decals and I never see these decal-color on a DeSalvo bevor.



    Greetings HoHo

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    Looks nice!

    I was wondering, as it seems to be a custom, why does it require you to have the seat shoved all the way backwards, on a setback seatpost? Now you only have forward adjustment, back would ask for extreme tricks.
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    Beautiful ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki
    Looks nice!

    I was wondering, as it seems to be a custom, why does it require you to have the seat shoved all the way backwards, on a setback seatpost? Now you only have forward adjustment, back would ask for extreme tricks.
    if it fits him exactly right, i don't see the problem. you get more cushion out of a layback post (especially carbon) and running your saddle further back on the rails. each component is a bit more forgiving in this position (leverage).
    i have been running my stuff like this for years- and i am anal about position.

    let us know how the frame and fork combo handle! enjoy. she's a beauty.
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    Nice looking bike! Sweet Build!
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    Sweet Rig, and nice work space. (love the Fork)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerman
    I spent months trying to find the right frame builder, and after one conversation with Mike Desalvo I knew I found the one. My Desalvo is one SWEEET riding bike. I tried to deck it out the best I could and it turned out awesome.

    Check it out.

    mmmm.... dogfish head. visited the brewery a few years ago in delaware.
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    handles like a dream

    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    if it fits him exactly right, i don't see the problem. you get more cushion out of a layback post (especially carbon) and running your saddle further back on the rails. each component is a bit more forgiving in this position (leverage).
    i have been running my stuff like this for years- and i am anal about position.

    let us know how the frame and fork combo handle! enjoy. she's a beauty.

    The frame and fork work well together. This bike flows through the tight twisty stuff and is really stable going down, even on rough descents.

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