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    Vulture swoops in

    Just built. three rides so far. it rips.
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    Geometry: just right
    weight: who cares
    parts build: spare stuff and junkhttp://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=520124&stc=1&d=1265946[ATTACH]Vulture swoops in-p2080442-medium-.jpg[/ATTACH]707

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    Very swoopy indeed.

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    I like the swoopy look.

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    Schipperkes are cool.
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    Wade kills it.
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    Nat P's new wheels

    Its i fun ride, too bad i've got a few inches on him otherwise i'd wanna keep it
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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Wade kills it.
    He's in Oregon these days? Edit: read blog. Yes, new shop in Oregon.
    Last edited by Duzitall; 02-12-2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    Holy curves!

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    Wow!

    Looks like Vulture Cycles is back in a big way!

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    wade's on fire, bet they ride even better than they look.

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    Yeah, I think my fs 26er is going to be lonely for a while.

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    links please

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    ****ing nice.

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    I like that frame a lot..... Price???

    Thanks and enjoy!!!

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    The swooping tubes took great. I'm glad Wade is back. As soon as it stops raining and the sun comes out I'll try to get some good photos of my freshly re-done bird.

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    Bike looks great, nice to see wade back

    Goes off to check Vulture Website...

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    that is a really cool looking frame - nice build

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    Wade does indeed build good.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    The swooping tubes took great. I'm glad Wade is back. As soon as it stops raining and the sun comes out I'll try to get some good photos of my freshly re-done bird.
    not that i am paying all that much attention but didnt you already do that
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    Dang thats a nice bike. How much does one of those frames cost?

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    That's a beauty
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    that's the stupidest idea this side of pinkbike.

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    Thanks guys. Wade is awesome to work with. It was my first custom frame and I could not be happier. Price? Well, uh..... depends on what you want. So many different variables and options. I'm thinking they start around 1100.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    Its i fun ride, too bad i've got a few inches on him otherwise i'd wanna keep it
    Man, I likey! Steel?

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    I has a want ...

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    That bike has me hypmotised.

    Very nice
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    I'm loving the dual top tubes; reminds me of a Torker BMX bike (or my Haro Master Team) from back when.
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    This may be my next frame.....only with sliders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iliketoridebikes
    not that i am paying all that much attention but didnt you already do that
    I did post some so-so photos, but I would like to get some good shots in the sun so the pearl will stand out. Wouldn't be the first time someone posted a pic of their bike twice

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruso414
    This may be my next frame.....only with sliders.
    Wade's swing dropouts would work and look better.
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    sex in metal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Wade's swing dropouts would work and look better.
    Pics please!!!!

    Are they anything like Black Cat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckc1971
    Pics please!!!!

    Are they anything like Black Cat?
    There are some pics on his blog I think, and post #24 in this thread looks like that frame has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burner
    There are some pics on his blog I think, and post #24 in this thread looks like that frame has them.
    Can't tell much detail from #24 and I went to the blog and went a couple of pages deep, but didn't see that. I will look deeper.

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    Found the swingers (dropouts, that is):





    I found some other cool pics from his Flickr account:

    Copper head badge:



    Two piece frame:



    Bottom bracket:



    I'm betting there is plenty of tire-chainstay clearance to the side, but I wonder about the length of the chainstay, how heavy and if the weld between round and flat stock would take a beating:


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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckc1971
    I found some other cool pics from his Flickr account:

    Copper head badge:


    Two piece frame:


    Bottom bracket:

    I'm betting there is plenty of tire-chainstay clearance to the side, but I wonder about the length of the chainstay, how heavy and if the weld between round and flat stock would take a beating:
    Thanks, the 'other' pics are my bike. (note my avatar )

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=583354

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    Quote Originally Posted by burner
    Thanks, the 'other' pics are my bike. (note my avatar )

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=583354
    Lucky you. I saw that thread and completely forgot about it. I guess having that close-up shot of the rear triangle (minus components, etc.) and how it bolts together really caught my eye.

    So, how long are your chainstays? Bolts ever work loose? Anything else to report?

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    If I were ever in the market for a custom, I'd seriously consider one of these. Beautiful bikes. I particularly like the split top tube models. Awesome.

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    That first photo is stunning. They just got put on my short list of people to go to if I ever go custom MTB.

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