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    Wily build-up, Chapter I...(x-post SS)

    The frame got to the shop on Friday, and I have to say, it's really frickin' pretty! The Wily crew did a stellar job, fillet brazes look as good as can be, and Spectrum... well, what can I say about Spectrum- I don't think you can find wet paint that's any better!
    Anyway, here's the frame and fork at the shop. I went in today to start the build, ran into a few snags, and didn't get as far as I wanted. Oh, and I forgot to take the camera today, but I'll post pics of what I got done later...

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    Love the frame and color scheme with the panels. Seat tube and post clamp are nice!
    What's up with canti rear, disc only front, horizontal dropout, no EBB combo?

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    oh my...that's a beauty. your's and appleseed's frames are two of the prettiest i have seen and they are both wilys!!!

    congrats and that is one hellava sweet fork. nice ht badge too. jen greene do it???

    cheers!

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    What shop is that?

    I was admiring your pictures, and it suddenly struck me that the bike shop looks like Cycle World in Reseda, CA. Could it be? I got my Mt. Tam 29er there.


    Quote Originally Posted by sslos
    The frame got to the shop on Friday, and I have to say, it's really frickin' pretty! The Wily crew did a stellar job, fillet brazes look as good as can be, and Spectrum... well, what can I say about Spectrum- I don't think you can find wet paint that's any better!
    Anyway, here's the frame and fork at the shop. I went in today to start the build, ran into a few snags, and didn't get as far as I wanted. Oh, and I forgot to take the camera today, but I'll post pics of what I got done later...

    the los

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    Answers...

    Swami: I decided to go with horizontal track ends for a few reasons. First, this frame will spend a decent amount (probably quite a bit) of it's life as a fixed gear. That being said, I wanted to have a frame that was simple, low maintenance, and relatively light weight. Granted, EBBs aren't that much heavier, maintenance isn't too big of a deal, and it's not like they're Rube Goldberg complex. The decicion came because I don't think that a rear disc brake gives me, in Southern California and later in Texas, enough benefit to make up for these minor pecadillos, not to mention the added expense and weight of a rear disc brake.

    Kam: Yup, that's Jen's work. Nice...

    Econoline: That shop is Adams Ave. Bicycles, where I work. Funny, I've had a lot of folks tell me that our shop reminds them of a favorite shop elsewhere; American Cyclery, shops back east, now Cycle World! I think there's some sort of synergy with really cool shops that makes them look similar.

    Thanks for the complements, all of you. I'm glad I can share this experience with everyone, and look for more pics soon!

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    Jen Greene headbadge, very cool! I met her on the trail one day when I noticed her and her riding buddies, headbadges. Philly girl does headbadge works of art - awesome.

    What's the standard Wily headbadge? a sticker?

    Was that panel paint job an upcharge?

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    Ummm...

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSwami.com
    Jen Greene headbadge, very cool! I met her on the trail one day when I noticed her and her riding buddies, headbadges. Philly girl does headbadge works of art - awesome.

    What's the standard Wily headbadge? a sticker?

    Was that panel paint job an upcharge?
    I think the standard Headbadge is a decal, but the Jen Greene hb is now an option from Wily.
    The panel paint job is an upcharge. They offer a one color Spectrum powdercoat standard, but I had to be picky!

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