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    Cool-blue Rhythm Custom Steel Hardtails

    I am about to get my DeSalvo hardtail sent to the powdercoaters and I need a little inspiration. Let's see all of your custom rides from all the small builders. I'd like to see these bike on display in one spot, instead of spread out through the VIntage, SS, and 29er boards. This would seem to be the logical place to show 'em off!
    I like to start out slow and then back it off a notch.

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    congrats on your desalvo purchase. mike is a great guy to work with. i have ordered 2 frames form him, my ti 29er ss frame and a ss cx frame. the cx frame should be here VERY soon. i can post pics of that when i get it.

    my cx frame is steel with paul comp ss dropouts. spectrum is doing a dark gray powdercoat with silver ghost flames (they have had the frame for what seems like a freakin' eternity!!!). should look sweet and ride even sweeter.

    i'll bless you with porn as soon as i get it.

    cheers!

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    My new baby Strong steel hardtail:

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    probably seen these, but if not - here they are again

    FYI- you're gonna be stoked on the Desalvo - Mike did awesome work on my latest 29er.....
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    abit late, here are those pics i promised;

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616PDR_1625.jpg>

    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616PDR_1624.jpg>

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kam
    abit late, here are those pics i promised;


    cheers!
    showoff !!

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    Dirty Little Secret

    I have to fess up some what to you guys. I know Mike really well. I used to live just around the corner frome him, I race for his cyclocross team, and my wife and his are really good pals. I have a steel singlespeed and a Ti road bike already by Mike. I also have a Ti cross frame in the construction stages and my hardtail, which is at Spectrum right now, is the second hardtail he's built for me. My wife has a steel cross frame and wants Mike to build her a road bike this winter. I think he doesn't get the recognition he deserves for the quality of bikes he makes. I'll post all of the bikes as soon as I get the hardtail and the cross bikes built up. And if you think I have a few of Mike's bikes, you should see Mt Shasta's local pro's garage! I think his total is up to eight!
    I like to start out slow and then back it off a notch.

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    Here is my new Seven Sola steel. One week old. I wanted steel over titanium.


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    found this one at a flea market for $100
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    what a

    Quote Originally Posted by rogueturtle
    found this one at a flea market for $100
    FREAKIN SCORE that is!!!!
    congrats.
    Steel is fo real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueturtle
    found this one at a flea market for $100
    so stolen it's not even funny.
    Only boring people get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Alshus
    Here is my new Seven Sola steel. One week old. I wanted steel over titanium.

    How much does your frame weigh? What size would it be? How about a mini review? Curious as to how seven steel rides, I haven't seen too many steel sevens. Looks nice.
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    My sweetheart.
    I love this bike!


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    agreed.

    Quote Originally Posted by jh_on_the_cape
    so stolen it's not even funny.

    You should take that thing to the police....if it isn't registered it's yours otherwise let the guy buy it back from you....Good karma for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by preparation_h
    You should take that thing to the police....if it isn't registered it's yours otherwise let the guy buy it back from you....Good karma for you!
    or contact IF with the serial #, they might be able to tell who ordered it, assuming it was a custom build...

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    its all in the details....
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    Is that the IF from the previous post?

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    no- the IF is a SS. The Bystickel is geared.

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    This may or may not count, but I'll post it since it was a custom build. Bianchi stopped making complete Denalis in 2004, and in 2005 they sold the left over frames.

    This was built up for me by Hammerhead, and I love it.
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    Since I started this thread

    I thought I might as well post my bike. I've had it back for a few months now and love it, but I didn't ride it much due to cross season and the holidays. The paint is inspired by a Perogetti on the Spectrum Powderworks site. I'll be replacing the silver Marathon Race lowers with white lowers from a MX Comp. Cheers!
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    I like to start out slow and then back it off a notch.

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    Custom Monolith

    Here is my husband's beloved Vicious Monolith. We had some little custom additions like our dog's name written in the Tibetan alphabet on the top tube.
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    headbadge

    where did you get the headbadge? thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution Cycle Jewelry
    Here is my husband's beloved Vicious Monolith. We had some little custom additions like our dog's name written in the Tibetan alphabet on the top tube.

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    headbadge

    where did you get the headbadge? thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution Cycle Jewelry
    Here is my husband's beloved Vicious Monolith. We had some little custom additions like our dog's name written in the Tibetan alphabet on the top tube.

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    try here: http://www.jen-green.com/ for the headbage. but this page may be more helpful: http://www.jen-green.com/Bike%20Jewelry.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixeight
    where did you get the headbadge? thanks.
    I made it.....email me at [email protected]

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    Skagen

    Custom steel 853, by Larry Skagen, Fargo, ND.

    Repainted last summer.
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    13 years old and still going strong
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    Beautiful ride jfkkz!
    And the right colour too.


    Gonna get a new fork?

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    Hi
    Actually I upgraded most of those parts a few years ago. All parts still in good working condition, I still have the Orig. fork Mag 21 but have switched to Marzzoochi a few years ago.

    I got another one built up last year with new XT / XTdisc brakes etc....

    Thanks for the comments

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    Your bikes are all beautiful. I'm thinking of selling my 5 Spot and getting an Indy Fab. Any other IF bike pictures would be great. In fact, keep all the different pictures rolling in - they're all great

    Cheers,

    Duncan
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    Here's my IF Deluxe:

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    yummy, thanks. The frame looks pretty big. Roughly what size is it?

    Cheers,

    Duncan

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    I'm 6' 4". It's a 20 1/2" or something. They had to really slope the top tube so that the bike could handle the Fox TALAS fork range and I still had standover height with the fork at 130mm.

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    Sycip HT

    Figured I would share my story, you can find it there with photos:

    http://www.ride424.com/articles/sycip.php


    Cheers,

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    I'm digging all the orange!!!!!

    nothin fancy but you can always find it. even in the dark
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    Orange, is the..well new orange

    Almost as good as getting a new bike.
    Getting your bike repainted.

    7 year old BREW

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    My first custom Curlto steel hardtail was so nice, I had to do it TWICE

    The first one now sports a custom Scott Quriing rigid fork. It's my "Back 40" bike for all the dirt road rides I do and becomes my Snow bike when I install these babies on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzaholic
    FREAKIN SCORE that is!!!!
    congrats.
    Steel is fo real.
    Freakin STOLEN - Have you called IF to report the number, that [email protected] is hotter than hamburger
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    what's up earl

    dude the IH's and now the orange hardtails. are you my twin???? I do have some brew cable jugs for your sweet ride..............

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    Coconino SS
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    A lot of nice DeSalvo's here, but personally I'm a huge Sycip ****. Their bikes are super clean and I love the seatstay design.

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    Sorry a bit OT

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rumbler
    A lot of nice DeSalvo's here, but personally I'm a huge Sycip ****. Their bikes are super clean and I love the seatstay design.
    I can't believe how much this freakin' website screens out. It's like doing a crossword.

    Okay, okay, here's a super-crappy pic of my first 29er not quite built up. To be clear, my = homebuild. Though I don't think the complete lack of paint helps with this thread
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    Curtlo 29er. Major bang for the buck.
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    We the people ... My If Deluxe

    For those interested and I'm not sure if this is even appropriate (first posting), I have my 18" Deluxe for sale in the MTBR classifieds. I hate to part with it but too many bikes for the wife. Hit me up for more photos if interested. [email protected]

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    not sure it counts but here is mine..... :)

    Cotic Soul

    Mythic Spitfire/Lynskey 29er/Orange 5/Turner Sultan/Cotic Soul/Brodie Ti Holeshot/GF Ferrous/Cotic Roadrat

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinearl
    Almost as good as getting a new bike.
    Getting your bike repainted.

    7 year old BREW
    Bump an old thread, just to ask who did the repaint? It looks great. I always had a thing for their frames so I picked up an old 180 Proof off ebay. It's for my wife and want to have it resprayed. I was thinking Airglow, but they don't seem to be around anymore.

    Oh, and just to stay on theme, my 1995 IF, serial number 52
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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    The Soul is on my short list if I don't go custom...what are tyou're impressions-does the whole 'accomodate taller fork yet still climb well" thing work. I love the idea-bikes sure look fine.

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