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    I miss my bike!

    I'm having the ding in my top tube taken out, prior to sending the bike off to get painted. Right now everybody is busy, so lead times on the dent repair and the paint are 3 weeks and 4 weeks, respectively. It has been two weeks now, AND I REALLY WANT TO IDE MY BIKE!

    Sure, I have another bike, but it just isn't the same... it is going to be a long wait.

    Here's a photo, all ready for the makeover:
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    Here you can look at mine during the wait.......

    Sorry, I couldn't help it.
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    So check out my old multi's new incarnation

    The guy I sold it to sent me this photo of the new build. He tells me that he has never ridden such a nice bike.
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    It's rather wierd how similar our bikes were...

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    The guy I sold it to sent me this photo of the new build. He tells me that he has never ridden such a nice bike.
    I just ordered my third, a Java Boy is coming my way in a couple month's.

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    What color?

    new mexico

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    Rootbeer Float

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    Ahh, sweet (pun intended)

    When do you expect delivery?

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    I'm guessing 6 weeks...

    I haven't been able to call the guys to confirm yet.

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    Worth the wait (as you well know)

    I still miss my bike- and I may get it back around the expected time you get your new one.

    miles

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    Definitely worth the wait...

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    I still miss my bike- and I may get it back around the expected time you get your new one.

    miles
    What color is your Diesel going to be this time? You are getting it painted somewhere else correct?

    Too bad your are taller than me, you could borrow one of mine. You still have a gearie right?

    Only 50 sleepless nights to go.

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    It's gonna be spectacular

    I'm sending it to Russ at Air Art up in Chico for the paint. He did 2PAAD's Flaming Kiss Off and SSJerry's Flaming PissOff. Mine's gonna have flames, too, but RADICALLY different from the flames they got. I had a Mountain Goat a hundred years or so ago that he'd painted, and I'm getting him to do a similar job on my Spicy.
    I'll be the first to post photos of it when I get it back.

    Thanks for the offer, but I do have a scoot to ride in the meanwhile. I built up a gearie squishy knowing I was sending my ride in for paint. It's a nice enough bike, but... just not the same.

    Did you get date comfirmation from the boys?

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    By the way, what's that bike with the Judy?

    It has the same stem as my Spicy Ride- a silver and black Race Face SYST'em, and it looks like a pretty nice bile, too...


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    By the way, what's that bike with the Judy?

    It has the same stem as my Spicy Ride- a silver and black Race Face SYST'em, and it looks like a pretty nice bile, too...


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    Looking like 6-8....

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    I'm sending it to Russ at Air Art up in Chico for the paint. He did 2PAAD's Flaming Kiss Off and SSJerry's Flaming PissOff. Mine's gonna have flames, too, but RADICALLY different from the flames they got. I had a Mountain Goat a hundred years or so ago that he'd painted, and I'm getting him to do a similar job on my Spicy.
    I'll be the first to post photos of it when I get it back.

    Thanks for the offer, but I do have a scoot to ride in the meanwhile. I built up a gearie squishy knowing I was sending my ride in for paint. It's a nice enough bike, but... just not the same.

    Did you get date comfirmation from the boys?

    miles
    Thye just moved into a larger building. They took over PC from Dauenhauer so they needed more room for the paint booth.

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    that's my buddy Bjorn's bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    It has the same stem as my Spicy Ride- a silver and black Race Face SYST'em, and it looks like a pretty nice bile, too...


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    It's an XL Sycip Unleaded, Matte butcher paper, looks really close to real butcher paper. Really nice build, now it has a Fox Vanilla 100 RL, full "old" 9 spd XTR with White industry hubs. He got the at the same time I ordered my DD.
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    Was that shot taken at Daley?

    Nothing, Major

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    I'm sending it to Russ at Air Art up in Chico for the paint. He did 2PAAD's Flaming Kiss Off and SSJerry's Flaming PissOff. Mine's gonna have flames, too, but RADICALLY different from the flames they got. I had a Mountain Goat a hundred years or so ago that he'd painted, and I'm getting him to do a similar job on my Spicy.
    I'll be the first to post photos of it when I get it back.

    Thanks for the offer, but I do have a scoot to ride in the meanwhile. I built up a gearie squishy knowing I was sending my ride in for paint. It's a nice enough bike, but... just not the same.

    Did you get date comfirmation from the boys?

    miles
    Air Art does VERY nice work. Just got this one in for a good friend of mine.
    Larry Mettler
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    Yep, near the ST on Boulder Loop.

    Night mare

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    Love that frame Larry.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Ventanarama
    Air Art does VERY nice work. Just got this one in for a good friend of mine.
    Larry Mettler
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    Looks like Creme de le creme! Nice.

    Is it wrong to have so many SyCip's? I love their craftsmenship, details and artistry. Next on my list after the Javaboy is finished would be a Pave Carbonated like that one. Yet I think mine will be Reynolds 853 with a Reynolds composite seatstay.

    Post pics of the build when it is done.

    Thanks,

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    I like my Pinarello, but...

    if I could talk the boys into making me a road bike with segmented stays (I've tried) I'd throw my money down in a moment.

    And no, I can't see how it could possibly be wrong to have so many Sycips. Ever.

    miles

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    Maybe if there is more of a demand....

    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    if I could talk the boys into making me a road bike with segmented stays (I've tried) I'd throw my money down in a moment.

    And no, I can't see how it could possibly be wrong to have so many Sycips. Ever.

    miles
    they will make you one. They make the "Cross dresser" segmented, why couldn't they make a Pave? Hmm, next time I call I will ask them about it.

    Ah, I love the internet. It makes piecing the Javaboy together so much easier. >Crossing fingers< Going for the rear hub right now.

    Until next time,

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    The difficulty is the rear brake.

    Since a road brake has a single bolt that it pivots on, it has to sit in exactly the right height directly above the wheel... Now you can see the holdup. Putting all the pieces of tubing in the correct spot, as well as the socket for the brake bolt- that's a whole lot of welds in one tiny area. They told me they've done it before, but it was way too much of a pain in the behind to want to do it again.
    Jay once told me that the reason builders like the carbon seatstays so much is that they can charge more, but yet spend a lot less time making the bike- one of the more difficult parts to get right all of a sudden comes pre-fab. Just drop it in, and you're done.

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    I hear ya on that one...

    Yeah, I guess I was thinking about canti's.

    I want to ride a steel bike with carbon stays though, before I buy of course. As far as cost goes, I can get a Reynolds carbon stay for pretty cheap. That might bring the price of a custom Pave down a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles
    The guy I sold it to sent me this photo of the new build. He tells me that he has never ridden such a nice bike.
    haven't seen a bike as clean as that one for a long time. a sight for sore eyes, been staring at DH monstrosities for weeks now.

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