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    My daughters new EVO!

    My daughter Olivia wanted to show off her old Nomad for the last time.

    She's just itchin' to paint and sticker it "Laguna Seca Blue" to match Daddy's new EVO that he's waitin' on. We're both sooooo excited to get off this evil thing called "VPP"
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    cool!

    she looks very happy

    just remember to prep the surface on he Nomad before paint

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    Dig the Paul Frank slippers...stylie!

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    call me stupid. . . but are those disc rotors? gotta be kidding

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    Yep, your right!

    Quote Originally Posted by RAPIT
    call me stupid. . . but are those disc rotors? gotta be kidding
    I totally pimped her ride!

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    Is January the month?

    Looks like Olivia's new EVO will be finished by the end of January. Maybe dad will have his as well.

    Strange how a September delivery date has turned into January. Seems to be the way of the industry. I had to wait for 6 1/2 months for my Nomad in 06! Hopefully the 2008 EVO won't disappoint!

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    Making progress!

    It's a race to see who can build up a new EVO first.
    Will it be me in my woodshop...or Alan at Chumba?

    My daughter originally wanted to have a matching colored "Leguna Seca Blue" frame to match mine, but she's decided that dark blue is her favorite color. Oh well...It's her EVO.
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    Sweet! Is she going with an air or a coil?

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    Air

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    Sweet! Is she going with an air or a coil?
    I've always been a fan of air. I think this would be more cost effective as well. As she grows, I won't have to keep buying new coils...just a little more psi and she's off and runnin' again.

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    Sweet-looking frame! You know, we may be offering the dark candy blue on the EVO with the polished rockers just like that --
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    Looks great! You've got skills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUMBAevo
    Sweet-looking frame! You know, we may be offering the dark candy blue on the EVO with the polished rockers just like that --
    I hope the stays come in the box eventually

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    I'm diggi'n that custom fitted evo!!!

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    The stays are in the works.

    Quote Originally Posted by RAPIT
    I hope the stays come in the box eventually
    I spent some time today designing the yoke for the stays. I'll be fabricating them tomorrow as well as the seat post and Float R shock.

    Hopefully by next weekend I'll have the frame's fabrication complete.

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    Excellent work!!
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    Seat and shock.

    Some progress.

    I finished the rear triangle over the weekend. I'll be painting it and doing final frame assembly this weekend. Pics on tuesday.

    Now to fabricate the fork!
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    OMG, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Would you consider selling these? It's almost like a cute bobble head miniature of an EVO!

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    Your daughter is one lucky girl! Looks awesome. Great work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMJ
    Some progress.

    I finished the rear triangle over the weekend. I'll be painting it and doing final frame assembly this weekend. Pics on tuesday.

    Now to fabricate the fork!
    Wow, i can't wait to see the finished product!
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    I'm serious

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    OMG, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Would you consider selling these? It's almost like a cute bobble head miniature of an EVO!
    I totally agree, you have a real gift, man. You could sell a whole line of caricatures of different bikes like that, not just for kids. I guess it is just the entrepreneur in me coming through.
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    I've entertained the idea.

    When I started out with this project, I had thoughts that there may be a market. I'm using this as sample to see what would go into replicating a frame...challenges, time & cost of supplies. The big question is what it's worth to the buyer.

    There's alot of work going into this little time killer. Once I come up with usable templates for each frame request, it would drive down production time and cost for future pieces. It's been great at keeping me pre-occupied while waiting for my own 08 EVO.

    Alan has shown great interest. I told him I had to work out the bugs and come up with a price.

    I should have some near finished photos available by tuesday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    OMG, that is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Would you consider selling these?
    Seriously...I would love to buy one for my daughter. Even a simplified version (to keep costs down) would be sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMJ
    When I started out with this project, I had thoughts that there may be a market. I'm using this as sample to see what would go into replicating a frame...challenges, time & cost of supplies. The big question is what it's worth to the buyer.

    There's alot of work going into this little time killer. Once I come up with usable templates for each frame request, it would drive down production time and cost for future pieces. It's been great at keeping me pre-occupied while waiting for my own 08 EVO.

    Alan has shown great interest. I told him I had to work out the bugs and come up with a price.

    I should have some near finished photos available by tuesday.
    I don't have a daughter, nor a son. Would it be odd for a "grown" 29 year old man to have one of these little rigs? hah good work BMJ, your daughter is adorable, seems like you have a little ripper on your hands!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797
    Would it be odd for a "grown" 29 year old man to have one of these little rigs?
    A little...
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    would you make one for an XCL?........ My daughter is gonna asking for hers when she sees that EVO!!!... Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by monty797
    I don't have a daughter, nor a son. Would it be odd for a "grown" 29 year old man to have one of these little rigs? hah good work BMJ, your daughter is adorable, seems like you have a little ripper on your hands!
    Heck no. Put that puppy on the wall or top of a book shelf!

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    Sure could!

    Quote Originally Posted by xc_flip
    would you make one for an XCL?........ My daughter is gonna asking for hers when she sees that EVO!!!... Good job
    I'd have to draw up some templates. I could use a few from the EVOs rear triangle.

    How old is your daughter? These would probably fit kids from 2 1/2 - 5 1/2 years of age, and about 50lbs max... depends of build obviously. I've designed in an adjustable seat post system that gives the rider three heights at 3/4" increments each.

    I plan on being able to provide fork options as well. My daughters is going to have a Duc32 like daddy.

    When I post the final pics, you guys will have to help me set a reasonable price.

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    BMJ - Best dad ever. Please adopt me.

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    I try.

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    BMJ - Best dad ever. Please adopt me.
    Sorry, I only have room for a 3yr old!

    Besides, we already spent all our savings bringing Olivia home. All I have left now is a small pitance to give Alan for my new EVO. I hope Olivia doesn't hold it against me when she's ready to go to college!

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    Update photos!

    Here ya go!

    The frames just waiting for a head badge from Alan.

    Duc32 needs some final tweeks this week before paint.
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    I'm speechless! Phenomenal!
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    More, more!

    Very cool. Take some more pics when it is built up complete.
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    Super. Great job BMJ. Can't wait to see the paintjob on the DUC. BTW, disc rotors are sharp. My son got his finger nail sliced right through with those things so I would suggest filing them dull.

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    Ouch!

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffylooking
    Super. Great job BMJ. Can't wait to see the paintjob on the DUC. BTW, disc rotors are sharp. My son got his finger nail sliced right through with those things so I would suggest filing them dull.
    I hadn't thought of filing them. I have backed them up with plexy to keep little fingers out of the holes though.

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    nicely done....u make a great dad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMJ
    I hadn't thought of filing them. I have backed them up with plexy to keep little fingers out of the holes though.
    that'll help, dang you're handy!

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    Specialized will come after you!

    They will want their cut for using Horst link.

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    So will Chumba.

    Quote Originally Posted by Strafer
    They will want their cut for using Horst link.
    The pivots are non functional, so it would probably be lost cause.

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    Very impressive work. I can see a market for these...
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    Xlnt work when I first looked at it, I thought you machined it from metal. Great paint job.

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    fun stuff

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    Great work can I ride it? You can sell those at the races all day if you wanted to.

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    Gotta be the coolest lil' bike I've ever seen! Keep up the great work!

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    Very very cool stuff, great work and craftmanship
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    Awesome work! How much for one? I have two boys ages 2 and 5.

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    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by tkbiker
    Awesome work! How much for one? I have two boys ages 2 and 5.
    I haven't put a number on it. I was hoping that once it's done, you guys could help me find a marketable price for my work.

    Five year old eh? Right now these would be "coast" type bikes without pedals. I would think that he's about ready for pedals if not already on some. I know my daughter is all about getting pedals like daddy, but she's still way too small and unbalanced to fit anything with pedals.

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    BMJ, I just bought and should be getting my first Chumba bike, XCL (Gray anondized) tomorrow After looking at the bike you built for your daughter, I am now really excited when my bike arrives and get to ride it! Like you I also have a daughter and she just turned 2 yrs. old last week. Can you put me on your growing list in purchasing one of your creation when and if you will be doing this? It has to be a XCL like dad's of course
    Damn I wish I had your skills and be TBD ever!

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    OK, final photos!

    Go to new thread, "mini mE-VO"

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