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    There's a new old kid on the block. Meet Kent Eriksen

    This has been over six months in the making. It was worth the wait.
    Enjoy the porn.





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    I was sad to see Kent leave Moots, and as a recent Moots owner, I somehow feel my Moots is less Moots without him having been there when it was made! .. That said, this frame seems to exhibit the best of what Moots was about.. Awesome Ti frames with welds that are literal eye candy.. What are the prices?

    BTW... nice I9 wheels... That's going to be a sweet bike.. post pics of it complete.

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    Glad you like it.
    Pricing is very similar to Moots and Kent is a pleasure to work with.

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    hows the build going? looks super nice and the I9 (yes..?) wheels in matching green are....calming....
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    Build specs:
    I-9 Wheels
    WTB exiwolf tires for now
    Thomson Masterpiece post - might eventually be replaced with a Gravity Dropper
    WTB Laser stealth saddle
    Thomson 100mm stem
    FSA carbon riser bar
    Hope mono minis with green Galfer braided steel lines
    Crankset: reusing an old square taper RF turbine initially with a bash guard
    Gearing: working on it

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    sounds like a dream build...
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    Good job! you are psyched!

    Nice bike, nice build...

    Its funny, I was looking at the name Kent Eriksen and thinking "Damn, that name is REALLY familiar..." And then it hit me. So when did he leave Moots? And dare I ask why?
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    He left Moots early in '05.
    I have no idea why but I do know he's been busy getting his own shop together ever since. Mine has serial number 012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    He left Moots early in '05.
    I have no idea why but I do know he's been busy getting his own shop together ever since. Mine has serial number 012.
    From what I understand from over at the Moots forum, it was completely professional and he just wanted to go in a different direction.. He created Moots and he left his mark on them.. one only has to compare the Moots frames to his (in your pic) to see the similarity in quality.. Can't go wrong with either.

    edit: Here is the link to the discussion at Moots.com about Kent departing Moots..

    http://www.moots.com/2005RidersTalk/viewtopic.php?t=84
    Last edited by CE750; 04-04-2006 at 11:51 PM.

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    Hi, does KE also build fullies? How much did he charge for the HT? Cheers.

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    I don't know if he's doing the double squish just yet. Give him a call. He's much better on the phone than by email.
    Price on my 29er was very similar to Moots pricing.

    970-879-8484

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    Eriksen

    Is he makiing softails too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsie_cat
    Is he makiing softails too?
    Another good question, but I don't know the answer.
    I do know that he's doing 29 & 26 HT and road frames.

    Give him a buzz for me info.

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    Good job!

    wow.. fantastic welds. now we can buy A-shape rear 'rigor mootis'! i've never been a fan of the gator and white decals thingy.. so this is actually great!

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    is it built yet?

    super nice looking rig you've got there from Kent, i was wondering if you had it built up all the way yet?

    would be nice to look at.

    thanks
    nate
    "believe what you ride, not what you read" 94 WTB catalog

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    yeah...more ! its too interesting!
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    Yes, it's built & rides like a dream.
    Final pix coming soon.
    Stay tuned

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    did i see this in a write up of the KTR?
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    Did he put an S-bend on the chainstays? Could they accomodate a fender? I'm trying to figure out the pros/cons of an Eriksen vs. a Rigormootis.

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    Visit to Kent in Steamboat!

    Here's some pictures from my visit to the Ti-Motherland! Kent is great, and it was nice to visit him on his old turf, and he has a nice SMALL shop, and like 3 employees counting himself, wife, and one guy that came with him from Moots. SWEET!
    Oh, they built me up a "Sweet Post" in less than 30 minutes; buffed, decals, red anodized. This replaced my laid-back Moots seat post I had been running/disliking for awhile. Very highly recommend this design!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bootsie_cat
    Is he makiing softails too?
    I ask him about a softtail too while there; He said NO; as a suspension seatpost would basically do the same thing almost, at a much cheaper alternative. So, I think it's either ridgid, or full suspension for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman1965
    Here's some pictures from my visit to the Ti-Motherland! Kent is great, and it was nice to visit him on his old turf, and he has a nice SMALL shop, and like 3 employees counting himself, wife, and one guy that came with him from Moots. SWEET!
    Oh, they built me up a "Sweet Post" in less than 30 minutes; buffed, decals, red anodized. This replaced my laid-back Moots seat post I had been running/disliking for awhile. Very highly recommend this design!
    That's the old Sore Saddle Cyclery building. I remember visiting there as a teenager in the late 80's, thinking I had just seen bike nirvana.
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    I just ordered a 29er fs from him cant' FREAKIN WAIT! When you call over there half the time HE picks up the phone! I love to talk about bike and he eats, breathes, lives bikes!

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    Kent owns the SS building with the upstairs office spaces.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    nice Ti frame.
    If I had the $ I like a copy of Kent Yeti ASR as a TI frame

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    Great choice

    Great frame...and customer service I'm sure...

    I own two Carl Strong frames and am 100% satisfied....Kent is the only other Ti builder that I'd go for....MHO....wait Scott Quiring would be in there I suppose.

    I like the small shops.....nothing wrong with Moots/Seven/IF as they are ALL EXCEPTIONAL....I just like the Cust. Serv. that the smaller builders can offer....AND when you talk to Carl you talk with the welder. I know Kent is not the welder but he gets the trump card.

    Your frame is a beauty!!
    Grand claims demand grand proof.

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    I got my eriksen 29er

    I just got my Eriksen 29er in this week I should have it posted this week.

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