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    Betcha never seen one of these - Summersett

    Custom Summersett (http://summersettbikes.com/) just recently put together. She weighs 24lbs and rides oh so sweet!

    Enjoy the porn.
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    Well, I'm glad you like it.

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    Handsome bike.
    I like the internal brake line.
    24 lbs is pretty middle of the road to maybe a little heavy for a 26" singlespeed; just curious why you brought it up?

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    Beautiful craftsmanship! I'll bet it rides as good as it looks.
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    Actually, 2nd one I've seen...

    in the last two months.

    I ran into Steve Sprague on his 29er version. Very beautiful bike in person. Steve even had Bob run the brake cable inside the left Seat stay as well. Turned out very clean looking.
    Happy new year..Stuff $: Eno 29wheel (non disc), Yakima, 2 steelheads, with towers for Volvo luggage rails.

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    Very nice. Love the colour.

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    Very nice, clean looking ride. Now get it dirty and scratched up.

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    Roger - yes, I have seen photos of the one Bob built Steve as well. Of course, mine is better though.

    CB2 - The only reason I listed it's weight is because I have noticed other people seem to always ask that in similar threads. Personally I don't get caught up on weight that much and work on leg strength, fitness and body weight.

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    Thumbs up on every thing but the stem. Personal preference and all that, but I've seen that pinch type stems damage the steerer tube. Also that particular stem has a tendency to have the tiny little bolts deform, strip out and/or sieze up in the threads. Like I said all personal, but it might help you avoid a problem in the future(?). Very nice bike though.
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    I can't help but see the similarities to SyCip bikes, from the font and location of the S logos to the segmented seatstay/yoke. Any chance this guy worked for/with the bros. SyCip?
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    I liked the Sycip seatstay design, so I had the builder work it up that way for me as part of the custom build. The logo is his design, and no, he never worked at Sycip.

    heck out his website as he is a self-taught frame builder who is an engineer by training. He cranks out custom frames in his spare time. He's retiring in about a month and will have more time.

    Post initial ride report - the friggen fork blew up on me. Seals on the ETA side are blown with oil leaking all down the fork leg and a little dripping down the other side. WTF!!!!!???!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47
    I liked the Sycip seatstay design, so I had the builder work it up that way for me as part of the custom build. The logo is his design, and no, he never worked at Sycip.

    heck out his website as he is a self-taught frame builder who is an engineer by training. He cranks out custom frames in his spare time. He's retiring in about a month and will have more time.

    Post initial ride report - the friggen fork blew up on me. Seals on the ETA side are blown with oil leaking all down the fork leg and a little dripping down the other side. WTF!!!!!???!!
    seems common woth that fork.... i read elsewhere a few who owned that dfork had the same issue. go on the suspension board and marzocchi has a csr who posts there,.

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    Put your rear tire on the right way.

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    wtb weirwolf is believed to have more traction when mounted backwards.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    Yup. It does have more traction for the rear tire when mounted backwards. I've tried it both ways (the tire that is) and it works much better as a back tire mounted in that direction. Give it a try radioactiveeric!

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    Dang! That's a nice bike! I usually don't like orange, but that color looks so sweet! Beautiful!

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    Thanks speedmetal! Funny thing... In person, the color is red, but for some reason, the camera makes it look orange'ish. I've tried several cameras and same results... I'm sure it's my slacker camera skillz.

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    Something about this picture messes with my perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintPeelinPbody
    Something about this picture messes with my perspective.
    its like one of those optical illusions, which is closer the tire or the seatstay.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    I have a one word assessment...




    BOOOOIIIING!!!!



    NICE sled!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcreek
    wtb weirwolf is believed to have more traction when mounted backwards.

    No kidding! Never heard that before. Cool!

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    That is one of the nicest frames I've ever seen. Very nice.
    I am immune to your disdain.

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    Thanks indyfab25!! I picked up a 2008 RockShox Reba Team fork this weekend to replace the blown Marzocchi, so I hope to get her out soon for a real ride and report.

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    Very nice! not personally very big on the seatstay construction, but it's nicely executed.

    "Steve even had Bob run the brake cable inside the left Seat stay as well"

    How does that work going through the seat tube? or does it come out and head back in again? I've toyed around with ideas for completely internal cable routing, but seat-tube or BB area always creates problems. Not insurmountable for a custom frame, but I'd be interested to see how he's done it.
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    Ahh, now I see, had a look at the website... Nicely done and aesthetically I prefer that kind of seat stay arrangement.

    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

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    Nice frame. Not so keen on that seat stay arrangement either but got to agree with Sam that it's been very nicely done.

    I'm loving the clean look of the 29er SS with internal brake routing, but it does make using hydraulic brakes a PITA as you have to disassemble them, then thread the hose through, then reassemble and bleed the brakes afterwards (definitely a frame for using mineral oil brakes, I'd have thought).

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    Love the color and internally routed cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djriddle
    Thumbs up on every thing but the stem. Personal preference and all that, but I've seen that pinch type stems damage the steerer tube. Also that particular stem has a tendency to have the tiny little bolts deform, strip out and/or sieze up in the threads. Like I said all personal, but it might help you avoid a problem in the future(?). Very nice bike though.
    <thread drift> Explain what you mean by this - aren't all stems "pinch type stems?" I am particularly interested in finding out about this becuase I was about to buy that very same stem for my ride.</thread drift>

    Nice frame - I love steel.

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    Nice paint. Is that wet paint or powdercoat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47
    Yup. It does have more traction for the rear tire when mounted backwards. I've tried it both ways (the tire that is) and it works much better as a back tire mounted in that direction. Give it a try radioactiveeric!
    I guess it depends on which direction you want more traction, for a direction specific tire... braking or accelerating...

    I run my rear "backwards" because I value more traction climbing then when using the rear brake, and you do notice a difference...

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    I spy a bottle opener on the non drive chain stay.....

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    SoulRider - good eye! I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the bottle opener on the left rear dropout. A nice feature that will need to be used shortly and regularly!

    MMcG - thanks for the comments on the paint. It's a powdercoat with clearcoat over that.

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    SoulRider - good eye! I was waiting to see if anyone noticed the bottle opener on the left rear dropout. A nice feature that will need to be used shortly and regularly!
    Thanks!

    My Vicious monolith has one that sees alot of post ride (ab)use!

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    Singular - yes, that is also a very nice design on that 29er. The owner of that very bike is a guy named Steve Sprague who is a Sacramento local same as me.

    I'll have to try and post another pic of it with the new Reba fork. Looks pretty damn good...

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