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    ByStickel Riders

    Assemble!

    I just sent my deposit off to Steve today, and despite a nasty head cold that is keeping me home, I have a big toothy grin beaming on the inside. Any fellow owners care to share anecdotes or pics to meditate over until my frame arrives? Can we get a role call?
    Fett, itsdoable, Striker, Frank Tuesday....anyone else?

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    a guy in these parts has one. he might post here......DelQ, you around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jace
    Assemble!

    I just sent my deposit off to Steve today, and despite a nasty head cold that is keeping me home, I have a big toothy grin beaming on the inside. Any fellow owners care to share anecdotes or pics to meditate over until my frame arrives? Can we get a role call?
    Fett, itsdoable, Striker, Frank Tuesday....anyone else?
    You won't be disappointed. I own 2 of Steve's frames and a buddy of mine in town here also owns one and he does a great job. He is a very creative guy who enjoys doing the unusual as long as it makes sense. I will post some photos when I get home tonight.
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    Steve makes some nice stuff, his detailing is great.

    Here's my ByStickel when I first got it, complete with Rohloff (but clearly SS friendly):
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Stickel.jpg">

    Here is the same bike half way through Sunday's 6 hour ride....
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/234259Stickel_Mud.jpg">
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/234259Stickel_Mud_close.jpg">


    Hope Steve's not looking, or I suspect he's wincing...

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdoable
    Steve makes some nice stuff, his detailing is great.

    Here's my ByStickel when I first got it, complete with Rohloff (but clearly SS friendly)
    wow, very interesting. What was your rational behind having both the slotted dropouts and the ebb?

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    Here are my 2 ByStickels
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    Quote Originally Posted by jace
    ... What was your rational behind having both the slotted dropouts and the ebb?
    Any geared hub like the Rohloff requires a torque arm to transfer the forces on the internal gears to the frame, and in this case, Rohloff uses a keyed axle plate, which requires a longer slot. The drive side has a regular dropout. Chain tension is set by the eBB.

    One of the reasons for going custom is to get non-standard items like this on a frame, along with the between the seat/chain stay disc mount, 1 1/4" head tube for the Actiontec fork, etc... Steve was one of the few frame builders I talked to that liked doing these odd custom requests.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    I'm happy with everything about the bike. Steve was great to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to have him build another frame for me.

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    h8r, gorgeous fixie.

    we're in the same area, not to mention the same age. we should go for a ride sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jace
    h8r, gorgeous fixie.
    we're in the same area, not to mention the same age. we should go for a ride sometime.
    Cool. What kind of riding do you do?

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    meh.

    whatever really. mostly a trail rider, but I like to cruise through the city as well. When I have a little more money i'd like to pick up a fixed/slick wheel for the frame to roll around town on.

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    Beautiful bikes. I'm impressed. I'll keep them in mind as I start my frame shopping.

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    love it



    Best damn frame I've ever owned. I plan on keeping my business with Steve as long as possible.
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    MMMMMMM Pink Beds.

    It just reopenred last week, that trail is part of my favorite loop in Pisgah.

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    Best bike ever... seriously.

    Here's mine, it's the best bike ever. Best fit, shortest chainstay's (16.125" (!) with a 32x19), pump peg, awesome.
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    I guess I'll throw mine on here as well. This is actually my second ByStickel. Purchased the first from Jace, the original poster, as he financed his education. As a result, I got to know, and later meet Steve, and he eventually persuaded me to let him build a 29er for me. I'm glad he did, as I really enjoy this bike. Just converted it back to a SS recently after having a full compliment of gears on it. Made a couple of changes, such as dumping the bash guard, added some Seven bars with a little more sweep. Love the ride of this thing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by the Inbred
    a guy in these parts has one. he might post here......DelQ, you around?
    Is DelQ's the S&S with the lefty? cool bike, and heck of a nice guy.

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    Thought I'd post up a few teaser shots of the frameset Steve and I've been working on together for a few months:

    A 650b french-courier-inspired city bicycle...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Bob
    Is DelQ's the S&S with the lefty? cool bike, and heck of a nice guy.

    dmonbike has a ByStickel SS with a lefty, he's here on MTBR somewhere.

    DelQ's is a gearie. Besides that he has been very quiet for many months. I hope the rats didn't get the best of him.
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    does he have a web site
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    No website. He really should consider setting one up. After my first SS is built up, I'll look into a custom frame. If steel, DFL is one of the builders high on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsdoable
    Steve makes some nice stuff, his detailing is great.

    Here's my ByStickel when I first got it, complete with Rohloff (but clearly SS friendly):
    <img src="https://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/Stickel.jpg">

    Here is the same bike half way through Sunday's 6 hour ride....
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/234259Stickel_Mud.jpg">
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/507/234259Stickel_Mud_close.jpg">


    Hope Steve's not looking, or I suspect he's wincing...

    Cheers,

    Tom
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    heres a few shots of mine in clean form
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueturtle
    heres a few shots of mine in clean form
    That is hands down, the cleanest cable routing I have ever seen! Love it!!! Nice bike.

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    Great thread!!! Here's my first Bystickel...about to be packed up & shipped off. The second is currently simmering in a pot, waiting to be served



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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Great thread!!! Here's my first Bystickel...about to be packed up & shipped off. The second is currently simmering in a pot, waiting to be served


    What is the name of that frame and where can you get one? Do you have the geo on that? Does Bystickel have a web site?

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    I'm sure Steve still has the geo from that build.

    Here is his website- http://bystickel.com/

    It's still under development, but it has his contact email address.
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    MY ByStickel, not jncarpenters






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    I just did an interview with a By:Stickel rider: Brad Allen. Check out his story - bRad Allen's Golden By:Stickel

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