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    Cool-blue Rhythm Rock Lobster does lugs

    I dropped by Paul's shop today and saw this little fixed gear outside. Apparently Paul was getting some grief about all his tig welding so he figured he show off a little with a lugged fixie frame. Very nice... Notice the Paul rear fork ends and Phil Wood flip/flop fixed/fixed hub. Paul says he uses the bike for his Hwy 1/ Swanton loop rides; always guaranteed a 15-20 MPH headwind either there or back.

    Anyway for your viewing pleasure...

    1G1G, Brad
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    That is GORGEOUS!

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    LOVE the paint accents on the lugs.

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    Pacenti?

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    Wow man

    Man that is one SEXY bike!! I would hit that (hit the ahem pedals I mean) if I were you....It must be a helluve rush to ride that bike man...

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    Could be..

    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
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    Paul told me where he got the lugs but I forget; he did say however that he modified the lugs himself to give them that look.

    1G1G, Brad
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    more eye candy:

    www.bikelugs.com

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    Kind of an odd bird.

    First of all, that is a marvel of craftsmanship, hands down.

    That said, between the ornamented, outlined lugs, the funky rock lobster graphics (not funky-bad, mind you) and the 1 1/8th threadless front end, the whole package seems a little awkard, IMHO.
    Last edited by veloSSpeed; 06-11-2004 at 03:42 PM.

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    The same frame is on that site.

    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    more eye candy:

    www.bikelugs.com
    http://www.bikelugs.com/pacentigalle...ery/index.html

    1G1G, Brad

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    very Hetchins-esque lug work he's got going there. wonder where he got it painted and outlined? nice looking bike tho. wouldn't mind one of those nor a Hetchins for that matter in my stable.

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    Santa Cruz Powder Coating...

    Quote Originally Posted by moschika
    very Hetchins-esque lug work he's got going there. wonder where he got it painted and outlined? nice looking bike tho. wouldn't mind one of those nor a Hetchins for that matter in my stable.
    ...and he did the outlining himself..

    1G1G, Brad

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    that is a hot one, but...

    I woulda gone with a 1" headtube. That thing looks outta proportion to that waify legged fork.

    My $.02


    Still a hottie though.

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    powdercoating?

    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    ...and he did the outlining himself..

    1G1G, Brad
    i'm amazed at the detail left on the lugs. either that or those lugs must be super thick! most, if not all, top frame painters do not powdercoat lugs because the application is so thick it tends to hide the shorelines and thus are usually wet painted. that's a very good job if really powdercoated.

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    Are you sure its 1&1/8?

    It looks like a 1" to me. Those legs are pretty slim, must take up a lot of raod shock.

    Gotta love Paul's work. Sweet

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    mistaken steerer

    Quote Originally Posted by veloSSpeed
    First of all, that is a marvel of craftsmanship, hands down.

    That said, between the ornamented, outlined lugs, the funky rock lobster graphics (not funky-bad, mind you) and the 1 1/8th threadless front end, the whole package seems a little awkard, IMHO.
    Hey !That is a 1" threadless steerer on that bike....also I could put a more elegant decal on the frame but it wouldn't be mine....gotta stick with the identity. Also, it's my bike, not yours.........why worry ? Cheers, Paul. P.S., I love the fact that there are reactions like this.....but I would expect it on the classic steel forum....I thought this was mtbr !

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    Sweet bike....

    I like the amount of imagination that goes into the lugs, and the whole bike for that matter. Great job.

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    hey ss jerry random question for you:

    what is the scoop on 'bikes not bombs'? got a sticker like that from a friend years ago never knew what the he!! the scoop was....since it is your subtitle, you wanna spill the beans?
    To air is human, to dig is divine.

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    Leave Jerry alone, he doesn't have enough time to give those piss-offs the attention they deserve as it is.


    Try this:
    http://www.bikesnotbombs.org/

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    This is single speed!!

    Quote Originally Posted by paul sadoff
    Hey !That is a 1" threadless steerer on that bike....also I could put a more elegant decal on the frame but it wouldn't be mine....gotta stick with the identity. Also, it's my bike, not yours.........why worry ? Cheers, Paul. P.S., I love the fact that there are reactions like this.....but I would expect it on the classic steel forum....I thought this was mtbr !
    Hey Paul, I hope you like the way the photos turned out. What a pretty bike. If you follow this board you'll find road bikes and fixes, pretty much anything single speed. Have fun in the Big Apple and I'll see ya on the roads and/or trails of Santa Cruz (you'll know me, I'm the one on the silver Rocklobster with the funky yellow/black decals ).

    1G1G, Brad

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    Good job! Definately...

    Quote Originally Posted by aka brad
    Paul told me where he got the lugs but I forget; he did say however that he modified the lugs himself to give them that look.

    1G1G, Brad
    http://www.bikelugs.com/pacentigalle...ery/index.html

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    No worries.

    As I said, a marvel of craftsmanship. Heck, I wish I could build a bike exactly the way I wanted it.

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    more to dream about...

    Great- now I will stay up late nights dreaming how to get up the $$ for a ride like this! What amazing originality and craftsmanship; esp. in this day and age of mass produced, cookie-cutter products. And that svelte fork with the threadless 1" steerer... drool.
    Spinning and Grinning...

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    My bad...

    Quote Originally Posted by paul sadoff
    Hey !That is a 1" threadless steerer on that bike....also I could put a more elegant decal on the frame but it wouldn't be mine....gotta stick with the identity. Also, it's my bike, not yours.........why worry ? Cheers, Paul. P.S., I love the fact that there are reactions like this.....but I would expect it on the classic steel forum....I thought this was mtbr !

    Looks like a 1"er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGearGuy
    Great- now I will stay up late nights dreaming how to get up the $$ for a ride like this! What amazing originality and craftsmanship; esp. in this day and age of mass produced, cookie-cutter products. And that svelte fork with the threadless 1" steerer... drool.
    if you look around, you'll find a number of builders with "amazing originality and craftsmanship". they usually aren't found in the magazine racks at your local barnes and noble but they're there. many are very obscure to the mass market but very popular to those who know them. even at bikelugs.com, how many of those folks in the gallery have you ever heard of, let alone have even seen one of their bikes.

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