Beautiful bike

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by alienator, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    On another forum, a custom frame maker--Dave, of Bohemian Bikes--photographed the stages of production of a special project bike for Interbike. The finished product is amazing. Dave is quite the artist. Check out the lugs, the inlays, that blue paint. He crushed lapis to create that hue, Egyptian blue. The frame is made of stainless steel. I'd love to have this frame, except in a traditional geometry. Pics are below, but you can see pics of the entire build process at fairwheelbikes.com • View forum - Bohemian .

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  2. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    Wow, that is a real beauty.

    Who makes those cranks.
     
  3. dhk2

    dhk2 Active Member

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    Yeah, was wondering the same thing. Also, what about the brakes....they look really cool to me.

    Agree it would look better as a "traditional" bike rather than the compact design. Or, with that beautiful French blue, just go all the way to a classic mixte (with two small diameter straight top tubes that become the seat stays). Other change I'd make is easy: some really nice polished aluminum rims and hubs to go with the all the elegant polished lug work.
     
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    I believe the brakes are "EEbrakes. (Ecycleworks)
    eecycle Works

    Don't know about the cranks. I'd like to know that also.
     
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    The crancks are eeCrank, shown this year at Interbike...
     
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    Looks sweet, very classy. The cranks have a vintage design look from the 70's.
     
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    Amazing! I too would prefer a traditional road frame, but that is a beautiful bike. :cool:
     
  8. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    As already mentioned, those cranks are EE cranks. Those are a pre-release version. I don't know what changes there will be when sales start. EE tests their equipment a lot before they loose it on the public.

    As for the bike, Dave typically does build frames with trad geometry. This, however, was a special project, and one goal of the project was to build the frame light. I exchanged an email w/ Dave, and a trad frame, like the one in this thread, is on his to do list. His to do list is not really short.

    More about the bike: yes, that's gold leaf you see on the bike. The material you see in the frame fillets is platiunm. It was used to cover the brazing material. Pretty cool.

    The seat mast and the steerer are so long because the bike wasn't built for any particular person, and Dave did want to eventually sell it. As it happens, it appears that a friend of mine is buying or has bought it.
     
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    The workmanship is incredible. Is the fork also stainless? I wonder if your friend intends to ride it a lot. It's so nice, that I would be afraid to take it out!

    BTW, was there a publically listed asking price?
     
  10. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    The fork is an Edge carbon fork. There was no listed price. That required a call to the builder. If I had it, I'd ride it. I don't think I could let any bike sit without riding it.
     
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    Fantastic, looking at this bike just made my morning. In fact my week.
     
  12. two wheels

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    Wow, Beautiful bike!!!!
     
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    Here's something I will probably never say again: the mother of pearl inlays look incredible on that bike. It's an artistic masterpiece! And the photographer is no slouch either.
     
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    konasunset New Member

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    That bike is incredible. Amazing art, Does Dave make these to order or is it a special art piece? Someday I would love to have one of those... and if he made guitars too I'll bet they would be amazing. Great inlay work and craftsmanship.:cool:
     
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    Downtube graphic works perfect too! I wonder who designed it?

    :cool:
     
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    It's too beautiiiful to take outside and ride. It's really an art piece...
     
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