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Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

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Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:21 pm

This will be my winter/bad weather GT bike. Like a GT car, it's designed to be fast, but in comfort & style...

Frame is Easton 7005, 100% hand built in U.S. (Phoenix) by a small builder called Tsunami Bikes. They've been around a fairly long time in one iteration or another.

Been working with Joe at Tsunami on specs and design parameters, and it will be similar to my other aluminum bike he put together (which itself replicated my former Parlee geometry), albeit with a few twists here in order to accommodate full fenders.

Fenders will be those gorgeous Honjo hammered items, and brakes will be Velo Orange Grand Cru long reach calipers. For the brakes, I liked the idea of something unique, and the Grand Cru's unanodized aluminum/machined look will give me the chance to occasionally cramp my fingers and curse while polishing them with Simichrome...

Frame color will be black with a pearl tint in the clearcoat. Other build kit specs will be evolving, based on parts I cobble together...

Here's a couple of pics of the frame in its early stages.
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Frame prepped for welding and getting an idea of how/where fenders will go:

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Finally all welded up, ready for the pretty stuff...

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Got primer?

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Color at last!

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Pics before final color sanding and clearcoat, and setting fenders in proper place.

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That's all I have right now, bike is in route (can't wait!). Hopefully will finish soon on assembling parts/group. Wheels will be Velocity Aeroheads w/Phil Wood hubs. Bar/stem will be Ritchey WCS carbon. By the way, Jason--that Soul-Kozak seat clamp is going on this, let me know when they come in! :mrgreen:

Cheers & thanks for looking.
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby dunlinii » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:44 pm

Looks pretty cool. Seems like a lot of thought has gone into it.
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:47 am

thanks. yes, it's been a fun project.

will post more pics once it's done.
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby slisk » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:54 am

Love the fenders. Where did you get those. Did you fab them in house?
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:49 pm

They're Honjo 35mm fenders. Available at a handful of places online (I happened to get them at Velo-Orange, along with the long-reach brakes which are made for them).
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:44 pm

It was a good day at the mailbox...

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More to come when I get it built up.
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:30 pm

Paint looks like regular glossy black indoors or in cloudy outdoor light, but the pearl tinted clear should look something special in bright sunlight. Can’t wait for a sunny day…

Enjoy the pics!

Nice touch—small decal right under the down tube at the head tube junction, can’t see it unless you look carefully:

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From the rear:

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I like my welds plump:

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More plumpy weld goodness:

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Red, white & blue decal contrast looks great against the black frame:

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Drive side:

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Non-drive side:

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Front view:

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Rear H20 bottle boss will be where the fender mounts:

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby dunlinii » Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:43 pm

I think the paint looks good. Bet the pics don't do it justice though.
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Voila! All fenders mounted. Front one took a little finessing with some creative use of rubber & metal washers, but it came out nice & aligned.

(Thanks dunlini--I can't wait to see it in the sun. The pearl tint should really sparkle. )

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby dunlinii » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:33 pm

Ahaha, sun. What memories...

The fenders are also pretty cool
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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:56 pm

swank barrel adjusters courtesy of kirk frameworks. 8-)

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:11 pm

parts arrived!

the machining on new 7800 cranks: always a treat for the eye.

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teaser shot...am almost done with the build... 8)

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Done! Steerer is snipped, changed to black tape...now it’s time to get our there and get dirty...and with the snow currently falling en masse, that shouldn't be a problem...

Build is: DA 7800 drivetrain, Fizik Cyrano seatpost & Aliante carbon saddle, Campy seatpost clamp, CK headset, Ritchey WCS carbon/alu. stem, Shimano Pro Vibe 7s round bend alu. bars, Speedplay steel axle X-1, pedals, King ti cages, Honjo hammered 35mm fenders (w/Velo Orange lightweight 5mm brackets), Velo Orange “Grand-Cru” long reach brake calipers, wheels are Veocity Aerohead 32 spoke w/Phil Wood hubs, DA 7800 skewers & Conti Ultra Gatorskin 25c tires. Weight as pictured is 19.8lbs.

Will be back in a month or two with a ride report. Many thanks to a lot of people for their help & inspiration. It’s been fun!

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby 54ny77 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:36 pm

thought i'd post an update with some weather-appropriate pics....

cheers & thanks for looking.

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Re: Cutom Aluminum road bike (made in U.S., AZ, no less!)

Postby pritchet74 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:04 pm

I can't believe I misssed this last year. Freakin' gorgeous!

And those fenders absolutely kick ass.

Amazing build!

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