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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2011 12:34 pm 
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wow, those demon frames are awesome.

im an engineer, who works on vintage cars and hot rods, so i can appreciate the workmanship in them. i especially like the brazed on frame logos- no speculation about what it is there :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:29 pm 
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jonnyboy666 wrote:
. . . . but the custom frame i was thinking of was a Lynskey, built to my chosen geometry, nothing super weird just different to what they do off the peg, basically a Ti version of my 07 clockwork but with a slightly longer toptube. i enquired, got a message back via a familiar face (a member here who worked for the UK importer), was looking at £3500ish for the frame alone!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


:D


Hi Honey! LOL :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:16 pm 
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Not in the UK, but you could contact John Upcraft (an ex-Grove employee like Rody from Groovycycleworks but with a shorter waiting list)

http://hubcapcycles.com/

http://hubcapcycles.blogspot.com/

High quality TIG welding 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:22 pm 
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holy thread resurrection batman!!! :D


went to see Tom at Demon frameworks today, have discussed options etc, taking my 07 clockwork to him as a comparison on tuesday to discuss sizing/geometry/and specifics i want then the rest is whatever Tom wants to do.

i have decided to let him do what he thinks is best as far as the construction itself goes, regarding tubing, shaping etc, i have said i like details etc so tweaky drop outs etc and other things i think will be the order of the day.


:D :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Cool 8) think you'll allways end up with a nicer frame when you give the builder lots of freedom to play :D
Good luck with the proces and plaese keep us updated
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:10 pm 
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that's my opinion to, what's the point of going to a custom builder then telling him to make something so specific that he becomes just a labourer.

Tom is happy to make to the geometry i want (or anyone wants regarding mountain bikes although he's very set on road geometry) because there are so many variations on forks etc.

i have specified a few things regarding placement of cable guides etc and a couple of other things that i prefer mainly things like forward facing cut out on the seat tube for the seat clamp but i found that Tom preferred those things himself anyway! so that was good.

basically i want it to be his frame built how he thinks it should be built for me, it will be a mix of reynolds tubing, the three main tubes will be 853, i can't remember what the others were off the top of my head though.

this i think will be the last (modern) frame i buy for a long time, i want it to be right, handling wise, quality wise, fit wise and i want it to look f***ing cool.

and that's why i went to see Tom.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:04 am 
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Feck that pic of the headtube & lugs is sweet.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:17 am 
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cool, glad you're going custom :D however i disagree up to a point about how much the final design is up the the buyer and how much the maker. I had a lot of input into mine visually as i knew exactly what i wanted and would have been very disappointed if i didn't get that, however in terms of tube choice that was up to him as i told him how i would like it to feel and left that to him. Clearly i couldn't visually have exactly what i wanted as that may have upset the feel, but i let him guide me on that. I think a mix of input is healthy.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:05 am 
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wow, that detail is incredible

really looking forward to seeing this finished Jonny

pulling up a chair 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:09 am 
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Woz wrote:
Feck that pic of the headtube & lugs is sweet.


Agree. Lugs look ti 8)


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