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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:10 pm 
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kanerdog1x1 wrote:
fantastic. ive got a few curtis frames from the uk www.curtisbikes.co.uk gary brazes frames together usually from t45, but he doesnt file the frames, he is a master at making the brass look like tig welds, very impressive stuff. he is also a fan of clearcoat on a blasted frame.


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Very cool 8)

These are the first blasted and clearcoated steel frames I've seen, other than Richman's. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:25 am 
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I love the way brazed frame tubes seem to flow together, and leaving the braze visible like that is extra lush.

I WANT A CURTIS!


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Not sure if i met your cousin in Wales uk in about 2005..........touring on bikes with his wife ? Might have been another frame builder from the states who brazes.


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That's an impressive bike on so many levels, both technical and aesthetic.....VERY cool :)


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Big fan of AMP suspension here and that's gotta be one of the finest examples of the B2 suspension combined with a steel main frame I've ever come across 8) . If you ever get tired of it let me know :wink: .


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Is it just the photo "Bead-blasted and clear-coated" or is there metal flake in your clear-coat?

Looks sweet either way :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:22 am 
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beepbeep wrote:
Is it just the photo "Bead-blasted and clear-coated" or is there metal flake in your clear-coat?

Looks sweet either way :wink:


Good eye for detail. The finish appears plain gloss-grey most of the time, but in direct sunlight or a camera flash it is indeed sparkly metal-flake.

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Not sure if i met your cousin in Wales uk in about 2005..........touring on bikes with his wife ? Might have been another frame builder from the states who brazes.


I dunno...does he look familiar?

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The pic is from the '89 "Art of the Mountain Bike" exhibit at the Braunstein-Quay Gallery in San Francisco. Jeff's work was shown alongside that of Joe Breeze, Paul Brown, Charlie Cunningham, Otis Guy, Jeff Lindsay, Ed Litton, Craig Mitchell, Scot Nicol, Steve Potts, and Tom Ritchey.

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