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Let's build a thread of eye candy, show off your custom builds here and share you experiences good, bad and review. Loved watching the custom builders shown on Youtube. It's got my interest up on custom builds. Cheers..
 

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Ok! I'll bite.

Here is my Seven Axiom SL

Seven was really easy to work with. The fit is perfect. The ride is exactly what I wanted.
Although they're larger than a one-man operation, they really know how to translate the language of the customer into a great frame. I know who made my bike and I went from placing my order to picking up my frame in four weeks... 12,000 miles from Watertown, MA. They are kind of techie for a craft builder, but I kind of dig that too. So far, so good. I think about riding this bike all the time when I'm not.
 

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Here is the latest picture of my custom Tsunami.

I've had the bike for a little over a year now and still really love it. The bike rides, handles and performs as I wanted it to...so no complaints there. For the price and speed they were able to get it to me, I was amazed :)
 

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Whoooa!

That came out nice! Haha, I lived in Watertown for a few years. No bike builders there at the time. They were all over in Somerville at Tanguy some 35 years ago. You must be one of the few Seven owners in Taiwan!

Dajianshan said:
Ok! I'll bite.

Here is my Seven Axiom SL

Seven was really easy to work with. The fit is perfect. The ride is exactly what I wanted.
Although they're larger than a one-man operation, they really know how to translate the language of the customer into a great frame. I know who made my bike and I went from placing my order to picking up my frame in four weeks... 12,000 miles from Watertown, MA. They are kind of techie for a craft builder, but I kind of dig that too. So far, so good. I think about riding this bike all the time when I'm not.
 

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@boneman

Thanks! You have some very nice stuff to post as well.

I am aware of 8 other Seven road bikes and a few more mountain bikes. Not many.
More and more though. I think I am the poorest person to own one in Taiwan, though.
 

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Here's a couple from the UK

Corrado...a couple of guys who worked at Cougar where their claim to fame was building some frames for Boardman. Located in Abbey Wall by Liverpool. I didn't understand scouser and he didn't understand American English. Lol, it got buildt anyway. Deda 14.5 and Tig'd. Fitted on a stationary fitting jig. Nice and tight geometry with lots of toe overlap. I pranged it badly in an accident near the Tesco on Earl's Court road, hitting a....Ford Fiesta, what else and had it rebuilt. In hindsight, I should have looked up Ron Cooper who was still building at the time but hindsight is just that. Nothing wrong with the Corrado which is great fun to ride.

Chas Roberts, a well known marque in Blighty and located in Croydon, part of greater London. Custom single speed, fillet brazed from Columbus Nivachrom tubes. Fitting was done by taking a few measurements. It's a solid ride and a keeper.

Sadly, both are in storage as I when I moved to China, I left the Corrado behind and then in Shanghai, I bought a Samson Keirin frame and sent the Roberts into storage when I moved to Singapore.

My Kalavinka, custom made in Tokyo, Japan is on a current thread in the Bikes section. That was measured on a stationary jig and I must say, my favorite of the four custom steel bikes I have had made.

I also have a Marinoni Giro custom but unfortunately no pics with me.
 

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Circle A

Old meets new. Just a brilliant bike. Oversize 959 stainless with compact geometry. Very racer friendly. Sits right between typical steel ride and carbon race bike. Very comfortable on long rides, road races, with a lot of punch for the finishing sprint.
 

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Lots of nice stuff.

@boneman- That Kavalinka needs to be here for future reference. Nice stable of British customs.

@Zoikz- Orange belongs on bikes. When I told my friends I was getting a custom ti, many were disappointed it wouldn't be orange. That Circle A is gorgeous!

@Pablo- The Black Sheep with that rack is a study in industrial design.
 

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@Pablo- The Black Sheep with that rack is a study in industrial design.
It's actually been changed since that picture was taken, I just realized. It now has a second bar on each side to hang the paniers lower so you still have the total top of the platform open for use.

There's pictures on Black Sheep's Facebook page, though the link won't seem to work.
 

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Kirk Frameworks

Dave Kirk built me a bike and I have been riding it since January. A little hit and miss with the weather, but loving it so far. Fast, responsive and very stable. Had the pleasure of meeting Dave in person last summer out in Bozeman.

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Il mio Pegoretti è arrivato! Dial-Up Beware

My Pegoretti arrived today. It is second hand but was barely ridden by the previous owner. I purchased from the widow and am so grateful to have met her. I had ridden with her husband a number of years ago was familiar with him.










 

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S&S---nice!!

I remember when orange used to be a really popular color...some 30 years ago. Good to see one. That is one big frame...how tall? Do you travel with it much or did you have the S & S couplers done just to have the option? Nice ride!
 
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