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dbacklover
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edmonds59
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Nice. I need to get to one of those NAHBS one of these days.


BradQ
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I’ve been shooting like crazy for two days so far, with two more to go.

http://www.urbanvelo.org/nahbs

Pictures from 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 all linked from one page.


Pseudacris
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Dang, those are purdy!


cburch
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the lugwork on her bike is some of the most beautiful craftsmanship of any kind that i have ever seen.


Nate
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re lugwork, if you look around you can see some build progress picks, i.e. http://bilenkycycles.blogspot.com/2011/02/brooks-saddles-and-woodchucks.html


willie p
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I have a custom Waterford now (6 years old and have seen some of Bilenky’s stuff at shops and displays when I am in Philly.

I was thinking of having Waterford do my next frame, but I am thinking maybe Bilenky after seeing that!


edmonds59
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willie p, my own dream was to have a Mercian Vincitore Special made, sometime before I go in the hole. Before the dollar went in the toilet, their frames were screaming deals.

http://www.merciancycles.com/frames/37/vincitore-vincitore-special


Lyle
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Eh. The lugwork is nice, but I’d be surprised if those bikes get ridden in the rain more than once. Varnished wooden rims with canti brakes, really?


stefb
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willie p
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They used to race track races on wooden rims, I think if built properly they can hold up.

I’ve had cheap alloy rims where the spokes pulled right-through the eyelets (yes, steel eyelets not just spoke holes)- in a sprint.


Lyle
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Well, I’m not going to go down the list enumerating everything I find ghastly about those bikes. Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, as hours and hours of Discovery Channel programming will attest.


cburch
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Lyle
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lol. I would kill for that much hair.

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