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Thought you guys might appreciate seeing this. This is a pic of my custom annodized Ellsworth Moment sitting on the bench @ Ellsworth.

Colors selected = Gun Metal Grey for the triangle and chain / seat stays, Hope Blue for the rockers. Should be an attractive build when all is said and done. I have pictures of the components I am using to complete the build and will post a link to that stuff later.

 

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Most excellent!! Yep, that is gonna look ridiculously sick. Nice job and thanks for posting that.

So by custom colors, does that mean a larger assortment than the normal Ellsworth colors? For example, I don't recall gun metal as one of their normal colors.

Also, if you dont mind, how much more does that cost?

Also, What is this 'fireburst' color I have seen on their web site a couple times in their photo gallery. That is a sick color scheme but I dont see it anywhere on their ordering options.

There must be some verbage on the Ellsworth site RE custom Annodizing I just need to go look harder.

thanks again for posting your new bike, show us more when you make progress.

later,
 

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Hey Ventana1 - Thanks. I'm pretty stoked about it. The frame is coming this week and I'll be posting photos as I build it up over time. I'm excited about it mainly because the build will be uniform in color. I'm not a fan of Ellsworth's available paint schemes and do not like two tones either.

Custom colors - there really aren't an assortment and Ellsworth is not really actively offering this service but they sometimes do it if someone asks. That said, you can use any solid color that Ellsworth has used over the years. Gun Metal Grey was a color used on the Moment in 2006 but even then the stays were always black.

As for the rockers - you can pick any common color you see in anodizing. I chose blue because I am using a lot of Hope components to accent this build along with some components from a company called Loaded Precision Products (loadedusa.com).

Cost - there is an up-charge of a few hundred for the custom color work. You won't find verbiage on their site for this because custom color work messes with their build process and they are trying to find a way to integrate it into their build process. From what I am told, they spend consecutive months on triangles, then months on rockers, then months on stays, then months on assembly and color work. Customizing messes with the whole chain of process but they are trying to find a way to work it in and offer it as a full service. A friend of mine works for Ellsworth which is how I was able to get this done easily. If you are interested, your local dealer should be able to get it done, but it will add time to your wait on the bike. 8-10 weeks at least.

I have seen the fire burst before too - there was even a build with this color at Interbike and they had the rockers anod'ed orange. It looked tight. Not sure what frames they are offering the fire burst on, if any.

Here is a link to a write up I did a few hours ago on my blog with some of the components I am using. I’ll update as things progress.
 

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OK - I am sorta tripping out with excitement. Frame just arrived and looks as good as I hoped it would. I was a little worried that they might mismatch the anno job on the stays vs. the triangle but everything matches pretty nicely. The build will be trimmed out in blue - not too much - just enough.

I'll post more in this thread as the build evolves. Waiting on some parts from Hope and also from Industry Nine.

PS - notice the ISCG mounts. New for 2010 but they just stated them 8 weeks ago so some 2010's do not have them.

 

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That thing looks killer man! Worth the dough, no doubt.

Which head badge is that?
 

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nice!!...can't wait to see the build!!!

on another note, the one thing that still bothers me about the newest frame revision is that they put the seat stay bearing inboard, it seems that it is more likely for mud and what not to get pushed passed the bearings, or rocks damaging the bearing. i asked at Interbike why they did it this way and they said it was because people were complaining about catching their heals on the outboard style bearings??? i've never had that problem on my moment. just seems a little odd to me...but i digress : )
 

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Thanks man. Selling my 2006 will offset the cost for sure. I still think these badges are little weak. What's with the wings? Why not just laser etch the "E"?

 

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This bothers me too man. A lot. It's weird for the exact reasons you mention. I've never had a "heal catching problem" on the old design either....
 

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summud said:
nice!!...can't wait to see the build!!!

on another note, the one thing that still bothers me about the newest frame revision is that they put the seat stay bearing inboard, it seems that it is more likely for mud and what not to get pushed passed the bearings, or rocks damaging the bearing. i asked at Interbike why they did it this way and they said it was because people were complaining about catching their heals on the outboard style bearings??? i've never had that problem on my moment. just seems a little odd to me...but i digress : )
I heard it was a warranty thing. "Can't honor" if they're not made outboard anymore.
God, I hope that's not it.

FWIW, I've never rubbed anything on the two moments I've owned.
 

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Thanks man. Selling my 2006 will offset the cost for sure. I still think these badges are little weak. What's with the wings? Why not just laser etch the "E"?

A laser etched "E" would be fine, but I'm kinda digging the new one you've got. I may order one up.....is it t a stick-on?
 

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A laser etched "E" would be fine, but I'm kinda digging the new one you've got. I may order one up.....is it t a stick-on?
Ya, I believe the badge is glued on but it is machined from metal. There are no visible rivets. What I do not like about this badge is that the "E" is bolder than it should it be (look carefully, compare to the E that's etched). This boldness gives the badge a "superhero outfit" feel (think on the chest of a spandex super man suit or something). Just doesn't look tough enough to match the Old English type face that's etched on the bottom tube- they compete in a way. Nit-picky, I know. But this frame retails for an arm and a leg. It should be thought-out through-and-through.
 

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Awesome!

Some blue Industry Nine wheels would rock.
 
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