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One of the Exibitors/Sponsors of the Spring Thaw MTB race in Ashland, Oregon, today was http://www.desalvocycles.com/. Mike does customs of all types, and seems to do a lot of singlespeeds for the local guys. Here are some pictures of a 29er custom he just built. The chainstays were requested quite long, a very good sized fellow apparently, and the bottom bracket was lower than the standard specs on his website. Just wanted you all to know there was a custom builder that does 29ers and generally all around good work from what I have seen. :D Full disclosure: other than living in the same town, I have no affiliation with Mike DeSalvo, just met him today, seems like a real nice guy.
 

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Thanks for the pics....
They're not making the wait any easier, they do confirm my decision however to have Mike build a frame for me. Like the looks of the gracefully curved stays, may have to utilize those on the spec....
 

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here's another (mine)...

custom ti ebb/ss desalvo cycles 29er
walt works rigid fork (reba race on right now)
king & hadley bits
avid ultimate levers and avid bbdb (replaced xt/xtr system)
185/160mm galfer rotors
eno cranks and king cog
jones h-bar (replaced seven bar)

<img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616PDR_1491.JPG>

<img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616lores_desalvo_badge.jpg>

<img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/234616loresst.jpg>

desalvo #2, a ss cx bike with paul comp dropouts, is at spectrum for paint.
 

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lithiapark said:
One of the Exibitors/Sponsors of the Spring Thaw MTB race in Ashland, Oregon, today was http://www.desalvocycles.com/. Mike does customs of all types, and seems to do a lot of singlespeeds for the local guys. Here are some pictures of a 29er custom he just built. The chainstays were requested quite long, a very good sized fellow apparently, and the bottom bracket was lower than the standard specs on his website. Just wanted you all to know there was a custom builder that does 29ers and generally all around good work from what I have seen. :D Full disclosure: other than living in the same town, I have no affiliation with Mike DeSalvo, just met him today, seems like a real nice guy.
oh...and yea, mike is a great guy. friendly, fast and awesome craftsmanship. always great to chat with mike. when you consider that his frames include spectrum paint, the prices are pretty fair. oh, and his ti prices are just flat out way better than almost all other builders.

those stays on that frame are beautiful!!! ATLA825....ya gotta specs those on your ride!!!
 

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yea, those stays are sexy! As long as there are no issues w/ the geometry I'd love to spec the swoopy stays on my frame. And yes, I agree w/ the fact that Mike so far has been absolutely terrific to deal w/.

Kam said:
oh...and yea, mike is a great guy. friendly, fast and awesome craftsmanship. always great to chat with mike. when you consider that his frames include spectrum paint, the prices are pretty fair. oh, and his ti prices are just flat out way better than almost all other builders.

those stays on that frame are beautiful!!! ATLA825....ya gotta specs those on your ride!!!
 
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