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Squalor
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Yippie - the new race steed came today.

I don't have all the parts just yet, so the bike is not built up, but I thought maybe some teaser shots would be appropriate.

That Rob has messed around and gotten darn good with the torch!

Rootbeer main with baby blue fade panels...I feel like a superstar!

Can't wait to throw a leg over this beast.

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drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
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Let me get this straight: you just got the Rock Lobster, then the Badger rolls in? Lucky mofo! Maybe I should have studied more when I was in school... :thumbsup:
 

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Looks great!

Rob seems like a really nice guy and does beautiful work. I've been trying to figure out how to convince my wife that I need a custom fixie frame for a while now.

Enjoy!
 

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...beeeeeutious.

all these killer paint schemes has me considering a panel or two on my Ti frame.

nice....makes me thirsty.
 

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That Rob has messed around and gotten darn good with the torch!
Heh, heh! Yeeew betcha he has! Those fillets are some sweet eye candy! That new painter he is using is killer too!

Very good looking bike. (Well, what there is to see so far!) I hope your build goes well and that we get to see and hear about you getting it dirty. After all, it's about riding the thing, since that is what it's made for.

Thanks for the pics. Rob did real good on that one. :D
 

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I don't want to be a jerk, but boy I hate teaser shots. That bike looks so sweet (in my head fully built up). I don't get new bikes anymore so I have to live vicariously through the purchases of others.
 

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Painter info....as much as I know.

MMcG said:
damn that looks like some stellar paint. Who's doing the painting for Badger?
I can't recall the companies name, but it's a "wet" paint- not powdercoat, and it's a fellow that does only a few clients frames. I guess Rob had to submit his work for approval before the guy would agree to paint his frames. Must have passed muster, as you can see the results here. Very sweet! I talked to Rob awhile ago about this, maybe somebody else has a clearer memory than mine? :idea:
 
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What's up, you bike whore! Since you seem to be throwing money around on bikes lately, you want to contribute to my Steve Potts fund? :D

But seriously, nice looking ride!
 

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Guitar Ted said:
I can't recall the companies name, but it's a "wet" paint- not powdercoat, and it's a fellow that does only a few clients frames. I guess Rob had to submit his work for approval before the guy would agree to paint his frames. Must have passed muster, as you can see the results here. Very sweet! I talked to Rob awhile ago about this, maybe somebody else has a clearer memory than mine? :idea:
GT - I don't know the painter's name either, but that is the same info I've heard. The painter has an "approval list" of builders. Work is pre-submitted and the painter decides if he will do the paint or not. I'm not sure if it is on a builder by builder basis or project by project basis. It was my understanding that the guy does a lot of high-end road stuff.

It's also worth noting that Rob really took the lead on the paint. We talked just a little about color and panels and he discussed everything with the painter and chose the exact color and panel layout. I was really impressed with Rob's dedication to his work. He didn't seem to want just anything out there with his name on it and went the extra mile to make sure it was nice.

I'm WAY anxious to throw a leg over it. The paint is great to look at and all, but I'm ready to ride the thing. Rob and I worked on getting me into a little different position so less steering input would be required to make tight turns and the bike would still be comfortable for all day events . This thing is a race bike, and I am ready to push it to see how it does. Should have it built up by early next week.

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What's up, you bike whore! Since you seem to be throwing money around on bikes lately, you want to contribute to my Steve Potts fund? :D

But seriously, nice looking ride!
Yeah - I hear ya. Kind of crazy the timing with these bikes. I didn't plan that very well.

I've been pounding my KM since 2003 and trying to really decide what I wanted out of a mtn frame and the Lobster is just a bike that I have always wanted based on my CrossCheck. When I got on the list for the RL in March, I was planning on having him build me the race bike to ride in races like the Shenandoah Mtn 100 .

Well, Rob and his crew showed up to a couple of the early season races that I love (Ouachita Challenge and Syllamos Revenge) and we got to talking and he seemed to really understand what I was looking for in a race bike and what kind of terrain and ride I was planning to use the bike for. I was really impressed with him and his work.

I decided to have him do the race bike and when my que came up for Paul, it was between a new cross bike (kind of Paul's speciality) or the rambler. Well, I probably race 7-10 cross races a year and I ride those rambling rides everyweek, so that made the decision. Paul was also really excited about making a 29er so it all worked out well.

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Rob continues to build great frames and when you get a great paint job also, you ALMOST do not want to ride it. Hang it on the wall and just look at it, yeah put the frame....in a frame. ;) Did you come up with the color scheme and panels or did Rob? He built a frame for my wife and it is at paint right now, I can't wait to see the finished product....I mean she can't wait. :D Make sure and post final build pics for us.
 
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