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Wish I Were Riding said:
That retrotec is beautiful too, Curtis says that frame will cost $3K. I wonder how much Carl charges...
I'm sure that with this frame built by Carl the owner wanted sliding drops, while some may think they are good or bad to use, that is besides the point that is a one hella nice looking frame. Carl pricing from the site is:
Titanium
$2,200.00
- Reynolds Double Butted 3/2.5
$2,600.00
- Reynolds Double Butted 6/4
$3,000.00
 

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donkey said:
The dropouts are one of the best parts.
I agree, IMHO those (and the Moots version) are currently the nicest dropouts available to custom builders. The owner of on of my LBSs is getting a new Seven that will be the first bike they will build with their own version of that design. If Seven, Moots and Strong are building with sliding dropouts in lieu of Ebbs I think it says a lot about the design.
 

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Just wait...

Carl has a few other things in the works...

Ask him to post Jason's bike. Built up play-bike with a Rohloff set-up.
 

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usr666 said:
I'm sure that with this frame built by Carl the owner wanted sliding drops, while some may think they are good or bad to use, that is besides the point that is a one hella nice looking frame. Carl pricing from the site is:
Titanium
$2,200.00
- Reynolds Double Butted 3/2.5
$2,600.00
- Reynolds Double Butted 6/4
$3,000.00
WOW less for Ti? I like EBBs better than any of the adjustable drop outs but that is a nuitlful frame even with those drop outs.
 

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slowrider said:
WOW less for Ti? I like EBBs better than any of the adjustable drop outs but that is a nuitlful frame even with those drop outs.
Nice thing about custom is it's, well, custom, you want EEB toss it on, want sliding, sure... hortz drops, whatever... up to you.
 

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one of the things i dig about Strong, is that carl seems to be able to make his bikes look like and have a sense of line/identity according to what the customer wants and likes. some companiy's custom bikes all look the same, you can always tell a seven, or an IF, etc no matter what the bike's dimensions - they have a sameness about 'em. carl seems to employ/possess a more intuitive sense about his work, if you ask me. or not - i dunno. that is a cool and unique bike, tho.
 

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slowrider said:
WOW less for Ti? I like EBBs better than any of the adjustable drop outs but that is a nuitlful frame even with those drop outs.
Nope...those prices are for straight gauge ti VS. double butted.

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Come to think of it . . .

Strangely enough most of the bikes on this forum pictured in front of white
carports are really expensive, impeccably clean/unridden and they share
more or less strange/weird setups in terms of parts and/or sizing.

:)
 
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