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 Post subject: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Finally got my FF, great bicycle. Fit of course perfect as expected with a custom bike. Ride very nice...stiff but lively, went with thick tubes, 44 mm head tube..enve fork, stiff front end. Tracks great, stable at 50+kph, still dont have an exact weight...some photos...
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FF-264-Studio-5 by fireflybicycles, on Flickr
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FF-264-Studio-8 by fireflybicycles, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:02 pm 
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built it with campy record, reynolds mv 32 wheels, challenge tubulars, selle italia slr Ti saddle, 3t carbon stem and hb.

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Camera Roll-2106 by willy gil, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Brilliant! I stared for about 5 minutes to find a flaw.....an ENVE stem and matching bar would make it bike of the year for me. Close second would be the candy apple red Parlee that has somehow never come to fruition.

Stunning build. Period.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Very nice Willy, so tell us... how does the geometry differ from your best fitting/riding Colnagos? Did you specify the geometry or did you let the guys at Firefly do their thing and just go with it? Details, details...
The workmanship on these bikes, the welds, the finish... is just superb. I've only seen one in the wild, and the guy was happy to let me examine it close up.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:38 pm 
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As usual Willy- Fantabulous!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:41 pm 
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That is beautiful. If I ever end up getting a Ti bike this would be it :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Wow. One of the nicest Ti's I've seen. this is NOT helping me resist the urge to buy a Ti bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:49 am 
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Drop dead gorgeous. Faultless.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:52 am 
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The look, proportions, choice of equipment. This is about as good as it gets. Chapeau


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Outstanding! :thumbup: It looks like the down tube and top tube are shaped? A weight? Also could you post a picture of the rear drop out? It looks like art.

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Very nice !


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:06 pm 
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Yeah Willy!
Beautiful build, and great composition in your documentation as usual.

Any chance you'll be bringing that out to LA ?

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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Oh god! Close to perfect imo. And so wonderful to see some prober pics of a bike posted in here. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Been saying this ever since Firefly came out, but I think they make the best Ti frames out there. Seriously just perfect


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 Post subject: Re: Firefly # 264
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:05 am 
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Wow, aesthetically that is so close to perfection.
I am not a fan of 3T components, but that is just my preference. I would go for one of Fireflys Ti stems to match the seatpost and frame, but not my bike and choices are so personal. It looks fantastic.
Firefly have to get my vote as one of the finest custom TI bikes, their anodised finish suits Ti bikes perfectly.
Definitely on my wish list.

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