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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:59 pm 
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Hello there,
it has been raining non stop where i live in Wiltshire in the UK for a few weeks now - or so it seems.
To celebrate this i ordered a frame/forks form Savine cycles in Germany (Daniel Savine the builder is English and works for Merida as an MTB mechanic.)
He only builds a handful of frames each year and i'm lucky to be getting the first in the UK.

It's being painted at the moment and should be with me in a couple of weeks:

Paint will be ivory/cream with light grey decals and cream stem / pewter King headset and silver record 10 speed group.
Hammered honjos and a Ti record seatpost should make it into a pretty nice rain bike (almost too nice to ride in the rain!!)

here's a pre paint pic - columbus zona frame tubes and columbus max forks

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:28 pm 
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a couple more pics:
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:24 pm 
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Lugs suck.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:23 am 
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Interesting frame design. Ivory/Cream sounds nice too but it won't look good for long as a rain bike!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:47 am 
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Valbrona wrote:
Lugs suck.


thanks - a well thought out post there.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:54 am 
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Pretty decent rain bike 8-) Looking forward to see the frame color and final build


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:59 am 
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Lugs suck because its not carbon fiber? Looks good to me, very classic design. Bring on the paint! :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:52 pm 
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mmmm.... can't wait to see more to this bike :beerchug:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:41 pm 
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Nice, looking forward to seeing this one built. How did you come across Savine then?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:49 pm 
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bencolem wrote:
Nice, looking forward to seeing this one built. How did you come across Savine then?


cheers, i saw his frames on velocipede salon / paceline forum and then followed his blog.
We exchanged a few emails , a phone call, more emails and hey presto - a savine frame in the works.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:15 pm 
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following it to, i went from my colnago e.p. back to my merckx mx leader, loving the lugs (-: steel or cf !


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:51 pm 
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Frame is now painted so it should be with me soon...
pics soon as well :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:55 pm 
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Better pics soon!
frame and forks painted:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:06 am 
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very nice frame and parts.


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