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Hey y'all some people have asked about the 04 desalvo bikes. well i guess mine is at the painters right now and these are some shots of the frame taken before it was sent off to there. it is basically a steel level boss with vee mounts. yeah. you heard me. steel long wheelbase frame with vee mounts. gnar sauce.

rear triangle- new non-bridged seatstays, now bent like the levelboss frame - new bb shell, extra wide, chainstays are short and have plenty of room, gusset added to seatstay/toptube for stiffer brakes and to get more life out of the frame

head tube area: new gusset added to increase frame life

Whole frame shot: snazzy- i will post shots of the finished frame and built bike when i get it.


post any questions you may have, i can probably/try to answer them.
 

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Weight?


PS- to any british people, this frame is steel- that means it doesn't have a replacable hanger (remember a heated debate on trials forum...some dumb mother fuckers out there).
 

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ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
very nice! but, it doesn't come with paint? ah who cares, looks bitchin! let us know how it feels once built up
 

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well i guess mine is at the painters right now and these are some shots of the frame taken before it was sent off to there
it will come with paint- blue i hear... my first blue bike since my trek stp back in the ol' xc racing days. you can get any color int he spectrum- literally- the production frames will be powder coated at Spectrum Powder Works- probably the best place to get a frame finished out there. any single color. multiple colords, fades, flames, etc all add to price.

non replaceable hanger indeed. new dropouts though- not those sally ritchey ones but somethign with a little more beef and something that wont require modification to king fun bolts to get the wheel on and off. the expected weight of this frame will be around 4.5 pounds give or take. more exoctic and lighter tubing is available though that will make it lighter and much more expensive.
 

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I hope DeSalvo becomes popular and sells round the world but still stays so quality focused like he does, looks good. Ill have to get on Patrick's if he comes down to TX again (your old one I believe).
 

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yeah, my "old" one haha. i think he will probably stay small and make good stuff in smaller numbers. it would be nice for him to sell a bunch though.
 

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I'm very excited for this frames release, I can't wait to check yours out Kevin. If you have any frame specs, could you please share with us?
 

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i think jeremy and i both told him make this: steel koxx-ish bike.

basics-

wheelbase- 1080-1085 depending on fork.
bb height- zero drop
chainstays- 15 in. even
HTA- 71.6 deg (i think, again- depends on fork)
weight- about 4.5 pounds
COST- 750 USD with bottom bracket (uses fancy pants isis bb, think big and wide as hell) and single color paint job.
brakes- vee or maggie 4 bolt. disk drop out is optional though i wouldnt recomend it- just get rim brakes for now. if you really want disk buy a brisa and hate yourself. (just joshin')
 

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specs look awesome. i was under the impression that the frame came like that shipped to you, i didn't know it was still in the process of being created
 

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dear god i want one!!

now that desalvo have levelboss geometry they have got to be the best frames on the face of the earth...i like it much!

BUT...blue!? no way ... silver is the colour . koxx or echo pure silver! not BLUE thats a crap colour :slap: but i suppose u could get it in silver if you pay for customisations .
 

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Damn, that is nearly identical in geometry to the steel custom I'm getting from Ground Up. Mine should be pretty similiar in all aspects except I'm using horizontal drop outs AND a derailure hanger so I can easily run either SS or comp set up.

Mine is also going to Spectrum sometime this week I believe, powder coated fire truck red.
 

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I've got access to a full machine shop, how hard would it be to machine BB cups? The machines have 4D and the software/hardware to make tubing sleeves(they make billet grips for motorcycles). You think you could order just BB shells and BB from DeSalvo? Prolly all in the materials though......which are probably pretty hard or $$ to aquire....
 

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I'm excited to see it in person kev- I would never get one myself but it looks like the only option in the US for the vee fanatics on a long bike...that top tube scares me..
 

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I've got access to a full machine shop, how hard would it be to machine BB cups? The machines have 4D and the software/hardware to make tubing sleeves(they make billet grips for motorcycles). You think you could order just BB shells and BB from DeSalvo? Prolly all in the materials though......which are probably pretty hard or $$ to aquire....
no need for anything that complicated- its an fsa downhill bb. 85 mm shell to widen the chainstays up and allow them to be that short. i guess you could make your own bb for it but that would require all sorts of stuff- bascially end up with like a 10,000 dollar bb.

as for the color- blue is fine with me, it will ride the same. beggars cant be choosers and when you're getting hooked up, sometimes you dont get to pick. this paint job is just a quick and dirty one- probably wont look much like the metalic/electric blue spectrum pw can do so well.

as for the top tube, thats one thing im changing for the competition version- drop that seat tube height as far as it can safely go.
 
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