Been a while as I’ve been busy with a few builds, finalizing a few prototype bike bags and sorting parts for a complete headed to North Carolina later this week. I also got the fat bike back from paint and built up. I’ll let the pic’s speak for themselves: Powder was handled by the good folks at Extreme Powdercoating in Merrimack, NH. THe color is a 2 stage candy (silver with a translucent top coat). I’m very much looking forward to this winter. I’m downright excited for snow now. I’ll just have to crush rocks, mow over saplings and chase varmints in the meantime. Next up are some sneak peaks of Yuri’s build progress. His frame came back from paint with the fat bike. His color is “Wet Black” and equally is a deep juicy color. Some pics of the build progress: His parts list is truly lust worthy. I just finished the wheel build last evening: I9 classic hubs, Sapim double butted spokes, Stan’s ARCH EX. He’ll be running a Fox 100mm fork and a mix of Sram X9 1×10, Race Face Carbon cranks, Selle Italia SLR TT Saddle, ENVE Composites bar, stem and seat post, e13 TR+ Guide, XTR Trail brakes… the list goes on. He had a special request: Put his nickname “Chief” somewhere on the frame. Initially I was going to have some custom vinyl cut in a script font for the Top Tube, but I decided to have a pair of ODI lockon’s custom lazer etched with the Nickname. Problem solved and he agree’s it’s a nice personal touch. I had been thinking of having a set of badges Titanium Nitrided for a while, and his build gave me the excuse to have it done. I had two sets done by ECLAT Industries in Levvitown, PA. Great to work with, finish is wonderful and quick turnaround. The gold hooks up nicely with the gold nips in the wheel build, e13 bolts, Fox’s Kashima Coated stanchions and other bits. Waiting on his cranks this afternoon. I’ll post up final pics here, via flickr and Velocipede Salon this friday too. Feel free to contact me with any questions or if you are interested in a custom frame or a fat bike for that matter: 603-654-2005, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org More soon so stay tuned!