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NAHBS 2016 – Road, cyclocross and a do-it-all bike from TripleThreeFab, Caylor & DeSalvo

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TripleThreeFab hails from Seattle, Washington, and builds in steel (regular and stainless) and titanium. For the show, they brought an eTAP-ready road bike (front in pic above), another road bike with sparkly paint, a cross bike and the builder’s own do anything, go anywhere mountain bike/commuter.

The eTAP bike gets no shift ports or guides for a streamlined look, which is accentuated by its shapely stays. Check ’em out and more from Caylor and DeSalvo, below…

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The ends of the seatstays come to a point, which is mirrored on the chainstays, you just can’t tell until you get on top of them.

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The dropouts are cut into the outer edge of the ends for the chainstay, which gives it a unique look.

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The sparkly road bike was painted by Spectrum.

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Cross bike gets Syntace dropouts and is built with SRAM Force 1 with AbsoluteBLACK oval chainring.

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This “commuter” is 333fab builder Max Kullaway’s personal bike and could be anything from mountain to cyclocross but is currently set up to be his dream commuter bike.

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The Paragon dropouts were attached to a round tube that let him weld it on Breezer style instead of cutting a slot into the chainstay (Like what they did with the eTAP bike. Click to enlarge).

DESALVO

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DeSalvo’s bikes maintain their classic aesthetic, but get some modern updates. This OS Road Titanium gets larger 1-3/4″ diameter butted downtube, a 44mm headtube and oversized straight gauge top tube. Connecting all that to the rear is a butted seat tube and larger T47 bottom bracket shell.

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$3,150 custom, or $3,650 with ENVE fork and CK headset

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The Builder’s Special is a stock sized road bike offering in steel that’s just $3,650 complete with Ultegra, Ritchey and Rolf Prima parts.

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DeSalvo also does a lot of lugged frames, but this year’s collection was heavier on the welded ones. This bike does show a lugged crown fork, and with the fatter gumwall tires could be inching close to a “gravel grinder” for him.

CAYLOR

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Gunnar Caylor’s been building frames for something like 40 years!

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This track bike puts the fork crown low, with a notch to clear the tire. The seatstays blend into a seat collar lug and run the bolt through the tops of the stays to clamp the post.

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While Caylor focuses on a classic aesthetic, he’s offering modern options like disc brakes.

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PsiSquared
PsiSquared
7 years ago

The Ti DeSalvo is drool worthy.

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