Interest in a Custom Build Tarck Bike Group Buy

I’m meeting the framebuilder tonight at his shop.
I’ll take pics.

Mike says he’s willing to do several options for us if we’re interested.

http://www.terrafermacycles.com/ - GO TO THE FLASH SITE

If we build 10 bikes… these are just rough prices… they can go down if there’s a lot of interest.

$925 FULL CUSTOM
If we want to upgrade to Henry James lugs there would be a slight up-charge.
Kalavinka Lugs are a possibility.

$895 SEMI-CUSTOM
If everyone agrees bottom bracket height, chain stay length, lugs & fork rake.

We can do a tarckbike paint/logo/theme or individual paint colors.
The bikes don’t have to have any branding at all if we don’t want them to.

$30 more for full custom? Why the hell would you do semi? (not that we could ever conceivably possibly in any way imaginable ever get everyone to agree on bb height, chain stay length, lugs and rake)

Also, the site lists the base custom price as $925. What about the group buy is better than the base model to make it any sort of a deal?

better tubing/lugs etc…
these numbers reflect hi-end lugs like kalavinka.
he is willing to work on the numbers if we get specific with what we want, such as lugs/tubing.
otherwise… it would just be a discount for tarckbike.com members & no group buy.

This sounds waaaaaaaay to complicated for a bunch of jarckasses like us to keep straight.

Kalavinka lugs would be awesome. Unfortunately, though, I don’t think I’m in a position to buy a custom frame right now.

Maybe if the price came down another 20%.

If we agree on the basics (not the paint or size) we can get a bigger discount.
Also, if we powder-coat them (not wet paint) the price could go down.
If we use mid-range lugs (see framebuilders.com for lug options) the price will go down.

i would really love a custom frame, realllyyyy loovvveeeeeee

but right now im about to embark on something thats gonna cost me a shitload of borrowed money. So im gonna have to regretfully say no.

i’m excited to check out the work space.
i’ve seen some of his bikes on the road & they are beautiful…

he is extremely easy to talk to & willing to do just about anything for us.
he was very enthusiastic about tarckbike.com … i bet he’ll join our forum in the very near future.

also… he worked with yamaguchi.

and… while on the phone with him, we realized that he went to high school with my sister.
and that his place is extremely close to my office. (this might be an expensive problem for me).

He makes nice looking bikes.

My measurements are a little too normal to really legitimize a custom frame, but good luck pulling this together. I would love to visit a frame shop.

yeah, i’m excited… never been to a frame builders’ shop before.
i know a guy that was learning to build with this guy… he seems willing to teach
:slight_smile:

He walked the shore of Galalee with Christ.

[quote=“Rusty Piton”][quote=“artblur”]
also… he worked with yamaguchi.
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He walked the shore of Galalee with Christ.[/quote]

:colbert:
So carpentry has nothing to do with frame building.

[quote=“danger_scott”]
:colbert:
So carpentry has nothing to do with frame building.[/quote]

i disagree, both make stuff.

those are sexy . . .

what would Jesus tarck? I would think a Steamroller

I think this is too lofty a goal, but good luck anyway.

Can I get that price on a full-custom cross or road bike with one of those IF steel BB30 shells?

[quote][/quote][quote=“bonechilling”]I think this is too lofty a goal, but good luck anyway.

Can I get that price on a full-custom cross or road bike with one of those IF steel BB30 shells?[/quote]
probably
he’s awesome… i’m going to post pics in a few minutes

[quote=“danger_scott”]
:colbert:
So carpentry has nothing to do with frame building.[/quote]
Where do you think wood grain deep v’s came from???

http://www.18monks.com/logo_images/elementBike.jpg

that would be my guess.

these are 45+ year old lugs from some dude that i’ve never heard of but was supposed to have known & the lugs on the fork crown are modern adaptations of the “famous dude’s” lugs.
mike terraferma built the bike:

another cool build: