Talisman - Cracked frame

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  1. cman

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    This Talisman frame/fork had been hanging around the Boise Bike Project for a while so I was asked to build it up. The more I built the bike the more I really like it. The toptube on the frame has some dings and the paint has seen better days. I figured this was a great way to get a nice bike.

    I can't find much on the builder. He was a local frame builder in Seattle in the mid-90's and did mostly touring frames. He gained experience working at Rodrigiz Cycles.

    Talisman Frame and fork
    Shimano 600 cranks, rear derailer
    Shimano 105 front derailer
    Suntour shifters
    Mavic rims with Atom Hubs.
    Campy headset and BB

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  2. pickle

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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    i like it 8)
     
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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    that's a beauty. i like the Celtic calligraphy
     
  4. Hammond Eggz

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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    Cool bike - I've seen one somewhere, I remember that "celtic" script on the logo. Certainly has some nice components!
     
  5. cman

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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    Please do tell if you remember. I have emailed everyone (4) I could find online and no body knows anything.

    Some of the components may go, some may stay. I am think of going to a moustache bar setup and certainly a shorter stem.

    Thanks. The name is on quite a few places. One I didnt' even realize until looking at the pictures-back of seattube. One on each fork leg too.
     
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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    Thanks for checking. The first one at S&S, I have seen. The other one is not the same builder - just same name.

    I probably will never know, but that is okay. I rode it to work today. Easy and fast going.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  9. cman

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    Re: Talisman Touring bike- Handmade

    The drop bars were not for me. Moustache bars were on my list of upgrades as well as a shorter stem. I really like these for around town so far. I even added a lunch rack.

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    Re: Talisman CX bike- Updated bars 9-29

    This bike has undergone a few transformations. I think I finally found a perfect combination. It is now my daily commuter. I am still waiting on one final part, so complete pictures will come later.

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  11. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    The front rack is neat. You've got a good look going there.
     
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    The front rack has been removed in favor of a huge saddle(seat) bag. I will have more pictures up after I get my new Velo-Orange front wheel.
     
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    I see you're running aluminum fenders there in the sneak peek, but I can't help but think that the new Planet Bike wood fenders (curved profile!) would look slick on this bike. Granted they're expensive ($135), but worth it probably...

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    So was this thing designed to be a cyclocross bike? Looks like it has semi-racey geometry.
     
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    Yes, the Geometry is pretty aggressive. That is why I went with the saddle bag, short chain stays did not allow for a rear rack.

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    This bike continues to change. I striped the front derailer off and added a bash guard ( I made). I finally have a matching set of Paul Neo Retro Cantilever brakes. Also added a Nitto front rack and Ostrich Bag. I ride this bike daily for the commute to work and around town.

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    That is one handsome bike!
     
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    This bike may finally be done. I found cracks on both chainstays, though it still rides fine. Looking for a new frame, then might try having this frame welded. [​IMG]
     
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    Probably going to want to sleeve it when it is welded, spread the load out a bit, obviously a focal area there...
     

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