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I had bought this bike for a taller guy who needed a bike to perform triathlons more efficiently. He desperately needed a road bike of some sort because he was using his mountain bike to compete! Luckily I found him a Sirrus in his size.

The bike needed some care. New cables, chain, tires, brake pads, and a good wash. I was able to do most of it on the fly for him, he needed to train.

The frame fit him perfectly. He was finally able to train appropriate for that phase of the event and was very thankful for my help.

It was a pretty attractive bike as well. Glad I got to work on a second Sirrus.

I received so many emails in response to the Fetish Cycles build that I sold nearly a month ago. After it sold, I tried my best to situate responders with frames that were somewhat similar to the Fetish frame but most were pretty far off. One the more adamanet responders, who happened to be a CPD Officer, wanted a frame rebuilt in a similar manner as the Fetish but also wanted it with a CPD Squad Car color theme or rather, the Chicago Flag which looks like such:

I was pretty excited regarding the opportunity to build a frame up with that particular theme so after situating the Officer with a frame in his size, I quickly dropped the frame off with a new powdercoater I had yet to try out.

I went with FreshStart Custom Coatings out of Rolling Meadows, Il. I briefed the owner of the operation with my concerns regarding overspray and other commons slip ups that previous powdercoaters had issues with paying attention to and he was more than confident that the frame will turn out first rate and to my liking. And it did.

The frame turned out beautifully and the bike dressed up so well. I was really pleased with the turn out.

The Officer was also thrilled to see the bike come together just how he envisioned it. He was very excited to show it off to the department and his family.

He told me that he had a brother in law who is a firefighter and that he may want to have a fire engine theme bike rebuilt for him. Cute ideas.

Im just excited to keep the ball rolling with these powdercoating projects. They turn out so good!