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Need some help hereOldnGrumpy
Dec 17, 2002 11:13 AM
Does anybody have any information on this bike or knows who makes them?

http://www.cyclesdeoro.com/images/Interbike20Shows/Interbike2002/Anvil_Max_full2.jpg

I found it on the Cycles de Oro website but there is no other information given.

Thank you.
These guys?wooglin
Dec 17, 2002 1:52 PM
http://www.anvilbikes.com/
I saw that.OldnGrumpy
Dec 17, 2002 2:58 PM
I didn't think it was the same company it looked like a mountainbike place and had nothing about road bikes. You think they are the place?

Thank you.
I think sowooglin
Dec 18, 2002 6:01 AM
That's an Anvil frame jig in the picture above the one you were linking to, and it says anvilbikes.com right on it. :)
I am an idiotOldnGrumpy
Dec 18, 2002 6:51 AM
I never put those two pictures together. I did waste a lot time searching for Jim Montgomery since that is the name used to describe the bike. Do you know anything about this bike or the company? Thank you.
No yer not!Andy M-S
Dec 18, 2002 9:40 AM
Anvil (Don Ferris) is a great guy, and from a number of reports I've heard, builds a very nice bike. Someday I hope to have him build a custom for me, though for now I can only sit and drool.

A number of people on another forum I frequent ride his bikes, and they appear to be very happy with the experience of having a bike custom-built by Don.
Thank youOldnGrumpy
Dec 19, 2002 7:29 AM
Thank you. I called them yesterday to ask about the bike. You are right they are custom but I was hoping it was a frame you could just buy right away. The price for the frame and fork was reasonable but the wait is long to get a bike just like that one. I did ask why their web site had so little information on it and he laughed and said it was his lowest priority. I thought that was odd. He seemed like a very nice person so I'm considering ordering a frame from him but six to eight months is a long time to wait. I have not treated myself to a new bike is 14 years but I have never seen a frame like that before so maybe it would be worth it to wait longer. Do you think so or should I buy a new Waterford and be done with it?
anviltarwheel
Dec 30, 2002 6:20 AM
Don Ferris is a really nice guy who occasionally posts here. His Anvil frames are very reasonably priced for full customs. I have seriously considered ordering a frame from him a couple times, but in both cases was put off by the long waiting period. If you've got the time, I think it would be well worth the wait. Don is very good about answering email questions and can send you more photos of his frames, as his web site is not the greatest. He sells a full custom TIG steel (Deda Zero Uno) frame and fork for about $1050, last time I checked.