Well, not an ode like a verse, but more like praise. A shout out, if you will. A tip of the hat. Any way you look at it, Rafi is a good friend of mine, a long-time buddy and patron of B.D.B., and proprietor of his own Raphael Cycles.
I intended to post this a few days ago after I edited these images but the business of the shop kept me, well, busy.
I've worked closely with Rafi to document some of his builds and progress. Linked below are sets of the work he's done for me - including a stem for my cross bike, a fork and stem for my track bike, and my fresh touring bike. Feast your eyes!