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    Quote Originally Posted by brian416 View Post
    My bike with clinchers.

    Yep...hot...but I have a thing for S-Works. I am so ready to pull the trigger on an S-Works frame, but I am 45yo, I am maybe an A/B rider at best and my current Roubaix is not limiting my ability, speed or skill in the least.

    But I want it...and it wouldn't be a big financial burden. I guess there are worse things to blow money on right?

    As a side note, where are you guys getting these "Leopard" blueish colored frames? When I look on the site, I am just seeing black/red
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    HOT!

    What year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian416 View Post
    My bike with clinchers.

    Hawt!

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    I humbly present:



    Let me beat you guys to the punch... computer mount, wheel sensor, uncut steerer, spacers, dirty, unraveling bar tape, and if you look closely you can even see the mount for my frame pump!

    I'm sure I missed some stuff, so do your worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    Very nice but not quite hot. I haven't decided what to change though. Maybe a silver stem, a black saddle and black tape.

    Maybe just a silver stem and less busy celeste saddle... either way I still like it.
    Silver stem and then definitely hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    Interesting saddle. I can't quite read it. What model is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    I humbly present:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6...ee2897db_b.jpg

    Let me beat you guys to the punch... computer mount, wheel sensor, uncut steerer, spacers, dirty, unraveling bar tape, and if you look closely you can even see the mount for my frame pump!

    I'm sure I missed some stuff, so do your worst.
    No, no - hot, definitely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tadawdy View Post
    Interesting saddle. I can't quite read it. What model is that?
    Selle SMP Evolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    I humbly present:

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6...ee2897db_b.jpg

    Let me beat you guys to the punch... computer mount, wheel sensor, uncut steerer, spacers, dirty, unraveling bar tape, and if you look closely you can even see the mount for my frame pump!

    I'm sure I missed some stuff, so do your worst.
    White brake cable housing doesn't work for me, and it would look better with black chainrings. Still a very appealing, well proportioned bike in my opinion.
    Even the uncut steerer somehow works for me since the amount of spacers above and below the stem is the same. Of course, for true hotness it would have to be slammed and cut down
    Last edited by Fiery; 11-24-11 at 01:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    I humbly present:



    Let me beat you guys to the punch... computer mount, wheel sensor, uncut steerer, spacers, dirty, unraveling bar tape, and if you look closely you can even see the mount for my frame pump!

    I'm sure I missed some stuff, so do your worst.
    although the saddle completely blows a donkey (read = ass) I have to say......

    wait for it.

    wait for it.

    wait for it.


    HOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    Approaching perfection. A new saddle and some new bar tape wouldn't hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
    Approaching perfection. A new saddle and some new bar tape wouldn't hurt.
    Thanks! New tape is coming. I've rewrapped the bars 3 times in the past month and it keeps unraveling. It's never happened before. A new saddle though, would hurt. I tried countless saddles and that's the most comfortable one I've ever used. It's heavy and expensive but it's not going anywhere.


    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    White brake cable housing doesn't work for me, and it would look better with black chainrings. Still a very appealing, well proportioned bike in my opinion.
    Even the uncut steerer somehow works for me since the amount of spacers above and below the stem is the same. Of course, for true hotness it would have to be slammed and cut down
    thanks. the white housings don't work for me either but they were left over from my 09 BMC which was replaced under warranty. They'll soon be black. Unfortunately, until I can afford a Quarq Rotor crank, the chainrings will have to stay.

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    Bumping mine after 1 earlier reply, hoping for some more?


    Quote Originally Posted by pbd View Post
    Alright, I'm ready to be judged...I think it's borderline.

    I know the uncut steerer isn't ideal, but I don't think it's too bad in this case.







    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    its a nice bike, but the set up makes it look very plain and ordinary. (not to say it looks bad) judging only off asthetics I have to say not hot, BUT nice. tons of potential to be a hot and sexy little diva!
    Thanks for the feedback, I agree pretty much completely, nice but not quite hot.

    But what advice would you give for fulfilling its potential?
    Last edited by pbd; 11-24-11 at 03:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    Thanks! New tape is coming. I've rewrapped the bars 3 times in the past month and it keeps unraveling. It's never happened before. A new saddle though, would hurt. I tried countless saddles and that's the most comfortable one I've ever used. It's heavy and expensive but it's not going anywhere.
    Very Hot, try black leather tape from Brooks- very comfortable with or without gloves, good shock absorbtion, lasts forever and takes a nice shine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbd View Post
    Bumping mine after 1 earlier reply, hoping for some more?
    Nice bike. Reasons people may think it isn't hot: steerer tube needs to be cut, rear mech cable housing is way too long, wheels have a lot of spokes, paint scheme is somewhat generic looking and isn't flattering with the mostly black components, pic is taken too far away at too wide of a focal length. That's nit picking though there are no major WTF's and I think the bike looks good.

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    Here is my brand new 2012 S-Works Venge
    The components were taken from my old tarmac race bike and added to this (thus the old dirty saddle). It's a 54cm with November 58mm clinchers and a Quarq PM. Full Red.
    I have yet to ride it outside due to snow on the ground. Just got it Tuesday.
    My Old Tarmac added for comparison...
    Enjoy!
    P.S. that S-Works leaning on the tree is very HOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookeay Bird View Post

    Nope. Stem alone kills it. Frame is cool I guess. Chain looks too long. Nice front brake cable.

    Quote Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE View Post
    Not even close, sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by brian416 View Post
    My bike with clinchers.

    Hot, very nice

    Quote Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
    Nice bike. Bottom of the drops are at a wonky angle, saddle matches but doesn't look good IMO, frame pump needs to go, match the stem and seat post ideally. Could be really hot. Worthy of better pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
    I humbly present:



    Let me beat you guys to the punch... computer mount, wheel sensor, uncut steerer, spacers, dirty, unraveling bar tape, and if you look closely you can even see the mount for my frame pump!
    Hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbd View Post
    Bumping mine after 1 earlier reply, hoping for some more? O











    Thanks for the feedback, I agree pretty much completely, nice but not quite hot.

    But what advice would you give for fulfilling its potential?
    I like it. Needs a set of hoops to be hot though. And shorten the rear derailleur cable housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
    Beautiful bike but explain to me the crank-set. To this old timer that still thinks all polished silver crank-sets are the pinnacle of beauty, what you have here is an eyesore. Help me understand what you like in it.
    I think the crank is hot, but that's just me. As to why it's not polished silver, the crank arms are carbon fiber and I went with the Sram Red Black rings to match the frame.

    I still love a bike with shiny 7800 components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
    As a side note, where are you guys getting these "Leopard" blueish colored frames? When I look on the site, I am just seeing black/red
    It's a 2011 Saxo Bank frame. Check with your LBS. there are a ton of color options on the dealer site that are not on the consumer website. As of a week ago, there's only 1 more 54cm frame like mine left.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris R. View Post
    Here is my brand new 2012 S-Works Venge
    The components were taken from my old tarmac race bike and added to this (thus the old dirty saddle). It's a 54cm with November 58mm clinchers and a Quarq PM. Full Red.
    I have yet to ride it outside due to snow on the ground. Just got it Tuesday.
    My Old Tarmac added for comparison...
    Enjoy!
    P.S. that S-Works leaning on the tree is very HOT.
    Hot, the Venges look really good in smaller frame sizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    Nope. Stem alone kills it. Frame is cool I guess. Chain looks too long. Nice front brake cable.
    Not even close, sorry.
    Still working on it.

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    2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
    Last edited by coolmingli; 11-24-11 at 06:00 PM. Reason: typo

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    on a budget: new crankset (non shimano)
    budget free: full campagnolo group

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    on a budget: new crankset (non shimano)
    budget free: full campagnolo group
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmingli View Post




    2011 Paris with Ultegra 6700 and EC 90 SL wheelset, personally, I think the bike looks fine, but not hot, I don't know what's wrong with it, any suggestions that can make it sizzling hot?
    There is no saddle to bar drop, that takes away some hotness. The wheels are kind of blah and I'm not a fan of the red cable housings. Also the bars just look kind of "funny". With that said, it is still an awesome bike.
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