Join Date: Oct 2005
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Da Vinci Venture
I have been a steel guy my entire life - I like clean lines of lugs and fillet brazing. I have an oppurnunity to pick a Da Vinci Venture in Easton 7004 Alum - very nice components. I won't won't get a chance to ride this bike, but we are a pretty standard medium sized team. We have several Joint Ventures in our Clubs so I might get a chance to ride a steel version - both couples love their bikes.
The bike has nice paint, but the welds and others I have seen on Da Vinci's are most almost industrial and not very pretty. Is there some reason for this? The bikes are extremely fuctional and mechanically the independent coasting really appeals to me, the range of the gearing, along with their campy setups.
As I stated earlier I have been a steel guy by entire life - in fact I have ruthlessly teased my buddies about their "beer can" bikes. We do around 4,000 miles a year on our bikes and some touring. Any comments would be appreciated. MW