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My '50 dream bike - Vanhawks

Old 04-11-23, 05:29 AM
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My '50 dream bike - Vanhawks

Hi !I wanted to show off my bike, which I bought for my 50th - I bought it earlier but that's what I tell my wife - it's no longer produced Canadian carbon vanhawks. I changed it a bit - changed the factory brakes to hydraulic apex, changed the handlebars to a carbon trek madone - I don't use the lower grip at all but it doesn't bother me.
As a gear, I replaced the nuvinci with a lighter Japanese Alfine 11 electronic di2 version to conveniently change gears with buttons - I had to print the button housing . I changed the tires to wider 35's and had to change the fenders as well. I was still looking for the right saddle - unfortunately I can't buy a used infinity anywhere and the original is too expensive (with shipping costs to Poland). So I made a copy of it on a 3d printer (PA12+CF5 reinforced with glass fiber) - it's not ideal, but I have problems with my spine (Scoliosis) and I need an anatomical saddle. I tried the Korean Huan saddle but it didn't suit me.
So much for my jubilee bike
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Old 04-11-23, 12:48 PM
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I bought myself a special custom bike for my 50th birthday - a year early.
Then a second custom for my 60th birthday - about 7 years early.
Then an ebike for my 70th birthday, a year late.

and a few in between...
I love excuses, .
Won't steal your thread with pics.
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Old 04-11-23, 02:20 PM
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I was wondering about the stock transmission they brag about. Yours sounds like a significant upgrade to me.
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Old 04-11-23, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
I bought myself a special custom bike for my 50th birthday - a year early.
Then a second custom for my 60th birthday - about 7 years early.
Then an ebike for my 70th birthday, a year late.

and a few in between...
I love excuses, .
Won't steal your thread with pics.
Calm down, I have to make a norme of 10 posts to post pictures - forum rules
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Old 04-13-23, 12:37 PM
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Pictures

Now I can add photos my Vanhawks:

My '50 th black carbon Vanhawks - size XXL. Total weiight 12 kg, integral cable wiring

Custom 3d printed almost full copy of infinity saddle, seatpost with di2 battery and rear light knog.

Carbon Trek madone handlebars with custom pipe handle for light (knog), bike computer sigma 1609 and shimano di2 display

Custom. 3d printed control button to change gears ( inside shimano sw-r600 switch)

Alfine 11 di2 with dedicated Gates CDX sprocket

all bearing pedals

Rear disk brake

Front disk brake

New tires 35 Continental
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