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Old 03-29-14, 08:41 PM
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Not as ****** as the previous Venge, but here it is.
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Old 03-29-14, 08:49 PM
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Linko-HOT bike!! I like that a lot
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Originally Posted by link0
Not as ****** as the previous Venge, but here it is.
this one way hotter than the spinach green one!!
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Old 03-30-14, 07:05 AM
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Surprised there are so many Cav fans here. The frame is nice and all, but this is the same forum that bashes people for wearing pro jerseys.
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
Surprised there are so many Cav fans here. The frame is nice and all, but this is the same forum that bashes people for wearing pro jerseys.
Until you mentioned it, I had no idea that the special edition was Cav-related. Regardless, I don't think that it's a stretch to assume that people admire it for purely aesthetic reasons, regardless of affiliation.
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Old 03-30-14, 07:56 AM
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Not as ****** as the previous Venge, but here it is.
I see blank space available for logos on the chain and seat stays....have to keep this nice bike in your dorm room, apparently...
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Old 03-30-14, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by DXchulo
Surprised there are so many Cav fans here. The frame is nice and all, but this is the same forum that bashes people for wearing pro jerseys.
It's not the frame that makes it decent...after all, that's the same old venge frame I find ugly in most circumstances...it's the subtle metal flake paint job...the association with someone as blatantly boorish as Cav is meaningless to me...
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Old 03-30-14, 08:09 AM
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spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

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Originally Posted by link0
Not as ****** as the previous Venge, but here it is.
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Old 03-30-14, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

Very nice! Is that door dead bolted to the floor. Seems ineffective....
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Originally Posted by link0
Not as ****** as the previous Venge, but here it is.
Looks nice. No pedals or cages. Tire stamps not lined up with valves. And, the front QR is on the wrong side? DOH!
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Old 03-30-14, 09:12 PM
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I hate the font of "Venge" on the seat tube.
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Old 03-30-14, 09:36 PM
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the paint scheme on the white venge is looking pretty similar to recent treks. That's not a good direction. still hot but it is on a slippery slope with that paint.
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I kind of dig that white/black/grey Venge. I've seen some pretty fugly Venge color schemes.
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Originally Posted by gc3
I see blank space available for logos on the chain and seat stays....have to keep this nice bike in your dorm room, apparently...
This is a good thing, leave it alone.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Very nice! Is that door dead bolted to the floor. Seems ineffective....

take a look at most double doors and you'll find a top or bottom (or both) flush floor bolt.

that's a pretty poor way (albeit the only way) to do it with a typical household hollowcore door.
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Old 03-31-14, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

Hot. Remove that gargantuan headtube extender/spacer and slam the stem. Then, it would be molten.
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Old 03-31-14, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by zatopek
Hot. Remove that gargantuan headtube extender/spacer and slam the stem. Then, it would be molten.
I believe Argons have a sort of "active suspension" built into the fork or head tube.
(Makes the stack look long.)
Not sure if this is that model, but I did read up on this feature on the Argon webpage a year or so ago.
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I don't care, about valve stems orientation, or white garage doors, or what gear its in.... but, I'm sorry to say, the white venge looks like it was assembled by a PBS employee ... saddle in tri-like position, front QR wrong side, handlebar rolled up, like old guys do with dt shift bikes. ( from that perspective. )

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Originally Posted by martinus
I don't care, about valve stems orientation, or white garage doors, or what gear its in.... but, I'm sorry to say, the white venge looks like it was assembled by a PBS employee ... saddle in tri-like position, front QR wrong side, handlebar rolled up, like old guys do with dt shift bikes. ( from that perspective. )
Saddle is in a fine position. The Venge seatpost in that position gives a 20mm setback, at least it isn't flipped. QR is on the wrong side, I can give you that. Bars are in line with the stem, which is decently acceptable.
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2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
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Old 03-31-14, 09:23 PM
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There's something weird on the spacers, it has a big red saddle wedge, to match the red tape and single red bottle cage perhaps? But, even more weird is the cable routing.

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Originally Posted by LAJ
There's something weird on the spacers, it has a big red saddle wedge, to match the red tape and single red bottle cage perhaps? But, even more weird is the cable routing.

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The saddle came like that unless you're referring to the saddle bag and not the plastic guards on the saddle itself, the external cable routing on the bars was because I kept the 105 groupset and in the pics one of the cables simply got caught behind my computer mount when I took it down from the garage, i didn't notice it when I took pic. The weird thing on the spacers was simply my light, I don't usually put it there,its on my bar like in this pic. Most people like the contrasting bottle cages, Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinion. I still love this bike and may upgrade the groups to ultegra this season which may let me route the cables internally in the bar to clean it up a little.
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