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Old 10-18-15, 08:20 PM
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love the guru--hot!
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Old 10-18-15, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bugstomper2000
What is the proper positioning of the valves?
Originally Posted by Muffin Man
6 o clock
Not only is it 6 o clock, but the tire should be lined up with the valve, as pictured below. This is common practice or should be.

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Old 10-18-15, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by cali_axela


New wheels and bar tape day. Couldn't find a wall to lean against, sorry for the distracting background of a scarily low California reservoir...

Nice bike, & setting (I rode by there yesterday, twice).
Why is there a capital T on the fork, but lower case elsewhere?
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Originally Posted by woodcraft
Nice bike, & setting (I rode by there yesterday, twice).
Why is there a capital T on the fork, but lower case elsewhere?
I guess it's just their alternate logo for when the whole word does't fit; top cap has same capital T logo. It also has the same font all-lowercase "tommaso" really small across it on the fork (but not the top cap).
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Originally Posted by Herbie53
Originally Posted by cali_axela
^ Take those yellow and red logos off the wheels, totally kill the otherwise very cohesive color scheme.
I disagree. The logos are fine, add interest, and make the bike look like something a person would actually use. Same with the touch of red on the shifters - minor highlights that contrast, but don't fight with the general black-with-blue scheme.

In fact, I think it works very nicely, because the dominance of blue over red and yellow is sufficiently strong and similar to the dominance of black over blue, and the matching intensity of the colors makes the whole thing look lively.

What I find more distracting are the bright rear derailleur and the bar tape that's glossier than the frame.

And it's a lovely frame, by the way.
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2
Not only is it 6 o clock, but the tire should be lined up with the valve, as pictured below. This is common practice or should be.

I will allow 12 o'clock too...especially if you're OCD like me and run the valve at the middle "N" in CONTINENTAL (5 letters on each side)...that way your tires can be read when staged. The above bike isn't OCD enough, lol. If he wanted to get fancy, he could have hidden the speed magnet behind a seat stay...just have to move it to a different spoke.

Also, all bikes posted yesterday are sexy!
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Not mine, but seen on a group ride during the Worlds week here. Yea, wrong side, bad setup, ect., but it's the first of these new Venges I've seen and it felt like I was looking at an F1 car rather than a bike with some of the detailing. What say you guys on this thing's aesthetics?

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Hot. Nuff said.
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Old 10-19-15, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Not mine, but seen on a group ride during the Worlds week here. Yea, wrong side, bad setup, ect., but it's the first of these new Venges I've seen and it felt like I was looking at an F1 car rather than a bike with some of the detailing. What say you guys on this thing's aesthetics?

Some aero bikes are fugly like the S5, but I dig the new Venge. Wouldn't buy one myself because of the brakes and cable routing issues.

A relatively new expensive bike and this guy is riding around without a bar end plug? NOT
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Originally Posted by milkbaby
Some aero bikes are fugly like the S5, but I dig the new Venge. Wouldn't buy one myself because of the brakes and cable routing issues.

A relatively new expensive bike and this guy is riding around without a bar end plug? NOT
Lol, this was at the Rapha pop up store in Richmond after our ride with them plus Ted King, pretty sure the guy with the Venge was one of the company's executives. Guess he can't afford the plugs
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Maybe this thread isn't the right venue for this, but I also saw this parked around the Worlds course-



I'd think you would have to be about 6'8" to ride a frame that large...
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The stem/bar combo on the new venge just looks so weird.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
The stem/bar combo on the new venge just looks so weird.
I agree. Also the brake cable routing and location does not do it for me aesthetically.
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i find it hilarious that they spent all this money in a windtunnel and cad modeling to build up those covers/fins on the brake calipers, then the rear has a cable just dangling out in the open
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Made a few changes to my 94 Ritchey Road Logic[IMG][/IMG]
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Not mine, but seen on a group ride during the Worlds week here. Yea, wrong side, bad setup, ect., but it's the first of these new Venges I've seen and it felt like I was looking at an F1 car rather than a bike with some of the detailing. What say you guys on this thing's aesthetics?

my first thought is I dont want to show up in a race riding it if I'm not sure about a 1st,2nd or 3rd finish. that thing looks fast standing still

Of all the aero bike that were release recently I'm voting on the Canyon Aeroad or the Madone for aesthetics.
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Some updates.

120mm stem
2014 Campagnolo 5 arm cranks
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Made a few changes to my 94 Ritchey Road Logic[IMG][/IMG]
Beautiful bike. Ok, so threaded head set and use of an adapter. I would use a silver stem to be consistent with the rest of the silver on the bike. Love that color. A close friend has the same vintage but in the cobalt blue.
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Originally Posted by Dan333SP
Not mine, but seen on a group ride during the Worlds week here. Yea, wrong side, bad setup, ect., but it's the first of these new Venges I've seen and it felt like I was looking at an F1 car rather than a bike with some of the detailing. What say you guys on this thing's aesthetics?

It needs a bar end cap on the right side.
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Trek District 12.05lbs or 5.46kg



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excellent use of super expensive parts.

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Just put new tape on. (I ride it to work so ignore the tail light)

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Originally Posted by Paulfs67
Made a few changes to my 94 Ritchey Road Logic[IMG][/IMG]
Hot. But I personally prefer less deep wheels on a frame with classic geometry.
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Originally Posted by Aka_ricerocket
Trek District 12.05lbs or 5.46kg



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