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My first Ti bride

Old 09-30-08, 02:07 AM
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My first Ti bride

Hey all,

Here is a pic of my new Van Nicholas Aeolus. I managed to find a 6/4 ti frame instead of the 3/2.5 they changed to after a short time.



It looks better in the flesh, just looks right if you know what I mean?

I'll be changing the post for a ti zero setback and the stem for something nice and light, maybe a kcnc as those fitted are off my winter bike.

I now have 5 weeks off work to ride her as much as possible! Unfortunatley it's raining heavily and is forecast to carry on for the next 5 days! Noooooo!

I'll post better photos and a ride report later.
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Old 09-30-08, 04:44 AM
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Went to the VN website. Nice bikes. Never heard of them before. Where are you located?
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Went to the VN website. Nice bikes. Never heard of them before. Where are you located?
Judging by the stove and electrical outlets, I'm guessing the UK. I've seen those bikes in magazines over there.

Looks like a bit of rust on that cassette, unless it's some kind of fancy metal I don't know about.
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Van Nicholas is essentially Airborne minus the partner that started Flite. They are UK/Euro based and have their work done from Xacd. Nice bikes/nice prices.
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Looks great.
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Patentcad - knucklesandwich is correct, I'm in the UK.

Knucklesandwich - the cassette is a KCNC ti/scandium/alu. It's more of a gold colour up close.

It looks like I wont be riding it for a while. The rain here just isn't stopping. A bit of rain I can stand but it's coming down in biblical style.

What do you guys think to the white? I'm thinking it's a bit too much.

Thanks.
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Old 09-30-08, 05:46 AM
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Down under mate its all sunny skies!

Anyway awesome VN Ti you got there!!!!
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Originally Posted by sparrowlegs View Post
What do you guys think to the white? I'm thinking it's a bit too much.

Thanks.
I prefer black tape and saddles.
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Go ride it in the rain and it won't be white any longer.
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Looks great and I like the white but the off white hudz are distracting.

That bike is crying out for a splash of colour.
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hudz?
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The white is right.
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B E A Utiful.

Looks alot like my old Ghisallo, and I loved that bike. I thnk that we are going to need a size and a weight of that bike!

I wouldn't be able to keep white tape clean for a single ride, although my chosen orange is not much better.

Very very nice ride.
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
hudz?
https://www.grabthehudz.com/products.html
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Oh I forgot about the size and weight.

Size is a 56 and weight is 15.8lbs.

Most of the parts are off my Cervelo R3, that maybe getting sold if I like the Aeolus more.

I'm thinking black seat, black hudz and either keep the white tape or maybe silver or red tape? If anyone is good with photoshop they might be able to save me a lot of time and money!

I'll post better pictures and a full spec list when I finalise everything.
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Old 09-30-08, 09:10 AM
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Your wife is pretty hot! With that said, the white looks out of place. Badly.
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I've swapped out the white hudz for the original campy ones and I'll be putting a balck/silver saddle on tomorrow to see how that looks.

I'll post pics to see if it looks better or not.
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nice oven.


the bikes pretty neat too.
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What kind of tile is that? I don't think I've ever seen it before.
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You know what this thread needs? Another racing bike in the kitchen photo.



That's how you get all the BF Babes boys. Show them the kitchen granite.
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That's how you get all the BF Babes boys. Show them the kitchen granite.
But that might make them want to stick around . . . we just want to 4F them.
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Any benefit of the 6/4 over the 3/2.5?
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Forget the white garage door photos. White kitchen cabinet photos are now the cool thing.
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Any benefit of the 6/4 over the 3/2.5?
No.

Well nothing that can't be compensated for. 3/2.5 is supposedly more durable too. Seven uses only 3/2.5.

That said, my Colnago CT2 is 6/4. I just don't think it's the grade of ti that makes it great.
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