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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:07 pm 
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I'd hit that :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:08 pm 
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ultyguy wrote:
I'd hit that :twisted:


Nice! Thanks for the compliment. Will post some new pictures on Friday as Bespoke Cycles in Farringdon are fitting some ee Cycleworks brakes to this bad boy... 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Is the frame an OSBB or a threaded BB?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:01 pm 
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dmoneysworks wrote:
Is the frame an OSBB or a threaded BB?


OSBB on the Venge.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:41 pm 
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So how come you didn't go with the S-Works crankset? It would have been a lighter setup & in my experience front shifting was good.

Oh I should finish by saying it's a real nice machine. You must be loving riding it!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:23 pm 
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dmoneysworks wrote:
So how come you didn't go with the S-Works crankset? It would have been a lighter setup & in my experience front shifting was good.

Oh I should finish by saying it's a real nice machine. You must be loving riding it!!


I bought it as a frameset which didn't include the S-Works crank and I got a great deal on a full Dura-Ace groupset. I have looked in to getting the S-Works crank but I can't justify the cost of the arms, spider and chainrings. If I'm honest, I'd be more tempted by some Rotor 3D cranks and Q-Rings but I really love the DA setup that I have so I'm not in a rush to upgrade at the moment (I should add that both my bikes have full 7900 groupsets).

As for loving riding it, it's amazing. I have a custom Trek Madone 5.9 which is great but this shifts things on to a whole other level!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:40 pm 
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Great looking bike, congrats! :thumbup:

Did you use the clamp that came with the frame, or did you have to change it in order to use the Antares with braided rails?

Björn


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:00 pm 
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Seaholm wrote:
Great looking bike, congrats! :thumbup:

Did you use the clamp that came with the frame, or did you have to change it in order to use the Antares with braided rails?

Björn


Hey Bjorn,

Thanks for the compliment! :D The clamp was changed for a carbon specific one at the time of purchase by the store that sold me the frame. I believe that carbon clamps do not come as standard with the Venge frameset....

Steve.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:42 am 
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Taking the plunge and swapping out the Dura Ace 7900 with Campag Super Record Ti. Watch this space for pics in the next few weeks.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:39 am 
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Super bike!!! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:00 pm 
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So, after a long while of inactivity, I've finally managed to upgrade the Venge with some new goodies.

Main changes are the addition of some Zipp Vuka Sprint 42cm bars and a full Super Record Ti groupo. I'll get some pictures posted ASAP as I have some Look Keo Blade Ti pedals on the way. Hopefully the weenie population will approve!


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