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After building and selling about 7 bikes in the last year I have made enough to put together my "dream" build. I have always loved the paint scheme on this Venge and since I ride mostly flat bike paths I think this will be a great bike for me. Groupo will be SRAM Etap which I am super excited to try out and will be finished off with Enve Classic 45 wheels
The Frame: 2012 S-Works Venge 54cm
Not terrible for an Aero frame, 136 grams more than the S-Works Tarmac
Same Weight as the Tarmac Fork
Pleasantly surprised at the weight of the seatpost
Bigass seatpost collar
Fork cap thingy
100mm SL Stem
Enve Top Cap
Brake cable guides
Derailleur block off pieces
Wheels Manufactering angular contact bottom bracket
First Day progress
Once I get the bike complete and fitted I'll cut down the fork so there won't be a big ass spacer above.
For the Crankset I am using a Specialized FACT 11r 172.5mm with some Rotor Rings I had laying around. I'm gonna try a couple combinations of rings that I have around the garage before I spend some money on a new set
Non drive side
110 BCD Carbon Spider
New S-Works bolts
Now we get to the fun part ------ ETAP! Very Very excited to try this out
Carbon Brake Pads
For my wheelset I am going with a used pair of Enve Classics. Not sure if I will like a wheel with some depth to it so I decided not to spend a bunch of money and get something that was already experienced I took of the white stickers and put some red ones on.
Decent for an Aero Wheel
Used Turbo tires - Gonna go with S Works after I wear these out
Tube - Gonna go with something lighter when I put the S Works on
Enve Titanium Skewer
Day 2 progress with the red sticker ENVE front wheel
Comments and questions welcome!
CrankAddictsRich wrote:Following as well... Nice A-Stars jacket.
Thanks yeah that bike is quite a bit faster than the Venge
kidrob wrote:Great build so far! The colors of the wheel stickers and the frame come great together!
I'm glad you like them, I was on the fence about the red.
chefczyk wrote:This is going to be a sweet ride.
Thanks! Really looking forward to putting some miles on it
tomvin90 wrote:I read red stickers and thought oh nooo, but they look brilliant.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your build.
Yeah I was on the fence about the red as well but my main motivation was to do something at least alittle different. It's a pretty "safe" and standard build so I thought the red would give it some slight uniqueness.
jasonh wrote:I've always like the looks of the early Venges. I can't recall that paint scheme. It looks great. I would even say that red bartape could look good with a white/red saddle, but black would be the obvious/safe choice
A red saddle and red tape is definitely in my plans for the future. The specialized power saddle has gotten glowing reviews so I got the expert version in black to see how my but likes it and if it agrees with it I will upgrade to the Pro version which comes in red.
Thanks for the nice comments!
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Put the rear wheel on with the white stickers. I think both look good but I'm glad I went with the red.
Rear wheel Weight
Old beat up 10 speed hub
Shiny new 11 speed hub. Gained 3g
SRAM Red 11-25T cassette
That's all for now. I should be finished by the weekend.
Delorre wrote:You are not gonna use that 117gr innertube, aren't you? Should be a very nice ride when all done
haha I am for the first few hundred miles. I want to get a feel for the bike before I put the expensive S-Works Turbo Rubber and S-Works tubes on.
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