Velonia RDS02

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indrek
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Frame: Velonia RDS02 52cm
Wheels: Velonia 50mm tubular / carbon hubs
Tires: Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular
Group: Sram Red (pink) (11-23, 172,5 compact, BB30)
Brakes: Planet X w Swiss Stop black prince pads
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon Ti
Cables: Jagwire housing, sram cables
Stem: Shimano PRO Vibe carbon 110mm -10deg (stripped)
Bar: Shimano PRO Vibe carbon 42cm (stripped)
Tape: Sram Black & Sram Pink
Seatclamp: Ritchey stubby (stripped)
Seat: SLR w custom padding and black/pink leather
Cages: tuned Arundel Mandible

6270g

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by plpete

Great looking build :thumbup: Tell us more about the ride and the brand.

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by prendrefeu

Looks great!
Tell us more about Velonia!
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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indrek
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by indrek

Branded in Estonia, manufactured in China. I'm involved with the company, so don't want to be accused of advertisement:)... you can see more at velonia.com. This is my personal ride that I'm very happy with. It wouldn't be hard to get it under 6kg (saddle, stem, bar and 38mm wheels and voila), but I just don't feel the need atm...

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by split

I love this bike. The graphics are subtle and the pink really pops. Is that an official Red "pink" group or did you modify it?

I checked out your website. Viks bike is CRAAAAAAAZY: http://velonia.com/viks.html
S P L I T: 2010 Meivici: 14.4 lbs | 2003 Odile: 19 lbs | Hunter Cycles Cyclocross: 17 lbs | 2013 Dundee Cycles Jewell 29er: 17 lbs

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indrek
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by indrek

Thanks. Pink is my work, not official I'm afraid:)

Viks is my latest project, you can see more at http://www.viks.cc

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by jhamlin38

looks awesome. looks part madone/695/wilier. great aesthetics. The white spokes look perfect

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by jhamlin38

I just viewed the geometry. It seems like a well sorted road frame. The 58 has a nice, slightly steeper HTA, short wheelbase, stays and my favorite of all specs, the generous bb drop. I'll assume cornering and steep descents are something you constantly look forward too, provided stiffness is not an issue.
awesome design. bravo.

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by Fanis

Awesome!!!!
i like the Sram Pink Tape
Storck Scenario C 0.9
Cube AMS Pro 125

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by istigatrice

very nice, like the colour scheme

may I ask, is this the FM029 mold?
I write the weightweenies blog, hope you like it :)

Disclosure: I'm sponsored by Velocite, but I do give my honest opinion about them (I'm endorsed to race their bikes, not say nice things about them)

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by robertg

Very nice bike! I like the overall look and the pink sets it off nicely.

Also, please tell me more about your tuned Arundel cages, as I have the same cages, and while not heavy at 27g a piece, I would bbe interested in dropping a few grams off of each.

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the full fleet... commuter, mtb & roadie... 27kg all together :lol:

About the Arundel, I just cut of the upper "hook" that holds on the bottle from top... Actually the main reason for that was not the weight, but the grip that was just too tight... all my tacx bottles were squished. Now it's much better. Still a firm grip but without destroying the bidons...

Yes it's the 029 mold, with some extras...

The pink tape is just glued to the black tape (ends are glued together with superglue), and wrapped like usual... Has been holding on very well. When I tried to pull them apart, the tape started to crack from other places not from the glue line.

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by ultyguy

The Viks actually looks really cool, kinda new take on the old Copenhagen bike. The other bikes is just a nicer paint job, let's call it 'Project 2' :P

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