Here is the back story-
In a charity ride today, a fellow rider crashed into me, destroying my S-works Tarmac.
That is what the bike looked like until noon today. I am heartbroken bc I spent the better part of 16 months building up this bike with great parts....
Anyways, most parts can be salvaged, and my LBC has a good price on a 2012 S-works Venge frameset. I am just concerned the non-aero wheels may look a little too "fred" on the Venge.
I say... get it.
All depends on what you want in the long term
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donham1 wrote:In a charity ride today, a fellow rider crashed into me, destroying my S-works Tarmac.
Sorry to hear about your bike, it looked great.
I'm curious, did the "fellow rider" offer to reimburse you at all?
All the Cervelo Aero frames come with skinnies (Normally Fulcrum 7's) and they look fine
Yes, the "fellow rider" has already given me money. Thank god for that, this will be expensive...
The rear der, right pedal, saddle, and possibly the carbon bars are also toast.
I would prefer to have a matte black S-Works SL4, but the Venge is sweet looking and has a decent price.
I seriously doubt I will be able to replace the frame, it was a rather hard to find matte black Team Geo.
I would rather not save and buy a new set of aero wheels. For one, I just spent about $1800 on the Ksyrium SLR's.
I have some delabeled Reynolds 32mm carbon hoops with black spokes and hubs and it looks really good on my boxy Giant SLR ADV SL as well as my P2c TT bike. I know the depth is a little different but I think the key to the aesthetics in this instance is that you don't have the silver aluminum brake track.
BTW a buddy has an S5 and runs C24s until his Mad Fibers come in. I don't think it looks that great but I still would not hesitate to roll it that way either.
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