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Specialized Venge

bianchibobbianchibob Posts: 306
edited August 2014 in Your road bikes
Just thought I would post a quick photo of my new bike. Acquired frame end of last week and built it up over this weekend.

https://imageshack.com/i/ezOwkIJKj

Have installed Ultegra 11 speed groupset and one piece carbon bars.
Stance is a bit radical but and on first short ride surprisingly comfortable.

I am not sure about the gold KMC chain, it seems a bit too blingy for me, but might grow on me with time.

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  • danlikesbikesdanlikesbikes Posts: 3,898
    Image link not working for me
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • bianchibobbianchibob Posts: 306
    Link now working.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,867
    bianchibob wrote:

    OwkIJK.jpg

    Have installed Ultegra 11 speed groupset and one piece carbon bars.
    Stance is a bit radical but and on first short ride surprisingly comfortable.

    I am not sure about the gold KMC chain, it seems a bit too blingy for me, but might grow on me with time.

    Now it is, but a very small pic ?
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  • bianchibobbianchibob Posts: 306
    Thanks Wheelspinner, when I tried to load picture from Imageshack, the drop down box would only show Avatar size images, all other sizes were 'greyed' out and not selectable.
    Tried to down load the URL code but that did not work on this site as the picture was then either to big, resized it in Paint, then it was to big regarding Pixels so gave up and ended up being only able to use link as shown above.

    This has not happened to me before using other sites, does anyone know step by step how to download the correct sizr pictures for this site from Imageshack ??
  • Click open link in a new tab (or whatever windows equivalent), copy paste the URL (which should end in .img) and war it in an image tag:

    OwkIJK.jpg

    Nice looking build.
  • MarkjaspiMarkjaspi Posts: 729
    I like that!
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  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    Very smart although not keen on the gold chain, they always just look rusty to me :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • Looks good, what size is the frame.
    Building:
    S-Works Venge, Ultegra DI2, Carbon Clinchers
    Race:
    Moda Stretto, Force Groupset, American Classic Carbon 58`s

    Winter:
    Whyte Suffolk, Hydro Disks

    Retro:
    Tommasini Super Prestige Full Campagnolo C/W Delta`s
  • bianchibobbianchibob Posts: 306
    Frame size is 54cm.

    I have a 56cm Allez which I have always thought was a bit too big, and a 55cm Carbon framed Bianchi that feels about right.

    So I went to the Specialized Concept store in Newbury and tried a 54 and 56cm frame, and just my luck at 5' 10" and 31" inside leg, they stated that either frame would be OK, I therefore went with a gut feel and bought the 54cm frame and so far after a very short shake down ride it fits beautifully.

    I am very pleased with it.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,422
    Like that vmuch but not keen on gold chain.
  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Interesting bar/ lever positioning you have there.
    Red bikes are the fastest.
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