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S-Works Venge ( updated cracked frame page3)

super_prestigesuper_prestige Posts: 300
edited August 2018 in Your road bikes
Bit of a teaser, wheels due Wednesday then I can start to build it up.

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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
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  • Gb_RaeGb_Rae Posts: 42
    Looks like this will be one to watch!
  • SecteurSecteur Posts: 1,971
    All those boxes lined up like that are like Christmas, birthday and every other special occasion all in one go! There's nothing like a new groupset all boxed up!

    Congrats, and lets have some more pics soon please (even if you haven't started the build yet)!.
  • Why do you have to wait for the wheels to start the build?
  • jlhopwojlhopwo Posts: 27
    moar pics!
  • dav1d1dav1d1 Posts: 653
    More pics excited for this, been looking at these since they came out.
  • Wheels have arrived, and pictures to follow.
    Build we started and finished Saturday and the way the weather is looking first ride Sunday. :D
    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
  • Dav1d1 wrote:
    More pics excited for this, been looking at these since they came out.

    Don't get to excited it isn't a Vias Venge.
    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
  • dav1d1dav1d1 Posts: 653
    Dav1d1 wrote:
    More pics excited for this, been looking at these since they came out.

    Don't get to excited it isn't a Vias Venge.

    Doesn't matter a Venge is still awesome,
  • looking forward to seeing some pics !
  • After what seems an age I have managed to install all the di2 wires through the frame.
    A sneaky picture of where I am Up to.

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    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
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    S-works with ultegra? You disappoint me :(

    Not that there's owt wrong with ultegra. But...
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  • TurboTommyTurboTommy Posts: 493
    NapoleonD wrote:
    S-works with ultegra? You disappoint me :(

    Not that there's owt wrong with ultegra. But...

    Maybe it was a choice between DA mechanical or ultegra Di2? My honest opinion, I don't think the ultegra crankset goes with that frame but there's always the option of swapping it out for a DA crankset or the more expensive s-works version.
    Cannondale caad7 ultegra
    S-works Tarmac sl5 etap
    Colnago c64 etap wifli
    Brother Swift
  • Finished, I will add the full spec later.
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    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
  • jlhopwojlhopwo Posts: 27
    wow really nice!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Looks well proportioned. Which is rare for a big Spesh bike.
    Can you remove the wheel decals?
    Ultegra chainset looks better than expected.
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    ABCC Cycling Coach
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    I like that a lot. I agree about losing the wheel decals though.
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,102
    That looks fantastic. Just don't damage it bunny-hopping back off the table though :D
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  • NapoleonD wrote:
    Looks well proportioned. Which is rare for a big Spesh bike.
    Can you remove the wheel decals?
    Ultegra chainset looks better than expected.

    I know what you mean about the sizing I was concerned that it would look big, it's a 56.
    The decals can't be removed they are under the lacquer.
    Tbo they don't bover me, they are a lot less fussier than my American Classic 58's
    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
  • sanspoofsanspoof Posts: 111
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Looks well proportioned. Which is rare for a big Spesh bike.
    Can you remove the wheel decals?
    Ultegra chainset looks better than expected.

    I know what you mean about the sizing I was concerned that it would look big, it's a 56.
    The decals can't be removed they are under the lacquer.
    Tbo they don't bover me, they are a lot less fussier than my American Classic 58's

    Looks great I think....I love an s-works and this looks as good as any...!! Nice

    How do the wheels ride? for the price they seem pretty perfect really!!
  • One week since I built it and 200k covered, I am so happy with the frame, stiff fast and not to bad on the climbs.
    I know some roll your eyes that I have built with bid range components. It was built on a budget, and I have spent not more than £400.00 above retail for the frame on the complete build.
    The wheels are great they are not my first set of carbon clinchers, they are lighter than my American Classics.
    Di2 is amazing and so easy to set up.

    A few better pictures.
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    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
  • Omar LittleOmar Little Posts: 2,010
    Looks good, what are the bars?
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,813
    One week since I built it and 200k covered, I am so happy with the frame, stiff fast and not to bad on the climbs.
    I know some roll your eyes that I have built with bid range components. It was built on a budget, and I have spent not more than £400.00 above retail for the frame on the complete build.
    The wheels are great they are not my first set of carbon clinchers, they are lighter than my American Classics.
    Di2 is amazing and so easy to set up.

    Really does look nice mate! Congrats.
    I am about to get an S-Works Tarmac frameset and will be building that up with Ultegra and probably Fulcrum wheels.
    As you have shown, there is no need to spend hundreds (or thousands) more for the sake of a few grams.
  • Looks good, what are the bars?

    Thanks, the bars are 3T Aeronova pro.
    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
  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    Looks good, but having built a few Tarmacs (same rear brake), your rear brake cable outer (the last past) looks a bit too long, it bulges out. You can get it quite a bit shorter and neater than that!
  • Looks good, but having built a few Tarmacs (same rear brake), your rear brake cable outer (the last past) looks a bit too long, it bulges out. You can get it quite a bit shorter and neater than that!

    Thanks I hadn't noticed how high the cable came, it will be shortened when I get chance this weekend.
    I have now done around 250 miles on it and the position is dialled in, and I will be taking the final spacer out of the steerer to get the stem where it should be.
    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
  • This bike is the proof that Specialized messed up big time with that Vias monstrosity. Let alone all the issues the bike is having..
  • bernithebikerbernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    This bike is the proof that Specialized messed up big time with that Vias monstrosity. Let alone all the issues the bike is having..

    What issues?
  • This bike is the proof that Specialized messed up big time with that Vias monstrosity. Let alone all the issues the bike is having..

    What issues?

    - the bike does not brake properly.
    - accessing brakes for ordinary tune ups is a nightmare.
    - DIY bike assembly is a nightmare ( but that applies to the new Madone aswell)

    Most of the pro's are either using Tarmacs or they're back on the old Venge..
  • Small update, replaced the main junction box strap with a spacer bracket, and also managed to fines some matching Omega Pharma Bidons on line.

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    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
  • mikeyj28mikeyj28 Posts: 754
    Lovely bike. Congratulations with the build. Some serious bike envy here!!!
    Constantly trying to upgrade my parts.It is a long road ahead as things are so expensive for little gain. n+1 is always the principle in my mind.
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