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My new Specialized Venge

SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
edited August 2016 in Your road bikes
Picked her up last week; really chuffed with it - she is FAST!

Still need to do a few minor adjustments - apologies for the pedals and gears not being in position :)

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  • SCR PedroSCR Pedro Posts: 912
    Best colour for a bike, by far!
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    Some other junk...
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Great bike, but shocking setup, sorry....
  • matt-hmatt-h Posts: 847
    Imposter wrote:
    Great bike, but shocking setup, sorry....


    Agree. Such a shame
  • bencolembencolem Posts: 463
    SR7492 wrote:
    apologies for the pedals and gears not being in position :)

    f42zva.jpg

    It's more the saddle and stem not being in position :)
  • Camcycle1974Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    SR7492 wrote:
    Picked her up last week; really chuffed with it - she is FAST!

    Still need to do a few minor adjustments - apologies for the pedals and gears not being in position :)

    f42zva.jpg

    Love this colourway but the other posters are correct. WTF is going on with the stem/saddle? Sorry, but you can't ride a Venge with a flipped stem! A classic case of the bike not being right for the buyer but he bought it anyway because he likes the look of it. Yes, I have been here myself.
  • SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
    When I said a few adjustments, I mean the saddle and stem - I need to go back have a full fit. Don't worry, all shal be fixed shortly :-)

    Thanks for the nice works :-)
  • Camcycle1974Camcycle1974 Posts: 1,356
    SR7492 wrote:
    When I said a few adjustments, I mean the saddle and stem - I need to go back have a full fit. Don't worry, all shal be fixed shortly :-)

    Thanks for the nice works :-)

    Good stuff, it's a cracking bike you have there. Enjoy. Did the shop set it up like that then?
  • SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
    Thanks!

    Yes on the stem, they flipped it as I needed a shortend 90mm stem which they didn't have in stock, so just to make sure my reach was ok, it was flipped as a tempary measure otherwise I was reaching out a bit too much on it.

    I thought the saddle was straight but obviously not, this has been changed since the photo :)
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Not being funny, but why would you think that was straight?
  • SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
    The bike is tilted towards the wall so the saddle looks worse than it is really is. Anyway, I can confirm it is bang on level now :)
  • alex222alex222 Posts: 588
    SR7492 wrote:
    The bike is tilted towards the wall so the saddle looks worse than it is really is. Anyway, I can confirm it is bang on level now :)
    We will need a photo of the spirit level
  • SR7492SR7492 Posts: 190
    Couple of subtle changes :)

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  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    SR7492 wrote:
    Couple of subtle changes :)

    wt9jbk.jpg

    I'm guessing bottle cages, flipped the stem and put a computer mount on it, and levelled the saddle. Do I win a prize?
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • Giraffoto wrote:
    SR7492 wrote:
    Couple of subtle changes :)

    wt9jbk.jpg

    I'm guessing bottle cages, flipped the stem and put a computer mount on it, and levelled the saddle. Do I win a prize?

    On the + side, it does detract from that awful carpet and wall colour.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • ravey1981ravey1981 Posts: 1,111
    Giraffoto wrote:
    SR7492 wrote:
    Couple of subtle changes :)

    wt9jbk.jpg

    I'm guessing bottle cages, flipped the stem and put a computer mount on it, and levelled the saddle. Do I win a prize?

    On the + side, it does detract from that awful carpet and wall colour.

    and the fact you've got architrave used as skirting board....
  • Mr StampMr Stamp Posts: 58
    Sometimes you cannot win on this forum...I think the bike looks really smart. Enjoy.
  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    Mr Stamp wrote:
    Sometimes you cannot win on this forum...I think the bike looks really smart. Enjoy.

    Don't get me wrong, I agree it looks fantastic.
    Specialized Roubaix Elite 2015
    XM-057 rigid 29er
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,416
    Looks similar to the Specialized Torch colour.
  • dnwhite88dnwhite88 Posts: 285
    ravey1981 wrote:
    Giraffoto wrote:
    SR7492 wrote:
    Couple of subtle changes :)

    wt9jbk.jpg

    I'm guessing bottle cages, flipped the stem and put a computer mount on it, and levelled the saddle. Do I win a prize?

    On the + side, it does detract from that awful carpet and wall colour.

    and the fact you've got architrave used as skirting board....

    The cutting in on the arc/skirt is awful :shock: hope it wasn't a decorator who left it like that
    "It never gets easier, you just go faster"
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Mirrored effect plug sockets and that carpet?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Nice bike, if your back is flexible enough remove the spacers, and it will be faster.
    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 thread is all the proof you need that the correct place to photograph your new bike is in front of a white garage door.

    For gods sake just make sure the door is clean and no weeds are in view.

    To the OP, you should have followed the sticky at the top of the threads (OCP guide).
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,932
    That depends if you take people's views into account who clearly have nothing better to do than critique whatever's in their cross hairs and who gives a flying pig for someone's opinion you have never met or likely to meet.
    And God created the bicycle, so that man could use it as a means for work and to help him negotiate life's complicated journey.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 8,782
    slowmart wrote:
    That depends if you take people's views into account who clearly have nothing better to do than critique whatever's in their cross hairs and who gives a flying pig for someone's opinion you have never met or likely to meet.
    If you post pictures of your bike on a forum for comment then the answer to that is probably yes.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,003
    Nice bike, if your back is flexible enough remove the spacers, and it will be faster.

    Hmmm...
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