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Old 06-15-2018, 01:22 PM
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Someday I hope to have an SV in this color. The mint color reminds me of the Kelly Bikes Toothpaste. Nice build too, enjoy it!
If you get a chance to own or even ride a SV in any color I would go for it.

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Old 06-15-2018, 02:33 PM
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Still my favorite SV color. I had this one in a 56 back in 2013ish. Had a bad crash on it resulting in a dinged top tube. Heart breaking. Enjoy her!
Agreed...love this color. BTW, what size is this one?
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:30 AM
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If you get a chance to own or even ride a SV in any color I would go for it.



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If you’re asking me it was a standard 56.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:20 PM
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If you’re asking me it was a standard 56.
Thanks for the reply, and I apologize for not being clear. I was actually curious about the size of the OP.
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Thanks for the reply, and I apologize for not being clear. I was actually curious about the size of the OP.
I believe it would be considered a 54

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Old 06-18-2018, 11:52 AM
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The more I ride my SV, the more I like it!
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Old 06-20-2018, 10:50 AM
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The more I ride my SV, the more I like it!
That some very subtle and classy paint on your SV that you dont see to often.

How would you compare your SV to your other rides ?

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Old 06-20-2018, 11:35 AM
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:02 PM
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That some very subtle and classy paint on your SV that you dont see to often.

How would you compare your SV to your other rides ?

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I posted this description on another thread for someone who is ordering his first custom bike which happens to be a Speedvagen. I think it answers your question.

"In my experience, each builder goes through a different fitting process with customers. I am lucky in that I have fairly balanced body measurements. A 56 cm even with a level TT works fine for me. I currently have 6 road bikes with 4 being "custom" (an Ericksen Ti, Oasis, Paul Taylor fixed and one I built for myself). I have perfected my riding position over many years (I'll be 64 this year) and all of my contact points are within millimeters on all of them. It has been a process of lots of miles, component swaps and many, many small adjustments. On any one of them I'm comfortable on long rides and in any position and often ride for hours in the drops.

That said, they all ride differently. 3 are all steel, one Ti with carbon fork, one all carbon and one steel with carbon fork; tire sizes range from 22-28 mm. The weights range from a little over 14 lbs. to just over 19 lbs. All have slightly different "ride quality, feel and personality" that are noticeable to me but often hard to put into words. I average 7K miles per year. I love them all. However, I do have a favorite.

Why am I rambling on this thread? Drum roll please...

Because my favorite is my Speedvagen Road. It has stock 56 geometry. From SV: Di2 routing, carbon seat tube, Enve mast top, 110 mm Pro stem and special order gloss black paint with ghost graphics, pump peg on HT, black CK headset. They cut the steerer tube and provided 17 mm of stem spacers to position me at my desired drop and shipped it. I added DA 9050 Di2, Fabric ALM saddle, Ritchey Carbon Streem bars, EE brakes with Power Cordz cables, Easton SL wheelset with 28 mm S-Works tubeless tires and Ritchey carbon bottle cages. It weighs less than 16 lbs.

In my case, the only thing I might have done differently would be to increase HT length to eliminate the spacers (only aesthetics). Otherwise, it's just so sweet. It rides differently from the others in a way that makes me smile and wonder why.

There may just be magic in some bikes. I hope you are as happy with your experience/purchase as I am."
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:44 AM
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Because my favorite is my Speedvagen Road. .....

it's just so sweet. It rides differently from the others in a way that makes me smile and wonder why.

There may just be magic in some bikes. ......
This Sounds right on with my experience.

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