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Old 11-22-2017, 03:20 PM
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This is an older original VANILLA WORKSHOP SPEEDVAGEN Road ........ As Ive learned from from input on this thread, its from when Sacha still brazed and Desalvo TIG'd them. Back in those 1st few years, Sacha would braze up the backends......the dropouts are brazed to the stays, the seattopper sleeve was brazed....etc. The main triangles were then all TIG'ed by Mike who would drive up from Ashland.

Arrived today, quick mock up, fits great so far. Feels really light for steel, it 4.3 kg / 9.5 lbs as she sits, here's some crappy cell phone photos, look much better in person..........

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Old 11-22-2017, 03:30 PM
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Very nice!

I considered it but the seat rail height is 3 cm too short.
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Old 11-22-2017, 03:43 PM
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Love it!
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Old 11-22-2017, 04:03 PM
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I'd love to hear your opinion after you assemble and ride it.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:25 PM
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Old 11-22-2017, 11:35 PM
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This is an older one - where did it come from? It looks like one I have ridden with a few times ...?

Very nice!
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:20 AM
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This is an older one - where did it come from? It looks like one I have ridden with a few times ...?

Very nice!
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:02 AM
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She is a beauty. I also considered this frameset. Never owned a vagen, but just let three go and have a couple inbound so had to pass.

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Old 11-23-2017, 09:58 AM
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Very nice!

I considered it but the seat rail height is 3 cm too short.
Enjoy!
I was a bit worried about that as it was going to be close for me, turns out its all good so far. Also I figured I could just go for a saddle with taller rails or a different seatmast topper.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:06 AM
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Love it!
Thx Im looking forward to building / riding it.


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I'd love to hear your opinion after you assemble and ride it.
Im really curious myself and will be comparing it direct to my, newer model but still old school steel, Master X light with its legendary handling and ride so it will be interesting.

If you dig around some on here you will find other owner who say Speedvagen is the best they have ever had.
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:15 AM
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Beautiful.

That is how all Reynolds carbon wheels should look.

And you may still also buy that Duende? Wow!
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Thx !

I'm not sure what wheels I will end up with but these where here so on they went.

I'd love to get a Pegoretti some day hopefully sooner that latter
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:27 AM
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That is a great start to a wonderful build. Looking forward to the completed pics?
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Old 11-23-2017, 02:00 PM
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This is an older one - where did it come from? It looks like one I have ridden with a few times ...?

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The frame is in WAY better condition than I thought it might be. Besides the issue with the chipped paint and bit of surface rust on the head tube the paint is perfect. I cant find 1 chip or even a scratch and all of the dark smudges in the sellers photos came right off, these Speedvagens look to have VERY high quality paint.

Now I just have to decide how to take care of the chipped paint and bit of surface rust on the head tube. I'm thinking it would be best to have it fixed and painted to match, back to stock, and not change the look.

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Old 11-23-2017, 02:29 PM
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Those seat stays look like they mean business. Speedvagen are great!
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:02 PM
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She is a beauty. I also considered this frameset. Never owned a vagen, but just let three go and have a couple inbound so had to pass.

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Those seat stays look like they mean business. Speedvagen are great!

Its a great color that the red accents really pop off of, and yes the view from the rear is really sexy
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