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Old 12-24-2017, 09:30 AM
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I'd love to hear your opinion after you assemble and ride it.
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Very clean build/ride. Nice setup of parts to keep the frame the center of attention. It deserves it.

Waiting for ride report and comparisons.
I have not had a chance to do a lot of riding yet, but so far this SpeedVagen is amazing

Its just so fun to ride, it feels light and right throughout the ride, it makes you feel like you lost 10 lbs.

I'll give a more detailed report after more rides but there's a big grin on my face and these thoughts keep going through my head........Quick, light, smooth, fast, exciting, instant, fresh, so fun, so smooth.

I'm still thinking all those thoughts today so I can add memorable, it makes you look for excuses to go somewhere just to ride it.

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Old 12-24-2017, 10:07 AM
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Looks spectacular! What stem and bars are those?
stem looks like the k alloy +-12. bars shape looks real nice, will be waiting to hear what those are
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Old 12-24-2017, 10:31 AM
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Lovely! and man, those wheels are DEEEEEP
Yes I like deeper wheels, they are Reynold Aero 58 / 72 tubs


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Looks spectacular! What stem and bars are those?
The stem is UNO 110 -17 with the paint removed. Im not sure if this is a keeper, it almost looks like its pointing down, maybe a -12 or so would be better ?

Bars are Easton EC90 SLX3, these are great so far.

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Old 12-24-2017, 10:49 AM
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Yes I like deeper wheels, they are Reynold Aero 58 / 72 tubs




The stem is UNO 110 -17 with the paint removed. Im not sure if this is a keeper, it almost looks like its pointing down, maybe a -12 or so would be better ?

Bars are Easton EC90 SLX3, these are great so far.

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Old 12-24-2017, 04:14 PM
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Just love that a$$!
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:05 AM
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I have had two SV's. They are lovely steel bikes that I think feel light and stable on the road. They have a great sense of style and a lot of attention to detail aside from the paint. The current people working at Vanilla are very passionate and focused on customer service. I hope you enjoy your bike!
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:19 AM
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I got a bit of time to ride and try out her climbing legs, about 1200ft in 8 miles, man she likes to climb. Everything is so direct, so instant and alive feeling. Frames like this are why people say carbon feels dead. This bike begs you to get out of the saddle, I'm normally mostly a seated climber, but its like this Frame has its own energy and it pushes you to stand up and keep going.



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Old 12-26-2017, 12:15 PM
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Great story. Climbing has never been the problem of the bike for me.
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Old 12-26-2017, 12:18 PM
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So proper

A bit jealous!
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:49 PM
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Great story. Climbing has never been the problem of the bike for me.
Yea I'm no climber, but this frame makes me want to head for the hills.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:39 AM
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Just love that a$$!
It must be that A$$ of steel that makes her a great climber.


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So proper

A bit jealous!
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:49 AM
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very nicely proportioned bike, and well put together. those wheels would be way too deep for me, especially in san diego land where the coastal winds can get fierce, but i weigh practically nothing and get blown around a bit. The beauty of wheels of course is you can swap them out as the conditions of the ride dictate.

anyway, lovely bike - hope you have many great fun miles on it!
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Old 12-27-2017, 10:43 AM
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Always have a soft spot for Speedvagens. This one is nicely done.
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Old 12-27-2017, 05:19 PM
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Old 12-28-2017, 10:42 AM
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I still have no idea what fork that is
I did some research on this, I believe the fork is a Reynolds Ultra Light with 43mm rake.




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