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Old 11-15-2014, 08:11 AM
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Vamoots SL

Lucky to have a friend of a friend who was culling the herd.

My Vamoots SL. I understand that it is a "custom" in terms of head tube length/extension and a shorter top tube.

It is nominally a 62.

This is the first titanium bike and most expensive bike I have owned, the ride is great and it fits me like it was built for me. It is not going anywhere anytime soon.

Looking to get some king cages and maybe change saddle and bar tape to white to match the decals.

Sorry no garage door, only my front porch.
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:53 PM
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Beautiful bike, and one that looks like you will put many miles on.
I had a Vamoots SL, so I will give you one piece of advice: buy some Pledge and use it either on a soft towel or paper towel and wipe the frame down whenever it gets dirty. It will look brand-new again.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:32 PM
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great looking bike.
always nice to have a friend ... same height... who has a stash of beautiful bikes
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:00 PM
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Congratulations on a rare machine! It seems that most of the SLs that Moots produced were Compacts.

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Old 11-25-2014, 02:05 PM
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Beautiful bike. Looks like my size too!
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:14 PM
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I've noticed there are quite a few people around here it would fit. If I ever decide to let it go it will be here. There are quite a few bikes I'd like to try but can't justify. Hopefully lots of miles next year
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:34 PM
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Wow, look at that head tube! Congrats on a gorgeous ride, the Vamoots is a very special frame.
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:54 PM
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All the pics of moots with white bar tape and saddles made me want to "upgrade"

Antares vs saddle and fabric silicone bar tape.
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Old 03-31-2018, 03:43 PM
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That bike looks so right and well proportioned. I love it!
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:36 AM
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Very nice bike
I've got too a Vamoots SL that I finished to built few days ago. I'll put some pictures soon
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:19 AM
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First ride on this bike since getting my speedvagen. A few observations.

I have adjusted the fit as best I can to match my speedvagen, saddle is now significantly more forward (less setback), and lower. Also removed spacer from underneath the stem. While not exact, is close in fit. There is significantly less bar drop (1.5cm) and slightly less bar reach (.5cm).

The biggest difference is the feeling of sitting on vs sitting in the bike. The BB on this bike is significantly higher than the SV, likely about 1.5 cm.

Another huge difference is the wheels and tires. The SV has 28s this bike has 25s. This bike rides harsher, but I am pretty sure it is just the tires, may do an experiment and switch the tires to see what the difference is.

The moots fork also seems to ride differently than the enve, it seems to track a bit better, but the enve seems more compliant. In either case, the difference is not bad, just different.

Final observation, the dura ace 7800 (I think) shifters on this bike fit my hands so much better than the 8000 series ultegras. The ultegras are bulbous compared to the dura ace. Anyone know is there is a difference between current generation dura ace and ultegra? If there is a difference in width I'll be switching.

Thinking it may be best to sell this bike, but I did get it kind of as a wedding present and don't need the money it would bring in. It will be ridden more as a wet weather bike or later in life if my flexibility reduces.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:11 PM
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From what I can tell/have seen in my shop is the current generation of ultegra and dura ace (r8000 and r9000) are very similar shape-wise and both are definitely more substantial than the 7800 lever bodies.

Even with the improvements of the newest 11spd stuff, 7800 will always be an amazing and super reliable groupset. I bet you'd miss it if you decided to switch over.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:15 AM
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From what I can tell/have seen in my shop is the current generation of ultegra and dura ace (r8000 and r9000) are very similar shape-wise and both are definitely more substantial than the 7800 lever bodies.



Even with the improvements of the newest 11spd stuff, 7800 will always be an amazing and super reliable groupset. I bet you'd miss it if you decided to switch over.


9100 and R8000 are the same if memory serves. I don’t recall any difference to the actual dimensions. I think the primary difference is weight which is a function of more CF being used in the 9100.


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Old 05-14-2019, 02:33 PM
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From what I can tell/have seen in my shop is the current generation of ultegra and dura ace (r8000 and r9000) are very similar shape-wise and both are definitely more substantial than the 7800 lever bodies.

Even with the improvements of the newest 11spd stuff, 7800 will always be an amazing and super reliable groupset. I bet you'd miss it if you decided to switch over.
As a bike that will likely only be ridden a dozen times a year, no need to do a big upgrade, more interested in the shape of the levers for the SV.

For a bike with at least 30,000 km on it, and mostly original parts, it is surprising how well everything still works. Only thing I have replaced is the crank when I broke the carbon zipp that came on it. Thinking of replacing the zero g brakes for ones that are a are a bit more substantial and work better for someone my size.
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Old 05-14-2019, 07:52 PM
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The moots fork also seems to ride differently than the enve, it seems to track a bit better, but the enve seems more compliant. In either case, the difference is not bad, just different.
That's been my experience. Also, the only stem I've used which seemed to have an impact (positive) on ride quality was a Moots stem.

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