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    Default Re: Speedvagen Race Bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Big Red ready to Rose Mountain Rumble. This is the bike setup for doing what it does best, just about anything. Took the fenders off and installed a setup Pasela TL 35's tubeless and way we go. That's one he!! of a great bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Big Red ready to Rose Mountain Rumble. This is the bike setup for doing what it does best, just about anything. Took the fenders off and installed a setup Pasela TL 35's tubeless and way we go. That's one he!! of a great bike.

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    absolutely beautifull. the stem is a museum piece. not to mention it is even better going fast over rough ground.
    I came here for the socks.

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    IMG_2838.jpgI received this Vanilla track bike earlier this week, it was made in 2006. The glamour shot is from the seller, the rest I took as I was cleaning it. I just lucked into the proper fit; after communicating with the seller & confirming the measurements, I knew the bike would fit, and fit properly. I've been out twice, and have the saddle where I need it now. I'll change out the tires, but that is about all I'm looking at doing at this time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstone View Post
    IMG_2838.jpgI received this Vanilla track bike earlier this week, it was made in 2006. The glamour shot is from the seller, the rest I took as I was cleaning it. I just lucked into the proper fit; after communicating with the seller & confirming the measurements, I knew the bike would fit, and fit properly. I've been out twice, and have the saddle where I need it now. I'll change out the tires, but that is about all I'm looking at doing at this time.



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    I remember that one. Such a classic, clean, killer bike.
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    Great find with some fantastic details. SW fillet work is tops for sure. Even in 2006 you can see the hints of what later would become foundation elements for SV years later.

    That cutout in the fork crown for the tire is really clever. whats the max size that can fit? 23?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdmtong View Post
    Great find with some fantastic details.

    That cutout in the fork crown for the tire is really clever. whats the max size that can fit? 23?
    Thanks for the kind remarks!
    I have 23's on it now; doesn't look like anything larger could squeeze in there....and I'm ok with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    I remember that one. Such a classic, clean, killer bike.
    Thanks Dustin, I couldn't get it off my mind once I knew it would fit....the FedEx trip from CA to SC was a VERY long week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstone View Post
    Thanks for the kind remarks!
    I have 23's on it now; doesn't look like anything larger could squeeze in there....and I'm ok with that.
    I'd be ok with 23's too...Vanilla track/SS is the rarest of all Sacha...I can only think of four ever "for sale". You'd have to be pretty convinced to use your slot for a specialty bike versus defaulting to the easy choice of "road". Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdmtong View Post
    I'd be ok with 23's too...Vanilla track/SS is the rarest of all Sacha...I can only think of four ever "for sale". You'd have to be pretty convinced to use your slot for a specialty bike versus defaulting to the easy choice of "road". Congrats!
    besides the take-it-to-eleven craft in the stem/bars and post it has a brake! which for me is the difference between hanging it on the wall and actually being able to ride it.

    I know of a guy who was blasting down this 2-3% downhill straight and something locked up in the rear. since he had no brake he decided the best
    move was to aim towards some shrubbery. Unfortunately he went through the shrubbery and right into the side of a parked box truck resulting in double broken collarbones. That ended any thoughts I had about potentially riding a brakeless fixed/track bike on road.

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    [QUOTE=pdmtong;806205]besides the take-it-to-eleven craft in the stem/bars and post it has a brake! which for me is the difference between hanging it on the wall and actually being able to ride it.

    i certainly am riding it! I live in the coastal plains of South Carolina, so flat pancakes are jealous.

    My wife appreciates it as a bike first, as she rides a Pegoretti Marcelo, but said it could be put on display. She is a great, and understanding woman!
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    [QUOTE=Jstone;806290]
    Quote Originally Posted by pdmtong View Post
    My wife appreciates it as a bike first, as she rides a Pegoretti Marcelo, but said it could be put on display. She is a great, and understanding woman!
    Marry that woman! Oh, yeah, never mind.
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    Had some time off so finally got off my butt and took some photos of a new to me Vanilla.
    Bought this from a forumite.Originally I was thinking of getting it resprayed but I made some changes to the build to tone it down a bit and now it has really grown on me
    2002 Vanilla Road lugged frame
    Della Santa flat crown steel fork.
    Vanilla stem
    Early gen Record 9sp
    Proton wheelset
    Nitto 176 bars
    PMP ti posts.

    Rides very nicely.
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    RP... amazing what getting rid of the OP stem and fork did to the aesthetic. good for you for having the vision to see beyond the previous incarnation. came out great IMHO

    did you recently commission that stem or have it laying around?

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    I have been running a grammo on my other vanilla since the steel vanilla stem wouldnt work with the bars for the red ones.
    Just fortuitous that it was laying around.

    The fork had to go since it was cut too low for anything other than the kelly stem which had rise. It was going to take until Sacha was in a vanilla building cycle to get another fork.
    Bought the della santa off the forum with the same rake and the white matched.
    The blue cables, yellow stem, and blue saddle went away and now Im much more satisfied with the look. Fun to see the difference from the 02 to my 2015

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    I thought the PO couldn't run 10speed campy and that is what necessitated the sale?

    Hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJN View Post
    I thought the PO couldn't run 10speed campy and that is what necessitated the sale?

    Hehe.
    Not sure, I didnt really check. I thought about going 11sp but I already had this group around. The 9sp stuff has plenty of clearance

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    Got the fit dialed in...gears, we don't need no stinking gears!
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    Quick family photo although one bike is in the middle of a bar tape swap.
    The purple people eater got a Campy upgrade...IMG_7937.jpg

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    Last night I was sitting at a bar. Great ambiance. On one wall, two framed prints, and a shield. On the other wall, tubies for days.

    Me and a UR, 2 SV and 2V were having drinks.

    Suddenly in walks a lone HSS...

    Orange, no less....

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    You should see the other side of the room.:)

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