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I just took delivery on my very first Ventana frame, 19" El Ciclón in Grinch Green.

I am posting some photos that I took of it in the shipping box for your viewing pleasure.

As more parts come in from around the world to outfit this fine beast please come back and look as I will post picture of it until it is all built and ready for action.

This will be my first custom bike and it's gonna be fun setting it up and riding it.


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Very good Flingit, it’ll be nice seeing you on a more capable beast. I’ll leave it to you to answer C-Zero’s question. Once you’ve got all your parts, come on over (bringing cold beer of course), and we’ll whip it into shape. You know, its ok if you take it out of the box for some pix! Maybe a “sofa shot”? :eek:
 

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I am upgrading from a 2003 Klein Palomino Race.
 

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Come on Flingit, lets see some pix out of the box already!
 

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More teaser pics

Ok the frame is out of the box.
My bike building consultant put some "Automotive" type clear protection shielding in areas that might be prone to cable rub, since that is almost non-photographable there are no pictures of that.
We installed the Chris King threadless in "Pewter".
All suspension bolts were re-checked with a torque wrench.
Shimano BB bearings were torqued in and Deore XT crankset installed and torqued.

Now awaiting wheelset - Mavic XM819 disk with "Phil Wood" hubs, seatpost and stem are coming with wheels.

So, although the rest of the machine is on hand, without wheels and stem, it does not make much sense to proceed further at this point.

Wheels are expected within 2 weeks and at that point this unit is going together ASAP.

Updates soon.

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2TurnersNotEnough said:
Did your "bike building consultant" (and local Ventana pusher) take those pictures?
Nah, those are crappy iPhone pix!
 

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Actually I took the "Crappy" pictures, but only one was taken with an iPhone.

Sorry if they offend......
 

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Oh and they do offend, considering that is a Cosmic Orange frame!

Notice the deep contusions.
 

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Let me guess

who your bike building consultant is......none other than FoShizzle. So did he suggest carbon fibre bars? Please list a full bike build so we can steer you in the right direction. That's a great color....grinch green, army green and battleship ghey are my fav Ventana colors.....grinch green looks even better with a matte clear coat. :thumbsup:
 

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FOX Float 140mm RL (2009)
Phil Wood 15mm / 10mm Bolt On Silver MTB hubs (I can't wait to see these built up)
Mavic 819 RIMS
DT Swiss 2.0 / 1.8 Spokes 3 cross pattern
XT Crankset - XT FC-M770 44/32/22T - 175mm
XT Shadow Rear Derailleur - RD-M772-GS - Medium Cage
XT Cassette 11-34 - CS-M770
XT Front Derailleur - FD-M771
XT Trigger Shifters - SL-M770 9 Spd
Chris King Headset 1 1/8" pewter
Thomson Seatpost 27.2 - 410mm Black
Thomson Stem (31.8) X4 - 0 x 90mm Black
Brake - XT BR-M775 - Front
Brake - XT BR-M775 - Rear
Rotor - 180mm SM-RT75MA 6 Bolt Front
Rotor - 160mm SM-RT75S 6 bolt Rear
Bar - Chromag
Grips? - ODI Ruffian Lock-On Grips
Saddle - Brooks B-17 "British" Racing Green
Tires Front/Rear Conti Mountain King UST 22r 24f
Niner Bikes YAWYD headset top cap

Some other bits and pieces to be seen in photos to follow....
 

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I’m getting all giggly like a little school girl.
 

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mtnbiker4life said:
who your bike building consultant is......none other than FoShizzle. So did he suggest carbon fibre bars? Please list a full bike build so we can steer you in the right direction. That's a great color....grinch green, army green and battleship ghey are my fav Ventana colors.....grinch green looks even better with a matte clear coat. :thumbsup:
nah...El Salt is responsible
 

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Wheels are complete....photos of wheels

Ok

The wheels for the Ventana have arrived, build to take place next week due to prior commitments by build team.

They look really nice.

Cannot wait to ride this thing......
 

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