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FoShizzle said:
boutique sounds very ghey so yeah, turners might be boutique.

and who gives a flying "F" how many are made. My only request is that when my next Ventana is made that Sherwood keep Pauliemon whey the hell away from it since a dry hump is not what I consider semi-custom.
That's right sweetheart, dry hump is full custom. Your next bike we're farming out to Motiv.
 

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Brown_Teeth said:
You are correct Sherwood made the first of the tuner burner typess and word is he might do more turners in the future FWIW. But then again how much can one person weld in a day and keep it up to standards...
What are you saying here?:D
 

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Yo F'izzle, what ever happened to that Ventana you had lined up to buy, you know the one with big kids wheels, FS? Are you gona finally join us up on the big kids table ? Oh and yeah, damn you can tell your wife returned from her "beauty spa" vacation - poor you :rolleyes: Just divorce her, let her keep everything but the bikes and you'll be much happier ;)

FoShizzle said:
boutique sounds very ghey so yeah, turners might be boutique.

and who gives a flying "F" how many are made. My only request is that when my next Ventana is made that Sherwood keep Pauliemon whey the hell away from it since a dry hump is not what I consider semi-custom.
 

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LyNx said:
Yo F'izzle, what ever happened to that Ventana you had lined up to buy, you know the one with big kids wheels, FS? Are you gona finally join us up on the big kids table ? Oh and yeah, damn you can tell your wife returned from her "beauty spa" vacation - poor you :rolleyes: Just divorce her, let her keep everything but the bikes and you'll be much happier ;)
It's almost there according to my last chat with "The Fo" :p
however he already has a "big wheeled" Fomandante..
 

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Brown_Teeth said:
They are buddies and have recently talked about some co-production to keep quality up. Nothing definative yet.
Mmmmmm..... Custom or semi-custom Turners welded by Sherwood (or one of his minions). Be still my beating heart.

Oh well. Though you sound informed about this, and I'd love to see it, I'm still reading about it on the Internets. I'll have to take the "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude on this one.
 

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Sherwood has "minions"? Jeez...how big do ya hafta be to have minions? I mean, is he a made man? Can he have you whack'd? Whadabowd the gobbagoo, any good?

Seriously, someone supposedly "in-the-know" is trying to get me to believe that Sherwood has a brother named "forrest" who works at Turner. I'm guillible enough to post that on MTBR for laughs but really...Sherwood and Forrest??? Is this the real reason those UK riders love Ventana?
 

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Sherwood has "minions"? Jeez...how big do ya hafta be to have minions? I mean, is he a made man? Can he have you whack'd? Whadabowd the gobbagoo, any good?
From the Oxford American Dictionary Widget on my Mac:
"minion" - A follower or underling of a powerful person, esp. a servile or unimportant one.

Yep. I think the term fits. :D
 

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very cool writeup from Competitive Cyclist. I have been around a shop environment several times and own my own shop where we build custom vehicles as a hobby but just barely teetering the brink of professional quality. All of the little details in that article are absolutely critical and very cool stuff. At the end of the day, with about 230 real work days a year, minus however many they are away for Sea Otter, Interbike, etc, they have to be producing at least 5 frames a day. Which is simply unreal... The article only makes me that much more happy. A long time ago when I realized how sort of cheesy it was to put a company sticker on your car or something like that, as if you identified yourself with that "brand" I decided stickers of places and other relevant causes only. For example I ski Rossi skis nearly exclusively (they rule), and have been for probably 10+ years. But no way in hell I would put a Rossi sticker on my car. Only confirmed a few more times now that their headquarters have been in two towns I've lived in (by accident). But damn straight I would put a Ventana sticker on my car... In a heartbeat...
 

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This surprises me, the numbers produced I mean, but for the perception of the number of models in the Ventana range I would have thought more numbers would have been produced a year, how does Sherwood survive the man is a magican, and good on him and long live Ventana's!

Im a Turner man [proud Homer] but Ive always respected and liked the Ventana way, the quality, welds and paint, but yo dudes are safe I'm also loyal me stick with DT hes been good to me, and his bikes rock for me enough said though if Ventana did a steel HT SS 29er it would be on m list since Turner are FS only!

I don't know what defines, custom or boutique anymore Im not sure it matters as long as its about the quality of the relationship with the brand and the people behind it, thats why I'l never ride no Speccy or Trek yoodles so whos elitist ? :D
 

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And the answer is....

Hey,
Of course the respectable Mr. Gibson has better things to do than sit and read internet forums about bicycles, however the question of how many frames are made remains unanswered. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in Australia to have even heard of Ventana, let alone be so fortunate as to to own one. At such times I get lonely and sad. Then I cry real tears of real pain and call in anger to my God, who replies "I don't know how many Ventanas are made annually, Sherwood won't tell me either."

Won't you tell us, Mr. Gibson? Pleeeeeaaaase?

p.s. I promise not to write any more kiss-ass emails telling you how much your bikes rip if you do this one little favour...
 

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bigfatadder said:
Hey,
Of course the respectable Mr. Gibson has better things to do than sit and read internet forums about bicycles, however the question of how many frames are made remains unanswered.
chexem posted it above:
"Ventana is now nearing production of 1000 frames a year"
 

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Thanks Crisillo

crisillo said:
chexem posted it above:
"Ventana is now nearing production of 1000 frames a year"
Thanks! Strangley the post by chexem didn't come up.... but now it has, below yours! That Competitive Cyclist review is fantastic, answered all my questions. Great stuff! Sherwood should charge more for his work :thumbsup:
 

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bigfatadder said:
Thanks! Strangley the post by chexem didn't come up.... but now it has, below yours! That Competitive Cyclist review is fantastic, answered all my questions. Great stuff! Sherwood should charge more for his work :thumbsup:
no prob!

ah.. probably the way you have the thread displayed (I use linear mode), you can choose it on the top right....
 
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