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    23" El Capitan on e-bay

    Sad that he has to sell it.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Ventana-El-Capit...QQcmdZViewItem

    Disclaimer: It's not mine. Don't know whose it is. Is that still spam?
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    Slow, but thoughtful

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    Yes I am sad

    .... as that's my horse. It really is the best rig i've had.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meet It
    .... as that's my horse. It really is the best rig i've had.......
    I am sad, I don't have the money.

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    I have a hard time understanding the sizing on these bikes....the Titus too.

    Who wants only 5" of seatpost exposed?

    And then, to top it off, they match a size L headtube on a bike built for a 6'8 customer....so then they have to play the erector-set game: spacers, hi-rise stem, riser bars...

    rant over. sorry.

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    i usually don't bite on this stuff, but

    I defer back to all of the El Cap owners, (much less Ventana) who are all in love with the Geometry. For balance, I did a search in regards to El Cap owners who share your sentiments and came up empty.

    I know you are passionate about LenzSport. I went back a tried to get some geometry info on the Leviathan or Bohem, but could not find the HT or ST dimensions, but in fairness, didn't spend a whole lot of time either.

    I suggest to do a search on the El Capitan, Leviathan or Bohem (separately or together) and hands downs they are all damn good bikes. If you know of some posts that reflect the tenor of your "rant" on the El Cap then my oversight.

    I did a ton of research beforehand, even two direct consults with you and more with Sherwood and Lenz. Reassuringly, beyond the obvious bias, the determing factor was purely aesthetics & general preference, not geometry. (Ever heard of the Chevy vs GMC debate??)

    As an aside, for Mega Clydes, (>250 - 300 range), (+ 6'3" - 6'8" for the 23 inch frame) the numbers are with the El Cap. Search results support it.

    I do not think I'm alone on my position.

    Over.........
    Last edited by Meet It; 03-09-2006 at 09:07 AM. Reason: clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meet It
    .... as that's my horse. It really is the best rig i've had.......
    Are you switching to a different ride or simply raising cash?

    Nice bike, by the way. I've had my eye on those frames ever since they were introduced. In the meantime, my Sugar 293 frame is still ticking for now.

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    23 El Cap

    Well, ..kinda' both....

    I am switching rides, but to a Triathlon Specific Bike (obviously not on the trails).. I still have my Hardtail for the trail days, but am finding myself more and more intrigued by the Tri thing.

    So, for me, the smartest (?) move I can make is to begrudgingly part with my El Cap and use those $$'s for my Tri Bike + a wheelset for my roadie.

    I know, I may catch some flap for that, but it the truth.

    Thanks

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