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    2012 El Capitan build

    I just posted a build thread with pics of the my new Ventana El Capitan on the 29er forum here: 2012 Ventana El Capitan - Custom Rohloff build

    Below is a pic from the thread:
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    Beautiful build! Is that a 19 '' frame?

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    Yes it is a 19"

    I was a little concerned that it would be too short in the top tube, coming from a larger 21" older El Cap (24.6 ETT to a 24.2 ETT). Speaking with Sherwood, he felt the difference would not be that big due to the greater slope of the seat tube providing a little more cockpit room at full seat extension.

    I played with the geometry of my old frame a bit, shortening the stem, moving the seat forward etc. before making the plunge. I live in NorCal, so I had the chance to bring my old El Cap by the Ventana shop and get measured and work out cable runs for the Rohloff. My old El Cap was a semi-custom with a 19" ST, 21TT and Rohloff rear dropout.

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    How does it pedal?

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