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    Smile My first Ventana is on the way!

    hello all. i ordered my EL CHIQUILLO frameset in blue metallic just before Christmas. i hope to get her next week. this is my first Ventana. i am working with Chad @ Red Barn and it has been a pleasure working with him. i highly recommend Chad to anyone considering a Ventana! Teresa and Sherwood also helped me out initially with questions i had. also a pleasure dealing with them! thanks to everyone here too for knowledge i gained by going through the threads.

    i am collecting parts and it will take another month or two for the bike to be complete. can't wait! so far i have a white 07 fox 100rlt fork, pink king headset, blue king hubs (will be switching to pink king hubs soon) laced to dt 4.1s, fsa k-force light crank w/ceramic bb bearings, and avid juicy ultimates. rest of drivetrain will be xtr, cockpit all fsa k-force. still mulling over a few things to complete the bike. that's all for now. i will have to update and post pics when she is built up! everyone have a safe and happy New Years!

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    Sounds great! Welcome to the club.

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    Great Frame!!

    My first Ventana was a Chiquillo and let me tell ya..it's still my faviorite single track killer..Super fast and stiff as any frame i have ever ridden.

    a pic for ya just to help ya wait
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    I blue Chiquillos.



    Enjoy!
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    right on guys! nice rigs. can't wait to get mine built up!

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    Congrats, liv2ridehard!

    Chad + Ventana is an awesome combo... you will love it!

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    My first Ventana too

    Like you, I'm in the countdown to get my first Ventana from Chad. In my case not a Salty but a red El Ciclon. After long weeks and months thinking about, finally I reached the conclusion El Ciclon was my bike!

    Perhaps mtbr and your posts have made part of the work. We'll see...

    Enjoy your Saltamontes. God save the Salty!

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    My El Ciclon

    Just provisionally assembled, my red metallic El Ciclon.

    Sram X9
    RS Pike
    Fox Float R
    Juicy 7
    Truvativ Stylo
    Thomson Seatpost & stem
    WTB Laserdisc

    I'm eager to ride it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinder cone
    Just provisionally assembled, my red metallic El Ciclon.

    Sram X9
    RS Pike
    Fox Float R
    Juicy 7
    Truvativ Stylo
    Thomson Seatpost & stem
    WTB Laserdisc

    I'm eager to ride it!


    Looking real good!

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    Nice setup...that red looks even better in person.

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    Sweet! That thing looks great! Enjoy the heck out of it.
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    "...when your ride is nearly over, it seems to have lasted but an instant..."


    Stuff

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    NIce!!!

    Now that you have a bike built for anything you can handle...get some clips and toss those pedals

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    nice!
    just got back from a ride on the 'moto. still puts a giant smile on my face... like many otheres, I'm in the honeymoon phase still

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfluid one
    nice!
    just got back from a ride on the 'moto. still puts a giant smile on my face... like many otheres, I'm in the honeymoon phase still
    I know the feeling...

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    Just arrived from my 1st ride (btw, with decent CB pedals, Street) and smiling too. It amazes how versatile she is.

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