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    show us your ride

    i know there have been loads of these threads but it wont hurt to start another.
    i want to see loads of ventana eye candy, any colour, any shape,
    dont care what the weight or spec is jus show us what you ride.
    ill start:-
    ventana elcuervo
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    another UK Ventana

    Last edited by justa; 02-09-2008 at 05:13 AM.

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    Former Homer...Ventana convert: extreme poseur!

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    My Cuervo.
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    my Salty with pike (usually runs a Revelation)

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    My Quake

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    BridgerSkier....your picture is the reason my Terremoto is black


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    Final build (for now)

    El Terremoto

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    hot fuzzy fudge.... El Terremoto's look sensational

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    dude, those bikes looks so badazz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Mountain
    hot fuzzy fudge.... El Terremoto's look sensational
    One just for you...


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    BIG Phat Tubes...........rule

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    Wow, I feel out of place here with a 29er hardtail. Anyhow, whoomp here it is. Now, I only have to wait for another three months or so for the snow to melt here in Montana.
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    A mixture of frames and colours.
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    An older pic of my ride. Mostly the same.

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    From one flat land to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    Wow, I feel out of place here with a 29er hardtail. Anyhow, whoomp here it is. Now, I only have to wait for another three months or so for the snow to melt here in Montana.

    At first glance of the photo, it looks as if the basket is on your V.
    That would be Trick.

    Nice bike btw.

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    Is that blue a custom color, or is it the usual Ventana blue that just looks different in that light? It sure is purdy...

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    el-cid,

    That El Comandante looks really sweet. Are you running the Racing Ralphs tubeless? I have a set of 29er wheels being built with Arch rims and am trying to figure out which tires to use. Right now the RRs are moving up the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    el-cid,

    That El Comandante looks really sweet. Are you running the Racing Ralphs tubeless? I have a set of 29er wheels being built with Arch rims and am trying to figure out which tires to use. Right now the RRs are moving up the list.
    2Turnersare2toomany, get outta here! the homers may see you lurking on the wrong side of the train tracks! Now get that new bike you were telling me about so you will be welcome here

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    el-cid,

    That El Comandante looks really sweet. Are you running the Racing Ralphs tubeless? I have a set of 29er wheels being built with Arch rims and am trying to figure out which tires to use. Right now the RRs are moving up the list.
    Yup, I'm running them tubeless. Those are 2.4s and they fit the frame with plenty of clearance. It took a few shots from the compressor to get the beads set at first but they sealed up good, no leaks from the sidewalls or anything. I've only been able to get a ride or two on them so far, but they're super supple tubeless.

    SVSocrates, that's the standard Electric/Trans. Blue. The color is pretty amazing in the light, it is semi-transparent so it pops like crazy in the sun. Thanks.
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    El Padrino

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    Best bike I have ever owned.
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    Patience my friend. I still need to get the Sultan up to an Homer-acceptable level of bling. However, I've also started to accumulate and plan out the aforementioned ticket into the V-Phile club.

    It should be pretty cool.

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    All these t'motos are making my chammy feel old.
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    La familia

    Ahhh, you’ve seen ‘em all before, but what the heck. As we wait for rain to hit all week long here in sunny SoCal, what’s better than a little porn?

    The El Salt

    The T-Moto

    and the family portrait:

    07 Ventana Terremoto (mine)
    07 Ventana El Salt (mine)
    01 SantaCruz SuperLight (wife)
    01 Yeti ARC (mine)
    99 Kona AA (wife)
    90’s Merlin HT – now beach cruiser (mine)
    03 Seven Alaris – road bike (wife)
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    El Cuervo 2008

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    My build is on hold, but here's what I got so far. I'm aiming to have it done by spring.
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    My new El Toro. . .



    and my "old" El Salt.


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    El Cap

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    ep ! Salty Talky
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    El Rey

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    Nice! All of the red pieces are a great touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Ahhh, you’ve seen ‘em all before, but what the heck. As we wait for rain to hit all week long here in sunny SoCal, what’s better than a little porn?

    The El Salt

    The T-Moto

    and the family portrait:

    07 Ventana Terremoto (mine)
    07 Ventana El Salt (mine)
    01 SantaCruz SuperLight (wife)
    01 Yeti ARC (mine)
    99 Kona AA (wife)
    90’s Merlin HT – now beach cruiser (mine)
    03 Seven Alaris – road bike (wife)
    03 Seven Axiom – road bike (mine)
    I feel like you're showing off your garage of Ferrari's and Porsche's. They're all so freakin clean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lev
    They're all so freakin clean!


    They do all actually get ridden. The pix of the two Ventana’s were taken during their builds. The road bikes really don’t show the dirt.

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    To El Salt ...your T-Moto is simply marvelous. Loveliest I've never seen...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikto
    To El Salt ...your T-Moto is simply marvelous. Loveliest I've never seen...
    everything about El Salt is "marvelous", and ghey

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    everything about El Salt is "marvelous", and ghey
    Why, yes, yes I am.
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    Finaly Got some New Shots.. First up Salty...

    '00 Salty
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    Next Up, El Toro...

    '04 Frame

    It makes me Loco!
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    And now the old Girl...

    La Bruja (Original) '01 Frame

    Hard to believe the old girl is now 7 years old this month!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Patience my friend. I still need to get the Sultan up to an Homer-acceptable level of bling. However, I've also started to accumulate and plan out the aforementioned ticket into the V-Phile club.

    It should be pretty cool.
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    Colorado Ciclon

    Made a few updates to the Ciclon for '08 season...
    -Pushed the DHX (Pike push on order)
    -New BB installed with my old E.13 DRS
    -New cogs, chainrings, chain, cables, housing
    -Stripped and polished the old XT cranks
    -Last but not least, new I9 enduro hubs laced to Synrcos DS28 rims with the DH spokes
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    The wheels are super stiff, not too heavy, and the rim alloy seems to be a bit harder than my old DT 5.1's, so I am hoping they are more resistant to dings and dents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLAW
    Made a few updates to the Ciclon for '08 season...
    -Pushed the DHX (Pike push on order)
    -New BB installed with my old E.13 DRS
    -New cogs, chainrings, chain, cables, housing
    -Stripped and polished the old XT cranks
    -Last but not least, new I9 enduro hubs laced to Synrcos DS28 rims with the DH spokes
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    The wheels are super stiff, not too heavy, and the rim alloy seems to be a bit harder than my old DT 5.1's, so I am hoping they are more resistant to dings and dents.
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    Here are a few photos:
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    How much does she weigh? That is a sweet lookin setup. Cheers

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    I haven't weighed her since the updates...

    My guess is that she is probably slightly heavier than the original build weight which was about 31.5 lbs

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    hummmm - some cracking bikes

    my totally finished el ciclon !


    Last edited by justa; 04-03-2008 at 10:45 AM.

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    The X5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban'd4life
    The X5.
    Did the sativa die? I see you went to a different color scheme...did you paint it yourself or have it done for you? I see you went over to different HS and SP clamp too....
    Diggin it for sure.

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    I had Spectrum paint it Matte Black and changed a few bits here and there. Gone is the sativa. I have not decided if I'm going to leave it deflowered/sticker'd or put 'em back on.
    It's still a blast to ride and takes a fair amount of punishment.
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    I could look at these bikes all day.

    Here is my Ciclon in its current form. Wow what a difference in feel! Can you say perma-grin?
    Things I added:

    Manitou Nixon super 145. 20mm Hexaxle.
    Hadley/DT front wheel setup
    Conti Diesel 2.5 skins
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    3phase, what frame color is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLAW
    Made a few updates to the Ciclon for '08 season...
    -Pushed the DHX (Pike push on order)
    -New BB installed with my old E.13 DRS
    -New cogs, chainrings, chain, cables, housing
    -Stripped and polished the old XT cranks
    -Last but not least, new I9 enduro hubs laced to Synrcos DS28 rims with the DH spokes
    <br>
    The wheels are super stiff, not too heavy, and the rim alloy seems to be a bit harder than my old DT 5.1's, so I am hoping they are more resistant to dings and dents.
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    What type of crank are you using? I have some difficulties to fit a E13 drs combined with saint crank and double bearings on my El Terremoto.

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    It is Bronze C34 with a sparkled clear coat.

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    Ventana with E.13 DRS

    Quote Originally Posted by Faapaa
    What type of crank are you using? I have some difficulties to fit a E13 drs combined with saint crank and double bearings on my El Terremoto.
    The crank is an XT Hollowtech II.

    The DRS setup was a little tricky but it seems to be running alright at the moment. The current setup has the the DRS directly against the BB shell and then a 2.5mm spacer between the DRS and the BB cup.

    This spacer pushes the crank out, away from the DRS and doesn't seem to affect the engagement of the non-drive side crank arm with the spindle. Without the spacer I was having problems. However, the spacer widens the chainline somewhat and also results in more spacing than shimano recommends for the a 73mm BB shell. The newer XTR BB cups have more threads than the older XT cup I replaced, so it seems like I am still getting roughly the same amount of threading into the shell.

    As I said above, things seem to be work pretty well. The only issue so far is that if the front D isn't adjusted properly the chain can get wedged between the small ring and DRS mounting plate. When I have a chance to play around with the setup some more, I am going to replace the 2.5mm spacer with one that is roughly half that width. This should put me closer to the recommended chainline and hopefully prevent DRS chain-suck.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLAW
    The crank is an XT Hollowtech II.

    The DRS setup was a little tricky but it seems to be running alright at the moment. The current setup has the the DRS directly against the BB shell and then a 2.5mm spacer between the DRS and the BB cup.

    This spacer pushes the crank out, away from the DRS and doesn't seem to affect the engagement of the non-drive side crank arm with the spindle. Without the spacer I was having problems. However, the spacer widens the chainline somewhat and also results in more spacing than shimano recommends for the a 73mm BB shell. The newer XTR BB cups have more threads than the older XT cup I replaced, so it seems like I am still getting roughly the same amount of threading into the shell.

    As I said above, things seem to be work pretty well. The only issue so far is that if the front D isn't adjusted properly the chain can get wedged between the small ring and DRS mounting plate. When I have a chance to play around with the setup some more, I am going to replace the 2.5mm spacer with one that is roughly half that width. This should put me closer to the recommended chainline and hopefully prevent DRS chain-suck.

    Hope this helps. Good luck.

    Thanks a lot,
    It seems that we deal with same issue, I would appreciate 1-2mm more space as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faapaa
    Thanks a lot,
    It seems that we deal with same issue, I would appreciate 1-2mm more space as well.
    Yo faaapaaa, how bout a build pic?! Welcome to the club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed
    My build is on hold, but here's what I got so far. I'm aiming to have it done by spring.
    Spring has arrived!
    Dazed, hows that build going? I really like that shark blue.

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    Cosmic Grey E.T:

    Hi

    here is a pic of my new Ventana

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    looks great, Faapaa!

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    Looks good faapaa, nice bike! did you not cross the cable routing in front of the headtube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Looks good faapaa, nice bike! did you not cross the cable routing in front of the headtube?

    yeah.. seems he run them "mtn high style" (I remember Squeaky's bike is also routed like that)

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    Hi

    I have not tried the bike yet, just got finished building it. Crossing the cables will surely be more fiendly to the cosmic grey paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    yeah.. seems he run them "mtn high style" (I remember Squeaky's bike is also routed like that)
    Could you please elaborate on this? I'm about to finish my Ciclón, and will appreciate clever tips on cable routing, if there are special considerations to take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed
    Could you please elaborate on this? I'm about to finish my Ciclón, and will appreciate clever tips on cable routing, if there are special considerations to take.

    it is just that you have 2 choices on the routing of the shifter cables: same-side or crossed-over

    crossed-over is, I think, more commonly used (in general), but as it can bee seen in this thread, because of the TT routing on current Ventanas, one can also route the cable on the same side of the bike without major problems....

    one advantage I see is that the cable/housing is shorter while still allowing the bar to turn around without binding/tightening

    probably Larry (Ventanarama) can comment more on this...since IIRC, he uses that routing on the bikes he builds....

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    I never cross on under TT routing.






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    This will help, complete with pics.

    More information, including SG's take on routing here... I had bookmarked this thread for my build-date!

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock
    I never cross on under TT routing.

    D.
    I might try that next time I switch cables... looks pretty clean

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    x-5

    here's a pic of my 2006 x-5.. .. its a 21" frame i upgraded to 6" rockers but with the original rp3 shock which im told gives it around 5.3" of rear travel..the fork is a new 2006 nixon super air 145mm....tires are kenda 2.35 stick-e mounted without tubes (with stans) on mavic ex823 tubless rim in front and mavic crossmax enduro rear wheel...the bottom bracket height is now 15" without any sag which is just fine with the 180mm xt cranks....its a little harder to pedal now but it just handles so much better especially in the rock gardens...i wanted to post the pic without it being an attachment but i still have a lot to learn...so here it is....
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    Here´s mine:



    Frame: 25" Ventana El Capitan, 5" w/Fox RP23 High Volume
    Headset: King
    Fork: White Brothers F135 20mm
    Seatpost/saddle/seatpostclamp: FSA/Fizik Gobi/Salsa
    Bars/stem/grips: Azonic DW/Thomson Elite/ODI Rogue
    Rearwheel: King w/funbolts/DT Supercomp/Notubes Flow
    Frontwheel: Hope Pro2 20mm/DT Supercomp/Notubes Flow
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2,2/Intense S29 2,25
    Crank: Profile Racing 190mm w/titanium axle, Blackspire 24/36t
    Brakes: Juicy 7 '08, 185mm/203mm w/Matchmaker
    Drivetrain: X.9/XT
    Pedals: Shinamo 540


    It IS a 29er

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    Quote Originally Posted by langen
    Here´s mine:



    Frame: 25" Ventana El Capitan, 5" w/Fox RP23 High Volume
    Headset: King
    Fork: White Brothers F135 20mm
    Seatpost/saddle/seatpostclamp: FSA/Fizik Gobi/Salsa
    Bars/stem/grips: Azonic DW/Thomson Elite/ODI Rogue
    Rearwheel: King w/funbolts/DT Supercomp/Notubes Flow
    Frontwheel: Hope Pro2 20mm/DT Supercomp/Notubes Flow
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2,2/Intense S29 2,25
    Crank: Profile Racing 190mm w/titanium axle, Blackspire 24/36t
    Brakes: Juicy 7 '08, 185mm/203mm w/Matchmaker
    Drivetrain: X.9/XT
    Pedals: Shinamo 540


    It IS a 29er

    hey..aren't those intense 29er tires fairly new?

    bike looks cool BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    hey..aren't those intense 29er tires fairly new?

    bike looks cool BTW
    Thanks!

    Yep - I believe the tires are rather new. Good 1st impression, the casing is wider than Nevegal, but the knobs are not so aggressive.

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    Wow, the Ventana forum is actually a pretty good read, the El Ciclon sounds nice.

    Anyway thanks to the owner for letting me take this pic.


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    Ventana Salty Small

    "The Grasshopper"
    ~Electric Super Dust~
    Quad bearing
    Thomson Stem&Post, Red Chris King HS, SRAM 9.0 RD & PG-990 red cassett Powerglide & chain & SRAM X.9 X9 X-9 Trigger Shifters, Avid BB7&TI levers, Shamano XT FD & Hollowtech crankset, Fizik Vitesse seat, Salsa Red screwers, Easton MonkeyLite bars, Fox F100 RLC, Fox RP23, Lizard Skin and
    Pedro Dots grips; No clips that's right! for now!

    This is my first mountain bike, and I have so much fun riding her! I am very proud to ride a Ventana. I grew up in California and now I live in Dallas Texas. The only thing good about living here now is that there are lots of mt bike trails! I am totally satisfied with my bike! I get tons of complements on my frame! Thank you Ventana!
    My frame is very beautiful when the sunlight hits it!

    ~I Love my bike!~
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