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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
    ventana la bruja
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    another UK Ventana

    Last edited by justa; 02-09-2008 at 04:13 AM.

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    <a href="http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/s1r5upaf1y/?action=view&current=IMG_0776.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/s1r5upaf1y/IMG_0776.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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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

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/2206913323/" title="Ventana El Terremoto by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2204/2206913323_464e95e7aa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="729" alt="Ventana El Terremoto" /></a>

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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.

    JmZ

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    From one flat land to another.

    Advocate as if your ride depends on it...

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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

    In full effect.

    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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    Dirty Rey


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    My old Salty


    My old pantera
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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)
    03 Seven Axiom – road bike (mine)
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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

    My one and only bike.
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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
    Ti Pivots, Butted Tubes.
    5 years old now.
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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.
    Come to the dark side. I did, and have never looked back

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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.
    The more I drink, the smarter you get.

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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
    New grips
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    3phase, what frame color is that?

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