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janesy
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Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby janesy » Wed Sep 25, 2013 20:53 pm

I love my van nic, I train on it, race it and ride for enjoyment. anything from 30miles to 125miles quite regularly (6 times a week atm). 100miles + not that regular but done it 15 times this year.

I wanted to save a little weight, probably since I got these VERY nice but pretty heavy wheels through insurance due to a car barging me off the road.

So after changing the brakes and pedals I moved to the fork, the Easton EC70 is pretty chunky, but I loved the look of it. I decided pretty hastily to get a 3T fork as my stem and bars were 3T. I allot lighter 350g compared to 550g and steering has improved, comfort is the same. Didn't think the EC70's flexed or none than I noticed. (i do like sprinting and won a few races)

so before and after picture:
I have the chance to swap the 3T for a EC90 SL. does the 3T go with this bike? .... SO it boils down to: what looks best?


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20130802_175214 by janesy030905, on Flickr

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20130901_090604 by janesy030905, on Flickr

Slightly OTT and perhaps alittle sad, I want to gauge peoples opinions.
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby nsmyth1988 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 22:22 pm

Nice finish nice forks too bought a set for my Dolan TT Bike I'm building. One of the nicer Ti bikes I've seen
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby janesy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:35 am

Thanks, 3t fork (straight) or easton curved?
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby noiseboyfeetman » Thu Sep 26, 2013 06:51 am

Nice, I do like the look of the Zephyrs, well all Van Nic's look pretty fine tbh, but that definitely looks the part, especially with thiose heavy wheels. Forks wise i've got 3T Funda Pro on my Lynskey and I think it'll look good with your wheelset, more so than the Easton.

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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby diamonddog » Thu Sep 26, 2013 09:08 am

Nice piece of metal you have there.

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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby metronome » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:12 am

That looks ace! I have a Zephyr itch which needs scratching :mrgreen:
tick - tick - tick

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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby janesy » Thu Sep 26, 2013 21:00 pm

You should itch it then. in my opinion its so much nicer than carbon and ive ridden some cheap carbon (PX) and some expensive carbon (Giant)

mine is the 2012 model with normal BSA BB and external cables. The 2013 is all internal cabling and BB30.
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby smidsy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:44 am

janesy wrote:. The 2013 is all internal cabling and BB30.


Oh well, best avoided then. A pity as I like them, but I will not accept BB30.
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby smidsy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:45 am

janesy wrote:SO it boils down to: what looks best?
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20130901_090604 by janesy030905, on Flickr

Slightly OTT and perhaps alittle sad, I want to gauge peoples opinions.


At that distance anything looks good. Damn man get a close up photo :-)
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby mustol » Fri Sep 27, 2013 06:52 am

Classy looking bike - definitely Easton curved fork for me.

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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby janesy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 07:26 am

yep Im thinking Easton curvy just looks better on TI frames.

http://www.vannicholas.com/4/6/Zephyr/bike.aspx

it says press fit, I just assumed it was bb30
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Re: Van Nicholas Zephyr

Postby RideOnTime » Tue Oct 01, 2013 16:45 pm

good wheel choice...


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