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'09 Van Dessel Drag-Strip Courage

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09 Van Dessel Drag-Strip Courage 55cm

Soma 456 drops (38 cm) or syntace pursuit bars / Deda "wannabe" drops / Ritchey Design WCS 4-Axis 44 Stem

Stock Van Dessel Carbon straight bladed fork / Cane Creek Headset

Dreaming.......Trispoke lightness / Mavic Ellipse

48h Julian black / Mavic Ellipse

Sugino 75 w/ 50t campy chainring and 165 crankarms / sugino 75 bb

Selle San marco rever / Forte precision carbon

mks / IZUMI V Super Toughness

50 x 18t

I traded my 08 fuji track pro for this..... Then I built it up with my components... I love it!!!!!!

Bike weighs alittle under 16lbs

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i like the updated pics.

what kind of tires are those?

orange ones are my old ones.

orange ones are my old ones. vredestein fortezza tricomp. max 175psi

hey loren what year is that

hey loren what year is that campy chainring? i love the look of it, but cant seem to find that style anywhere currently.

That chainring looks like an

That chainring looks like an old Campagnolo Record . When they introduced the Super record groupo in about 1974, that little inner part was no longer there as well as a more or less trapazoidal cutout at the outside of the chainring bolt holes. We used to cut those inner parts ourselves anyway.

If you take a look at my two bikes on this website, you will see the old record style (on the Centurion), such as the one here, as well as a chainring that I cut the little ring sections out of in about 1973 or so. Notice that there are just holes drilled outside the chainring bolts rather than the coutouts that Campagnolo did.

This Masi Gran Criterium gives a good view of how Campy changed the rings with the super record group.
BTW, those brake levers aren't original, but the rest of the bike looks pretty close.

My buddy actually got it for

My buddy actually got it for me.... So, I dunno, hahaha

so sick son wher do you ride

so sick son wher do you ride that 53/18 must be so fucking fast u can probably hit 75km!!??


53/18 really isn't that high of a gear ratio, stanley.
It basically translates to 47/16.

hed h3

hey how many miles do you have on it and has it gone out of true very much?

also, why are the welds so gnarly even though its like a really nice/expensive frame?

hey think i sold you them

hey think i sold you them bars. they look much better on a van dessel lul


Yes, I believe you did... Thanks again... I love the bars... Just heavy, but for the price, you cant beat it!!! :)

If you are ever in Sac, hit me up... I ride ALL the time. I dont own a car, haha


This thing's rad. How tall are you? I was thinking of getting this frameset or the Cinelli Vigorelli frameset. God this looks hot though. How's the toe overlap?

Thanks man!!!

I have ridden both, and honestly I like the Van Dessel more... They are about the same price retail, but Ive seen some deals as low as $ 650.

I have NO toe overlap what so ever... My crankarms are 172.5 too... This bike amazes me!!!! I love it.. I am 6 ft too

Frameset alone is 2.2lbs

I'm so getting one

Instead of the Vigorelli. Thanks for the info! So rad.

it's taken this long

for someone to comment on the jackass seat angle?

lower your seat and flatten that shit.


Actually my seatpost height is perfect for me... I have long legs... And that seat angle actually works perfect too... It angles my body forward so I have more to push off with... To each its own... thats what I say!!!

Thanks though

there is no way

to justify your seat angle, really. it kinda just shows you don't know how to fit your bike properly.


Did you get this bike from J Boyer form Sacramento? Or is the fork drilled and the rear brake hole covered with hard putty? If it is this is my old bike I traded him for his Vantuyl VT420. Happy to see it went to a good home. Only if it wasn't to small for me I would have never traded it.


dang so you have his 420

dang so you have his 420 bike now

I believe this is your old

I believe this is your old bike, hahaha... How long ago did you trade? Im curious....

The front fork is drilled, but covered... Dude, I love this bike!!

We did the trade about 2

We did the trade about 2 months ago I think. When I bought the frame about 6 months ago it was drilled for a front and rear brake. But I covered the rear hole.


The rear hole looks stock

The rear hole looks stock though... Did you paint it or something?


I used hard putty to fill the hole and waited for it to get hard then I used a paint brush.


Super clean man

love it, nice build. Have fun blowin by cars in the streets with that thing man.

Fuckin gorgeous. Gotta find

Fuckin gorgeous. Gotta find a Trispoke!

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