My Vendettas

Discussion in 'Vendetta Brag Board' started by John Tolhurst, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. John Tolhurst

    John Tolhurst Well-Known Member

    Here are some pictures of my Vendettas.

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  2. ak-tux

    ak-tux Well-Known Member

    Wow! Built with precision!

    Wow! Built with precision! Those hydroformed tubes look very light too! probably the new V is significantly lighter than the current one.

    What are the short pipes just beneath the main frame where the rear stays joins the bottom of the main downtube?

     
  3. Jerrye

    Jerrye Active Member

    A guess...

    "What are the short pipes just beneath the main frame where the rear stays joins the bottom of the main downtube?"

    If I had to guess, I would say an anchor point to assist in welding up the frame - a jig positioning point. But that's just a guess.

    Looking good John!
     
  4. Charles.Plager

    Charles.Plager Recumbent Quant

    If I had to guess, I would

    Given that this bike doesn't have a bottom bracket "where it should," your guess makes a lot of sense.
     
  5. John Tolhurst

    John Tolhurst Well-Known Member

    Correct, the BB on a DF is

    Correct, the BB on a DF is used over and over again for holding the frame while some operation or other is done. Rather than invent a whole new way of holding the frame, they all get a BB welded to them, and they all get them cut off.
     
  6. Jerrye

    Jerrye Active Member

    That's a first!

    You mean I was right about something? :eek: Good thing I have it publicly posted!

    Dreaming about a V...
     
  7. Andrew 1973

    Andrew 1973 Well-Known Member

    You know what I'd love?

    I'd love to have one of these in the unpainted state. I have been wanting to do another one of these finishes and starting with a bare frame rather than having to strip paint would be a real time-saver.

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    I bought the frame for this bike as a complete mountain bike that needed more work than it was worth. The original finish was gone and had been previously repainted a brown/copper colour which despite being chipped and scratched, it was a pain to remove. The brushed finish was done by hand with varying levels of abrasive sheets and after masking, the blue and red candy coats were applied. After adding a few decals, the entire frame was sprayed with a two-stage urethane clearcoat.

    I shouldn't have sold this one. :-(
     
  8. Andrew 1973

    Andrew 1973 Well-Known Member

    Inadvertent highjack

    Sorry about the shameless plug for my self-percieved sense of aesthetics.

    Back to the Vendettas...please.
     
  9. fastpastprime

    fastpastprime New Member

    *my Vendettas*

    I think one of those is mine now. So like I asked before... how many Vendettas are out there total. You avoided the question before. Is this some trade secret? I see maybe 40 and assume these are the 2.0 version. Add in two previous production runs and I'm guessing under 200 worldwide.
     
  10. BentBierz

    BentBierz Well-Known Member

    What are the short pipes just

    Excellent attention to detail...I looked at the frames and took absolutely no notice to these tubes!
     
  11. marshall2389

    marshall2389 Well-Known Member

    those pipes are used during

    those pipes are used during production to keep the frame held stable. They are removed later.
     
  12. John Tolhurst

    John Tolhurst Well-Known Member

    Correct, nearly all the

    Correct, nearly all the factory frame tools presume the existence of a BB on the frame. So rather than rebuild the factory, we just add a temporary BB to the frame.
     

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