Venturi Columbus Genius Italian 🇮🇹 Fillet Brazed unique race MTB

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I think it looks great mate!

Maybe a little trimming needed on the brake cables? Hard to tell though, the portrait mode photos are actually almost a little distracting! I know it's supposed to highlight things, but I keep getting drawn to the weird little glitches it causes in the out of focus of stuff instead. But in that second photo, the totally normal old school one, there's nothing I think I'd change!

Maybe some M900 shifters with perches ones day? If you happen upon some!
 

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I think it looks great mate!

Maybe a little trimming needed on the brake cables? Hard to tell though, the portrait mode photos are actually almost a little distracting! I know it's supposed to highlight things, but I keep getting drawn to the weird little glitches it causes in the out of focus of stuff instead. But in that second photo, the totally normal old school one, there's nothing I think I'd change!

Maybe some M900 shifters with perches ones day? If you happen upon some!
Thanks mate
I’ll need to lower the canti hangers and set the brakes up so they’ll stop the bike! Hehe
The suntour blocks are nos and seem to have the gripping power of a steam iron.
May need to change them - I was thinking Red kool stops
 

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Before you go changing things AGAIN, try rubbing the braking surface of the brake block with some medium sandpaper this removes the shiny surface and helps them grip.
Ok that sounds rational - unlike my knee jerks
 

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Finished!
And I love it - man, it feels so sorted, such a joy to ride - swift, beautiful frame - which feels brilliant and very light - weighs less than my Bianchi Martini Ti (and that's 20lb dot on) soaks up everything and just shears through ....
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Frame - Columbus Genius Fillet Brazed with Ritchey Dropouts made by Venturi of Cesena - built for a R Sorci to race
Forks - Columbus Genius
Headset - Deore XT
Stem - ITM Krystal Titanium ATB
Handlebar - 3TTT Pro Light
Grips - Ritchey WCS
Cantilever Cable Guide - Ritchey
Cantilever Hangers - Dia Compe Gran Compe
Cantilevers - Suntour XC Pro
Brake Blocks - Suntour

Brake Levers - Suntour XC Pro
Shifters - Deore XT M008
Bottom Bracket - Stronglight JP400 Alloy
Cranks - Shimano XTR M900
Chain Rings - Shimano SG-X
Rear Mech - Shimano XTR M900
Front Mech - Shimano XTR M900
Cassette - Shimano XTR CS-M900

Hubs - Shimano XTR M900
Skewers - Shimano XTR M900
Rims - Ritchey WCS Vantage Pro
Tyres - Ritchey WCS Megabite Zmax
Tubes - Continental MTB Light

Seatpost - Ritchey WCS Nitto
Saddle - Selle Italia Turbo Lite
Seat Bolt - Tiso
Pedals - MKS Esprit
Cables - Transfil
Chain - Shimano XTR
Crank Dust Caps - Ti
Bottle Cage bolts - Ti
Weight - ~19lbs
 
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