From Epic to Venge - The Story of a Bike Build

I thought I'd write an article about a bit of a seemingly vain fitness program that I enjoy. As with everything I look at this as a way to connect with people and share Christ with them. I've had many opportunities to speak with people in different places in their lives and help them with the Finished Work.

I and Jim with the great folks at BikeLine in Broomall took on the exciting project of tearing down a 1994 Vintage Specialized Epic road bike (full carbon frame) with Campi parts and building a Specialized S-Works using a 2013 Venge full carbon frame (that weighs 1kg!) being Di2 compatible. I got the frame and the Zipp 60mm Carbon wheel-set straight from the manufacturer - Dengfu in China. I was at first a bit worried about ordering a frame and wheel set from China but Kathy Jin at Dengfu always replied to emails within 24hrs. I got the package from China within 5 days and it was well packaged and arrived safely.

Here is the slideshow of the step by step process.