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    2009 Van Dessel Rivet with Edge Composite 45mm Wheelset

    I bought this frame, fork and headset new on eBay for $1800. I just got done building it up and taking it out for a 24 mile Test Ride.

    Here are the specs:

    2009 Van Dessel Rivet
    2009 SRAM Red Group
    2009 Feather Brakes
    2009 Edge Composite 45mm Carbon Clincher
    2009 San Marco SKN saddle
    2009 Michelin Pro3 Tires
    2009 Controltech Full Carbon Seatpost
    2009 Controltech Carbon Cages
    2009 3T Ergosium Team Full Carbon Handlebar
    2009 3T ARX-TEAM Stem
    2009 Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals White

    Total Bike Weight as Listed: 14.8 lbs.

    I have to tell you that Van Dessel continues to impress me. I bought a Country Bob Single Speed last year and loved riding it. So when I saw this frame up in my size, I had to have it. I must say that the bike feels very light when climbing. The BB is stiff and the front end even stiffer. I hope you guys like it. I will be taking it out for an 80 mile ride this Saturday. I can't wait.
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    nice bike.
    I love my Van Dessel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knucklesandwich
    nice bike.
    I love my Van Dessel.
    Thanks Knucle. I think I'm really going to enjoy this bike. I love the geometry most. It's very comfortable.

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    Sweet looking bike.

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    I think that's one of the most beautiful bikes I have ever seen!

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    agreed, it is very pretty

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    sweeet ride any early thoughts on the wheels?
    Can you hear the grasshopper at your feet?

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    Very class. That fork looks super beefy & i like the straight lines of the fork into the headtube.
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    lucky guy!!! that bike is simply gorgeous. how about a report after your ride on Saturday?

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    nice one..nice
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    Super classy build. well thought out, and looks stunning. Look forward to hearing a ride report, and more about the wheels!

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    Nice looking bike. Love the paint

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    I have a feeling the wheels cost more than the frame?

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    hey master2129, i remember seeing in another thread..the Isaac Impulse, also a beautiful bike. How would you compare that to the Van Dessel? Which one would be your race bike?
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    3 years later... reviving this thread. Mod... do you still ride your Rivet? What's your long term analysis of the ride?

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    I've got one too . Picked mine up on ebay as a demo sale for $999 frame/fork (basically getting the frame for ~$500 with brand new ENVE 2.0 fork) and built it up with 12' SRAM group. At 190lbs, I can plod the cranks and it lays the power down comparably w/o the rear wheel skip my aluminum frame bikes exhibit. Perfect combo of stiffness while muting the chatter. The tapered 1.5'' HT makes for a super stiff front end and laser like handling even at my weight. Granted I don't have a lot of experience with carbon bikes so take that with a grain of salt but this bike rocks no doubt.
    2011 Van Dessel Rivet - ENVE fork - SRAM Red
    2011 BMC SR02
    2004 Specialized S-Works E5

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    Now that my post count is enough....here's mine:

    2011 Van Dessel Rivet - ENVE fork - SRAM Red
    2011 BMC SR02
    2004 Specialized S-Works E5

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    I don't have a Rivet, but I DO have a Full Tilt Boogie. That bike is a rocketship!

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    I've moved back to NoVA. PLEASE change the weather!

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    Sweeeeet.
    Greatbikes...we have sold a few in Canada but I wish we sold more.
    Edwin and the gang are such cool dudes putting out killer bikes at awesome prices...if only people knew the U.S. suppliers they could be using as alternatives to the handful of gigantic companies.

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    I want one!

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    Gorgeous. I have the same frame, but built mine with Rival. Wish I had the extra cash for Force or Red!! Looks great!

    What wheels are those?

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