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Why is there more love for Italian Steel bikes?

Old 07-31-20, 06:34 PM
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What a Stupid Thread.
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Old 07-31-20, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo View Post
Spoken like a man that's experience is from what he's read.

Syncro II is dialed in click, click, click and add three more.

I use one finger with the deltas and I've never had a need for any more brake.

The rims are close to 40 years old.

I know righty tighty, lefty loosey is a challenge so to go against that would cause someones head to explode.

Cranks, 40 years old.

What do you have against patina?

It is what it is. I do feel for you though.

I've owned a C-Record bicycle for 30 years. I've also owned a New Dura-Ace bicycle for the same period. Then there's a Superbe Pro bicycle from the same period but which I got used, several years later. By the time that I got the C-Record bicycle, I'd been competing for almost two decades, with experience on a wide variety of frames and equipment. I also worked as a mechanic (and later as the manager) of an LBS. So, I've got plenty of actual cycling and wrenching experience, including C-Record and it's major competitors. You may not like my assessment, but it is a valid first hand opinion of C-Record relative to its direct competition.
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Old 07-31-20, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post
What a Stupid Thread.
But it's so entertaining!

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Old 07-31-20, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
But it's so entertaining!

Were you able to get the paint off of that one? So pretty.
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
Were you able to get the paint off of that one? So pretty.
Yep, lucked out. Good as new now!
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Originally Posted by droppedandlost View Post
Were you able to get the paint off of that one? So pretty.


They are kind of worth painting up cool.
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Old 01-17-21, 09:33 PM
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An old Indian pitched his TP on the side of the road and was selling pottery he made........one table with 10 dollar pots and one table for 20 dollar pots........one day a lady stopped to buy a pot and asked the Indian how come some pots are 10 dollars and some are 20 dollars.....she said ...they look exactly the same to me........he said.....some people want a 10 dollar pot and other people want a 20 dollar pot.....

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Old 01-17-21, 10:01 PM
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Im a funny kinda guy.......so whenever I see a guy riding a really expensive Italian bike I usually push him off the side of road into a ditch as I pass him.....sorta like a little joke......and Im sure it will be OK because I know he will never be able to catch me...............[humor.....yankin your chains.......grindin your gears.......kickin your kranck.....sand in your bibs{[
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Originally Posted by Wileyone View Post
That's interesting... The Cinelli and colnago had the same stickers.
That’s almost spooky!!!!
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Mama say, "Stupid is as stupid does."

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...I own a number of Italian made bicycles, and none of them ever made me "misty eyed." I kept thinking, "Maybe if you get a Cinelli, or one of those blue Colnago things ?" But no, even with that, still not misty eyed. Now that I have glanced at this thread, I feel like my idea that I am dead inside is, yet again, confirmed.

You know what makes me misty eyed ? One of those top end Chianti's with the black rooster on the label. Or maybe a 12 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape ...I tear up just thinking about that. *sigh*
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