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My Military Wilier is done !

Old 04-29-22, 06:24 PM
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My Military Wilier is done !

Just got these pics of my 2006 Wilier Imperiale from Tommy O Designs showing my finished bike !! Now to get it back together and on the road !






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Old 04-29-22, 06:43 PM
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Beautiful!
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Old 04-29-22, 07:18 PM
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That looks great! Please post pics once you've got it built.
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Old 04-29-22, 09:25 PM
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Holy ****! That guy can paint! Very nice.
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Old 04-29-22, 09:56 PM
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Well this ol' retired soldier certainly approves! Can't wait to see it built back up!
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Old 04-30-22, 02:43 AM
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Sorry, it does look like a really nice paint job, but, the colors and that back end, IMO, do not blend well. The frame itself is strangely ugly. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-30-22, 06:07 AM
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That paint job is absolutely phenomenal! What a gorgeous frame! Please, do post photos of the completed bike.
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Old 04-30-22, 11:23 AM
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go Navy!
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Old 04-30-22, 01:37 PM
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Looks good! What was cost? How involved was work?
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Old 04-30-22, 01:54 PM
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very nice, although, US Navy would have been better but everyone's taste is a little different.
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Old 04-30-22, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by look566 rider
Looks good! What was cost? How involved was work?
Contact Thomas at Tommy O Designs and Im sure hed be happy to give you the full run down. You can find him via Google or FB
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
very nice, although, US Navy would have been better but everyone's taste is a little different.
Maybe the wheels will have navy or air force on them?
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Old 04-30-22, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by znomit
Maybe the wheels will have navy or air force on them?

🤣🤣🤣 pretty unlikely 🤣🤣🤣

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Originally Posted by delbiker1
Sorry, it does look like a really nice paint job, but, the colors and that back end, IMO, do not blend well. The frame itself is strangely ugly. Just my opinion.
I disagree. There is enough separation in the middle by a fairly neutral gloss black that the separate Stars and Stripes work well as accents.

Tomm Willians What are the two protrusions at the bottom of the top tube?
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Old 04-30-22, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Delbiker1 has a different sense of beauty than myself as I see the complete picture of the bike as wonderful! Here's a toast to the US Army! Cheers!

PS: Go Navy!
pretty sure you meant air force.
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Old 04-30-22, 11:15 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger
pretty sure you meant air force farce
fix it for you....
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
I disagree. There is enough separation in the middle by a fairly neutral gloss black that the separate Stars and Stripes work well as accents.

Tomm Willians What are the two protrusions at the bottom of the top tube?

If Im seeing what I think youre referring to I believe those might be associated with the cable routing ?
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Old 05-01-22, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jaxgtr
fix it for you....
I love all the branches, even our newest 6th. You won't see me slandering any of them.
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Old 05-01-22, 12:24 PM
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I love all the branches, even our newest 6th. You won't see me slandering any of them.

Just a joke man...but was it .... LOL
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Old 05-01-22, 02:14 PM
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So, um, can I ask about the whole Italian bike in American livery thing?
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Hard pointless physical labor when there are easier ways definitely sounds like an Army thing. Fill up this whole, then dig another one, jog up the mountain service road, ride a bike way over there and then ride it back again.
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That frame is definitely a tale of two looks.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
That frame is definitely a tale of two looks.
I would have split it into two bikes; the first in the black & gold theme, and the second in the red, white, and blue theme.
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That is some good paint. They did some really excellent work.
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Super nice!

Makes me wish for something on my plain black Cannondale.
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