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Slapshot 3

For Guiness and SR.....

You pair have been taking about Wilier's....was in my LBS on the way to work and my mate Joe was putting one of these babies together...



No expense spared on this one, full Super Record gearing, Zipp 808's, one piece carbon TT bars prologo saddle.......gorgeous...price....about 8.5K
Guiness

I WANT ONE! Even if it is just to hang on my wall.  What beauty! Drool drool drool.

Do you think Mrs G (A.K.A. santa ) can buy it for me for xmas?  Wink
Fontfroide

I would sell it immediately, buy a mid range used Colnago C 40, a recumbent, a Brompton, and a 1500 euro mountain bike.

Or maybe a used car.

I doubt I could ride a time trial bike for more than five kilometres before my neck got permanently deformed.
berck

Fontfroide wrote:
I would sell it immediately, buy a mid range used Colnago C 40, a recumbent, a Brompton, and a 1500 euro mountain bike.

Or maybe a used car.

I doubt I could ride a time trial bike for more than five kilometres before my neck got permanently deformed.


+1 Very Happy

I guess thats way Slapshot didn't list you or I on the topic. Wink
Bartali

Nah ... this is what you want:

Guiness

This looks a little too wild and firey for this 40+ something year old....

Wink
SlowRower

This will have to do for me...



Bad news for Stan - he's been ruthlessly cast aside for a newer, younger, sleeker and above all, more Italian model. It's a cruel world, but Stan should be thankful he's not suffering the same fate as my old Rockhopper (veteran of ADH and the Glandon in 2009 and many hours on the turbo since) which is to be chucked out to make room for the new arrival.

I'd like to think that I've passed my own demanding tests for earning a flash new bike!

The new bike - as yet un-named, but currently referred to as "The Scarpony Express", in honour of the 19th century US mail service and Wilier's most notorious current rider (though he does have some heavyweight opposition) - has three purposes in life:

1 - Assist in my aim of a gold medal in the Marmotte next year. I need to "find" 40 minutes, and shedding 2.5kg compared to Stan won't hurt.

2 - Perhaps enable me to beat Tim up a climb. Just once would be nice!

3 - Assist in preserving me from being "ridden down" by Mrs SR in sportives, after I've set off too quickly. I know from personal experience that no-one wants to be a "carbon meal" for an aluminium hybrid and that's without the hybrid being ridden by their spouse Smile

I would go for a ride on it later, but it's raining and new bikes can't be got wet on their first outing.
Slapshot 3

SlowRower wrote:
This will have to do for me...



Bad news for Stan - he's been ruthlessly cast aside for a newer, younger, sleeker and above all, more Italian model. It's a cruel world, but Stan should be thankful he's not suffering the same fate as my old Rockhopper (veteran of ADH and the Glandon in 2009 and many hours on the turbo since) which is to be chucked out to make room for the new arrival.

I'd like to think that I've passed my own demanding tests for earning a flash new bike!

The new bike - as yet un-named, but currently referred to as "The Scarpony Express", in honour of the 19th century US mail service and Wilier's most notorious current rider (though he does have some heavyweight opposition) - has three purposes in life:

1 - Assist in my aim of a gold medal in the Marmotte next year. I need to "find" 40 minutes, and shedding 2.5kg compared to Stan won't hurt.

2 - Perhaps enable me to beat Tim up a climb. Just once would be nice!

3 - Assist in preserving me from being "ridden down" by Mrs SR in sportives, after I've set off too quickly. I know from personal experience that no-one wants to be a "carbon meal" for an aluminium hybrid and that's without the hybrid being ridden by their spouse Smile

I would go for a ride on it later, but it's raining and new bikes can't be got wet on their first outing.


lovely....more details required...Wink

Now this rockhopper...how old?? Spec??? Pm me
MrsSR

Check out the cuddly toy underneath the flash new addition!!
You might be cooler and faster then me on the road but at least I only publish photos of my bike at the top of alpine cols, not adorned with childrens soft toys (and definitely not taken in the lounge).  Laughing  Laughing
SlowRower

MrsSR wrote:
You might be cooler and faster then me on the road but at least I only publish photos of my bike at the top of alpine cols, not adorned with childrens soft toys (and definitely not taken in the lounge). Laughing Laughing


You're just jealous that you forgot to do the obligatory ride round the lounge thing when you got your new bike. Smile
Guiness

MrsSR wrote:
Check out the cuddly toy underneath the flash new addition!!


Is that a toy... or a cat???!!! Wink
Guiness

SlowRower wrote:
This will have to do for me...





Lovely. Lovely. Lovely.

Enjoy.
SlowRower

Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile
MrsSR

Guiness wrote:
MrsSR wrote:
Check out the cuddly toy underneath the flash new addition!!


Is that a toy... or a cat???!!! Wink

For a moment I was a bit worried that Mr SR had killed our cat in his excitement at riding his bike round the lounge ( Rolling Eyes ) then I remembered that she's black.
Slapshot 3

SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile


That's what you're telling Mrs Sr anyway....Wink
SlowRower

Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile


That's what you're telling Mrs Sr anyway....Wink


I'd be in trouble if she read what I posted here...Smile
Slapshot 3

SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile


That's what you're telling Mrs Sr anyway....Wink


I'd be in trouble if she read what I posted here...Smile


you'll be okay as long as she doesn't go tracking through the Evans website at www.evanscycles.com and click on the components section to see how much a DA cassette costs........ Wink
MrsSR

Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile


That's what you're telling Mrs Sr anyway....Wink


I'd be in trouble if she read what I posted here...Smile


you'll be okay as long as she doesn't go tracking through the Evans website at www.evanscycles.com and click on the components section to see how much a DA cassette costs........ Wink

I think 'she' is more likely to be trawling through the Evans website in search of 'retaliation'.  Wink
SlowRower

MrsSR wrote:
I think 'she' is more likely to be trawling through the Evans website in search of 'retaliation'. Wink


Now look what you've gone and done, Slapshot. I shall be sending you the bill!

Anyway, the new bike has had its maiden voyage. I could almost hear Stan laughing back at base as it started raining as I departed and there were positive guffaws on my return as I reported a slower time than abord Stan before the Marmotte.

It was chuffing windy, and new bike or not, it still need pedalling. Sad

Most important of all, we have a name: "Oz", as in "The Wisoard of Oz".

I did toy with "Wonka", as in "Wilier Wonka's Chocolate Factory" but that didn't seem to portray the right image.
Slapshot 3

MrsSR wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
lovely....more details required...Wink


Wilier Isoard Xenon XP. No idea what the Xenon XP means.

Ultegra components, bar the odd bit of FSA and a DuraAce chain and rear cassette. (Evans had forgotten to order the 11-28 in Ultegra so felt morally obliged to fit the DuraAce one they did have. Smile)

1994 Exus pedals. Cheap and cheerful at the time. Almost blasphemous on such a bike now. I feel an upgrade coming on...Smile


That's what you're telling Mrs Sr anyway....Wink


I'd be in trouble if she read what I posted here...Smile


you'll be okay as long as she doesn't go tracking through the Evans website at www.evanscycles.com and click on the components section to see how much a DA cassette costs........ Wink

I think 'she' is more likely to be trawling through the Evans website in search of 'retaliation'. Wink


In the spirit of retaliation........might I suggest the following Wink Wink

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...y-edition-2010-road-bike-ec023491
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...armac-sl3-2011-road-bike-ec025017
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...a-compact-2011-road-bike-ec025805
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/felt/f2-2011-road-bike-ec024391
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...-sram-red-2011-road-bike-ec025309
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...ine-slr01-2011-road-bike-ec024685

Disclaimer.....Sorry SR, I'm just trying to keep on the Lady's good side..I'm sure you understand Wink

PS Wonka would have been a terrible choice, the bike would be known locally as the "wonka down the road" too easy to misspell Very Happy
MrsSR

Slapshot 3 wrote:


In the spirit of retaliation........might I suggest the following Wink Wink

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...y-edition-2010-road-bike-ec023491
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...armac-sl3-2011-road-bike-ec025017
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...a-compact-2011-road-bike-ec025805
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/felt/f2-2011-road-bike-ec024391
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...-sram-red-2011-road-bike-ec025309
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...ine-slr01-2011-road-bike-ec024685

Disclaimer.....Sorry SR, I'm just trying to keep on the Lady's good side..I'm sure you understand Wink

Very Happy

All nice except the BMC that is just plain ugly. Only problem is they are all mens fit otherwise I'd be down there in my lunchbreak tomorrow.
MrsSR

Slapshot 3 wrote:

PS Wonka would have been a terrible choice, the bike would be known locally as the "wonka down the road" too easy to misspell Very Happy


Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
Slapshot 3

MrsSR wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:


In the spirit of retaliation........might I suggest the following Wink Wink

http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...y-edition-2010-road-bike-ec023491
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...armac-sl3-2011-road-bike-ec025017
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...a-compact-2011-road-bike-ec025805
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/felt/f2-2011-road-bike-ec024391
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...-sram-red-2011-road-bike-ec025309
http://www.evanscycles.com/produc...ine-slr01-2011-road-bike-ec024685

Disclaimer.....Sorry SR, I'm just trying to keep on the Lady's good side..I'm sure you understand Wink

Very Happy

All nice except the BMC that is just plain ugly. Only problem is they are all mens fit otherwise I'd be down there in my lunchbreak tomorrow.


they have a ladies choice too...... http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/bikes/road-bikes/f/female#!!price_from=;price_to=;on_sale=;sort=desc;
Fontfroide

Goodness Slapshot, they don't sell Colnagos?
You forgot to put one in the list?
You don/t like Colnagos?
Slapshot 3

Fontfroide wrote:
Goodness Slapshot, they don't sell Colnagos?
You forgot to put one in the list?
You don/t like Colnagos?


They do, i just didn't see one I liked the look of...ie the Ferrari vesrion wasn't there.. Wink
Bartali

MrsSR wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:


In the spirit of retaliation........might I suggest the following Wink Wink

Disclaimer.....Sorry SR, I'm just trying to keep on the Lady's good side..I'm sure you understand Wink

Very Happy

All nice except the BMC that is just plain ugly. Only problem is they are all mens fit otherwise I'd be down there in my lunchbreak tomorrow.


Don't let anyone fob you off with that old 'ladies fit' stuff ... you need to go in hard with a full custom build!




SlowRower

Impressive work with the stickers on your Parlee, Bart. Smile
MrsSR

Do you think they would do the same design but with road kill, pigeons or pinarello dogmas??
Biosphere

SlowRower wrote:
Impressive work with the stickers on your Parlee, Bart. Smile


Looks like Andy Schleck spent the afternoon playing with his 'My Little Pony' transfers?  Wink
Bartali

MrsSR wrote:
Do you think they would do the same design but with road kill, pigeons or pinarello dogmas??


I'm sure they'll do anything you ask for. You could perhaps get a set of transfers and stick on something like this NOT Cool every time you show MrSR a clean pair of sidis.

Oh ... and for the record SR, that ISN'T my Parlee!
SlowRower

Bartali wrote:
You could perhaps get a set of transfers and stick on something like this NOT Cool every time you show MrSR a clean pair of sidis.


Why don't you come up for the Tour of the Pennines? That way, Mrs SR could bag us both in the same ride - it would be a sort of "Double Italian Job". Smile
Bartali

I've retired for the winter now so she'll have to wait until next year for that pleasure!

I'd quite like to ride TotP but unlikely to turn a pedal between now and then due to work.
SlowRower

Bartali wrote:
I'd quite like to ride TotP but unlikely to turn a pedal between now and then due to work.
Sad
Slapshot 3

SlowRower wrote:
Bartali wrote:
You could perhaps get a set of transfers and stick on something like this NOT Cool every time you show MrSR a clean pair of sidis.


Why don't you come up for the Tour of the Pennines? That way, Mrs SR could bag us both in the same ride - it would be a sort of "Double Italian Job". Smile


Do you maybe not want to reword that a wee bit mate..... Wink

Additionally, if "radio Luxembourg" do the business next year we'll have the Andy Schleck, "My Little Pony" replica Madone from Trek......they'll pay some "artistic type" a  fortune to design it.....
Guiness

Slapshot 3 wrote:
SlowRower wrote:
Bartali wrote:
You could perhaps get a set of transfers and stick on something like this NOT Cool every time you show MrSR a clean pair of sidis.


Why don't you come up for the Tour of the Pennines? That way, Mrs SR could bag us both in the same ride - it would be a sort of "Double Italian Job". Smile


Do you maybe not want to reword that a wee bit mate..... Wink



Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
Guiness

Bartali wrote:







Shocked  pale yuck (Sorry Bart if this is your bike or your girlfriend's. Even Mrs G said that was OTT).
Bartali

Not mine G ... just off a website!
Guiness

Bartali wrote:
Not mine G ... just off a website!


PHEW! You've restored my faith in your [Italian] taste. Bravo!
berck

Guiness wrote:
Bartali wrote:
Not mine G ... just off a website!


PHEW! You've restored my faith in your [Italian] taste. Bravo!


+1 Very Happy
Guiness

Fontfroide wrote:
... a Brompton...


Now you're talking. Been wanting to get one of these for ages. Just to use to go to school. School kids would take the mick seeing their teacher turn up on one of those but I don't care.

What would be your choice of model and colour? The traditional or the lighter newer jazzier versions?
Bartali

Light light light and get a proper racing saddle on it ... oh and get a black one! Smile
Guiness

Is there anything you possess that is not black (or pink) and "light light light"?  Wink White car don't count.*

*I find that is a bit of a bleep in the Italian world you live in. White?  Confused  And German ?  Confused  I thought you'd be an Alfa Romeo man. Maybe red. Embracing one colour of the Italian flag at least.  Laughing And white don't count here.
Bartali

My red Colnago fixed ... only moderately light Wink
MrsSR

Guiness wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
... a Brompton...


Now you're talking. Been wanting to get one of these for ages. Just to use to go to school. School kids would take the mick seeing their teacher turn up on one of those but I don't care.

What would be your choice of model and colour? The traditional or the lighter newer jazzier versions?

I quite fancy one of these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G62gRmdIBY0&feature=youtu.be
And they come in pink.  Laughing
Fontfroide

Guiness wrote:

What would be your choice of model and colour? The traditional or the lighter newer jazzier versions?


I have had a rather heavy Moulton APB for the last couple of decades.  It IS heavy.  It IS a little bit hard to take apart, and you still have two awkward bits of metal.  The Brompton desire is an slightly idle notion that if I had one (I have ridden several and folded them), I might open up some new space for cycling that the Moulton or my normal city bike do not.  And like the Moulton, the Brompton would lead to interesting chats with people.

Naturally I would take the lightest one possible and it would be black.  As for whether I could afford it, that is not obvious.
SlowRower

MrsSR wrote:
Guiness wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
... a Brompton...


Now you're talking. Been wanting to get one of these for ages. Just to use to go to school. School kids would take the mick seeing their teacher turn up on one of those but I don't care.

What would be your choice of model and colour? The traditional or the lighter newer jazzier versions?

I quite fancy one of these.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G62gRmdIBY0&feature=youtu.be
And they come in pink. Laughing


Shouldn't you be on the turbo rather than ogling a new bike?
Guiness

This went for 230 on ebay.  Evil or Very Mad


Slapshot 3

Guiness wrote:
This went for 230 on ebay. Evil or Very Mad




I know, my max was 175.....
Bartali

It was still for sale on ebay a few minutes ago ...?

Being a wee bit experienced at scouring ebay for frames - check out Ciocc, Rossin, Battaglin and Moser as well as Coppi.  Lots of good value.

You can pick up some beautiful Cinelli and De Rosa frames too ... but not for 175

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