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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:44 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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I have to say I think the fixed is the 'best looking' bike of the bunch ... but its certainly a nice stable.


I agree, although the Trek is pretty cool.  Anyway, I've been saying I'd post pics and never got around to it.  So there you are.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And very nice pics they are too Cape. The trek is a beauty. Can I have it?? Bartali won't give me his Parlee. Laughing I gotta get something. That car/ truck thing is massive!!!!!!!!! Looking at the wheels of your trek next to it. Must be fun paying to fill the tank on that, although   fuel is cheap in the states. I'm sure you pay elsewhere but petrol is a steal.!!!! Laughing

You still convinced of the extra speed you get from the trek? Or was it more riding harder on the new bike because you were buzzin with it??????
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And very nice pics they are too Cape. The trek is a beauty. Can I have it?? Bartali won't give me his Parlee. Laughing I gotta get something. That car/ truck thing is massive!!!!!!!!! Looking at the wheels of your trek next to it. Must be fun paying to fill the tank on that, although   fuel is cheap in the states. I'm sure you pay elsewhere but petrol is a steal.!!!! Laughing

You still convinced of the extra speed you get from the trek? Or was it more riding harder on the new bike because you were buzzin with it??????


Thanks.  You can't have my Trek.  Yes it is a faster bike!  It wants to go forward, and there is a big difference between my Trek 5200 and the new Madone 6.9 on that score.  When I rode no-hands on the 5200, or when I was on a fast descent, it was much more unstable.  Descending the backside of Sierra Rd. two weeks ago in San Jose, I had no shimmying of the new bike, but with the old I had to press my inner knees against the frame to absorb the vibrations and stop the shimmying.  Made for a scary descent.  And since I really like to descend (the alpine skiier in me), the new bike is a joy.

I once pumped up one of the tires on the truck with my bike pump; it took about 20 minutes at full speed!  It was a workout.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thunderthighs wrote:
the bikes are ok.. i like Gitane too.. that truck was a steal... bianchi never road latest type...but my friend who rode worlds junior in 87.. rode his...its a monster..

ciao


You see?  I have a conscience.  The Bianchi really is a little work of art.  At night, when the kids are asleep, I take it out of the box and look at it.  One thing about the Gitane:  it's heavier than the total weight of my Trek and the Bianchi together!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
paperman wrote:
And very nice pics they are too Cape. The trek is a beauty. Can I have it?? Bartali won't give me his Parlee. Laughing I gotta get something. That car/ truck thing is massive!!!!!!!!! Looking at the wheels of your trek next to it. Must be fun paying to fill the tank on that, although   fuel is cheap in the states. I'm sure you pay elsewhere but petrol is a steal.!!!! Laughing

You still convinced of the extra speed you get from the trek? Or was it more riding harder on the new bike because you were buzzin with it??????


Thanks.  You can't have my Trek.  Yes it is a faster bike!  It wants to go forward, and there is a big difference between my Trek 5200 and the new Madone 6.9 on that score.  When I rode no-hands on the 5200, or when I was on a fast descent, it was much more unstable.  Descending the backside of Sierra Rd. two weeks ago in San Jose, I had no shimmying of the new bike, but with the old I had to press my inner knees against the frame to absorb the vibrations and stop the shimmying.  Made for a scary descent.  And since I really like to descend (the alpine skiier in me), the new bike is a joy.

I once pumped up one of the tires on the truck with my bike pump; it took about 20 minutes at full speed!  It was a workout.



Ahhhh yer ok thanks anyway. I'm gettin my money today/tomorrow. I'm a little long finger on it but then I just bought a new motorcycle last week so the bicycle is more expense. I'm gettin a Soloist Carbon with Dura ace everything. And one of those 'bomb proof' bike boxes...think Bartali was talking about the same model I've choosen. Took a while but I got there.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the ride!  Cervelo is a great bike!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent news!  Please post pics paperman.  I hear good things about Cervelo and I can certainly recommend the box.  Soft bike bags are ok for indestructable mtbs (maybe), but I wouldn't trust them with a carbon road bike!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm looking into solar heating for the house at this very minute.


Cape
Is it worth the effort with your winters and northerly latitude? Interested in hearing what you conclude.

Paperman
For some reason the oversized bottom bracket of the Cervelo caught my eye whilst watching the ToC. Subsequently spent  half an hour looking round the web site. Beautiful bikes and I was left wanting one quite badly - but I guess that's the point of the website Laughing Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm looking into solar heating for the house at this very minute.


Cape
Is it worth the effort with your winters and northerly latitude? Interested in hearing what you conclude.


More detail later, but the short answer is yes.  It's apparently less of an issue than it was in years past.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
Biosphere wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:

I'm looking into solar heating for the house at this very minute.


Cape
Is it worth the effort with your winters and northerly latitude? Interested in hearing what you conclude.


More detail later, but the short answer is yes.  It's apparently less of an issue than it was in years past.


Not sure what you mean by "northerly latitudes", Biosphere, but Cape Cod is roughly the same latitude as Barcelona (though I grant you the perception is that Barcelona might get more annual sunshine - and most certainly gets less winter snow!). Laughing  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys are warmer due to the Gulf Stream.  But global warming may change all that as the current slowly shifts...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look what I found in my loft.  This cost me a kings fortune in 1982 - well most of my student grant!  This is the bike I did all my racing on.  

Before any one has a go at me for the colour Wink its a special edition 'Battaglin Giro' built to honour Giovanni's Giro win in 1981.  I think there was a gold one too to celebrate his Vuelta win in the same year.









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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali, you must be pretty tall judging by the size of that frame.....by the way what does it say on the top tube, is it your "real" name ?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bartali that bike is a beauty.. kinka tall for u, seat post reference..
super record all around.adn tubulars.. those were adn still is a good frame..

i met battaglin in 85 when he came to toronto.. headcase we DID not get along..

AND I CARE........

BATTAGLIN COSTED U  1800..BACK THEN ..CLOSE..


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monty28 wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Biosphere wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:

I'm looking into solar heating for the house at this very minute.


Cape
Is it worth the effort with your winters and northerly latitude? Interested in hearing what you conclude.


More detail later, but the short answer is yes.  It's apparently less of an issue than it was in years past.


Not sure what you mean by "northerly latitudes", Biosphere, but Cape Cod is roughly the same latitude as Barcelona (though I grant you the perception is that Barcelona might get more annual sunshine - and most certainly gets less winter snow!). Laughing  Laughing


Well it's northerly latitude rather than one of those southerly ones that Robbie Mc is used to  Laughing

Consulting the globe that usually resides about 1m from the PC (honestly) I'm surprised. I guess I should have consulted before the original post. Off the top of my head I had Cape being the same latitude as ourselves.

Leaving my buffoonery aside, I have a vision of snowy winters and I could picture the  panels being snowed under for a not insignificant amount of time.

That said, at the height of summer the incident solar radiation at noon in Boston is >90% of the equatorial noon so  that's a lot of potential sunshine! Assuming I haven't messed up those numbers either
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last km wrote:
Bartali, you must be pretty tall judging by the size of that frame.....by the way what does it say on the top tube, is it your "real" name ?


In truth the frame is a tad too big - but mere mortals didn't no about professional sizing back in the day.  Well I didn't anyway.  Wink

On the top tube it says 'Battaglin Giro' on the left hand side and there's a 'Battaglin' signature on the right.  And for the record, Battaglin is not my real name! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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bartali that bike is a beauty.. kinka tall for u, seat post reference..
super record all around.adn tubulars.. those were adn still is a good frame..

i met battaglin in 85 when he came to toronto.. headcase we DID not get along..

AND I CARE........

BATTAGLIN COSTED U  1800..BACK THEN ..CLOSE..


CIAO


Headcase ... tell me more.  I don't know much about him other than those two grand tour wins in 1981.

Difficult to know how much it cost as I built it up bit by bit.  I think the frame was £199 or maybe £299 which was a lot of cash back then.  Got the receipt somewhere.  The Campag SR kit cost a fortune.  Chainset was around £100 I think.  I also had Super Rec pedals which were my pride and joy ... and Mavic GP4s built on campag hubs which aren't in the picture.

Can you post a pic of your Colnago Mexico?

Ahh ... steel frames ... they were the days.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

headcase.. really.. smartie pants morelike...

steel id real..

bartali.. is smoke still cumming out your ears...lol..

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why smoke TT?  Do you think that was expensive?  All Italian frames cost a lot in the UK in the 1980s.  By the mid eighties a Pinarello or a Colnago would set you back £500 frame and folks only.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a gorgeous bike, Bartali.  I think you should race it again.


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