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Old 09-13-08, 08:02 PM   #1
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Raced my Riggio track bike, vintage unknown

I bought a Riggio track bike from the shop manager (my boss) prior to 1989 but after 1983. He had bought it from the rep for his girlfriend but she declined so I bought it. I raced it a few years later at T-Town, two days (five races), and basically didn't ride it again until this past Wednesday. I got it rideable (sort of) and raced it up in Londonderry NH at the NE Velodrome. Very low key, very friendly, bring mosquito repellant.

Track racing is nice because the equipment, at a beginner level, is virtually insignificant. Your gear choice and position are probably more significant than anything else, except in time trial type events. I rolled on a just-purchased 32H OEM type front wheel, decent rear wheel, and a 7 pound frame/fork/headset rig. Except when I tried to coast, stop at the portapottie, or stop at my car, things went smoothly. Those aforementioned bits were a bit more awkward.

More here. The bike:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...ke-part-1.html
Finishing the bike and racing:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...me-racing.html
The bike in its current state:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...ke-part-2.html

Although not a C&V type person in general, I got a kick out of racing the Riggio.

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Old 09-13-08, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-08, 10:10 AM   #3
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I love this story.
and the bike is no slouch either.

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I am kind of late joining this thread.

See this thread/s for additional Riggio info

riggio bikes?
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Old 02-04-14, 08:36 AM   #5
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Hey,

I know I'm way late to the party but if anyone knows of a Riggio Bike being sold anywhere. Please let me know! Trying to get a few more back in the Family!

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