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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    On it's way, and I can't wait!

    Will be here Friday, and I am SO stoked!




    I've been jonesing for some old school Italian steel since I foolishly sold my Pinarello.

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    Wouldn't be my first color choice, but very classy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ablaut View Post
    Wouldn't be my first color choice, but very classy!
    My Pinarello back in 1985:



    I've always been a sucker for that fade paint job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    My Pinarello back in 1985:
    The white w/blue/yellow/red was big stuff - same color as Alexi Grewal's '84 Olympic-win machine. Basso copied the scheme as well.

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    same color as Alexi Grewal's '84 Olympic-win machine.
    I got mine from the same shop that supplied his: Denver Spoke.
    I should have never sold that bike. I tried to buy it back, but the guy I sold it to sold it to someone in LA and never did know the guys name. So it's gone for good, I think. Oh well, the Basso will be a great replacement!

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    Wow, you could afford a Pinarello back in '85??


    All I could afford in 1982 was a Sears 'Free Spirit' (real 10-speed).

    Think I paid $150 for it, new. Took my whole paycheck and made me broke, but I was happy.



    Nice Basso btw. Love the color scheme.
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    ~BF - Steel Club Member #00051

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post
    Wow, you could afford a Pinarello back in '85??


    All I could afford in 1982 was a Sears 'Free Spirit' (real 10-speed).

    Think I paid $150 for it, new. Took my whole paycheck and made me broke, but I was happy.



    Nice Basso btw. Love the color scheme.
    That's better than I could do in '82...I wasn't even conceived yet.
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    I LOVE the paint scheme on both! Red, white, and blue, with chrome headtube lugs? Absolutely hedonistic!
    I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit. View Post
    That's better than I could do in '82...I wasn't even conceived yet.
    Oh Jeeeeez...

    I got married in 1982...
    Last edited by Kotts; 03-18-09 at 06:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wino Ryder View Post
    Wow, you could afford a Pinarello back in '85??
    It took a lot of work and several paychecks to do it, but yes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibliobob View Post
    I LOVE the paint scheme on both! Red, white, and blue, with chrome headtube lugs? Absolutely hedonistic!
    Basso called that paint scheme: "Americana"
    My old Pinarello was the "Arco LA84" paint scheme. Had slightly aero down tube and seat tube.

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    Nice, man - is that a Gap model?
    I like bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prudy View Post
    Nice, man - is that a Gap model?
    I'm 90+% sure. All the Loto's that I've seen have a different seatpost binder bolt setup.

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    Looks beautiful! I love the paint, + it matches your signature!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotts View Post
    Oh Jeeeeez...

    I got married in 1982...
    Heh--I think I got divorced in 82 but we didn't talk very much after she left
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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post

    I've been jonesing for some old school Italian steel since I foolishly sold my Pinarello.
    I did the same, have the same feeling. And a Kestrel didn't exactly make it go away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    I should have never sold that bike. I tried to buy it back, but the guy I sold it to sold it to someone in LA and never did know the guys name. So it's gone for good, I think. Oh well, the Basso will be a great replacement!
    I tried to buy mine back, too, but it's hanging on a collector's wall in Chicago. I console myself by admitting that he won't ride it, so he won't wreck it. I'm sure I'd have fallen over a couple of times by now.

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    It's now Friday in Australia, Asia and Europe.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Tomorrow, tomorrow... Hopefully it arrives before I go to work, otherwise I'll get it on Saturday.

    I am really excited!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    It's now Friday in Australia, Asia and Europe.
    The first day of spring.

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    On the truck, out for delivery...

    I am giddy now.

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    Beautiful bike and I very much like that paint scheme. It has all of the flash of Technicolor cycling. There was a Look that was recently posted here that was similar and here is my Tommaso.


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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    I'm 90+% sure. All the Loto's that I've seen have a different seatpost binder bolt setup.
    He meant is the guy in the photo a Gap model

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    Quote Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
    He meant is the guy in the photo a Gap model
    The guy with the Pinarello?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frpax View Post
    The guy with the Pinarello?
    Yes but I'm just kidding.

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