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Old 03-17-09, 11:03 PM   #1
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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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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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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.

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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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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!
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That's better than I could do in '82...I wasn't even conceived yet.
Oh Jeeeeez...

I got married in 1982...

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It took a lot of work and several paychecks to do it, but yes...
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Old 03-18-09, 04:37 PM   #11
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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?
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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He meant is the guy in the photo a Gap model
The guy with the Pinarello?
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Yes but I'm just kidding.
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