allow me to apologize in advance for posting such a new bike here, but since everyone in Road and General cycling is only concerend with how fast and light there 2011 bike will be this is about the only place to post great used bikes.
I somehow managed to stumble accross a 'grail' bike on ebay. despite my dislike for 'sniping' I decided to give it a go. the results were suprising not only did I actually win *yea for me* it was less than my max bid. OK OK since you already looked at the pic with further adoo my newest arrival.
This is a '96-98 Ti Mega Tube with Columbus steel fork. the frame is Columbus Hyperion 3/2.5 Ti with a huge airfoild shaped DT to help stiffen the frame. I have to check the date code (however you decipher that) and check the exact year though.
The group is Campi Record Ti 8spd. mavic Reflex SUP rims. the bike was incredably dirty when it came (it was sold for the owner by an antiques dealer in Louisville) so obviously the owner just rode it and hung it up wet. I didn't think to take pics before I ripped off the hedious mottled celest and black tape. but I did snap a few precleanup pics. it is hard to tell in the pics but the frame was very dirty and dingy looking. after a liberal cleaning with some simple green and a hose it looks much better.
I'll have to make a few changes to "Bianchigirlize" it so I'll try and keep everyone up to date as I go. the stem certainly needs to go and I dislike the 'anotomic' handlebars so they are likely gonners too.