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    dark side pinarello

    posting this here because i like this forum. anyways, i have always wanted one of these. im wanting to get back into crit racing and i thought this would be a good bike to race with.
    Semper fi

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    Ooooooo, a Shiny Plastic Rocket Ship! Very nice looking (for that sort of thing!) Good luck and be safe out there.

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    Cool bike!

    Now I see why the steel bicycles went bye bye.

    Is it brand spankin' new?

    BTW I rented a FP3 the last time we were in Tuscany.

    One of the nicer bicycles I ever rode.

    Double btw. Lose some spacers before you post it in the road forums. They'll just tell you to slam it anyway.

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    Is it a real Chinese one or a fake Chinese one?

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    its a real 2012 pinarello fp team. it was a display model.i havent recieved it yet, so the spacers will come out. new fizik saddle and a few other upgrades.
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    Good luck in the crits!
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    Good luck in the crits!

    +1

    See a lot of CF Pinarellos here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    Now I see why the steel bicycles went bye bye.
    I don't, sorry. Which is not to say it isn't an interesting and pretty bike. But replace steel? Noop.

    But all seriousness aside, why do they put bends like that in the stay and fork of a CF frame? Ah, never mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    +1

    See a lot of CF Pinarellos here.

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    They are all the rage here too. I passed at least 20 last weekend, the first real spring day. All the old guys with money for bikes like that were out
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    [QUOTE=jimmuller;15362566]I don't, sorry. Which is not to say it isn't an interesting and pretty bike. But replace steel? Noop.

    I was referring to our man Shawn here selling of his steel to fund this hot rod.

    FWIW I can't remember the last time I saw someone race a steel framed bicycle in the Tuesday night crits here in St. Paul.

    Gone the way of the hula hoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    They are all the rage here too. I passed at least 20 last weekend, the first real spring day. All the old guys with money for bikes like that were out
    Isn't that the truth.

    I had a CF Colnago Extreme Power until last spring.

    Whale of a bicycle, but just wasn't my thing.....

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    i'm sure if it came in black this guy would be all over it :


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    forks bent...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mapleleafs-13 View Post
    i'm sure if it came in black this guy would be all over it :

    Last edited by gomango; 03-08-13 at 04:55 PM.

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    The bends are suppose to act as a suspension to smooth out rough pavement, got my race bike, now it's time to build my steel collection back up. I enjoy riding the nice vintage steel bikes more, but I've been wanting to get back into racing. I miss it. I don't expect everyone to like it.
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    I hope you win, so you can say "I don't follow no dogma."

    Nice bike. I've had similar thoughts lately.
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    I like it. The forks bent comment was just low hanging fruit
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    Mine with carbon Record...

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    Quote Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
    Mine with carbon Record...

    Sweet!

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    Whether it's a modern bike like yours or a C&V bike from the past, what will be important is the geometry of the frame. What you'd want is the quickest handling you can get, which usually means a steep head angle and short rear triangle (shorter wheelbase) so you can do the quick maneuvering in the pack when racing criteriums.

    Good luck racing on your "Rello"!

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    Since you posted on a Classic and Vintage forum, my comment is that it should be interesting to see how it ages. I love steel because of its timeless, classic beauty. I wonder how will these will look to us in 20, 30... 40 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Thin Man View Post
    Since you posted on a Classic and Vintage forum, my comment is that it should be interesting to see how it ages. I love steel because of its timeless, classic beauty. I wonder how will these will look to us in 20, 30... 40 years?
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    I just like the look of a skinny tubed bicycle. "Thin is In"

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    so hawt. I hope you are slamming the stem. Direct quote from 2 days ago from by frame building teacher who likes traditional bikes and has been building for over 30 years: "I think 'because something looks cool' is as good a reason as any to do something on a bike".
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    Nice bikes don't have an expiry date.

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    I like all bikes, each one has its intended purpose. If I wasn't planning on racing I wouldn't need this. But I am.so I do. But I do agree, in 4-5 years this bike will be outdated. Something new and better will replace it. That can't be said about steel.
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