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    Yuk???

    Been thinking about it for some time and a decision has to be made--And I made it today. Walked into the shop and the owner had all the answers to a few questions I had made a few weeks ago. At that time I still had a couple of options but they had settled down to two choices. So I ordered it- Sight unseen and just ordered it on the specification- and a good price. Size is not a problem although it could be a bit tight if it comes in Italian sizing. Then they told me the only only colour choice and it is Silver and White.

    I don't like white and silver is not my favourite colour. Just Hope I won't regret it.
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    Jacket? Helmet? Shoes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Been thinking about it for some time and a decision has to be made--And I made it today. Walked into the shop and the owner had all the answers to a few questions I had made a few weeks ago. At that time I still had a couple of options but they had settled down to two choices. So I ordered it- Sight unseen and just ordered it on the specification- and a good price. Size is not a problem although it could be a bit tight if it comes in Italian sizing. Then they told me the only only colour choice and it is Silver and White.

    I don't like white and silver is not my favourite colour. Just Hope I won't regret it.
    I am totally mystified. ???
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    I don't like white and silver is not my favourite colour. Just Hope I won't regret it.
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    White Italian suit with silver trim. Should look good.

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    Ferraris' look good in any color, don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Been thinking about it for some time and a decision has to be made--And I made it today. Walked into the shop and the owner had all the answers to a few questions I had made a few weeks ago. At that time I still had a couple of options but they had settled down to two choices. So I ordered it- Sight unseen and just ordered it on the specification- and a good price. Size is not a problem although it could be a bit tight if it comes in Italian sizing. Then they told me the only only colour choice and it is Silver and White.

    I don't like white and silver is not my favourite colour. Just Hope I won't regret it.
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    Shoes??!??

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    Tighty whities?
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    Manziere?

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    Come on Stapfam, which bike did you pick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post

    Come on Stapfam, which bike did you pick?
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Wooooh........dood! Awesome!......

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    What happened to the Giant you were going to get?
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    Wow...Beautiful bike!!!!

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    Eh. Kind of plain looking, don't you think?






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    Looking at the picture that bike is so light it actually floats in midair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    There are some machines that should never me mentioned in the same post as the Word YuK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_V View Post
    What happened to the Giant you were going to get?
    Tried ordering a Giant right now?--They just are not available in the UK. Looked for a TCX in "S" size-No defy's available- TCR are just as bad. The only ones I could get were top end that I cannot afford- or models I was not interested in. The Whyte Cross bike is not available in a 51- they don't make that size yet and I have not been able to find a dealer with a cross bike in stock-let alone a 53 so I could try for size.

    So Pinarello-- I was looking for an FP1 but The concessionaire has none in stock--The dealers that have them listed as a 2011 bike- Don't have a 50 frame in any colour and once again they are not available unless I want the largest frames.

    This bike is to be my Runaround bike--Won't call it a beater but it will be the everyday bike--Unless it rides really well- in which case it may get elevated.

    Going against the current buying trend--This is an Aluminium frame and that is what I was looking for. Triple butted lightweight and race Geometry--Similar to my Boreas and will not be much heavier. Wheels are the let down and I may have to buy a decent set for it.

    Other bikes that were in the running were some good deals I was offered in a Scott CR1 Pro and a few Felts. Once again- not available in my size so It was look at what was available. The UNO was not my first choice- till I tried a test ride of an FP1 a mate has. They are no longer available so I trust the UNO is just as good as it is the replacement for the FP1.

    AND THE COLOUR-- Shows how much it doesn't interest me as it was not till I got home that I found out what a Silver/White bike looks like. The white is still not my choice but the silver does not look too bad.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Looks like you ride the same size frame as I do. If it gets too cold to ride there just send it to me and I will make sure you get a good 6.5k on it this year.
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    You could always strip it down to just the frame before you ride it and take the frame down to the local auto repair shoppe and have them paint it a more pleasing colour like British Racing Green or such.

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    All that money and no pedals...

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    A beautiful looking bike. Congrats!

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