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    To infinity and beyond Anders K's Avatar
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    Help with italian to english translation!

    Just bought a secondhand tandem, Bianchi Lo Spillone.
    Could someone translate the name for me? What does it mean?
    Thanks

    /Anders
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    "The Hairpin", not that it does a lot of good, 4 1/2 months later.

    Funny name for a tandem.

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    I think it means "your mother's dresses are beautiful on your grandpa".
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    To infinity and beyond Anders K's Avatar
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    Thanks Hugh, but what the heck is a "Hairpin"?
    Eat my saddle ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders K
    Thanks Hugh, but what the heck is a "Hairpin"?
    Anders--I'm hoping that in your case it means a real tight turn, like a switchback:




    It could be something your sister uses to hold up her hair, although that would make even less sense as a name for a tandem than the switchback thing.

    Much, much more info than you were probably after. Sorry.

    Cheers.

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    Hugh, you are probably right about the switchback. Thanks for taking the time explaining.
    Take care.

    /Anders
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    I think "lo spillone" was at some time used to describe a military jet, sharp as a pin, from there the word was derived from its original meaning.

    It seems similar to "concorde", which originally meant "harmony" to describe the countries coming together to build the airplane, then Chrysler used the name for one its most aerodynamic profiled cars.

    Just an assumption.

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    Cycliste, that seems like the most likely assumption. Thanks.
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    In Italian Spillone would be a large "Spillo" or a pin. Since Bianchi makes some hybrid/city bikes with the brand name Spillo, I am guessing that at one point they made a Spillo built for two, which would be a Spillone. With a name like that your tandem must look sharp.

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    Marcello, so it is a brand name Bianchi used on a group of hybrid/citybikes. Yes, my bike is kind of a tandem hybrid. I would guess it is from the middle of the eighties with a colormatch that clearly states circa 1985 :-) it is pretty cool I think.
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