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Old 05-22-12, 01:19 PM   #1
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Fiorelli Milano San Remo... rider..

Hello, I have found this web site helpful over the years. Thought I would register.

I used to ride a Fuji Royale in high school and college and put some 5000 miles on the old girl. She sat in my basement as I raised my kids and rode mountain bikes for commuting and dad duties. I dusted off the Fuji and enjoyed skinny tires so much that I did the "fixed gear" thing with a Fuji track bike off e-bay for under $300. Sold off the Fuji Royale, for a kick back two speed hub for the Fuji Track.

Last year I decided to get a decent road bike again and right or wrong went for vintage Italian steel.

I have now a tidy Fiorelli San Remo in stock form sans tires and grip tape.
http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/fio...orelli%201.pdf

I don't like that French Crank on there... I want it to be all Italian. Although perhaps it is just fine as I am French/Italian/German. Perhaps I need a German part to round things out in an even more odd way.

Like others on the net have said the Modolo brakes don't grab as much as I would like, I'll swap out pads before I get some Campy NR brakes or Giplemme side pulls.

I really enjoy this frame... Panasport Gumwalls pumped up to 120psi and I can eat up the miles here in flat Indiana.
The frame is comfortable and tracks nicely, and on a recent ride with some carbon fibre bike riders I wasn't complaining about the road beating me up like they were.... and I lead the draft on my 30 ish year old machine and 46 year old body.

Anyway happy with a bike that I wanted when i was 17... and you don't see them passing everywhere. I met up with this carbon fibre crew on a few miles out of town... I don't know what they thought of me using tennis shoes in toe clips with gumwall tires.... till I took the lead on the draft......

This 46 year old want's to deliver subs for Jimmy John's one afternoon on the Fuji Track with fixed gear in place.

P.S. I love ridding my Fuji Track with 2 speed kickback on rollers... great set-up and gearing for a good workout/2 speeds all you need.

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Old 05-22-12, 02:52 PM   #2
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Hello indianavince,

Welcome to Bike Forums.

Show us what you got June 9th at The Speedway Track.
Riding my 4th 100 mile ride then.

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Do they measure the Indy ride on the low or high side of the track... it could be 100 or 125 miles depending on how high up you ride???

I am not into carting myself off 50 or more miles to ride in a pack, did plenty of Patch Rides in the 1980's. For now I will do my rides close to home... and if I pack myself up it will be to go camping or sailing... I don't live on a lake!
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Do they measure the Indy ride on the low or high side of the track... it could be 100 or 125 miles depending on how high up you ride???

I am not into carting myself off 50 or more miles to ride in a pack, did plenty of Patch Rides in the 1980's. For now I will do my rides close to home... and if I pack myself up it will be to go camping or sailing... I don't live on a lake!
We just use are bike computers for the mileage.

Most riders stay out of the pacelines.
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