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Old 02-26-09, 04:59 PM   #26
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What is it about italian steel that is so very cool?
Panache

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Old 02-26-09, 05:02 PM   #27
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I'm liking that Rossin a lot. Funny thing was, I always though it was simply pronounced Raz-in, but I was corrected the other day, and I was told it was Row-zez-in. I had Faggin wrong too!
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beautiful!!!
Woohoo. My headset arrived today. Now if the PBK gods are kind I might be riding it by next weekend and have full build pics to go along with the rest of the herd here..

BTW, it's a 1988 RL.
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Old 02-26-09, 05:03 PM   #28
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What is it about italian steel that is so very cool?
The same thing that makes a 1959 Ferrari what it is. There's just something special there. That little extra special attention to detail. Classic... clean... cool... and like TXVINTAGE said... Panache.
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Old 02-26-09, 05:04 PM   #29
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Yeah, I know, it's posted elsewhere on BF. Could not resist. Vive la STEEL!
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What is it about italian steel that is so very cool?
Italian culture still values craftsmanship and it shows in their bikes. When I walk around and old Italian city, I am amazed by the number of craftsman still available to restore the old buildings. Try to find a good stone mason in the US; it takes some work.
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Old 02-26-09, 05:31 PM   #31
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Not the best pic but...

199? Colnago Master. I think it was the model briefly called "Olympic." My wife is actually riding it and it's primarily Campy Record 8. If some plans I have come to be it'll come back to me and I plan orn retro-fitting it with vintage Super Record that's on the Basso below it.



198? Basso. Grabbed the frame from eBay and the inappropriate fork from Performance. Scored some Super Record off Campy Only classifieds. I like it but I hope to move the SR to the 'nago above.



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Old 02-26-09, 05:33 PM   #32
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my favorites-classic and modern steel:




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Old 02-26-09, 05:36 PM   #33
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All very good points and I agree with every one of them.

Let's hope for some sunshine soon so I can ride my new-old Colnago
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Old 02-26-09, 05:57 PM   #34
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Wow, am I gonna post a pic of my Pegoretti Marcelo with Record 10?
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Old 02-26-09, 06:10 PM   #35
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You should!
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Hand-built in America, designed by an Italian:

The integrated frame pump isn't on in this picture:










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I miss it terribly...
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I owned a 1972 Gibson Flying V: Sold it. I owned a 1993 BMW K75s motorcycle in Porsche yellow: Sold it.... I won't make the same mistake with my Colnago. I will keep it forever. I'm so stoked.
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Not even one-tenth as cool as anything here, but oh well.
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Not even one-tenth as cool as anything here, but oh well.
Great bike! I love steel Bianchis in celeste! (lose the Frisbee on the rear wheel though)
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I did, that's an old photo. Also got a Fizik Pave on the thing, and the obligatory Specialized Water Bottles of Doom.
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Cool. Don't ever get rid of that Bianchi!
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Thanks, I probably can't afford another bike for a while in any case.

I'm thinking of changing the group, though, the triple is useless in south-eastern VA, and I'd like something better than Mirage.
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Circa 1989 if someone can help me nail down the year that would be helpful.



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Great looking bike! I have an 88 Bianchi that I'm in the process of cleaning up. Will post pictures when I'm done.
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Old 02-26-09, 09:00 PM   #45
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Really bad pic... I'll take a better one later.

83-85 Bianchi of some kind. I put Crank Bros Quattro SL pedals on it.... is that a no no?

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STEEL is REAL
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Colnago Master X-light

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WHAT!? No Modolo brakes!?
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