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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-27-05, 01:30 AM   #1
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vredestein fortezza tricomp

i hear a lot of goodness about vredestein fortezza... does anyone ride on the tricomp version? how do you like it?

also, any links to WHITE fortezzas would be nice.

lastly: how do you pronounce "vredestein fortezza" anyway?
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Old 12-27-05, 08:46 AM   #2
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"ver-red-es-tine for-tay-zah" < something like that i think.
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the fortezza tricomps are great tires, but do not skid or even skip on them much at all, they will not last -- too soft.
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i ride the fortezza's and the volante se's. i love 'em both, but the se's last longer (and are cheaper)
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Originally Posted by drolldurham
lastly: how do you pronounce "vredestein fortezza" anyway?
Fortezza is Italian, I presume. Therefore: for-TAYTZ-zuh. With rolled r's, etc.

Vredestein is Dutch, and I don't know how to pronounce Dutch (or Flemish, which is essentially the same thing).
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