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    Co-Motion Americano

    After lurking about for some time, I finally have something to post.
    Christmas came early!!


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    Very, very nice! The Americano was one of the three bikes that made it to my shortlist. Bruce Gordon and Curt Goodrich were the other two. While I did not buy an Americano, would love to read a ride report.
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    It's a beaut! You'll love it. I've had my Americano for 3 years now and have taken it twice to New Zealand, to Ireland and to Italy, as well as tours here in the USA. I've found that while it's easier to take it apart and put together from the travel case nowadays, it's still a hassle. So, I try to make it worth my while by going on at least 3-week tours to justify the assembly hassle.
    Enjoy!
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    Beautiful bike. I had considered them for quite a while along with the previously posted Heron. Is that the "Tomato Red?" Nice. How does it ride and fit you?
    None.

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    class ..so give us a run down on your spec,,.
    it really is a fantastic looking bike .
    your wheels,
    what make and size are they,,

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    Nice bike!

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    Congratulations!
    I wanted a Americano Co-Pilot but Portland Bike Gallery that is a dealer here in Portland Oregon just blowed me off all three times I inquired about them. So I bought a new 2005 Trek 520 in Vancouver Washington for $849.00 So I now have three thousand more dollars to spend on my next tour.

    Nice bike. The S+S couplings are just a smart way to go. Maybe some day I'll buy a frame set and build it myself.

    Ciao,
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    Sore saddle cyclist Shifty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
    Congratulations!
    I wanted a Americano Co-Pilot but Portland Bike Gallery that is a dealer here in Portland Oregon just blowed me off all three times I inquired about them. So I bought a new 2005 Trek 520 in Vancouver Washington for $849.00 So I now have three thousand more dollars to spend on my next tour.

    Nice bike. The S+S couplings are just a smart way to go. Maybe some day I'll buy a frame set and build it myself.

    Ciao,
    Timothy
    You should have come to Eugene to buy the Co-Mo, not only is the dealer high on the brand, you could go to the factory to be measured and fit.
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
    Congratulations!
    I wanted a Americano Co-Pilot but Portland Bike Gallery that is a dealer here in Portland Oregon just blowed me off all three times I inquired about them. So I bought a new 2005 Trek 520 in Vancouver Washington for $849.00 So I now have three thousand more dollars to spend on my next tour.

    Nice bike. The S+S couplings are just a smart way to go. Maybe some day I'll buy a frame set and build it myself.

    Ciao,
    Timothy
    Why not just send in your 520 for a S&S retrofit?

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim24k View Post
    I wanted a Americano Co-Pilot but Portland Bike Gallery that is a dealer here in Portland Oregon just blowed me off all three times
    I went there to my pickup my shipped touring bike and after they serviced the rearhub, and 200 miles later, while changing a flat, I noticed the rear wheel would only free spin about 1.5 revs. Bad thing for a 50 yo fat boy on a self supported tour! (Yes, I know I should have checked it before leaving.)

    A great bike, I want one but life has not freed up the funding yet! Congrats!

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shifty View Post
    You should have come to Eugene to buy the Co-Mo, not only is the dealer high on the brand, you could go to the factory to be measured and fit.
    I thought about that. I even had a chat with the Co-Motion factory guys only to be told they don't sell direct, DRATS! But they would be happy fit me for the dealer. If I have to work that hard to spending my cash I take it as a sign that it wasn't meant to be.

    Oh well, I have the 520 now and it is growing on me a lot. I'll more than likely have some S&S couplings retrofit on her. And lust for an Americano Co-Pilot frame set. I would rather build it with Phil Wood hubs front and back anyway.

    See you on the road.

    Ciao,
    Timothy

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