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View Poll Results: Which silca?
White full frame
18.52%
Chrome full frame
14.81%
White flat top
16.67%
Gray flat top
5.56%
Blue flat top
20.37%
Paint the white full pump to match the frame
11.11%
None of the above
9.26%
Alternate each ride.
3.70%
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Old 03-28-15, 03:18 PM
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White flat top





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Old 03-28-15, 03:28 PM
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KAS: How about the white frame fit and some moisturizer for the saddle? It looks very dry.

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Old 03-28-15, 03:30 PM
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Paint it to match the frame color.

That's my plan for the Della Santa.
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Blue, sets off the trim colors.
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White flat top with white water bottle. Compass Chinook Pass tires (blue label).

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White frame fit or do as Grady says.
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I thought a white bottle might be too much white - but, as the title says, I have bad taste.

I also don't have a good vintage reg white bottle around.

Aren't chinook's clinchers? I'm keeping this as God and Pinarello intended - tubular. The tires have a bit of life left still - I'll replace them with FMBs when the time comes.
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Old 03-28-15, 03:52 PM
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Whatever decent pump riders were using at the time. Anything that reeks of conscious color coordination is suspect. Just my opinion of course.
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I would not paint it. As the paint inevitably chips, you'll end up with a shoddy-looking pump on a nice-looking frame.
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Non-fixie - Interesting view. I'm vain - and I do want to maximize the aesthetic appeal. The flat tops are all "correct" for the era. I'm partial to the blue.

CV-6 - you didn't need to delete, I wasn't offended and I think there's truth to what you said. I don't worry about the bikes I ride more...I worry about the show boats, and this is firmly in the 2nd category.

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Nah.

I'm at (yet) another soccer tournament and this is a blazing hot topic.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Interesting view. I'm vain - and I do want to maximize the aesthetic appeal. The flat tops are all "correct" for the era. I'm partial to the blue.
This is a nice enough bike to fuss over.

No excuses needed.

Edit: The blue is my second choice. It works with the blue items on the bicycle.
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Old 03-28-15, 04:04 PM
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Blue flat pump. White bottle.
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Chrome or aluminum flat top, on that bike. And lose the blue cable housing & bar tape; what were you thinking? And the blue logo; what the hell was Pinarello thinking?
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I'd like to submit a write-in vote for "replace seat".
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Must coordinate outfit (including helmet and socks) and frame, and alternate full frame pump color to complement the outfit. In other words, if you're wearing a yellow outfit to match the yellow highlights on the bike, the pump would be yellow. If you're wearing a red outfit to match the lettering on the bike, red pump. NEVER match the outfit and pump with the frame color, just the highlights/details of labeling, striping, etc.
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LOL- ouch! I like the blue.
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I'd like to submit a write-in vote for "replace seat".
Yeah - I know what you mean. I have a Rudi for it, but I don't know how I feel about it yet.
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I think all of the options you've listed are good so I didn't vote. I think a pump painted to match the frame might be best of all. I like the blue a lot but -- for me -- I'm don't think it's working on the tape right now. Maybe if you added a blue saddle, but I s'pose that might throw off the (late 70s?) look.

But honestly KonAaron, it's your taste in music that I'm worried about.
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LOL- ouch! I like the blue.
See. I knew you had an aesthetic sense. Don't bull shine us. You just wanted to show off all you pompes.

But you do have one problem. Get rid of that frickin black tape under the water bottle clamps, fer kreissakes.

Use blue. Or white.
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Blue.

That 70's shag carpet green is hawt.
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That's one of the, if not the nicest Pins I've ever seen.
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It's actually mid-60s, not 70s. It's definitely an interesting one...Galmozzi built. I'd love to talk to someone who knew more about the early brand.

Copy on the tape under the cage. It wasn't a pump show off... It's a cry for help!

Like lost said earlier...music is entirely subjective. Except for Elton John. He sucks.
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I like the blue too. The pump, housings and down tube decal all echo pretty well. But the bar tape clashes just a tad. It'll darken up though.

Brake housings a bit too long.
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Grey flat top. I like a pump with a minimized visual presence. The grey works with the other components and becomes one of them... the frame has plenty of "pop" all by itself.
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