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Old 11-19-15, 02:42 PM
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Wiggo is one of us

He is just as a big a bike nerd as we are.

Exclusive: Sir Bradley Wiggins discusses his classic bike collection - Cycling Weekly



His taste runs to formerly-owned-by-pros and he has deep pockets.
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Old 11-19-15, 02:52 PM
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And he likes Joy Division.
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Old 11-19-15, 02:55 PM
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Oh, great, another deep-pocketed hoarder with a bunch of wall-hangers. Now we can blame pb*bikes and Wiggo for driving up auction prices.
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Old 11-19-15, 06:35 PM
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Looks like we should be following him on Instagram...
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Old 11-19-15, 06:53 PM
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I just saw that today. Isn't Eric Clapton a vintage bike collector also? He can have all those 80/90's bikes as it's not my favorite time period. I was actually going to post this up. lol.
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He's been knighted? Wellllll.......OK.
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Old 11-19-15, 07:16 PM
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They knighted Tom and his Jones, Rod "Hot Legs" Stewart, Jerry Lewis and heck even Bono. So I don't think it takes too much to earn that title.
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Old 11-19-15, 07:19 PM
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Knighthood is dead.
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Old 11-19-15, 07:41 PM
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Sigh... Cycling weekly describes Ballerini's C40 and shows a pic of his Titanio. I'd expect that from People or something but a cycling mag? And a C40 no less!
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Old 11-19-15, 07:44 PM
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Maybe that's why they're called Weekly and not Cycling Daily. It's not a full time thing for them.
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Tom Simpson WC stripes jersey! OMG!
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Imagine selling some nubbin' on the bay and than having to address it to a real Sir and all...

It's good to know though that he's in the cult.
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Every knight has vices. I'd have probably gone for Guinevere, too.
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I've been hunting for a Moser Leader AX for awhile now, he is my size, maybe I'll shoot him an offer

I knew he was into vintage stuff when, a few years ago, he was asked which bike frame he liked the most and he instantly responded with "C40".
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
I've been hunting for a Moser Leader AX for awhile now, he is my size, maybe I'll shoot him an offer

I knew he was into vintage stuff when, a few years ago, he was asked which bike frame he liked the most and he instantly responded with "C40".
....and he stated that he hasn't ridden one!

“The C40 was probably my favourite bike. I’ve never actually ridden one, but just to look at it… It was my favourite. I have a frame but haven’t built it up yet. I picked it up off of eBay.”
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....and he stated that he hasn't ridden one!

“The C40 was probably my favourite bike. I’ve never actually ridden one, but just to look at it… It was my favourite. I have a frame but haven’t built it up yet. I picked it up off of eBay.”
Read more at Exclusive: Sir Bradley Wiggins discusses his classic bike collection - Cycling Weekly

Well -- Pinarello might be not so happy if he was photo'ed riding around town on a Colnago ---- thats why he mentioned one the Colnago's was going to be his coffee shop cruiser when he retires. He's so tall and lanky, he likely gets recognized everywhere he goes too

But game on for the Big Mig TT bikes !
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He seems like a cool guy!
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And he likes Joy Division.
I noticed that before the frame. I'm a closet goth.
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Old 11-20-15, 01:20 PM
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I noticed that before the frame. I'm a closet goth.
My wife is more of a fan than I, but I'd recognize that shirt a mile away.
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Old 11-20-15, 01:56 PM
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Cool stuff/collection!
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Very cool guy with very cool taste. I sort of wrote him off as a GC contender early on because of his track background. Too good at something too different, was my reasoning.

And he looks like a lost Weasley brother.

Boy was I wrong!

Very cool guy. Great interviews.

He and I ride the same size bikes. We have very similar taste in music. And clothes....

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