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Whats so special about Italian bikes?

Old 01-13-19, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
I think we can stop beating on this guy, lest we become what we are complaining about. He's taken his lumps and then some and Robbie Tunes, whom the post was directed towards, has aptly defended himself.
I think it is water under the bridge. He needs to jump back in on a thread, post pics of some of his bikes, etc.
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Apparently you have spent your time riding junk if you think for one second that any of the Japanese bikes could hold a candle to Pinarello, Basso or Colnago.
Guess that I have been riding junk, also. This is not Italian and it is the finest riding bike that I ever owned...

This is not Italian but it ranks very high in great riding bike...

This is not Italian but it is a superb handling and riding bike(pretty dirty, though and not so spry with those huge tires but it is Japanese and I presently have close to 9000 kilometers on the bike) when one considers the rough roads I ride in Jamaica...

And, in all my years of finding, building and riding vintage road bicycles, I have never heard anyone, even one time, put down the qualities of the famed and well earned fame of the Miyata 1000...

But don't get me all wrong. There are some pretty decent Italian steeds also and this late sixties Atala Pro really blows my kilt up...
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
I suspected that people would have that opinion about theMondial,to be a "beginner" Ferrari. But Ferrari did sell quite a lot of them and no reason to expect that much different build quality on them.
My uncle who's a serious classic car collector has a Ferrari 365 Boxer (Rarer pre-cursor of the 512BB) and a Lamborghini Muira, I've been in and out of those cars, much older cars but they pretty much have the same build philosophy. So such had been happening with Italian exotic car companies for a long time.
I actually prefer the "Honesty" that his 65 427 SC Cobra. it's all out there to see and it delivers exactly what is expected. I've been trying to tell him for many years now that it could actually be the best car in his collection.

Hmmmmm... maybe that's why I fell so in love with my Davidson Signature.......
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Great analogy too. Though leads into the Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari ego rivalry. Of the handful Cobra Daytona coupes, only one was made in CA. The remaining fabricated in Italy. ;")

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