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Road Test/Bike Review (1973) Ferrare Super Chrome

Old 04-07-19, 08:16 AM
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Another obscure (to me anyways) brand that would be cool to ride. Anyone have one of these?
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"All the tubes are in the right place." High praise indeed!
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"All the tubes are in the right place." High praise indeed!
Yeah, we take for granted now all the groundwork that it took to get to the highly refined entry level bike greatness that was the 70's... like getting all the tubes, and then getting all those tubes in the right place. We are cycling on the shoulders of the giants before us... well, not ACTUALLY on their shoulders, but you get the concept.
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Loving all the ads Speed... not only for the insight of what was important to the reviewers (and thus the consumers of the time, sorta), but for the really enjoyable writing style shown within the articles. Even though I might not have posted on each and every one of them posted by you, I am thankful for the effort you've put forth to share these. Thanks again.
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Loving all the ads Speed... not only for the insight of what was important to the reviewers (and thus the consumers of the time, sorta), but for the really enjoyable writing style shown within the articles. Even though I might not have posted on each and every one of them posted by you, I am thankful for the effort you've put forth to share these. Thanks again.
You're very welcome, Uncle. I think as Bicycling! continues through the 70s writing and photos are only going to improve.
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Yeah, I think they are pretty interesting and fit quite well in this forum. I wonder what the handling on the bike felt like. The seat tube is 59 cm and the top tube only 53. The angle on the fork looks pretty sharp, not much curve.
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Yeah, I think they are pretty interesting and fit quite well in this forum. I wonder what the handling on the bike felt like. The seat tube is 59 cm and the top tube only 53. The angle on the fork looks pretty sharp, not much curve.
I'm going to quote Foghorn Leghorn with my guesstimation of the handling, "I say, I say son, I bet that bicycle there is twitchier than a long tail cat in a rocking chair factory".
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