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Old 11-13-10, 11:06 PM
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Old 11-13-10, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rat fink
Ah, this view ruined it for me. Lust negated!
Why?

Does he have a spec of dust on there?

Point out where it is and I'm sure the good man will clean her right up.
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Old 11-14-10, 12:06 AM
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Since BBM hasn't posted a full side shot of it, I'll help him out. it looks like this, only blue.


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Old 11-14-10, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Roger M
Since BBM hasn't posted a full side shot of it, I'll help him out. it looks like this, only blue.
I got this.

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Old 11-14-10, 12:32 AM
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I didn't know they made a Regal in that color...
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Old 11-14-10, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Why?

Does he have a spec of dust on there?

Point out where it is and I'm sure the good man will clean her right up.
Oh, it was just a joke about the triple. Seriously though, EL-OS? Love!
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Old 11-14-10, 12:37 AM
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A 175 triple, that's like a mountain bike crank. Planning to climb some cliffs?
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Old 11-14-10, 12:52 AM
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WOW...I haven't been that teased since junior high! WHAT A BEAUTY.

Noglider...my De Rosa is no where near as clean or cherry.
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Old 11-14-10, 01:46 AM
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John, I want your Record triple!

From what I've seen thus far, it's a very classy machine. Great work, sir.
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John, I want your Record triple!

From what I've seen thus far, it's a very classy machine. Great work, sir.
You're too young for a Record triple.
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Old 11-14-10, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rat fink
Oh, it was just a joke about the triple. Seriously though, EL-OS? Love!
Agreed EL-OS is nice.

Don't own one with this tubeset, but have ridden one quite a bit.

....and BBM in his ride report states:

San Ramon to Sunol, then up and over Palomares to Dublin and back home. Testing out the new sled, it's nice. Wind was a bit of a bother coming back. ~43 miles and 2300 or so feet of climbing.

I'd wager I would have put triple or compacts on all of my bikes when I was 22 years old if I had to do that much climbing.

Heck, I complain about riding in and out of the river bluffs here in St. Paul.

Can't imagine riding in the hills/mountains all day.

I'd have to actually work on the bike.

Now BBM, where are those full side view shots anyway?
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What year is it?
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I understand now why he switched Primatos.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I understand now why he switched Primatos.
I won't trade out any of my remaining De Rosas.

I will add one though in a couple of years.

....or when one as nice as John's falls into my lap.

All of BBM's bikes are pristine, well-conceived examples though.

I think he's the type of guy to do things properly, or he'll wait until he can.

That's why the Primatos were switched, I'd guess.

This Primato's color has me mesmerized, I must say.

I've looked at these pics about five times now.
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Originally Posted by gomango

This Primato's color has me mesmerized, I must say.

I've looked at these pics about five times now.
I agree. The color is beautiful. It reminds me of Periwinkle, only this looks darker.
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Old 11-14-10, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gomango
Now BBM, where are those full side view shots anyway?
What, nobody found the hidden link in my last post? Or this one.
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Old 11-14-10, 09:16 AM
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B.B.M.

Looks great!

Post some pics after you get the fenders and racks installed!
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Perfect.
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Very Beautiful!!! Everything works great together.
I agree with Gomango, the blue is absolutely amazing.

If I remember correctly you thought the headset may be too bulky for the build, personally I think it is a perfect fit.
I am sure it rides as nice as it looks, well done.

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What year was the frame made in? And what's your inseam?

What is that shade of blue called?
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Exquisite build!
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Originally Posted by bigbossman




HUBBA HUBBA! What a beautiful build...everything looks so clean and crisp...PERFECT.
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