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Giordana XL_Strada: Anyone Familiar With This?

Old 03-31-11, 08:44 PM
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Giordana XL_Strada: Anyone Familiar With This?

I picked up this bike off of CL and other than a 1993 Bikepedia entry, I did not see very much info. Anyone have any additional info on it?

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Here goes a link to some Giordana framesets and the geometry.
It has a little info there also. I had an older Giordana made from SL with nearly an identical paintjob, I wish I still had it.

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I was debating that one fender, but didn't feel like going out to glenn mills or wherever it was. Uber low end Campy.
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how cheap was it?
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It was a very good deal. Not sure if he'd want me mentioning price.
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cool. Is it me or does it look like it has a very long top tube?
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Excell is VERY cool tubing and Dario Pegoretti built a least some of the Giordana frames. I don't know if this would be one, but he loved Excell and had a relationship with the Excell owner.

Cool bike!!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
It was a very good deal. Not sure if he'd want me mentioning price.
$150. Could have gone lower but I was on my lunch hour and had to get back. Also hard to negotiate price in a suit and tie.....
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
cool. Is it me or does it look like it has a very long top tube?
Top tube is about 58cm so I may be able to make it work.....
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nice looking ride. wasn't Giordana house brand for Gita Imports alongside the DeRosa? what kind of crankset is that? I like the way the chainwheels are done. looks like Triomphe driveand modolo brakes.

can't wait to see after pics.
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Originally Posted by fender1
Top tube is about 58cm so I may be able to make it work.....
convert it to 650b.
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Looks too big for me.
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what's going on on the drive side chain stay? Is that duct tape?
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Looks like my SLX tubed Polaris w/ Record:

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Originally Posted by -holiday76
what's going on on the drive side chain stay? Is that duct tape?
Yeah. I removed it to find 2 additional layers of electrical tape. In addition, the bar wrap had about 2 rolls worth of electrical tape on the brake hoods. Somebody sure liked to tape things with this bike.....
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Originally Posted by nikkorod
Looks too big for me.
Yeah, I think so.
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Originally Posted by fender1
$150. Could have gone lower but I was on my lunch hour and had to get back. Also hard to negotiate price in a suit and tie.....
Wow...his asking price intially was reasonable too. You did well (and he was in Glenn Mills).
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yo hey, I'm just outside Glen Mills. Stay out of my turf, buddy.
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yo hey, I'm just outside Glen Mills. Stay out of my turf, buddy.
Actually,you, KOA,nikkorod,highfist shin, RobE30 are trespassing on MY territory. I own all Se Pa, De &southern nj, so back off......
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
convert it to 650b.
That's your answer for everything.
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I just beat you all on this gem. Ha!

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2299034621.html
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Originally Posted by fender1
Actually,you, KOA,nikkorod,highfist shin, RobE30 are trespassing on MY territory. I own all Se Pa, De &southern nj, so back off......
you missed a few. But maybe we should have a wrestling match for dominance.


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If nothing else, take some good sharp and complete pics of the Excell tubing and forkblade decals: you almost never see them and they could be valuable for future re-pops.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
nice looking ride. wasn't Giordana house brand for Gita Imports alongside the DeRosa? what kind of crankset is that? I like the way the chainwheels are done. looks like Triomphe driveand modolo brakes.

can't wait to see after pics.
Brakes are Modolo Course and the crank is. Ofmega I think...
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