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Old 06-16-11, 01:37 PM
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Start them young on a De Rosa!

Line up parents and grandparents!

This will get them off on the right foot.



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Fork's bent.
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Old 06-16-11, 01:39 PM
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Damn hipsters and their flat bars.

I love the world champion stripes on the fork.
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Fork's warped.
Fix'd that for ya.
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Old 06-16-11, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
Damn hipsters and their flat bars.

I love the world champion stripes on the fork.
How cool would that be with some bent wood drop bars
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Old 06-16-11, 02:45 PM
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Bike Snobs, how do they get started. My daughter is 2 in september and my wife would kill me if I do that to her toy.
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Old 06-16-11, 05:40 PM
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Was it made in Taiwan?
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Old 06-16-11, 06:44 PM
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Was it made in Taiwan?
obviously.
it is a DeRosa after all.
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Old 06-16-11, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
obviously.
it is a DeRosa after all.
Australia in this case.
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Missing tires.

Funny thing is that I was JUST looking at balance bikes tonight and recognize that one (ZM)....

I think I am going with a Strider though. Found a green one locally for a great price.


So should I buy Pinarello stickers online and slap 'em on and post here?!?

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Old 06-16-11, 08:12 PM
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i think it's one of the newer style bikes though, the top tube slopes down, it's not a c&V, this may be the wrong forum.

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I don't know what to say. I was hoping to see a junior sized lugged bike with "24"" tubulars.
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How about a shot from the drive side.
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Old 06-16-11, 09:42 PM
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Both of our kids started on balance bikes.

I should have known better, as they immediately started careening around the living room when they opened the packages.

Now that they are in high school and middle school, I saw this today and just for a moment remembered those days as if they were yesterday.

So no attempt at snobbery, just a nice memory of our little boys.
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You're a GREAT parent. I wish I had introduced my son to beautiful Italian cycling finery at a young age. I failed him in that regard.
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Old 06-17-11, 03:57 AM
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You're a GREAT parent. I wish I had introduced my son to beautiful Italian cycling finery at a young age. I failed him in that regard.
I am sure you were a great dad.

It is fun nowadays going for rides with the whole family.

To be sure, our boys prefer their mountain bikes to their road bikes.

I couldn't care what they ride, as long as they aren't sitting in front of a tv playing video games!
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I am sure you were a great dad.

It is fun nowadays going for rides with the whole family.

To be sure, our boys prefer their mountain bikes to their road bikes.

I couldn't care what they ride, as long as they aren't sitting in front of a tv playing video games!
Very true. I agree 100%.
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My first bike had ninja turtle stickers all over it, I probably prefered those back in the day to campy decals
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Gomango...that has taste, style, beauty...I'm in love.
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didn't anyone notice the Cinelli seatpost, I can't make out the stem.
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I think the grips might be TTT.
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LOL, too funny! I'm hunting for my nephew's first bike - he turns 2 in a couple of weeks, is tall for his age, and already yells "BIKE!!" with great joy whenever he sees a cyclist or a picture of a bike. (My sister accused him of sucking up to his bike-obsessed Auntie Bug when he settled happily down to "read" my Zinn manual, lol)

Anyway, I was searching he forums for reviews, ideas, etc and got a good laugh out of this one. Thanks!!
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LOL, too funny! I'm hunting for my nephew's first bike - he turns 2 in a couple of weeks, is tall for his age, and already yells "BIKE!!" with great joy whenever he sees a cyclist or a picture of a bike. (My sister accused him of sucking up to his bike-obsessed Auntie Bug when he settled happily down to "read" my Zinn manual, lol)

Anyway, I was searching he forums for reviews, ideas, etc and got a good laugh out of this one. Thanks!!
No problem!

I thought it was cute, and I am about to be an uncle again, so of course I have a very important job to do.

Find toys!!!!!!

..and this one will get them sucked into biking hopefully.
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Or just get a real DeRosa:



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