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Old 01-07-12, 03:05 AM
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Blingiest bling !

Out of all of your bike,s in your collections guys, which is the bike you have that you regard as the most "Bling" ? , here,s mine which I might add is not fully period correct but "WOW" I luv this bike, show your pic,s of your best "Bling: ![IMG][/IMG]
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Old 01-07-12, 04:55 AM
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Not the best quality bicycle I have owned but certainly the one that blings the most - late sixties Torpado...
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Wow, an excuse to post my bike again;

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Old 01-07-12, 07:36 AM
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Well, I've posted this one many times before, but when you talk about "bling," my Freschi Supreme Super Cromo is the one that comes to mind. It never fails to turn heads and garner questions.



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Old 01-07-12, 07:39 AM
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My Fondriest is my most ornate and colorful. Rides very well, too!
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I have three and don't want to favor one over the others. Might get them angry...


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It would have to be my wifes Bottecchia, not high end by any means but it'll sure get your attention.



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I think the Bottecchia qualifies, must be the chrome and good paint, and Yellow. I would match the rear derailleur housing to the brake cable housing and add a bit to get a fair curve, but this bike gets the lowest entry fee, best bling award so far. And I usually do not like blackwall tires.
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Not exactly C&V, except in concept, by by far my most expensive and head-turning bike:

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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I think the Bottecchia qualifies, must be the chrome and good paint, and Yellow. I would match the rear derailleur housing to the brake cable housing and add a bit to get a fair curve, but this bike gets the lowest entry fee, best bling award so far. And I usually do not like blackwall tires.
You should see Mrs. SVT ride it.

She is seriously quick, and a pretty decent climber as well.

I was very impressed on our ride a few months ago.

The bicycle's color really pops in person!
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Originally Posted by poprad View Post
Not exactly C&V, except in concept, by by far my most expensive and head-turning bike:

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Truly a grail bicycle for me.

As pretty as they come, and I bet she rides well to boot.
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It's not Eye-talian, but frivolous nonetheless. Skinny chrome helps.

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my only bling:

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It's not Eye-talian, but frivolous nonetheless. Skinny chrome helps.

Chrome and bright color(s) really do help make that "notice Me" statement.

Most of my bikes fall in to a different class. Noticed by the guys who know what a vintage bike is, but too young, so they ask, "how old is that bike?" Most of the time I can confidently answer, "far older than you". Only of one bike do they ask, "Drilled out components? ... wow"
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Not blingy to others because of its dull look, but catches the eyes of those who know what they're looking at. I only have 1 bike so it's the best one I have.

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I think the Bottecchia qualifies, must be the chrome and good paint, and Yellow. I would match the rear derailleur housing to the brake cable housing and add a bit to get a fair curve, but this bike gets the lowest entry fee, best bling award so far. And I usually do not like blackwall tires.
I actually reused the original cable housing and the rear one barely fit with the new derailleur and will probably be redone this year.

I personally would have gone with Panaracer gumwalls but the wife wanted blackwalls and I think they work with the yellow and it should have a black B-17 on it come spring as well
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Originally Posted by poprad View Post
Not exactly C&V, except in concept, by by far my most expensive and head-turning bike:

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it is rare that a touring bike makes me drool and it is even more uncommon for me to find a bike that is exactly how i would build it but you may have done both. evething down to the details like rims, tires, and bottle cages is exactly what i would want. the only exception is pedals. i ride keos on the road but would probably want something from crank brothers on this so that i could use my cyclocross shoes.
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Originally Posted by Bimdapogs View Post
Not blingy to others because of its dull look, but catches the eyes of those who know what they're looking at. I only have 1 bike so it's the best one I have.

nice! you hardly need another bike with this one. very tasteful stem and post choice. ive wanted to add one of those stems to my parts shelf. just in case

those are also my favorite ergo levers made. my tommasini wears the same ones.

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it is rare that a touring bike makes me drool and it is even more uncommon for me to find a bike that is exactly how i would build it but you may have done both. evething down to the details like rims, tires, and bottle cages is exactly what i would want. the only exception is pedals. i ride keos on the road but would probably want something from crank brothers on this so that i could use my cyclocross shoes.
Thanks, yeah she is a beaut. Vanilla Cycles in Portland, OR takes all the credit though. I just told him the kind of all-rounder I'd want if I had to give up the rest of the fleet. He came up with that, which was pretty damn spot on. It is pretty special to have a bike designed specifically around your needs and riding style.

And GOMANGO, it does indeed, ride sweetly. I have more bikes than I should, but none of them have the solid, planted ride quality of this one. On mtn descents it drops like a stone, and a finger on those discs is all you need. I have read frequent negative comments about these brakes, but I wonder if they're often set up wrong or something. Mine stop like the bejeezus.

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TOUGH question - I have a few that I think bring the bling.

I'll go with:



I think this definitely has some bling appeal as well:

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nice! you hardly need another bike with this one. very tasteful stem and post choice. ive wanted to add one of those stems to my parts shelf. just in case

those are also my favorite ergo levers made. my tommasini wears the same ones.
Thank you. All credits to the original owner though. It would have been better if I got the matching rear wheel with the original Ti campy hub to complete the 9s Record Ti group. But for the price I got it for, I can't complain.
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