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I have to admit I like this bike's color and graphics

Old 06-26-05, 04:09 AM
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Maybe this new aluminum seat tube version is actually lighter than a CAAD 8.


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Old 06-26-05, 04:12 AM
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It does have a certain industrial look to it.
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Originally Posted by EXCALIBUR
It does have a certain industrial look to it.
Maybe that's why I like it dunno. They didn't try to hide the CF lugged to aluminum part either.

I actually wish all Cannondale graphics on the downtube were like that.
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Old 06-26-05, 04:31 AM
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I just wish all these new bikes didn't have enough decals to circle the world twice. Annoying.
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Originally Posted by operator
I just wish all these new bikes didn't have enough decals to circle the world twice. Annoying.
Ditto. Other than that, nice bike.
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nice bike.

btw, topolino translated from italian = 'mickey mouse'
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I think that's slang...right? topo=mouse; lino=linen My guess is they adopted the term for Mickey as a sort of nickname. Anyway, it's pretty funny that would be the name of the bike.
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Originally Posted by cjbruin
I think that's slang...right? topo=mouse; lino=linen My guess is they adopted the term for Mickey as a sort of nickname. Anyway, it's pretty funny that would be the name of the bike.
i think maybe the 'lino' part is more of an affectionate dimunitive? kind of like calling ken - kenny?

and it looks like those are the name of the wheels?
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Dang... look at all the weight you can save if you didn't have those decals.
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It's a nice looking bike, but the "CANNONDALE" decal is covered by the sprocket, and it just looks like poor attention to detail.
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Originally Posted by operator
I just wish all these new bikes didn't have enough decals to circle the world twice. Annoying.

seriously.
I can't stand clothing with decals, handbags with someone's logo on it. Enough!!!
I'll pay for quality but do I have to advertise as well ?
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
seriously.
I can't stand clothing with decals, handbags with someone's logo on it. Enough!!!
I'll pay for quality but do I have to advertise as well ?
Behold, cannondale synapse.


I'm gonna burn the decals off my litespeed soon too, then it'll just look like a cheap bike with traditional geometry and some kinda grayish metal.
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Originally Posted by Ostuni
nice bike.

btw, topolino translated from italian = 'mickey mouse'
And I always thought Topolino meant 'cheap old Fiat'.

I agree with whoever posted about the decals. Yeah Yeah Yeah, you paid a lot for your bike. Hoo-friggin-ray.
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Old 06-26-05, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by KirkeIsWaiting
seriously.
I can't stand clothing with decals, handbags with someone's logo on it. Enough!!!
I'll pay for quality but do I have to advertise as well ?
You say that now, but just wait until your hojillion-dollar sponsorship deal comes through:

Just Toe It!
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