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Old 03-28-07, 11:44 AM
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forget colnago ferrari hows about....

http://www.bianchiducati.com/900xr.html
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Old 03-28-07, 11:53 AM
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I have to say it's the best looking Bianchi I have seen, none of that putrid sea foam green. Celeste just doesn't do it for me.
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not a fan of the chrome bar tape.

 
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That's hot!
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I don't think I'd ever be a fan of a bike named after a car...

But celeste is classic!
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Originally Posted by Treefox
I don't think I'd ever be a fan of a bike named after a car...

But celeste is classic!
Does it make a difference if it is a motorcycle? I have owned Ducati's for about 12 years and, while I like the brand, all of the cross-marketing is a little strange to me. I know having people spend money on Ducati branded "stuff" benefits the company and ends up helping the R&D and race efforts. But...when I got new Tumi luggage, it wasn't the Ducati version. And I got a Burton Baron ES, not the ducati corse model. That one was close...and I still thought it pretty cool that Burton makes a Ducati snowboard.

Good thing I got my Lemond before having to consider this one!
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Originally Posted by Treefox
I don't think I'd ever be a fan of a bike named after a car...

But celeste is classic!
I'm pretty sure that a motorcycle isn't a car.
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Only if you could mount the bicycle on the back of a Ducati.
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Originally Posted by Treefox
I don't think I'd ever be a fan of a bike named after a car...
....says the person with the Peugeot bicycle.



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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
....says the person with the Peugeot bicycle.



PWND!
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Originally Posted by sunninho
Only if you could mount the bicycle on the back of a Ducati.
Seen one mounted on the back of a Harley Davidson.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
....says the person with the Peugeot bicycle.



The car is named after the bicycle!

Mwah mwah mwah!
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Originally Posted by Doctor Who
I'm pretty sure that a motorcycle isn't a car.
Too true; didn't think that one through. Same goes though.
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Originally Posted by Treefox
The car is named after the bicycle!

Mwah mwah mwah!
Anyone accepting substitutions for Car-named Bicycle Perfection is just delusional.

GMC Denali FTW!
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Anyone accepting substitutions for Car-named Bicycle Perfection is just delusional.

GMC Denali FTW!
Huh??

Peugeot was a bicycle company before it made cars...
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Have some fun and play along, yeah?

GMC Denalis completely rule.

Well, they rule until Cannondale finally releases it's highly anticipated Buick Lucerne bike.
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Thats one hot bike. I may consider purchasing one if the price is right. Do they have any release date details or pricing?
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
Have some fun and play along, yeah?

GMC Denalis completely rule.

Well, they rule until Cannondale finally releases it's highly anticipated Buick Lucerne bike.
Now that you mention it, I should totally get some Oldsmobile stickers and do up my town bike.

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And come to think of it, I'd always wondered whether the spokes on cars like that were structural or just for show... I figure they're for show, just attached to the hubcaps, but there probably are enough of them to support the weight of the car.
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Originally Posted by Treefox
And come to think of it, I'd always wondered whether the spokes on cars like that were structural or just for show... I figure they're for show, just attached to the hubcaps, but there probably are enough of them to support the weight of the car.
There are car wheels that use spokes that are structural - although I doubt those in the olds pic above are.
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Those are hubcaps.

If you built an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight bicycle, it'd weigh more than the rider.
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Looks like a generic bike with Ducati stuck on it.
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that paint scheme is PATHETIC with a capital P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C. could they have been less imaginative?

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Originally Posted by ryckaert
Looks like a generic bike with Ducati stuck on it.
They're not - look here and here's the original announcement.
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I like it.. but not as much as my new 1098s
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