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pinarello angliru? a good start or pose.

Old 01-23-08, 10:00 AM
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pinarello angliru? a good start or pose.

hello everyone,have any of you ever had an an experience of this bike?I have the chance to buy one with cammy veloce groupset, ultra torque chainset,khasim wheelset.sounds nice, looks nice.Heres the dilema...i,m new to the road.I know its the bottom rung bike but is it still too "all the gear no idea"will i get kicked off the road by you nutters!or is it a serious contender for around £600 for a newbie?
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Wideload - it sounds like you are buying second hand - is that right?

In which case, "all the gear.." questions aside, don't let a superficially "good deal" influence your choice of an ill fitting bike. Make sure that the frame is correctly sized for you, that way you'll be able to ride it and train up to its strengths. If possible see if you can get a decent test ride on it and see how you feel after a few miles.

Nice bike though.... Good luck with the choice,

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yeah, it all comes down to fit and ride. a friend has this bike, it's pretty nice, it could be lighter, but then it will just cost more.
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i have been sized for bike at another lbs and it fits good. 2006 frame but all new bits.
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Even a bottom of the line Pinarello is a fine frame and should serve you well, providing the fit is good. Veloce is also better than many give it credit for. Just get the bike and start working on the engine!
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