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07-10-12, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Picchio Special

USA Cycling relies on USADA as its anti-doping...

USA Cycling relies on USADA as its anti-doping arm. Like other national sports organizing bodies, they have a contract with USADA to do so. USA Cycling is the national licensing body for the sport in...
07-10-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,823
Posted By Picchio Special

Lance wasn't expecting to win his lawsuit. He was...

Lance wasn't expecting to win his lawsuit. He was looking to get some good PR from the effort. He got his money's worth.
07-10-12, 05:08 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

The substance she was busted for carries a...

The substance she was busted for carries a possible reduced sanction. It is apparently a diuretic. EPO and blood transfusions are not diuretics and do not carry reduced sanctions, but rather lengthy...
07-10-12, 05:06 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

You do realize that "due process" as a...

You do realize that "due process" as a constitutional RIGHT applies only to legal processes, right? Right.
Also, USADA is not a "government agency" - though it is supported by Congress and appointed...
07-09-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Most people don't understand how biological...

Most people don't understand how biological passport data can be just as damning as a positive dope test, and Lance wants to keep it that way with his "most tested athlete" mantra ...
tick, tock,...
07-09-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Lance popped positives for EPO in the Tour in...

Lance popped positives for EPO in the Tour in '99, only there was no test at the time ...
He probably also had a positive at the Tour de Suisse ...
tick, tock, tick, tock ...
07-09-12, 07:48 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Why on earth would USADA "release" them? His bio...

Why on earth would USADA "release" them? His bio passport data is part of the case that may be due to be shared with Lance's legal team. Why ask when USADA is going to "release" test results? This is...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,412
Posted By Picchio Special

Some of the TR roadbikes are exquisite - please...

Some of the TR roadbikes are exquisite - please show us some pics.
07-06-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,546
Posted By Picchio Special

You've still got those I hope? Believe it or not,...

You've still got those I hope? Believe it or not, I was thinking of a different bike owned and sold by a CR lister. I had forgotten yours were that color. That's way I wrote "had" a buddy instead of...
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Picchio Special

Only idea without pics is that it was probably...

Only idea without pics is that it was probably built in Mexico - because the overwhelming majority of them at that time were ...
07-05-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,546
Posted By Picchio Special

I think that's a great Cinelli color - had a...

I think that's a great Cinelli color - had a buddy who owned a flawless one in that same hue.
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Views: 6,170
Posted By Picchio Special

If it was "built just for" a particular rider, it...

If it was "built just for" a particular rider, it could have oddball geometry that provide a poor riding experience for anyone who doesn't share the original purchaser's dimensions and riding...
07-05-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,326
Posted By Picchio Special

As you know from the initial endeavor, there are...

As you know from the initial endeavor, there are a lot of "tweener" bikes that combine some of these features, oftan in ways that are possible to pin down in terms of specific "years." I've seen many...
07-02-12, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By Picchio Special

I think the second one of anything rare to be...

I think the second one of anything rare to be listed tends to get short shrift. Many bidders don't respond well to "follow-the-leader," for whatever psychological reason. This forum has quite a few...
07-02-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

I agree. But I also think the passport data is...

I agree. But I also think the passport data is what will ultimately prove the tipping point for CAS. In that respect, I think it's critical.
07-02-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

I would have some sympathy for this argument if...

I would have some sympathy for this argument if you were on every board on the internet decrying the misspending of taxpayer dollars. But I'd bet my retirement fund (what's left of it) that you're...
07-02-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

Well, if that's the case, it doesn't say much...

Well, if that's the case, it doesn't say much about the desire to boost their reputations of the people who mounted the prosecution, does it? They set themselves up to fail in order to look good?...
07-02-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,478
Posted By Picchio Special

I've even owned a few. All the more reason to...

I've even owned a few. All the more reason to believe the bike could be pre'74.
07-02-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

Blood passport values. Watch and learn.

Blood passport values. Watch and learn.
07-02-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,478
Posted By Picchio Special

The latest timeline - Chuck Schmidt's of several...

The latest timeline - Chuck Schmidt's of several years ago - says '72 was the last year for cutouts in all 3 lugs. It's posted at 43 bikes. The Colnago page at 43bikes also has two side-by-side...
07-02-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 641
Posted By Picchio Special

Jens would seem to me to be more suited for the...

Jens would seem to me to be more suited for the color commentator (Paul) role rather than the play-by-play (Phil) role. I've liked the British guy who works with Sean Kelly on some of the Giro...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By Picchio Special

As to the lugs, depends on the era of Team Pro....

As to the lugs, depends on the era of Team Pro. Some are long with windows; some not. As to chrome, the most desirable Team Pros are built with 753, which means no chrome whatsoever. The biggest clue...
07-02-12, 04:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

All depends on how you define "wrongdoing,"...

All depends on how you define "wrongdoing," doesn't it? There wasn't proof enough to convict him of criminal wrongdoing, perhaps (and even that is apparently a matter of some contention, since a...
07-01-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,932
Posted By Picchio Special

I think there is some evidence that the...

I think there is some evidence that the Eddy-Ernesto Colnago relationship continued, but it's not clear if that was a matter of Colnago continuing to build frames for Eddy, or Eddy continuing to use...
07-01-12, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Picchio Special

Unless the bike was reused, or the stem was...

Unless the bike was reused, or the stem was reclaimed for an other project (or was a loaner). Wouldn't rule out either automatically. Agree the frame is the juumping off point - and that was a...
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By Picchio Special

I'm often tempted to think that the Competition...

I'm often tempted to think that the Competition level of frames was built by the guys waiting for the company vision plan to kick in, or by PX-10 guys involved in some kind of cross-Channel exchange...
07-01-12, 05:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,333
Posted By Picchio Special

Well said. It's a little like saying that the...

Well said. It's a little like saying that the Supreme Court is wrong on a 9-0 ruling because one justice had a parking ticket. Smacks of desperation.

And it should be noted that the OP posted with...
07-01-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Americans don't deal well with gray area,...

Americans don't deal well with gray area, generally. They tend to demand that the world neatly sort itself into heros and villians. Tough beans for them that it doesn't. Most people have good and bad...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,469
Posted By Picchio Special

I think that's north of a $1400 Primato. 2k may...

I think that's north of a $1400 Primato. 2k may be too high, but it looks like a super nice example.
07-01-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By Picchio Special

It may also have to do with the stick Frank took...

It may also have to do with the stick Frank took from Bruneel earlier in the season. He just may not be that interested in being the guy whose responsibility it is to bail Johan out.
07-01-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

This is indeed one of the dilemmas. Making Zulle...

This is indeed one of the dilemmas. Making Zulle or Ullrich or Basso the de fact winner seems ridiculous. No one knows who the closest clean cyclist was - probably no one in the top 10 on GC. I think...
07-01-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Apologies on the expert juries point - my bad for...

Apologies on the expert juries point - my bad for jumping in late.
from what I've read, USADA will be attempting to prove manipulation of Lance's blood parameters by illicit means, even in the...
07-01-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 15,977
Posted By Picchio Special

Yes, hundreds of times. Dopers have always been...

Yes, hundreds of times. Dopers have always been ahead of testers. Marion Jones passed hundreds of tests, and later admitted she had been doping for years. Look at how many guys caught for doping...
07-01-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,932
Posted By Picchio Special

"Historical accuracy" is my middle name. How...

"Historical accuracy" is my middle name.
How many have the correct Pino parts? My understanding is that some of the original components were subsequently swapped out.
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By Picchio Special

I think my guess would be Competition at this...

I think my guess would be Competition at this point.
07-01-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,932
Posted By Picchio Special

I took it that the poster had his own ax to grind...

I took it that the poster had his own ax to grind and was trying to wedge a more general point into the discussion, i.e. I don't think he was speaking about the Hour bikes specifically.
But what do...
07-01-12, 06:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,932
Posted By Picchio Special

Because Eddy was the best rider ever and his...

Because Eddy was the best rider ever and his bikes were iconic, and because "original" Colnagos and De Rosas in Molteni livery and "Eddy Merckx" decals are next to non-existent. There are some nice...
06-30-12, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By Picchio Special

The riders at the Tour prologue look like woosies.

The riders at the Tour prologue look like woosies.
06-30-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Picchio Special

Build quality is not a non-factor, but it doesn't...

Build quality is not a non-factor, but it doesn't necessarily correlate to the tubing choice. Plenty of bikes have been been with over-heated, top-quality tubing, and plenty of beautifully built...
06-30-12, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Picchio Special

Asking which to keep based on the tubing type is...

Asking which to keep based on the tubing type is asking the wrong question. That should be one of your last criteria.
06-30-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,478
Posted By Picchio Special

Where? I can't find that info? I don't see why...

Where? I can't find that info? I don't see why '73 isn't plausible.
The fork details are interesting - holes in the fork tang but not in the sides of the crown points.
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By Picchio Special

Most people consider the SBDU bikes to be the...

Most people consider the SBDU bikes to be the genuine "Team Professionals," with the Worksop bikes regarded as replicas. This is partly a matter of nomenclature, but the SBDU was the super-cool...
05-17-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By Picchio Special

I have no idea what any of this *&^%$ means. I...

I have no idea what any of this *&^%$ means. I just know I wasn't talking about "branding." But whatever.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Picchio Special

And you are a man of taste. I'm checking under my...

And you are a man of taste. I'm checking under my sofa cushions ...
05-17-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,243
Posted By Picchio Special

What level of workmanship is evidenced by the...

What level of workmanship is evidenced by the frame in question? What is truly distinctive about the frame in question? To what extent was the founder of the marque involved in ensuring that his...
05-17-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By Picchio Special

i've seen circa '78's with the Weinmann sidepulls.

i've seen circa '78's with the Weinmann sidepulls.
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By Picchio Special

The OP is obviously trying to get a sense of the...

The OP is obviously trying to get a sense of the general dollar market for Redcays - which IMO is a fair question. Though I'm not fond of the profit motive as a prime mover for appearing here in C&V....
05-17-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By Picchio Special

Porta Catena holes in the dropouts say '78-79 to...

Porta Catena holes in the dropouts say '78-79 to me. Definitely pressed lugs, so pre-1980. Too bad it doesn't have a couple of heart cutouts in the BB shell, like the slighhtly earlier bikes often...
05-16-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,829
Posted By Picchio Special

Agree - I owned a '71. The OP's bike could be '70...

Agree - I owned a '71. The OP's bike could be '70 on the nose - or perhaps the team bikes got different treatment. It is all, indeed, worth discussing.
05-16-12, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,829
Posted By Picchio Special

They were there by the late 60's, I think is...

They were there by the late 60's, I think is pretty well established.
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