2013 Gear

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Pross » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:13 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Image


I'd never heard of Zanatta bikes before.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby ratsbeyfus » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:15 pm

Hmmmm... there's a bike in that picture?
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I had one of them red bikes but I don't any more. Sad face.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby TMR » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:19 pm

ratsbeyfus wrote:Hmmmm... there's a bike in that picture?


Several if you listen to rumour :shock:

Oh no I didn't!
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby TMR » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:20 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Hello Eddy the Boss

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Nice photo of Eddy </non homo>
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 14:43 pm

Eddy looking a little beefy (in a non Bertie way)

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:17 pm

Opinions on the Rapha stripe?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby LeePaton » Mon Feb 04, 2013 22:29 pm

It's on the wrong side.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 23:04 pm

Aren't Pinarellos supposed to be exciting? Like this!

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Not understated and, err, dull? Disappointed.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby LeicesterLad » Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:22 am

greasedscotsman wrote:Aren't Pinarellos supposed to be exciting? Like this!

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Not understated and, err, dull? Disappointed.


All Pinarellos are hideous in my eyes. Bikes for bankers and smarmy ars*d w*ankers mostly.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby ddraver » Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:34 am

Someone left that out in the rain....
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Crozza » Tue Feb 05, 2013 08:56 am

ALIHISGREAT wrote:Opinions on the Rapha stripe?

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I split my cricket bat as a kid, and taped it up with blue electrical tape

reminds me of that

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:41 am

LeicesterLad wrote:All Pinarellos are hideous in my eyes. Bikes for bankers and smarmy ars*d w*ankers mostly.


Oh I dunno, I quite like 'em. And I'm not a banker. I'll leave it to others to judge if I'm a smarmy ars*d w*nker. :D

Wouldn't get that Sky one though, as Crozza says, looks like a taped cricket bat.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby ddraver » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:49 am

I don't mind the Sky one, but then I quite like the death star look....

Always liked this for the same reason!
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby inkyfingers » Tue Feb 05, 2013 09:58 am

It's interesting how brands can be corrupted by outside influences. BMW make great cars, but the general consensus (clearly with at least some grounding in fact) is that those who buy them are all w@nkers.

Pinarello have suddenly gone from being one of several fairly respectable Italian bike brands to being associated with Sky jersey wearing nouveau-fans. People forget that they were the bikes which Delgado, Indurain and Ullrich won the TdF on.

The interesting point is that I bet Pinarello are selling a lot more bikes now than they were 5 years ago.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby OCDuPalais » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:00 am

LeicesterLad wrote:
greasedscotsman wrote:Aren't Pinarellos supposed to be exciting? Like this!

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Not understated and, err, dull? Disappointed.


All Pinarellos are hideous in my eyes. Bikes for bankers and smarmy ars*d w*ankers mostly.


Never heard of "COUGH" wheels, though - are they called because that's the response people give when they find out how much they are?

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:04 am

Possibly. When I was at the London Bike Show a couple of weeks ago the Graal was on sale for a modest £14k.

I did not buy.

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby k-dog » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:08 am

Yeah, that red paint job really "enhances" the waviness. I much prefer the understated Sky look. I particularly like how everything matches - cars, bus, bikes, gear...

Wouldn't be surprised if the team issued grundies have a blue stripe.

Someone's clearly put some effort in - I know Rapha did a lot of work making the colour consistent across the different materials.
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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby Crozza » Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:22 am

OCDuPalais wrote:Never heard of "COUGH" wheels, though - are they called because that's the response people give when they find out how much they are?


I think "cough" would be better than "cougar" - can't take that word seriously anymore, obviously they don't have the equivalent term in Italy!

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Feb 05, 2013 14:15 pm

If you secretly like Pinarello but don't fancy riding them due to the people associated with riding them, I would suggest OPERA bikes.

Seen some stunning paint jobs on those over the years and like the designs.

http://www.operabike.com/

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Re: 2013 Gear

Postby frenchfighter » Tue Feb 05, 2013 14:17 pm

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