italian marques

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the playing mantis
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italian marques

Postby the playing mantis » Thu Mar 07, 2013 22:17 pm

if someone came along and forced you to choose a bike from an italian marque, what would you choose and why

a lot of peoples dream bikes are colnagos, but i think i would plump for a basso as to me at least a lot of them are draw droppingly nice. maybe a bottechia emme 2


(stupid post but im listening in on an extremely boring conf call with the states, so im trying to entertain myself.... )

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Re: italian marques

Postby Smirf » Thu Mar 07, 2013 22:24 pm

Legend 10.5

and i wouldn't exactly call it being forced!
Parlee Altum - "summer"
Kinesis GF Ti with mudguards- "winter"
Trek Triton Singlespeed - "commuter"

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zoltansocrates
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Re: italian marques

Postby zoltansocrates » Thu Mar 07, 2013 22:56 pm

de rosa merak evo with campy eps, stunning imo

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Re: italian marques

Postby Minglok74 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:13 pm

Bianchi for me

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Coach H
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Re: italian marques

Postby Coach H » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:13 pm

Legend 10.5, Colnago C59 or Colnago Master in Sarroni
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Scrumple
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Re: italian marques

Postby Scrumple » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:31 pm

Wilier

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Postby iPete » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:32 pm

Cinelli

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Re: italian marques

Postby RonB » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:37 pm

Dario Pegoretti Responsorium with SR - grazie mille!
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Re: italian marques

Postby elderone » Thu Mar 07, 2013 23:55 pm

pinarello..cus halfords do them.
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Re: italian marques

Postby Carbonator » Fri Mar 08, 2013 07:30 am

I would plan a to drive over to Italy to peruse some options in a fantasimo bike shop.
Go sit in a little cafe with a double espresso or two to ponder on which one to take back to blighty.
Buy it then go back to the bar and admire its beauty while sipping on a lemocello.

Actually thats a bit of a faff. I'm off to my local trading estate to get a Macky D and then a Halarello for the club ride tomorrow!

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Re: italian marques

Postby Canny lad » Fri Mar 08, 2013 07:40 am

elderone wrote:pinarello..cus halfords do them.


I like the cut of your jib sir :D

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Re: italian marques

Postby meesterbond » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:31 am

RonB wrote:Dario Pegoretti Responsorium with SR - grazie mille!



This.

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Re: italian marques

Postby tomisitt » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:41 am

Passoni Top Force with Campag SR - gorgeous!

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Re: italian marques

Postby smidsy » Fri Mar 08, 2013 09:50 am

The basso does look and ride amazing.
Yellow is the new Black.

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Re: italian marques

Postby thegreatdivide » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:03 am

Wilier for the Cento Uno (but not the SR) and the Zero 7/9.

Colnago for the Master and C59.

De Rosa for the Protos.

(I'm just off a boring conf call :lol:)
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Re: italian marques

Postby Gazzetta67 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:00 am

CAMPY ??????? Who the F**k calls it that apart from weirdo americans. Oh i have SHIMY & SRAMY on my other bikes too :evil:

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Re: italian marques

Postby saprkzz » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:38 am

Out of the ones I can think of, It would have to be a Wilier or cipollini.. The other Italian bikes are so bland and boring, I like a bit of bling which these two makes supply.

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Re: italian marques

Postby g00se » Fri Mar 08, 2013 14:17 pm

Hmmmm,

De Rosa, Ciocc, and does Comtat count even though they're based in London?

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Re: italian marques

Postby SmoggySteve » Fri Mar 08, 2013 15:18 pm

saprkzz wrote:Out of the ones I can think of, It would have to be a Wilier or cipollini.. The other Italian bikes are so bland and boring, I like a bit of bling which these two makes supply.


Wilier, Bling??? You sure? I wouldn't call garish black and fluorescent yellow paintwork bling.

Italian style is about following classic subtlety. Not horrible brightly coloured bling. Leave that to the chavs.

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Re: italian marques

Postby Diamant49 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 15:23 pm

Somec


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