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    Nice bikes everybody. I've got a Lemond Reno road bike and a Specialized Diverge Elite, both of which I need to ride more often.

    I was at my girlfriend's daughter's place for Thanksgiving and her son in law showed me his Ferrari edition Colnago. And daughter rides an Argon 18!

    I've got to get me a Colnago, sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Each year I see more of the fatties...
    I get tired, just looking at those things.

    I once rode a mountain bike from the winter gate on the Kananaskis Trail (Alberta Highway 40) all the way to its south terminus. This was the University's annual Pre-Cars event. I learned a lesson and got a Bianchi road bike for the following year's ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    Nice bikes everybody. I've got a Lemond Reno road bike and a Specialized Diverge Elite, both of which I need to ride more often.

    I was at my girlfriend's daughter's place for Thanksgiving and her son in law showed me his Ferrari edition Colnago. And daughter rides an Argon 18!

    I've got to get me a Colnago, sometime.
    Wasn't Colnago who had those beautiful frame lugs with an ace of spades back when frames were joined with lugs? And Ferrari? Gotta be an eyecatcher red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Wasn't Colnago who had those beautiful frame lugs with an ace of spades back when frames were joined with lugs? And Ferrari? Gotta be an eyecatcher red.
    Yes, those are the ones. And the Ferrari bike is beautiful; there is a Cavallino Rampante on the top tube. Ernesto and Enzo were acquainted for many years.
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    In January Voni and I bought two brand spanking new BMW motorcycles. I strongly suspect that some of the pedal-bikes described in this thread cost more than my new motorcycle, and probably more than the cost of both motorcycles added together. But you are allowed to pedal and won't run out of gasoline, but might run out of fuel anyway. Independence Pass, anyone?
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    I have tried but never embraced bicycling. When riding the ALCAN or Cassiar there are often bicyclists to be seen, and they strike me as being hardy folk indeed. I admire their adventurous spirit and fitness. It must be a difficuly ride due to the climate, insects and need to primitive camp at times with only what one carries. Of course, in appearance they are typically lean mean riding machines. Once, however, as we we neared Tok on our way home we passed a solo rider about 30 miles south of town. He struck me as unusual because he was a very stout lad, unlike the typical rider who is nearing the end of a multi-thousand mile ride. We stayed at Young's Motel that night and had breakfast at Fast Eddie's the next morning. The rider was there having a huge breakfast, or two, and his unusual girth made a bit more sense.
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    Years ago I had a decent ten speed that I broke one piece at a time, replacing all the bits with top of the line Campagnolo parts. The frame broke and I put the grupo in a box and forgot about it. Time came for a project so I started looking for a frame. my local bike shop sells stuff on consignment so I looked there. They had a very tall "Plum Crazy" purple hand built bike by the Portland builder Mark DiNucci. I got it for $375. A new hand build frame can cost $5000!. I put the bike together, after polishing all the components. It is beautiful. The cables are all routed inside the frame and it is just a tight and right lug construction steel bike. So on my first ride I found out why a mid 80s bike still has perfect paint. The wheel base is track bike short and riding slow, the front wheel will conflict with a toe. I got ahold of Mark DiNucci and asked if I could get a different fork or something to make it a more relaxed ride. He replied "If you were a better rider it wouldn't be a problem". I found that to be less than helpful. Still he was honest and right. The bike tracks like it is on rails and riding fast is fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_M View Post
    I got ahold of Mark DiNucci and asked if I could get a different fork or something to make it a more relaxed ride...
    An all-Campy DiNucci; that is too cool.
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    Only 3 of my bikes are not custom builds, these poor 2 have never had any maintenance beyond pumping up the tires and itís starting to show. I think I got my $$ worth in the last 10 years of taking me and my board to the beach
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    And now for something completely different... my 2000 Softride Rocket TT - used in a handful of triathlons and 2 world records... still the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden

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    Used to see those often, always intrigued with design
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    That Soft Ride is weird and cool. I like it.

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