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Colin_the_Bald

Member since Nov 2012 • Last active May 2015

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    Tester apologises for his absence, he is busy invading Poland.

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    I've found the perfect cure for crashes, self-employment, you can't afford time off! Also the cowardice of age limits descending faux pas.

    My last big one was worth having, six ribs through the right lung, a broken shoulderblade and five days in Intensive Care (almost worth it for the morphine on demand).

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    I agree with you that it is a good looking well-balanced day to day bike and you are absolutely right that not all Colnagos are exactly fabulous (sorry, Saarf). I'm also with you on DI2, I don't get why people want to make their machinery marginally uglier and heavier for no real advantage over mechanical shifting (presuming they have working fingers and thumbs).

    Bike porn is a matter of opinion, what is extraordinary for one person is a pig with nice paint for another. Nobody has the right to be right, for instance, I think pro bikes are almost always just functional and single speed off-roaders are bloody pointless, which makes me wrong.....

    I also agree with TRAs views on his own bike, he does have a right to them!

    Carry on posting, vive la difference!

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    Then you should build one like it, it wouldn't cost much. I had a fairly similar (but rather better) one custom built for less than a grand for the whole bike, the one thing it has in common with the Weigh is that it is functional not porn.

    Hate to agree with Tester, but Weigh is just Ribble with pretentions.

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    So what is (admits to being mystified)?

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    Definite repaint, looks suspiciously like powdercoat. In all honesty a frame of that age is unlikely to have original unmarked paint. Mine was stripped back to bare metal (see build thread elsewhere) and every detail looks sharper than on this one. My original Gios paint was pretty damned good, not glooped on, but you need to be an old git like me to remember that...

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    Bianchi EV2, made of coke cans and exploded if you weighed more than Pantani, or looked at it in a funny way....

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    30mph, call that descending?

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    Unfounded.

    *Insert disclaimer here.

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