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BernardRenault

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Apr 2018

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    Raoul at luescher teknik really likes LOOK carbon frames, he says one of the few manufacturers from his technical viewpoint that gets it right. No voids, no pooled resin, no dry fibres etc... Well done : ) He's worth a follow on youtube, great vids.

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    Hi all spoke to the guy that sold me the lovely Fanini. He's actually returned it being a purist, to the original brand to match the pantographs on the fork and seat stays...

    "I bought this frame from a contact in Italy and it was badged Pogliaghi. It had original yellow decals on original black paintwork. No decal was present re. tubing. I took a guess in a hurry when I decided to sell it, but we now believe that it is Columbus SL. We also know now that Fanini did in fact produce frames for a while for other companies and that included Pogliaghi - why, we don't know! "

    Isn't that a great story?

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    How does the seat pinch bolt work? is it a look custom jobby?

    Nice frames guys.

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    As Clarkson said about a car, it sounds like Gods plumbing.

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    Fiat 500 drivers. Aren’t I whimsical and so now?, even though for the most part they are girls that are completely up themselves and a bit vain, or horribly spoilt by mummy and daddy. Driving about in a car that might as well have a neon sign on the roof with I’m young with a vagina - or indeed old and completely dotty. They also drive like they should stick to one of these… ( I should add as a disclaimer there might well be some perfectly nice drivers of both sexes in the interests of balance)

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    Anyone can have their tongue wedged firmly in their cheek on here, thats why I like it, its a rights of passage - particularly if you sell a foffa bike with white wall tyres. I like the cut of your jib @user89089 there's ackchewally a really great little summary in urban dictionary... https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p­hp?term=LFGSS Great tales by the way and cheers for the pics.

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    well it only owes me £170 delivered, I always wanted a chromed triangle bike when I was a kid, and this is soooo different. I might look at Tiagra yet. Thing is (and I know it's impossible of course) - but think I have too many bikes. I'm kind of thinking the Perks TT is hideously impractical, but then its so beautiful. My Tecnos is something I always wanted and in pretty lovely condition, and the Ron Cooper is just British artisan craftsmanship at its best... I'd struggle to sell one as I'm just emotionally connected to the things... not like that American on Channel 4 that shoves his junk up classic car exhaust pipes, you'll be relieved to know...

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    Ah no then, its something else, actually looking at it its very similar to my Colnago Tecnos tubing, its very light whatever it is, and should make for a great build. The seatstays are round tapered section too, so it's not MS. I think it must be an early foray into custom drawn tubes. I'm emailing him anyway tonight. I'd love to know more about it. The BB cut outs really nice, mirroring the Fanini F. It's Columbus Gilco, this lovely bike on The Radavist has the same profiles...

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