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40th Birthday present, (caution Italian centrefold inside!)(8 posts)

40th Birthday present, (caution Italian centrefold inside!)Cat 3 boy
Jun 23, 2003 6:50 AM
OK guys, finally it's ready.....

what a beauty :)

Full Record 10 group, incl Profit plus pedals (v nice)
USE Aero carbon pin
Deda Newton Oversize bars & stem
Campag Nucleons & Vittoria Evo CX tubulars
My name on the top tube, a final indulgence.

Bet I wreck it in my first race ;)
Happy Birthday! nmLeroy
Jun 23, 2003 7:06 AM
nm
re: 40th Birthday present, (caution Italian centrefold inside!)arderra
Jun 23, 2003 1:08 PM
Beautiful bike. Why is everyone else getting new bikes and not me!!!!! ohhh yeah, I have to pay for this house!!!!!!!

Any shots of the "after" photo (of the bike after the first race)????

What happened??
Hope you were not hurt too much. (Physically, I mean)
re: 40th Birthday present, (caution Italian centrefold inside!)Cat 3 boy
Jun 23, 2003 11:39 PM
Took me months to talk my wife round to the idea, be patient.
The frame was only £1070 from Parker International, (maybe $1700).

Actually I HAVEN'T wrecked it yet, but I'm riding like a granny, terrified of dropping it, scratching the underside of the pedal when I clip in.....at least I've christened it with plenty of sweat.

Off to Provence for 3 weeks in July/August, should get some real good miles in & hope to race out there too, hey Philippe, where are you I need some contacts :)

More pics in the gallery soon.
waaw, a silicone free centrefold nmmorency
Jun 24, 2003 3:47 AM
the only silicone here is in my tyres ;) (nm)Cat 3 boy
Jun 24, 2003 4:06 AM
Bellisimo!tmguy
Jun 24, 2003 5:00 PM
I bought a Pinarello OPERA (w/Record 10, neutrons, etc.) for my 40th and never looked back! Enjoy! Nice to see no triple!
re: Bellisimo!Cat 3 boy
Jun 24, 2003 11:11 PM
I nearly went Pinarello, but in the UK a De Rosa is even rarer & I love the paintjobs on De Rosas.

What's a triple?!? That would be sacrilege, this is a race bike not a tourer ;)