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Impressions re: Pinarello Galileo?(5 posts)

Impressions re: Pinarello Galileo?Gav
May 23, 2001 7:49 PM
Considering purchasing the Galileo frame and building it up with D/A. Seems like an affordable aluminum frame from a great company. It has an integrated headset and a carbon fork. Any thoughts or experience with this one? Thanks for input.

No if you'r looking for a super light racing frameRED lights suck
May 23, 2001 10:14 PM
This frame is not light, compared with the latest superlight alu frames, around 3.6 pounds and 600 gram fork.
You could get a much lighter frame for 1000 dollars

If you are racing you might want to get a lighter, less 'sexy' frame.
i wouldn wana crash one of these babies and suffer from insomia and nightmares from the scratched up paintjob.

Get the fassa bortolo paint scheme if you are bent on getting the galileo, way cool looking!
No if you'r looking for a super light racing frameGav
May 24, 2001 10:17 AM
Can you offer suggestions? Thanks for the feedback. Gav
Go for cheap Alu or Tivram
May 24, 2001 1:13 PM
I would higly recommend a Caad4 cannondale for a lightweight race-machine. They are available at a reasonable price.

The best bang for the buck frameset out there is the Fuji Team-weighs 2lbs 6oz (frame &fork), costs $1300 for frameset. Scandium (Alu) main triangle with carbon fiber seat-stays.

Carbon bikes are the lightest, but more expensive. If you would like to spend the $$ a Kestrel 200Sci, Trek' 5200 frameset, Look KG 281 (weighs 3.4 lbs frame &fork).

If I were you, I would go for titanium--The Douglas Ti at Colorado Cyclist is awesome for the price--Frame weighs 3lbs 3 oz @ $1099. It is lighter than a Litespeed Tuscany, Classic, Ultimate, and equal to the Palmares. It is a cold-worked/shaped 3Al/2.5 double-butted titanium. Will last you forever and looks good too.Most importantly it is made in the USA.

I've only heard good things about Airborne, good performance at decent price. Downside, made in China.

re: Impressions re: Pinarello Galileo?GregJ
May 23, 2001 10:36 PM
I have the Pinarello Surprise, which I bought last fall. It is not the lightest al bike in the world but it isn't exactly a tank either. I really like the way my bike rides and handles, it looks great as well. I have too long of legs for my height and the shorter top tube fits me perfectly. For 800 bucks I think it is not only a great bike but a great deal!