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Calling: all assesments of Fondriest bicycles(2 posts)

Calling: all assesments of Fondriest bicyclesXenophon
Aug 24, 2001 6:09 PM
Greetings to all who read these words, and a fine day to you and yours.

I should like to request the aid of fellow riders who have ridden on a Fondriest, either at liesure or in anger. The reason whereof is that I am considering buying a used Fondriest (frame), but am curious as to how a Fondriest rides, handles, and stands up to a right good kicking, e.g., the durability of the paint, cracks, etc. I first saw a Fondriest back in, I believe, 1994 when S. Kelly rode for a small team that rode Fondriests. Then Cofidis took them up and they were put to good purpose, Julich coming third in the 1998 Tour. Lastly, this very year my man Simoni bagged the Giro on a Fondriest. They seem quite well made and certainly the paintwork is vibrant and full of color. Yet I do not seek a sweet outside with a bitter inside, but a sweet ride altogether. Surely you all understand. Any assistance you may provide would be most helpful. But of this and my rambling, enough.

Thanks and fast wheels to you.
re: Calling: all assesments of Fondriest bicyclestr
Aug 24, 2001 8:18 PM
I ride a Fondriest Status 98' (picture in this site) and i think it is a very nice bici in many ways: light, responsive, and comfortable ride. I have many miles on it and the paint job is still near mint. But, i clean the thing alot with Bike Lust and i now use the wax/cleaner that Deda makes. Got some up in Canada, haven't seen any in the Northwest. I am a big guy for a cyclist (6'1", 200 lbs)and it seems plenty stiff in the bottom bracket for me. They are made in Padova, just 30 miles south of Venice.