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I'm thinking of buying a Pinarello Galileo.(5 posts)

I'm thinking of buying a Pinarello Galileo.EYT
Jan 13, 2002 3:28 AM
I found the price within my budget. Is it good? Any advice is welcome. Thanks!
re: I'm thinking of buying a Pinarello Galileo.colker
Jan 13, 2002 12:49 PM
i ride a steel lugged pinarello. i never rode a galileo but i've seen many, inspected frame welds etc.. it's first class workmanship. paint is beautifull, tube shapes are exquisite. pinarellos are race bikes. mine is stiff. geometry is stable but nimble when cornering. it's my second pinarello and it's the only brand i've ridden so i can't compare to others.
i hope this helps...
re: I'm thinking of buying a Pinarello
Jan 13, 2002 1:16 PM
I have a pinarello opera and i can tell you that i consider the welds and paint job to be of high quality. I think the galileo is good value for your dollar.
re: I'm thinking of buying a Pinarello Galileo.p1rana
Jan 13, 2002 6:47 PM
Is the 200 dollar jump worth it from the surprise if its more for transport and rec riding.
Ulrich rides onewilier
Jan 13, 2002 10:27 PM
Everyone here will thing I'm an idiot for posting this, bt it's true. If you look in some of the mountain pictures n the TDF, he's riding a specially made Galileo with carbon seat stays. Pinarello only makes it with carbon stays for him.

Yes, yes, he rides a Pinarello Prince most of the time, but it's a Galileo in the mountains.

The reason he does this is it's an excellent bike for extremely powerful seated climbers. Yes, it's an excellent all around bike, but the thing is built like a tank at the bottom bracket allowing powerful guys like Ulrich to go crazy with the torque. So while you can't get the thing with carbon BB, it is a great bike.

BTW - very pretty paint job (pinarello's are pure artists)