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Anyone Know More About this Bike?(12 posts)

Anyone Know More About this Bike?joeg26er
Mar 16, 2002 8:39 PM
I am guessing that it is a FOCO frame with carbon rear stays? I don't think that it is Ti because of the small diameter of the tubes overall, specifically the chainstays.

Hmmmm...seems to be a trend for the pros to run carbon posts too...

How much is an UltraFOCO frame with carbon seatstays built up with Ultegra?
re: Anyone Know More About this Bike?Elefantino
Mar 16, 2002 9:16 PM
Looks to me like a Pinarello Opera. Made of their Pegaso EOM 16,5 steel with an Aria carbon fork.

If it weren't for the funky orange rims, it'd be a real lust bike.

It sure is orange! nmLeisure
Mar 17, 2002 12:39 AM
Crescent returns???Humma Hah
Mar 17, 2002 8:37 AM
Makes me think back to a line of orange bikes from the 70's. This go-around, though, I suspect the color will stand out more (at VA tech, there were an awful lot of Crescents).
Why Ultegra?DY
Mar 17, 2002 11:46 AM
You should really give Chorus a look. A classic bike like that really deserves nice Campy parts.
It has an awfully high seatpost....PdxMark
Mar 17, 2002 1:18 PM
my back hurts just looking at it... maybe I could ride it after a few more years of yoga...
Get out the credit card ...bianchi boy
Mar 17, 2002 2:09 PM
You better have a lot of money saved up or you'll have to run up a big charge account balance if you're looking at Pinarello Operas or Princes. If I'm correct, I think the frame alone cost more than $2,000. With Ultegra, you're talking about at least a $3,000 bike. With Record, like the bike in photo, more than $4,000.
Get out the credit card ...terry b
Mar 17, 2002 3:22 PM
Mine, bought last year was 3800 with Record, I added Nucleons = 4100.
pinarello opera...colker
Mar 17, 2002 2:30 PM
dedacciai eom 16.5 steel, carbon rear stays. 1inch "external" headset. haven't seen this orange before. beautifull! and the ride...
Indurain does...Luis
Mar 17, 2002 9:39 PM
Followed the link for the Carol Addy article (how did I manage to have a Fuji Finest as my first "good" bike and never see the poster?) and found that orange bike photo a few Maynard Hershon articles later:

"You proprably aren't that interested, but...Miguel Indurain, five-time Tour de France winner, rode this custom Pinarello, with a carbon rear triangle, and new Campy Record when he was in Austin, Texas recently."
i would kill for a set of those "gold" mavic rims...NICE NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 17, 2002 10:46 PM
Prince - (NM)muncher
Mar 18, 2002 4:24 AM