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Hey, Doug -- a RBR'er sold a Milano just like yours ...(8 posts)

Hey, Doug -- a RBR'er sold a Milano just like yours ...Humma Hah
Oct 13, 2002 6:19 PM
... at Trexlertown on Saturday. Wspokes had a nice Celeste-green Bianchi Milano, and folks kept looking at it and passing it up. He finally sold it to the only fat girl in the whole place (remarkable how much fitter cyclists are than the general population). Here's hoping she adores the bike as much as you like yours, and she's skinny and fit and looking for a race bike next fall.
Humma, find any cool parts for the Paramount?rwbadley
Oct 13, 2002 6:56 PM
Any luck on wheels/hubs? Saddles etc?
Good luck with wheels and a saddle ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 12:38 PM
... but I failed to score the Campy Pista cranks, Campy brakes, etc, I'd hoped to find. I bought a lot of cheap parts instead, which will get the bike running, then toss 'em when I find the real stuff.

I did find a dealer who claims to have the cranks, but I bet they'll cost me $125 if it costs a nickle.

For wheels, I found a pair with track nuts and clincher rims. The rear is a flip-flop fixie hub (lockrings on both sides). High-flange Suntour, looks pretty similar to the Campy front wheel I already had.
Trexlertown was awesomebigrider
Oct 14, 2002 5:22 AM
My first time there and I went way overboard. Sold a bunch of stuff and bought a bunch of stuff. Right at the end I bought 4 old steel frames for potential fixed gears and I have no idea why. Talked with Bobby Jullich for a while. That was interesting.
Trexlertown was awesome (ditto)JL
Oct 14, 2002 5:29 AM
First year for me too. I did well on some new clothes, but no bike stuff :(. Next time I realize I need to "plan" better now that I know what it's all about.
I spoke with Julich too. Cool guy, but I don't think I want his $5 very used bibs. Seems a bit funky to me.

Definitely a must do next year. Anyone know if the Spring version (in April) is as good/similar?

Milanos are cool, IMHODougSloan
Oct 14, 2002 7:51 AM
I love my Milano, but I just don't get out on it enough. I might well sell all my bikes but the Milano, after this weekend (I go through that after every really hard event).

Maybe we'll talk you into getting one one of these days. Doesn't have the history or challenge of the Swine (hehe) single speed, but even 7 gears can be fun.

It would have to be silver ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 12:42 PM
... I'm not as attached to puke ... I mean Celeste ... green as you are.
no way...celeste is the only color for that bikeColnagoFE
Oct 14, 2002 1:15 PM
Personally I'd rather have one of these for cruising around town (the woman modelling it had nothing to do with it...honest!~!!)