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My new Fondriest(16 posts)

My new Fondriestafrican
Oct 23, 2002 8:11 AM
There it is my winter project, any tips on what to put on it gladly accepted. The bike is a TT frame from this years Tour and was never ridden. It was made for me ah er some Italian Alessandro Cortinovis.
more picsafrican
Oct 23, 2002 8:11 AM
a close up of the seat tube....
more picsafrican
Oct 23, 2002 8:12 AM
the top tube.....
Totally cool !! (nm)PaulCL
Oct 23, 2002 8:36 AM
Oct 23, 2002 9:11 AM
This is the coolest bike I've seen in a while. Very very chic! HOw did you come by this frame ... just curious?
Oct 23, 2002 9:33 AM
I stumbled upon it at and I just had to have it. I will worry about the credit card debt later. Here is the direct link to the page with photos that are much better than my pictures.

I think I will cry at the first scratch on that paint job. They have one left!!
Oct 23, 2002 10:00 AM
These are the actual TDF frames, correct? The web site seems to imply that.

So that's how pro frames get into consumers' hands...I know a lot of pro surfers sell their old boards for cash, but you'd best steer clear of them because they're so fragile. I wonder about the durability of a real pro frame...and I wonder about them charging $1650 for a used frame.

On the other hand, if it's a replica frame, I'm sure it's plenty strong.

Isn't that paint thing somehow sublimated? I remember reading about a new technique that allows such cool graphics.
Oct 23, 2002 10:14 AM
Yeah it seems that these are the real bikes. As a surfer I would not want a pro surfers board other than to say ohhh cool, but thats not me as a surfer. But as a bike rider ahh different story. Apparently none of the frames were used. Mine looks perfect, not a scratch. I wondered how they did the paint until I read about the sublimanted thing myself. Absent from the list of bikes is Rumsas, I guess his bike is worth a lot as he was 3rd? Unfortunatly I have to wait to build this bike and sell my litespeed to help pay for all of this.
have you seen the graphics on the 03 Carb Level+??Pack Meat
Oct 23, 2002 11:36 AM
They are amazing. There's also info on the graphics process itself here.
The 2003 Fondriest Carb Level+ SAT Art MonumentalRon L
Oct 23, 2002 5:14 PM
Just got my hands on it Tuesday!! This is a really nice looking frameset. Maybe the only one in the country till Jan 2k3.
The 2003 Fondriest Carb Level+ SAT Art Monumentalafrican
Oct 24, 2002 5:04 AM
Is that in a bike shop??? what is the retail on that baby?
Really great looking bikes, I think they are the new bikes to have.
The 2003 Fondriest Carb Level+ SAT Art MonumentalRon L
Oct 24, 2002 11:31 AM
Yes to the shop question. I purchased it at the show as part of my preseason package. The price on this frameset (frame,for,and headset) is $2999.99 for the Monumental Carb Level +
This one is a Medium semi-sloping , about a 5cm drop from where the top tube would be for standard geometry.
Wow. Makes me jealous...funknuggets
Oct 23, 2002 9:57 AM
Makes my Lemond Reno, personally signed by Mr. T, look pretty pathetic...

haha. Congrats on the new ride.

Oct 23, 2002 9:58 AM
Wow. Makes me jealous...
aaaack.... what the hell? (nm)funknuggets
Oct 23, 2002 10:01 AM
I created one of those once.dzrider
Oct 23, 2002 10:44 AM
Somebody replied that it was a bad thing to do. I don't know how I did it and haven't done it since. The ways of computers are mysterious to those who don't love them.