Nov 21, 2002 11:44 AM
|I was seriously looking at purchasing one of the Canadian Marinoni (Columbus) with them?......positive or otherwise.
|Excellent frame with real heritage||tmguy|
Nov 21, 2002 1:32 PM
|relatively unknown in the U.S. Steve Bauer rode one in the '84 olympics. I bought one in '98 but sold it when I bought my Pinarello Opera this year.|
|Since nobody else has chimed in...||Brooks|
Nov 21, 2002 1:32 PM
|a friend of mine reps (or used to, I don't know anymore) Marinoni. They seemed to be well made with nice paint jobs (if you care for that sort of thing). I don't know if the price is competitive or not, but my friend likes the bike. Where are you located? My friend is in the DC area (I moved 6 years ago) and I could put you in touch with him.
Nov 21, 2002 2:18 PM
|A super value.I have two Marinonis that I won't part with. I dont think they are building many lugged frames these days, mostly tigged steel and aluminum, carbon rears and compacts too. I have been to the factory a few times and was treated to a tour on one of the visits. A nice modern facility.|
Nov 21, 2002 2:35 PM
|I recently bought and built up a Marinoni Corsa of Columbus Brain tubing:
The bike built up easily, has nice paint and workmanship, and rides very nicely. I first read about them in a review in the June 1996 Bicycle Guide magazine and they sounded like great bikes. While I don't have a lot of miles on mine yet, I like everything I have seen about it thus far.
Nov 21, 2002 4:30 PM
|I have two. The Squadra, which I have since converted into a cyclocross bike, and a Piuma with custom geometry. I love them both! You can't go wrong with them, I would recomend Marinoni to anyone.|
|re: Marinoni and Mariposa||Chainstay|
Nov 21, 2002 5:23 PM
|They are great value since your US dollar goes a lot further in Canada. If you want to move up the scale in terms of workmanship and customization in a beautiful classically lugged steel frame, check out Mariposa.
The builder is the father of Mike Barry of the US Postal Team