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I plan to have an affair with a skinny, middle-aged Italian(4 posts)

I plan to have an affair with a skinny, middle-aged ItalianElefantino
Nov 26, 2002 7:27 PM
Because I have been down to one bike (my Serotta) for the last month and a half, after having sold off two others in the past few months, and realizing (or perhaps justifying in my own mind) that I needed a trainer/rain bike after all, I fell victim to a moment of supreme weakness and jumped at a DeBernardi from the mid-80s.

Columbus SLX steel, with Campy Athena, Mavic (including a classic 175 crank) and other assorted components. I couldn't resist. My size, roughly (top tube is a little short, but perfect for a trainer or four-weather bike). My workstand is already salivating at the thought of playing around with this puppy.

Oh yeah ... I plan to ride it, too. Steel is real, after all ... unless my next weak moment causes me to spring for a 61cm Litespeed frame I've been eyeing, in which case titanium is great, too.

FWIW,
Mike
Nice taste! Oh, and welcome back to the riding world.Tig
Nov 26, 2002 8:45 PM
I hope you are all healed up by now, or close enough to ride. I think you've spent all of your injury points for a lifetime and should now be somewhat safe. If I were in your shoes (or casts) I wouldn't give it up either. I couldn't live a sane life without riding!
Been there, done that, and just bought a young Italian!GeoCyclist
Nov 26, 2002 10:02 PM
Nice looking ride! I dumped my Cannondale this summer and I just bought a 2003 DeRosa King this month. The bike arrived two weeks ago, but I'm working offshore and dying to get home! I'll be posting pictures soon!

Ride on!
well, better than being in hospitalweiwentg
Nov 27, 2002 4:48 AM
congrats on the recovery!!!!!!!!!! contemplating the acquisition of a new fleet is a sign of recovery (then again, it could also be a sign of withdrawal).