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Help dress this beauty!(12 posts)

Help dress this beauty!52-16SS
Jul 22, 2003 6:21 AM
For the longest time I've had an urge to buy an additional bike to share time with my Cinelli Starlight (great bike). Last week I gave in to the Fondriest sale and bought a Status Carb (EOM 16.5 Steel) – Brown delivered it yesterday, and I most say that if it rides as good as it looks I'll be in for a treat. The black matte paint is unlike anything I've seen or felt (almost feels rubbery).
Anyway, everything happened so fast that I haven't considered what to dress it with. My Cinelli has a DA group, Velomax Circuit wheels, Thomson post, and Cinelli stem and bar -none of which I've had problems with, but I don't mind diversifying. So here's the big question what would YOU dress this frame with? Funds are available but not unlimited, so be reasonable. Your help will be appreciated.

re: Help dress this beauty!nazgul
Jul 22, 2003 6:32 AM
I recently got a a Don Racer, same paint job. I dressed it up with a DA group, FSA Carbon Pro Cranks, Deda Newton bar/stem, Deda blackstick seatpost, SLR saddle, my old Look cx7 pedals, campy eurus wheels with gp3000s.

Campy record would have been even better looking, but I already have another shimano bike and several wheelsets.

re: Help dress this beauty!mfuchs1
Jul 22, 2003 6:33 AM
2004 Record group (
Including the bottle cages, FSA team carbon cranks, American Classic carbon wheels with Stickers removed.
re: Help dress this beauty!spockie
Jul 22, 2003 6:39 AM
My recommendations are as follows:
Deda Mag 00 stem
Deda Magic ergo handle bar
Dura-Ace gruppo with 12-25 or 12-27 rear cog
FSA Pro Team Issue Cranks (look very nice with the black finish on the bike)
Selle-Italia Black Aspide Anatomic Gel saddle
Chinelli Black or Red Cork Handle Bar tape
Speedplay Titanium pedals (if you weigh more than 185 lbs go with the steel for a few dollars less and about 10 grams more in weight
Rims....hmmm. HED ALPS, or Velomax rims or maybe Spinergy wheels
I would go with the Continental GT FORCE & Attack tires
How fun!!Kristin
Jul 22, 2003 7:07 AM
Only the best, of course.
LOL - good one (nm)52-16SS
Jul 22, 2003 7:10 AM
I expected...biknben
Jul 22, 2003 7:26 AM
I expected to see a list of designer clothing and accessories for it.
Like this?Kristin
Jul 22, 2003 9:27 AM
Sorry, very slow day. This is entertaining. This covers the poseur addition of dress-up dolls. Next...Dress-up Fred.
Build it like mine and you'll be fineterry b
Jul 22, 2003 7:16 AM
-Chorus group
-Ritchey WCS post, stem, bar
-Look 247 pedals
-Custom wheels from Excel - Hugi hubs, Ritchey rims, Revolution spokes
-Fizik Pave saddle (not depicted)
-Fortezza tires

here she is -
What are you tinking?Dr Lizardo
Jul 22, 2003 8:09 AM
Anyting you put on that Fondriest that is not Itailian or at least European will be rejected like a bad organ transplant.

Campy only - Record carbon
Stella Azzura bar and stem - stop playing around.
Alien carbon post
SLR seat

This is what you will use. Don't whine about price either monkeyboy.
Lord John Worfin
Stack o' spacers, one 15-t cog, big grandma handlebars.cory
Jul 22, 2003 8:14 AM
That's a singlespeed waiting to happen if I ever saw one. Anything else just says, "I care WAY too much..."
My advice(after lengthy consideration) :4bykn
Jul 22, 2003 12:00 PM
I think my butt on the saddle would dress it up nicely, send it over and I'll let you know.