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Holy smokes, a new high!(14 posts)

Holy smokes, a new high!No_sprint
Oct 30, 2003 2:24 PM
The Pinarello Dogma Ego made from Dedacciai's Magnesium tubeset is priced at over $16,000.00. I don't think it's a joke either. Hmmm... Who's first on the block with this baby?
I'll get one...lotterypick
Oct 30, 2003 2:27 PM
I'll send my Trojan boy servant to pick it up for me.
That's me, Trojan servant boy! LOLNo_sprint
Oct 30, 2003 2:44 PM
I'll gladly get you one, and pick one up for myself!

Earlier weather.com indicated rain all day for Sat., then in the AM, now simply partly cloudy. Let's hope for the best. It'll be chilly. Like I always say for this ride, prepare for anything from 40 with sideways rain to 80 and hot and sunny. Should be fun...
I'll tell you the funniest bumper stickerlotterypick
Oct 30, 2003 2:53 PM
Which I hated, but still respected the funniness of it.

It said "My house maid went to UCLA". URRRRRRRR

But funny.

I'm hoping for the best. Heck I bought my wife a bike for the ride, you bet I'm hoping for the best.

I got her leg warmers and will bring a backpack to carry her jacket and things as necessary. No matter what it will be an adventure at least, which makes things memorable :)
And we were making fun of the ebay collectorDave Hickey
Oct 30, 2003 2:40 PM
And we were making fun of the collector that paid $2200 for an old Simplex derailleur?
too ugly nmdivve
Oct 30, 2003 2:42 PM
Anyone seen wrench science's latest banner adColnagoFE
Oct 30, 2003 3:50 PM
saw this on velonews...a bit sexist?
nocollinsc
Oct 30, 2003 4:03 PM
a bit sexy.

no worse than their other ones. I dont mind being square in their marketing deptarment's sights.
Sloppy welds for 16 grand?Stinky Hippie
Oct 30, 2003 4:20 PM
I think I'll keep my lugged steel and put my money towards an A. Lange & Sohne Datograph.

The Italians must take us for fools

Feel the gin
why stop there?PmbH
Oct 30, 2003 5:18 PM
go for a Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon... (I'd rather have the Lange though)
Lange's Moon phase Tourbillon is more my taste....Stinky Hippie
Oct 31, 2003 1:28 PM
...and about $950,000 less expensive, leaving me cash to buy a couple Aston Martin Vantages for me and the little woman.

I think I've been reading too much of the "Robb Report"

feel the gin
Such cynicism. Don't you get what you pay for? nmTom C
Oct 30, 2003 9:20 PM
Not when it says "Pinarello"..Stinky Hippie
Oct 31, 2003 1:18 PM
Seven, Ventana, Moots and Serotta -- a few examples of "you get what yoou pay for".

Pinarello ( have you seen the finish work on them? ), Colnago, Casati -- you get nice bikes and brand name cache, but these are all basically cookie cutter frames with fancy names and cheap European paint

sorry to have offended anyone

feel the gin
Not when it says "Pinarello"..Tom C
Oct 31, 2003 4:50 PM
If you went back to the 80's the level of craftsmanship on Pinarello frames was exceptional. Having 5 Tour wins with Indurain, 1 with Delgado, 1 more with Ullrich as well as the 1984 US Olympic road winner on one and a few more I've forgotten made a colossal market for Pinarello, not unlike what Trek is enjoying today. I think as the willingness to pay goes up the quality goes down. Too much money out there... in the form of credit allows anyone to buy anything whether the money is there to actually pay for it or not. It's kind of like buying a house. The price of the house is an abstraction. Only the monthly payments are real and represent the actual price.