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Let's be honest here.(16 posts)

Let's be honest here.Thinker
Oct 31, 2001 10:08 AM
Regardless of any cycling factors (like performance etc) Campagnolo is just way ahead of Shimano. I mean, it's beautiful man, just beautiful. I could cry looking at that stuff - it's like looking into open sunny fields on tanned Italian olive pickers and tasing a fine Chanti dancing on the tongue, while seeing a Lambretta stylishly swooshing across St Mark's square unnoticed by a Lavazza drinking dark haired beauty.

It is though, isn't it?
Come on, manmickey-mac
Oct 31, 2001 10:17 AM
This is a noncycling board. Nobody over here really cares about bikes. Now if you want to start an argument that Belgian beer is better than German beer, I'm with you. ;-)
There's only one way to settle that argumentbikedodger
Oct 31, 2001 10:29 AM
Just provide me with a suitable quantity of each and I will let you know, as soon as I sober up, which is the better.

In case of a tie, I will of course require more of each as a tie breaker!

Czech beer is better than Phlegmish beer! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Nov 1, 2001 7:19 AM
i'll czech any beer you have sitting around...Js Haiku Shop
Nov 1, 2001 8:00 AM
send it to:

J's haiku shop
attention: J
elvisville, tn
St. Marks square?mr_spin
Oct 31, 2001 10:32 AM
Hey, I've been there and it's all pigeons and pigeon droppings and tourists. There isn't a real Italian anywhere near the place! But you never said the dark haired beauty was Italian...

And let's be honest here. The Grand Canal is really just the Grand Sewer. Talk about a Bridge of Sighs...

What were we talking about again?
Non-Cycling Forum PactKristin
Oct 31, 2001 11:16 AM
Lets agree to not respond to these trolls who would interupt our meaningless chatter to discuss bikes. Responding will only gratify Thinker and he'll keep posting. I say that we ignore him and eventually he'll wander back to the cycling board where he belongs!

We should hire Do(u)g to write us a pact!
Your're out...Thinker
Oct 31, 2001 11:20 AM
You even used "cycling" in your title. Oops.
gray area? may qualifyDog
Oct 31, 2001 11:28 AM
I've been thinking about it. When you really analyze the post, it's more about pure aesthetics than cycling, function, cost, any of that usual stuff. In other words, it's shallow and non-substantive.

As such, I believe it may qualify for the Non-Cycling (a/k/a Beer, Farts, and Terrorism) Forum.

Just a moment..muncher
Nov 1, 2001 1:42 AM
I'll just cut and paste this to my university aesthetics tutor - meanwhile, you call the ambulance :-)...
We might need a pact forum :) nmmr_spin
Oct 31, 2001 11:31 AM
Ride with your eyes closed and you can't tell the diff. nmMB1
Oct 31, 2001 11:40 AM
Ride w/ your eyes closed and you can't tell much of anything! nmKristin
Oct 31, 2001 11:51 AM
Italian kitchenWoof the dog
Nov 1, 2001 7:03 AM
It doesn't taste all that great. I will tell you what it tastes like: cook some pasta and make sure you DO NOT add any salt. Take a bunch of tomatoes and some parceley (sp?), crush all that, add some vinegar and olive oil and you are all set!!!! Add that to a completely tasteless pasta and you will have the worst dinner ever. I donno, maybe I haven't tried too many Italian dishes, but every time I try some, it tastes like crap = complete lack of any distinct flavor, complete lack of salt. It is so rediculously mild and flavor-less, its rediculous. The only reason they use wine is to cover up the inability to use spices. I mean its either NO FLAVOR or ALL PEPPER, thats without sodium chloride in it. Yes, it is just this bad!!! Now, speaking of Chinese or Japanese: this stuff rocks!!!! So many new flavors, so much fantasy, so much new and good-tasting.
I am a Shimano man. And I am serious, Italian food for me so far simply SUCKS. Any suggestions on what to try to change my experience?

Woof the dog
Basic Italian cookey course? nm.muncher
Nov 1, 2001 8:21 AM
Japanese or Italian Food?I Love Shimano
Nov 6, 2001 4:20 AM
I prefer both, but if I had to choose one, I'd go with Italian food. However, cycling componentry is a different story.