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  1. #61
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    I'm fond of "wacky" paintjobs... my specialized is the zebra scheme used by Cipollini when he rode for Acqua & Sapone.

    I'm not sure what I'll do with the next bike I buy, should there ever be one. Maybe custom it from one of my own digital paintings.

    spazz
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    My ride: 2003 Specialized Allez Comp - zebra (men's 52cm), Speedplay X5 pedals, Koobi Au Enduro saddle

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  2. #62
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    Smile yay steel!

    I have a Lemond Sarthe (not WSD) and I love love love it.

    It fits me perfectly, but perhaps most importantly, it's a beautiful shade of orange.
    http://2006.lemondbikes.com/2005_bik..._classic.shtml

    Steel is wonderful, I think, both aesthetically and for the smooth ride. The Lemond was more pricey than the Jamis (about $1600), but they used to have a Croix De Fer model (in both mens and WSD) with the same frame but 105 components for cheaper, you might still see it in shops with older stock.

    My new cross/touring bike is also steel: a Gunnar. It's not as classic looking as a Rivendell (or Waterford, Gunnar's parent company, for that matter), but it's still beautiful, and hand made in the USA. Since it's still a production bike, it's cheaper than a full custom Rivendell, too. As a plus, since they're made by Waterford, for an extra $125 you can pick your dream paintjob from a big catalog!

  3. #63
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    That Vigorelli is sharp, Xeney. The yellow Giro I saw online is, too. (But it was a 2006 and they don't appear to have a 2007.)

    Spazz, any pictures?

    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

  4. #64
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    hmmm ... steel bike, funky paint job (not girly), AND italian (thought I would add that since you are talking Bianchi) ... I would vote for:

    Pegoretti Responsorium

    http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...RODUCT.ID=3668
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  5. #65
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    Now that is truly a funky paint job!

    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

  6. #66
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    hey pooks! somewhere on TE theres a pic of my bike (i think). it's not steel... i was distracted by the discussion of paint jobs and forgot my manners

    spazz
    no regrets!

    My ride: 2003 Specialized Allez Comp - zebra (men's 52cm), Speedplay X5 pedals, Koobi Au Enduro saddle

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  7. #67
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    Hey, Pooks, this bike is a nifty option in steel. It comes in a frameset (like Soma) rather than a full bike (like Aurora or Surly Long Haul Trucker) but I've seen built-up ones for sale at bike shops pretty reasonably priced.

    http://www.salsacycles.com/casseroll.html
    "If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark." - Richard Wilkinson

  8. #68
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    nope...

    Quote Originally Posted by spazzdog View Post
    hey pooks! somewhere on TE theres a pic of my bike (i think). it's not steel... i was distracted by the discussion of paint jobs and forgot my manners

    spazz
    Used to be one here, post #89

    http://forums.teamestrogen.com/showt...si+specialized

    ....but the link expired? We need another picture of your pony.
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  9. #69
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    knotted -- that casseroll is great looking!

    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

  10. #70
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    that bike looks edible.

    the Pegoretti responsorium is over the top IMHO. However, wouldn't it be fun to PAINT a bike frame like that? Why should Dario P. have all the fun? Maybe one of these days I'll get a bike frame and paint it up my own way and then let a bike shop put the top coats on for protection.
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  11. #71
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    Pooks - I spent an hour today wandering around my LBS while Flossie was getting her compact double.

    They have a gorgeous elegant Salsa Casaroll fitted up to be a tourer for $1200. They said that it does come as a frameset, and it can be fitted out however you like (even a single speed!) for as much or as little $$ as suits you.

    I also looked at a Kona Sutra, a steel tourer, comes as a complete bike. It has disc brakes. It is a tough looking and sturdily built beast of a bike. Costs about $1200 also. The one I looked at was a 2006, and on sale. http://www.konaworld.com/bikes/2006/sutra.htm
    Last edited by KnottedYet; 04-16-2007 at 04:55 PM.
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    Those are very nice, Knot. I like them!

    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

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    This is weird. I got email telling me about a new post that began:

    I have a Lemond Sarthe (not WSD) and I love love love it.

    It fits me perfectly, but perhaps most importantly, it's a beautiful shade of orange.
    http://2006.lemondbikes.com/2005_bik..._classic.shtml


    But it's not here. Is it? Is it just me?


    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

  14. #74
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    Post # 62 in this thread.

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  15. #75
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    How weird. I missed it, and didn't get the email telling me about it until today!

    Thanks.

    “Hey, clearly failure doesn’t deter me!”

 

 

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