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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:12 am 
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Can I vote for the elephant ?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:44 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Now that I like!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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semi-school wrote:
that Dagger rocks in a big way. Nice one.


+1 8)

yep, stunning, although the red pedals and saddle would get swapped for black if it was mine! :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:05 pm 
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I love a good dagger :!:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:47 pm 
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Hello everyone, and prepare to suspend your disbelief,

Yes, it's a Ferraroli without the usual fluoro, fading or splatter effects which still manages to achieve outstanding results with its paint.

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Easy to feel when running one's hands over the seat tube, but devilishly hard to capture in pixels, is a glass-fiber reinforcement of the joint between the seat stays and seat tube.

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Ferraroli might have insisted that dynamic rider positioning was the primary goal of their Performance design's low connection of the seat stays with the seat tube. On the other hand, this fore and aft flexibility under load also creates a secondary effect of vertical compliance, a.k.a. passive rear suspension.

In any case, the color-matched Marzocchi fork should give it enough active suspension to definitively qualify for this special BOTM regardless.

Thanks for your interest and attention. Enjoy!

The Kid


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Very nice


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:26 pm 
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Why are you doing this to me 'The Kid'?

I'm trying to bloody win this BOTM!

Although it does remind me I need to send you that package...


al. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:42 pm 
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Interesting bike The Kid. The geometry reminds me of a Trek 9500 full susser but with a rigid tail. What year is your bike?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm 
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Smithjss70 wrote:
The geometry reminds me of a Trek 9500

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The Ferraroli works like a softail, like a cantilever suspension : Alain Ferraroli loved to work on steel elasticity, so the stays bent and the seat stays are pushing on the seat tube. The seat tube was wrapped with carbon or glass fiber for making that "spring" more or less hard. :wink:
but the virtual pivot is low, around the stays and not high like the Trek 9500


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:32 pm 
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Thanks Pierre. I'm not remotely familiar with Ferraroli (obviously):lol: but find the design intriguing. Very nice looking example as well. Any idea of year?


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