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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Orbeas,

Apologies, i meant that i wondered if the Alans that i saw as a youth were still in existence and operational - 30 years on.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Hi TGR

they still turn up for sale, they are an interesting ride with flexy front forks, especially the cross frames, and have bonding issues due to age..


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:35 pm 
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Orbeas, that was my point. I seem to vaguely remember someone getting a new Alan and it had to be returned due to the frame 'coming apart'. I actually never really understood what was wrong until now - 30 years later!

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This is my choice

1/ Benotto Modelo 3000 (I own one 1979)
2/ Colnago
3/ Tommasini


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:15 am 
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Legnano
Cinelli
Daccordi

i always wanted one like Maurizio's World Champ winning bike - awesome colour scheme and just a beautiful looking bike built up..anyone got one? (the silence is deafening!)

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..not all fat, ugly oversized things that you see out on the road today, invariably painted black or white!!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:05 pm 
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rusty bodie wrote:
Legnano
Cinelli
Daccordi

i always wanted one like Maurizio's World Champ winning bike - awesome colour scheme and just a beautiful looking bike built up..anyone got one? (the silence is deafening!)

..not all fat, ugly oversized things that you see out on the road today, invariably painted black or white!!

:roll:


You do realize that by the time that Fondriest was riding Legnano that the company had been completed gutted and was nothing more than a sub-brand of Bianchi, produced by Bianchi. The real Legnano bikes more or less died out in the 60's after having reached their prime during the Bartali years. I used to own a cambio corsa equipped Legnano and it was indeed a very nice bike, but not quite up to the workmanship levels of similar-aged Benotto or Bianchi bikes that I have owned. I also owned a very lovely team-issue Legnano from 1969-70 with Campagnolo vertical dropouts (one of the oldest bikes that I have ever seen with these drop-outs).


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:10 am 
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no i didn't realise that but i still want one - bianchis were gorgeous frames too and that makes me want one even more now.

so, instead of killing my dream of owning a legnano like fondriest's, you've actually enhanced it, so give yourself a pat on the back.

thanks!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:06 pm 
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here is a shot of Mario on his favorite ride ... :wink:

From the Pinarello brochure.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:38 pm 
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favourite?

nahh, i'd say that he definitely looked happier on the
good old legnano/ bianchi/ whatchamacallit!!!

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8)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:26 pm 
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rusty bodie wrote:
favourite?

nahh, i'd say that he definitely looked happier on the
good old legnano/ bianchi/ whatchamacallit!!!

8)


True, I wonder what year the pinarello photo was taken? As far as I know he only would have been riding in the rainbow jersey in 89


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