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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Well I've been on the cycling scene since 1979 and seen some right strange machines
come and go over the years but never in my dreams have I ever seen such a crazy looking
machine, I've seen a similar framed Pinarello Lo Pro version but not with this crazy set up!
I mean just look at the front forks and the crazy front wheel.

These pictures are off a facebook page so just had to share these two pictures with you guys,
in the second picture the rider is Roberto Visentini, this type of bike was banned in 1985.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:20 am 
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Awesome to the power of ten!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:37 am 
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A true monstrosity and rightly banned, on aesthetics grounds if nothing else!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:23 am 
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wow


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Mr. Visentini is looking apprehensive.. Either he's spotted a developing side-wind, or he's beginning to suspect that a rival team have emptied a kilo of sugar into that front wheel while nobody was looking..


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:37 pm 
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........he's thinking "I could have sworn the tops of these bars were straight when I set off, rolled up tinfoil is no substitute for Cinelli 64's.."


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:25 pm 
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Certainly not a 'looker', ugliness of unparalleled magnitude.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:46 pm 
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This bike is still on display at battaglin offices in italy .

They reckon its the first carbon monocoque made in Italy . Remember at that time Giovanni Battaglin and his bikes was right up there in terms of profile and prescence .
Theres some nice modolo kronos levers on the bike .

He was recently retired having won the Giro and Tour of Spain in the same year , and Roche had ridden / was riding the triple on a Battaglin steel bike around that time , so the Battaglin bikes of the mid to late 80s are quite popular .

Absolute top bloke is Mr Battaglin , very down to earth , and proper hardman .


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:10 pm 
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Would think the thought behind was something to do with not being so hard to ride in side wind, it must deflect the wind better to have it hit a round surface than a flat?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:17 am 
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bobbinogs wrote:
A true monstrosity and rightly banned, on aesthetics grounds if nothing else!



ditto


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