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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:09 pm 
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fiks wrote:
All black and/or coloured tyres are ugly!

I totally agree

fiks wrote:
I'm short so I also ride a small sized frame, but I think a bike with a small frame don't look good, the proportions are not right. The best looking bike has to have a frame size about 56-58cm, imho.

That's why for small frames, the 650 wheels could be a solution for keeping a nice geometry, but the saddle and the bar became too big. But, whane I have received this bke, I could see that small frames with classic geometry could be nice. The more I see these geometry, the more I hate sloping frame on road. But some brands has found some elegant solution for small frames… I've got 1989 48cm C'dale bike too, but it's another project… :wink:

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It's just me perhaps but those forks are horrible :( the unicrown and the non-tapering fork blades are just so wrong :lol:

Sorry :D
At this time, Passoni only did 2 frameset : the more expensive top titanio with a steel classic look (tapered and curved blades) and the prima titanio… mine. I have chance to find a prima, not a top… :wink:
I saw a top titanio on ebay last month : this
But did you have saw the price… glup ! :?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:47 pm 
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:shock: wow, i just shat myself......that thing is ssooooo nice :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:20 pm 
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Now, the passoni is riden…
So magic feelings…

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(I have never seen this titanium crank. Bought in US ebay, if someone knows the brand ?)


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looks nice... :)
but you really need another headset... perhaps king ti?
whats about black brake lever hoods?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:22 pm 
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newsboy wrote:
looks nice... :)
but you really need another headset... perhaps king ti?
whats about black brake lever hoods?


90% of the bike is titanium, it's enough ! :lol:
Aluminum headset gives a little contrast, and the design of the Mavic works fine with the delta brakes. Gary Turner was against this headset, but whan he saw it in front of him last friday, he changed his mind and agreed with it :wink:
Black lever hoods ? No! I really wanted them "amber" :wink: . Retro design, and works fine too with the white bar tape. :wink:

Next evolution : tnt titanium hubs with ceramics rims. But I have to find bearings…


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This is an awesome bicycle! -that chainset is :shock:
...Personally I love the amber hoods.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:29 pm 
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That's just gorgeous!

I particularly like the way it stands up all by itself. :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:13 pm 
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Really nice bike!! In my opinion everything looks fine but those pedals :roll:
So nice the pic of the rear showing the campy brake, it couldn´t go better any other!
Enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:22 pm 
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Retroboy wrote:
I particularly like the way it stands up all by itself. :shock: :lol:


Titanium is magic… :wink: :lol:

trip wrote:
In my opinion everything looks fine but those pedals :roll:

I like Egg beaters pedals for MTB but, I admit that for road riding, there's better system. The foot is too free :wink:
But it was for a full ti bike :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Speedplay's would be nice... ?


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