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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Rik Van Looy
Eddy Merckx
Roger De Vlaeminck

Only 3 guys to win all 5 Monuments....and I want a Torino!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:52 pm 
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So Ed, did you manage to free up the stem?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:06 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Gios- ... 1114148056

Not as sweet as Ed's, but will certainly end up cheaper

Rolling Thunder wrote:
Rik Van Looy
Eddy Merckx
Roger De Vlaeminck

Only 3 guys to win all 5 Monuments....and I want a Torino!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:31 pm 
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I'd be in like Flynn, but I'm 6'4" tall...so need a 62cm-64cm Torino :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Maybe steal Ed's?

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I'd be in like Flynn, but I'm 6'4" tall...so need a 62cm-64cm Torino :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:50 pm 
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I'm stalking him!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:39 am 
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garethrl wrote:
So Ed, did you manage to free up the stem?


I have soaked with PlusGas but a bit halfheartedly as quite worried at twisting the forks too fiercely. I'll have a more concerted effort now as, one way or the other, I'll be riding it at the RetroRonde.


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I'm stalking him!


:shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:13 am 
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Lol...metaphorically stalking that is! :lol:

Got to keep tabs on him just in case he decides to sell up one day!


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 5:56 pm 
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A couple of hours updating it for next weekends RetroRonde (i.e. removing bottle cage, continuing to fail to free stem, fitting 40 spoke rear wheel, gettinghandy with the cone spanners) and then the first ride with rain threatening but never quite arriving.

A very smooth ride indeed with gears working an absolute charm and even managing to engage the berg friendly 28t. Single pivot calipers are a bit rubbish though.

Next step was to pack the kit - wool Brooklyn jersey? Obviously. Retrobike bibs? Naturally (I can do a wool jersey but no way am going the wool short route). Pristine white leather mitts? In the bag. Sidis, Duegis or adidas Merckx? Hmm, possibly the Duegis as the Sidis and Merckx are both l'eroica veterans so seems only fair to let the Duegis see some action. Apart from a range of podium kit, everything else is gravy apart from the need for a Gios cap to round off the look.

All in all, seems a fair excuse for a couple of unnecessary bike photos.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:14 am 
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droooooool....


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