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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:42 am 
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Spotted on Alfa stand at the Festival of Speed.
Thought it looked really pretty, shame about the spec. Apparently these are about £500 !!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:56 am 
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Pretty?!?!

It's flippin' hideous!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:37 pm 
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In the words of the great Jeremy Clarkson : "You're not a petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa".

I'm worried about reliability though. Good thing it doesn't have electric gears or anything.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Reminds me of this...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa_Romeo_Arna

Designed by Nissan, built by Alfa...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:43 pm 
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The wheels are quite pretty. I like alternative lacing designs. Sure, they may not be as effective as the traditional 3 cross lacing, but they look interesting, and on a bike that's not being thrown off 6 foot drops, the loss of strength is of little importance.

The frameset though, looks like a £150 B'twin hybrid from Decathlon.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:41 pm 
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it looks as shit as the lamborghini bikes sold by Tesco. (or was it argos?)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:45 pm 
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being the proud, yes I did say proud, owner of an alfa that will cost me my very last penny, I would not go anywhere near that.

someone pass the eyebleach


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:54 pm 
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GSB wrote:
The frameset though, looks like a £150 B'twin hybrid from Decathlon.


I knew I recognised it from somewhere...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:59 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
it looks as shit as the lamborghini bikes sold by Tesco. (or was it argos?)


My other half has a Lambo bike (from Amazon). It's not that bad for a BSO, it's better built/spec than a low end Apollo/Raleigh for the same money.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Absolutely disgusting. Would anyone actually give that houseroom??


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