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New bike! New bike! New bike!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:51 am
by the crazyest vegan
ok i lied it isnt paid for or anything yet...BUT
i have put a deposit on a pair of these shmexy wheels

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/Cycle/7/Fulcr ... 360029724/

and i plan on getting one of these on the new year

http://www.cinelli.it/scripts/prodotti. ... &Colore=83

this will be a dry weather and race bike ONLY!
still keeping the workhorse :D

thoughts??

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:07 am
by raven
i like it!

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:16 am
by kallefs
Oooh, thats a lot of red spokes!

Congrats

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:20 am
by fredrikw
Looks like a good choice, fulcrum makes good wheels. Are you sure you're getting that frame? You seem to change your mind when it comes to which road bike you want by the hour ;)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:02 am
by the crazyest vegan
i know i do keep changine my mind depending on what the guy at the lbs show's me! but that's a pretty light frame and you dont see many cinelli's around here in cornwall so it would be pretty unique, if something better come's along i'll prob's get that tho but i doubt it will :P
a friend has those fulcrum wheel's and he say's they are the better than his mavic pair which were nearly double the price! when i can afford it i'm plannin on putting ceramic hub's in them as well :D

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:49 am
by JohnBarleycorn
Very nice !

Terrible name for a frame though !

Man Machine ? :shock:

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:22 pm
by the crazyest vegan
uomo macchina is the italian, as the bike shop owner said to me, he's sure it's a cool name in italy but the name's dont often translate very well

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:52 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="the crazyest vegan"]he's sure it's a cool name in italy

ha ha, reminds of those people getting chinese symbols as tatoos believing they mean something completely different than they actually means.

sersiously man, you really should form your own opinion about things and not go with what people tell you they think is cool, or even worse what they believe people in another country thinks without probably not knowing anything about it ;)

the name is probably perhaps an hommage to the cycling crazy guys in kraftwerk.
Image
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0daifAMsrjI
I don't think it's a terrible name at all, no matter what an english LBS think it sounds like in Italy :)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:05 am
by the crazyest vegan
haha fair enough :P
i'm looking for a carbon frame that's not very common, specialised, time's and giant's are all very common in my club but i have yet to see anyone on a cinelli! so even though it has a daft name i like the look of it and have plan's to purchase it in the new year, plus it's only 1100 gram's which is very light :D

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:53 pm
by JohnBarleycorn
I always preferred unusual or less common frames, but it has to be said that bike like Giants are common because they are really good. Its not all marketing hype. Sometimes, less popular frames are less popular because they are rubbish !

I am sure the Cinelli will be good !

I have just bought a Cyfac. Pretty amazing too. Reckoned by many to be the best frames in the world, but a well kept secret. They build for many of the pros, who then have them resprayed in their sponsers colours. Hinault, Fingon, Pantani and Millar always used them.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:29 pm
by fredrikw
without the euro hype I think many Italian and French brands would have been out of business a long time ago... :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:40 pm
by the crazyest vegan
haha that is very true! but cinelli are known for been good frames, that man machine frame is been offered to me for £730 but if anyone can recomend a decent carbon frame for that price let me know, i think i looked at some cyfac frame's and they were out of my price range :'(

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:47 pm
by Dave Noisy
Pretty hawt!! Not a bad price for the wheels, i was looking at them (well, the 1's and 3's) but i couldn't justify the price..

I guess i should post a note about MY new bike too!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:06 pm
by the crazyest vegan
couldnt justify the price? they are shmexy wheel's that look good, apparently they are awesome for climbing and sprinting as well :)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:00 am
by JohnBarleycorn
[quote="the crazyest vegan"]haha that is very true! but cinelli are known for been good frames, that man machine frame is been offered to me for £730 but if anyone can recomend a decent carbon frame for that price let me know, i think i looked at some cyfac frame's and they were out of my price range :'(


Have you checked out the Planet X carbon frame ? It looks great, and I am told its awesome. Plus its so cheap you think there must be something dodgy about it. I am told its better than frames costing twice the price.

And they have some crazy deals the moment, on complete bikes. Carbon frame and full Dura Ace for under £900 ! Selling them at cost, to pay a tax bill, I believe !