A little bike porn for ya

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by Xela, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Gotta be an insanely expensive build; and truthfully, it looks like something you would hang on your wall and be afraid to ride, but that is one hot bike.

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    (was gonna insert the image direct from the web, but it was huge. Full size is here http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/photos/tech/serotta/meiscreensaver.jpg)

    Rest of the article detailing the build is here.

    PezCycling News - What's Cool In Pro Cycling

    That's the second colored chain I've seen recently. Anyone know are this custom jobs or are there companies selling these direct now?
     
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  2. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    The Pashley Guv'nor

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  4. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    I realy like the article and the bike, but I did not get any COLA money this year so it an't in my future.
     
  5. dcswan

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    Hey Wild, my guess is you're either military stationed overseas but from Jersey and have recieved COLA at your location in the past at least. Or you're a civilian that works for a company that actually pays for COLA at U.S. locations. I'm in the Air Force myself and the thought of recieving COLA at a U.S. location brings up a laugh, from the deepest depths inside me! LOL But yeah, COLA would be great for toys like these :)
     
  6. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Yep, did you see in there he had the cranks died to match the frame lugs? Crazy!
     
  7. lotek

    lotek New Member

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    I'm thinking that bike was more towards the $18K side of things, hell the brakes alone list for $520 without pads!
    but geez that is gorgeous.
    If I win the lottery, that's the bike I'm going to get (well one of them).
     
  8. whyeyebike

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    That bike is beautiful!!!!
     
  9. TxCyclist

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    How much does the The Pashley Guv'nor run?
     
  10. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    $795 English pounds so it's over a grand American. It'd be worth it though.



    Pashley Cycles - Guv'nor
     
  11. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    dcswan maybe I should have put COLI in stead of COLA, I am 65 I guess you could say I work for the gov.
    I was thinking if you parked that bike in Philly how long would it take to show up on craigslist :eek:
     
  12. dcswan

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    Gotcha, just goes to show I should have checked out your profile before commenting! LOL :) But as far as what you said about leaving it in Philly, I got to thinking how stupid some criminals really are. If someone had a bike as nice as that, I would think and hope they would have some kind of insurance on it for starters. Two, if someone had a bike as nice as that they would report it stolen as soon as they noticed it was gone. I can see if they were on vacation, house was broke into, etc etc etc for it to take some time to be reported. But third I would hope they would have the serial number as well. My thought is that whoever would steal it from the streets of Philly is some two bit nobody who is probably strung out on something to begin with lookin to make some fast cash to get more strung out and wouldn't think to do what would be needed for not getting caught on craigslist, or at least not getting caught as easily I should say!!! LOL But there is always that chance of a seasoned thief getting their hands on it and having a little more common sense than that. Either way, that would make for a very bad day for one poor unfortunate individual:(
     
  13. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Well you'll like this story, dcswan.

    Revo Cycles Helps Recover Stolen ,000 Bike - Orange County CA Cycling Race Team | Allied Cycling

    Not sure why the guy wasn't charged, though.
     
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  14. dcswan

    dcswan New Member

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    Good, story! Glad to see the worker had some idea on what he was being asked to work on. I'd have to agree that it is hard to belive this guy wasn't charged, but then again investigations take some time too. Maybe this guy really was given the bike and he really was just that clueless as to what he had and how his friend originally obtained it. Always a possibility I guess, but the probability of that happening you'd think would be highly unlikely. Some crooks are just plain dumb too! LOL
     
  15. Nigal

    Nigal YAY BAIKS! Tavern Member

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    Sorry Xela I didn't realize this was in the road bike dir. I should stick to Fred Bikes.

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    I know it's nothing to drool over but it's mine. Then again, I always liked the 'girl next door' types too.
     
  16. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    No problem, Nigal! Don't worry about it at all. Glad to see the thread getting diverse.

    Love the colors on your Giant! Like I said, I'd be afraid to actually take that Serotta out, so what's the fun in that?
     
  17. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Yea it would be a shame for someone to make that bike rattle can flat black ;)
     
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  18. Farnsworth

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    You can never get to much bike porn!
     
  19. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    That's the second colored chain I've seen recently. Anyone know are this custom jobs or are there companies selling these direct now?

    CONNEX makes colored chains!
     
  20. chh55

    chh55 Drink plenty of water!!!

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    Are those Campy C Record high flange hubs?