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Mr Tinkoff

hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
edited October 2007 in The bottom bracket
I was walking down Oxford St yesterday at about 5pm and saw a guy sitting on a bench with his bike next to him. It was packed like most Saturdays with throngs of people walking past.

He was in complete Tinkoff race kit with a rather tasty looking Pinarello bike which to my rather inexperienced eye looked like..... http://www.chicagolandbicycle.com/pinarellodogmafp.htm

This might be a common sight in London, but to an out of towner like me it just seemed a strange place to be having a rest during a ride out!!

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  • Typical London poser! Would get dropped by your Granny on her RSW 16 coming back from Aldi! :wink:
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  • McBain_v1McBain_v1 Posts: 5,237
    LOL! Bet if you looked closer there would have been a big placard on the floor saying "Bike Kit Sale This Way :arrow: " or something similar :wink:

    What do I ride? Now that's an Enigma!
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    McBain_v1 wrote:
    LOL! Bet if you looked closer there would have been a big placard on the floor saying "Bike Kit Sale This Way :arrow: " or something similar :wink:

    lol, it did cross my mind, but he wasn't reading a book!!
  • spasypaddyspasypaddy Posts: 5,731
    why didnt you go check he was alright, i was out on a ride yesterday and saw an elderly gentleman propping his bike up against a wall underneath a road bridge. So i stopped (as i always do when i see cyclists on the side of the road in random places and this was a random country road) and asked him if he was alright, his reply:
    Yeah, i'm fine was just going for a piss. Great day for a ride isnt it.
    I said yeah its a beautiful day, enjoy your ride out. and went on my way
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    spasypaddy wrote:
    why didnt you go check he was alright, i was out on a ride yesterday and saw an elderly gentleman propping his bike up against a wall underneath a road bridge. So i stopped (as i always do when i see cyclists on the side of the road in random places and this was a random country road) and asked him if he was alright, his reply:
    Yeah, i'm fine was just going for a piss. Great day for a ride isnt it.
    I said yeah its a beautiful day, enjoy your ride out. and went on my way

    I was thinking of doing that, but he honestly looked quite fine to me. I think it would've been more precarious for me to turn around to talk to him as I'd have been trampled by the crowds (we see more cows than people where I live!)!!
  • beckenhambeckenham Posts: 242
    hammerite wrote:
    I was walking down Oxford St yesterday at about 5pm and saw a guy sitting on a bench with his bike next to him. It was packed like most Saturdays with throngs of people walking past.

    He was in complete Tinkoff race kit with a rather tasty looking Pinarello bike which to my rather inexperienced eye looked like..... http://www.chicagolandbicycle.com/pinarellodogmafp.htm

    This might be a common sight in London, but to an out of towner like me it just seemed a strange place to be having a rest during a ride out!!

    Perhaps he did the London Freewheel and can't find his way home again :?
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  • phil sphil s Posts: 1,128
    Tinkoff team ride Colnago, but I'd be willing to wager this is the Tyler Hamilton fan who also rides a Pinarello and is often seen out and about wearing Tyler Hamilton Foundation kit... remember, Tinkoff signed Hamilton before realising what a mistake that was and then tried to ditch him
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    phil s wrote:
    Tinkoff team ride Colnago, but I'd be willing to wager this is the Tyler Hamilton fan who also rides a Pinarello and is often seen out and about wearing Tyler Hamilton Foundation kit... remember, Tinkoff signed Hamilton before realising what a mistake that was and then tried to ditch him

    Being a bit of a newbie I did check out what bikes Tinkoff ride, the Pinarello bike he had was white, yellow and black so he could also have the two because they match!

    But you could well be right on the Hamilton thing too.
  • fraz167fraz167 Posts: 142
    On Oxford St in August...was he a black guy, quite tall?

    Cheers
    Fraser
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    phil s wrote:
    Tinkoff team ride Colnago, but I'd be willing to wager this is the Tyler Hamilton fan who also rides a Pinarello and is often seen out and about wearing Tyler Hamilton Foundation kit... remember, Tinkoff signed Hamilton before realising what a mistake that was and then tried to ditch him

    I know the THF guy and have confirmed it wasn't him.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    fraz167 wrote:
    On Oxford St in August...was he a black guy, quite tall?

    Cheers
    Fraser

    Yep, but not in August this was on Saturday just gone. He was sat down on a bench, didn't see how tall he was.
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