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Opera Super Leonardo

Kona21Kona21 Posts: 107
edited May 2011 in Your road bikes
Hi guys

I have been a long time lurker on here!

My new bike got very kindly dropped off to me today! To say i am pleased with it is an understatement !
Its an ex motorpoint team bike, apparently the only one in the world in this color scheme, all the rest got resprayed and sold on.
Not even been out on it yet as it keeps threatening to rain :(

Ill let you know how i get on

Spec's are
Full super record 11
Corima aero + wheels
MOst finishing kit.

The orange is actually fluorescent orange

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Opera Super Leonardo
Campag Super Record 11
Corima Aero + wheels
http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242

Posts

  • HTLHTL Posts: 23
    Bike Porn!!! :D
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    I saw the frameset in a shop window in Bologna last year - absolutely gorgeous, and your set-up does it justice. I hope you can still ride it after losing the arm+leg you must have paid.
  • drkawaszelongdrkawaszelong Posts: 260
    it's loooovely! dogma-esque, but better :D

    one thing...what orange?!
  • tri-sexualtri-sexual Posts: 672
    beautiful :D

    how did you manage to get an ex pro bike?
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    Nice! What size is it?
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • Kona21Kona21 Posts: 107
    The owner rode for motorpoint and kept the bike from last season. But due to a major knee injury he was forced to sell it. It was on eBay. I went to see it and bought it without ebay.

    It's a 52cm.. I think. 53.5 top tube
    Still not been out on it ! Just want to stare at it all day
    Opera Super Leonardo
    Campag Super Record 11
    Corima Aero + wheels
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    Perfect size for me :wink:

    Just get out on it it's only water!
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • heathy_76heathy_76 Posts: 213
    Stunning! But I'm sure you know that ;-).

    One of the nicest bikes I have EVER seen.
  • Kona21Kona21 Posts: 107
    Cheers guys !

    First ride on it today, only an hour. I always wondered what people meant by 'a fast bike' and today i found out ! Its just so stiff and can without doubt notice it up hills.
    I am sure it wont win me a race but every little helps :wink:
    Opera Super Leonardo
    Campag Super Record 11
    Corima Aero + wheels
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242
  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Really looks the part.........fast standing still....
    Cervelo R5
    Cinelli Saetta
    Giant XTC
    Raleigh Classic
  • rude-dogrude-dog Posts: 67
    oh yes !!!! thats one hell of a spicy looking bike

    delicious
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Nice - the slightly less wibbly wobbly forks look so much nicer than the Pinarello ones.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • Kona21Kona21 Posts: 107
    Yes, i noticed that. Pinarello managed to squeeze two curves in the fork and it looks a tad too much.
    It rides as well as it looks. Everything just seems so much eaiser. That's as far as my bike reviewing skills go! :lol:
    Opera Super Leonardo
    Campag Super Record 11
    Corima Aero + wheels
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Kona21 wrote:
    That's as far as my bike reviewing skills go! :lol:

    Yes, you need to work on that. Mention front end lift and how the bike eagerly pushes you to your limits whilst at the same time actively cushioning you from the harshness of the road blah blah blah!
    Faster than a tent.......
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    And don't forget to rate the frame on the International scale of Flexiness (On a noodle-to-board ratio).
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Is it laterally stiff yet vertically compliant?
  • markshaw77markshaw77 Posts: 437
    That is a beautiful bike (would be even nicer with a photo in the big ring :wink: )

    Just my size too!!
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Stunning bike.

    If you are not already a member of VC Norwich then you should be, and please bring that bike along to the club ride :wink:

    Just my size as well.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed


    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • Kona21Kona21 Posts: 107
    Hi Carl,
    I do ride for vcn. I will bring it on the Sunday ride this week. You will have to say hello.
    I normally ride the schils with yellow stickers and carbon frame
    Opera Super Leonardo
    Campag Super Record 11
    Corima Aero + wheels
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... t=12777242
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 989
    Kona21 wrote:
    Hi Carl,
    I do ride for vcn. I will bring it on the Sunday ride this week. You will have to say hello.
    I normally ride the schils with yellow stickers and carbon frame

    Good stuff. I should be along this week. Looking at the weather forecast you'll be able to see how it handles in a crosswind.
    Specialized Venge S Works
    Cannondale Synapse
    Enigma Etape
    Genesis Flyer Single Speed


    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
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