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ademortademort Posts: 1,924
edited July 2011 in Your road bikes
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By ademort at 2011-07-24
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By ademort at 2011-07-24

Ademort
ademort
Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
Giant Defy 4
Mirage Columbus SL
Batavus Ventura

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  • petemadocpetemadoc Posts: 2,667
    Hey Ademort

    Shouldn't it be Cina or maybe China

    Bike looks like the real thing but your bars don't look like they're rotated right to me or the shifters aren't right. Loose those spacers and position the bars/shifters better and it'll look loads better.

    Nice matching Most kit BTW
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    PeteMadoc wrote:
    Hey Ademort

    Shouldn't it be Cina or maybe China

    Bike looks like the real thing but your bars don't look like they're rotated right to me or the shifters aren't right. Loose those spacers and position the bars/shifters better and it'll look loads better.

    Nice matching Most kit BTW
    Yes it is a Chinarello, but i am very happy with it.
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    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    censored . Jealousy has set in. :evil:
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  • MountainMonsterMountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    Man alive! That has got to be one of the most amazing looking bikes I have ever seen!
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    Very lovely set-up there, like it mucho. Yes, for the classic look the bars should be rotated up a bit so the top section is level rather than the bottom, but this would mean moving the shifters and re-taping to keep the straight lines, so if you're comfortable with it as is I wouldn't bother.
  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    Zachariah wrote:
    Very lovely set-up there, like it mucho. Yes, for the classic look the bars should be rotated up a bit so the top section is level rather than the bottom, but this would mean moving the shifters and re-taping to keep the straight lines, so if you're comfortable with it as is I wouldn't bother.

    Thanks for the compliments. As for the bars i cannot rotate them as it,s an all bar/stem one peice system. I,m still not finished yet as the holes for the hidden cables are so small that you can only fit the levers in one position and one of the internal cable slots is so small on both sides that i cannot get a cable in there at all. I have contacted the seller but have not had a reply yet. So the bars may be coming off at the end of the day. I bought the bars from the same seller as i bought the frame so i hope for a reply.Given the shape of the bars i cannot even get a Dremel or anything into the holes to make them larger so i hope for a replacement or a refund, but will keep you informed.I have quite a few spacers on there also but it,s purely experimental if the ride is better without spacers then i will take them off.
    Ademort
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    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    PeteMadoc wrote:
    Shouldn't it be Cina or maybe China

    Loose those spacers and position the bars/shifters better and it'll look loads better.

    Yep - if you are going to pretend it is the real thing, best not to post it in the Chinese frames thread!

    As for spacers - surely more important for it to feel better than look better?
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  • gaddstergaddster Posts: 401
    It's a beauty, you must be really pleased with it! Now get some miles in..
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  • markyonemarkyone Posts: 1,089
    There are lots of these cheap fakes on ebay and its getting worse,how do they get away with selling these frames branded with pinarello?
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  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    I think it looks great 8)

    How does it compare to a Pinarello? Do they share the exact same geometery?
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    markyone wrote:
    There are lots of these cheap fakes on ebay and its getting worse,how do they get away with selling these frames branded with pinarello?

    I don,t care if it is a fake the thing is i would need two effin holes in my head to go out and spend £3000 + on a frame. IMHO it looks great and as an amateur and keen cyclist i don,t think i would be able to appreciate the difference in performance of a real Pina or a Fake Pina would you????
    Ademort
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • fleshtuxedofleshtuxedo Posts: 1,840
    Red tyres a step too far IMO.

    Back to Black, as Amy would have said.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Rolf F wrote:
    PeteMadoc wrote:
    Shouldn't it be Cina or maybe China

    Loose those spacers and position the bars/shifters better and it'll look loads better.

    Yep - if you are going to pretend it is the real thing, best not to post it in the Chinese frames thread!

    As for spacers - surely more important for it to feel better than look better?

    I don't think he did that to pull the wool over our eyes. He's posted all over the forum about this bike order/customs etc and, I would think, assumed we all knew it was a Chinarello.
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  • JesseDJesseD Posts: 1,961
    Looks great, shame the geometry doesnt fit me (58 is not big enough :( )

    Would love a ride detailed report includinh some comparisonsnagainst what you were riding.
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  • Mr752Mr752 Posts: 33
    markyone wrote:
    There are lots of these cheap fakes on ebay and its getting worse,how do they get away with selling these frames branded with pinarello?

    Agreed, its not a Pinarello and its not a Dogma (Dogma doesnt have a round section seatpost)
    By all means buy a cheap fake and paint it but leave off the brand name decals because it clearly is not what it says on the tin as they say!
  • dawebbodawebbo Posts: 456
    I agree with Mr752. The decals are an insult.
  • RoscobobRoscobob Posts: 344
    I wouldn't have known the difference!

    Still a lovely looking bike though! 8)
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    I told you before, your tyres are UPSIDE DOWN. :x

    You STILL haven't put them the right way up, have you?
    dawebbo wrote:
    I agree with Mr752. The decals are an insult.
    An insult to who?
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    Herbsman wrote:
    I told you before, your tyres are UPSIDE DOWN. :x

    You STILL haven't put them the right way up, have you?
    dawebbo wrote:
    I agree with Mr752. The decals are an insult.
    An insult to who?

    No i havent fitted the tyres the correct way up as you said but i wonder, i also have some Black/White tyres would they look better. There have been a few comments regarding the colour of the tyres.??? :shock:
    Ademort
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    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • understand the cash saving but would keep it totally unbranded. not a fan soz
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  • gaddstergaddster Posts: 401
    Where's P_Tucker when you need him...
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    understand the cash saving but would keep it totally unbranded. not a fan soz
    I,ve posted the bike here on one of the Dutch cycling forums and it,s been removed as the moderator says they do want to encourage people to buy these frames or anything else thats not the genuine article. It,s hilarious really because the title of the thread is The great China topic (frames and parts) and stretches 91 pages. In that 91 pages there are loads of Pinas and other makes all purchased from China. Suddenly Ademort puts a couple of pictures of His bike up and they are immediately removed with the explanation from the moderator that i,ve given above. I guess that some people Love it and some people Hate it.
    Ademort
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    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • HerbsmanHerbsman Posts: 2,029
    ademort wrote:
    Herbsman wrote:
    I told you before, your tyres are UPSIDE DOWN. :x

    You STILL haven't put them the right way up, have you?
    dawebbo wrote:
    I agree with Mr752. The decals are an insult.
    An insult to who?

    No i havent fitted the tyres the correct way up as you said but i wonder, i also have some Black/White tyres would they look better. There have been a few comments regarding the colour of the tyres.??? :shock:
    Ademort
    I think anything other than black tyres looks terrible, but on the other hand, it's your bike and if you like red ones then you should keep them.
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  • ademortademort Posts: 1,924
    Herbsman wrote:
    ademort wrote:
    Herbsman wrote:
    I told you before, your tyres are UPSIDE DOWN. :x

    You STILL haven't put them the right way up, have you?
    dawebbo wrote:
    I agree with Mr752. The decals are an insult.
    An insult to who?

    No i havent fitted the tyres the correct way up as you said but i wonder, i also have some Black/White tyres would they look better. There have been a few comments regarding the colour of the tyres.??? :shock:
    Ademort
    I think anything other than black tyres looks terrible, but on the other hand, it's your bike and if you like red ones then you should keep them.

    If you think that i,m going to go and find a shop at this time of night that sells Black tyres you can [email protected]@ off. I,ve put some Black/White tyres on tonight with pictures to follow and if you dont like them, i give up. :lol:
    Ademort
    ademort
    Chinarello, record and Mavic Cosmic Sl
    Gazelle Vuelta , veloce
    Giant Defy 4
    Mirage Columbus SL
    Batavus Ventura
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    The bike's real but the decals are fake. That's that argument sorted. :D
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