New Bike!

Headhuunter
Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
edited September 2011 in Commuting chat
My dad has given me 1 of his fleet and I finally managed to get back to pick the bike up on Mon night.

He basically made it from bits, it's a Paganini with a mish mash of Campag Chorus, Athena and Veloce bits. All my other bikes are Shimano so I'm trying to get used to the Campag shifting system and the noisy, clickety clackety freehubs that Campag seem to produce. It's got a Shimano low spoke count/high tension front wheel (that was on my Focus Cayo) and an ancient Wolber on the rear. The seat is a slightly crippling Selle San Marco thing...

Anyway, so far it's been good to ride. I've made a few adjustments.

Has anyone heard of Paganini? Can't see much on the net but it sounds suitably fancy!
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  • ketsbaia
    ketsbaia Posts: 1,718

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?
  • bails87
    bails87 Posts: 12,998
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?
    I thought they did football stickers.

    Anyone want to swap Vinny Samways for a Ricky Otto?
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  • Sounds like you've done v well!

    Do you know the year/model? Ergo levers or downtube shifters? It's presumably Columbus steel tubing, but which kind? Have you got pics of the lugs or BB shell?
  • Origamist wrote:
    Sounds like you've done v well!

    Do you know the year/model? Ergo levers or downtube shifters? It's presumably Columbus steel tubing, but which kind? Have you got pics of the lugs or BB shell?

    Erm, actually, we just need pics. Lots of pics.

    Congratulations, sounds great.
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 27,296
    Pics, damnit! Must we *keep* having to remind people. :roll:
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  • Sorry, I'll put some pics up soon... Hopefully while it's still nice and shiny! Not sure what year or date it is... It's aluminium, it says 6010 aluminium which sounds weird,, I've only ever come across 7005 or 6061... The levers are Campag Chorus ergo but the groupset is mostly ahem, "classic" probably new in the 90s!
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  • ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?

    Eh? Wasn't that by Julian or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Yeah Paganini is probably actually some Taiwanese attempt at sounding Italian.... Ah well, it's still a bike and it looks cool at 1st glance!
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  • bails87 wrote:
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?
    I thought they did football stickers.

    Anyone want to swap Vinny Samways for a Ricky Otto?

    I thought it was one of the weird twisty pasta shapes....
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,189
    Didn't Ella Fitzgerald sing about Mr Paganini? Result on the bike though.
  • ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?

    Eh? Wasn't that by Julian or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Yeah Paganini is probably actually some Taiwanese attempt at sounding Italian.... Ah well, it's still a bike and it looks cool at 1st glance!

    Andrew Lloyd Webber for his brother Julian - Variations (on a theme by Paganini) Paganini himself was a virtuoso violinist and composer doing his thing in the early1800s (?). Although some thought him to be in league with the devil, his fiddle playing was so good, I hear his frame building capabilities sucked arse. Bad luck mate!
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    bails87 wrote:
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?
    I thought they did football stickers.

    Anyone want to swap Vinny Samways for a Ricky Otto?

    I thought it was one of the weird twisty pasta shapes....
    You mean cannelloni? By coincidence my wife left me last night, in part due to this OCD habit that I have of continually touching pasta. Have to say I'm feeling cannelloni right now in fact.

    Anyway... Nice bike. Well done.
  • ketsbaia
    ketsbaia Posts: 1,718
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?

    Eh? Wasn't that by Julian or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Yeah Paganini is probably actually some Taiwanese attempt at sounding Italian.... Ah well, it's still a bike and it looks cool at 1st glance!

    Andrew L-W. Variations on Paganini's Caprice No. 24.
  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 27,296
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?

    Eh? Wasn't that by Julian or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Yeah Paganini is probably actually some Taiwanese attempt at sounding Italian.... Ah well, it's still a bike and it looks cool at 1st glance!

    Well I've had a quick look at the Internet Bike Database and there are a couple of very nice looking steel Paganinis and one fairly ordinary Taiwanese alu frame. :?
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  • rjsterry wrote:
    ketsbaia wrote:

    Has anyone heard of Paganini?

    Didn't he write the theme tune to the South Bank Show?

    Eh? Wasn't that by Julian or Andrew Lloyd Webber? Yeah Paganini is probably actually some Taiwanese attempt at sounding Italian.... Ah well, it's still a bike and it looks cool at 1st glance!

    Well I've had a quick look at the Internet Bike Database and there are a couple of very nice looking steel Paganinis and one fairly ordinary Taiwanese alu frame. :?

    Seriously? Post a link!
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  • JZed wrote:

    That's exactly it! So... It's from Taiwan... Boo.... Ah well it was only for commuting anyway...
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  • rjsterry
    rjsterry Posts: 27,296
    I think it's 'good Taiwan' rather than 'bad Taiwan', so still not too shabby for a hand-me-down.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    The Fausto Coppi link on that site is duff....I guess I'll never know about mine. boooo