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Postby europa » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:39 pm

McPete wrote:black with tan leather... Nice. Be interesting to see what'd be quicker over 400m: The Vespa or my Landcruiser :P


Is that 400m on the flat or over a cliff?

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Postby zapata » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:58 am

McPete wrote:black with tan leather... Nice. Be interesting to see what'd be quicker over 400m: The Vespa or my Landcruiser :P


depends what size engine you get, but most of them will out drag most cars from the traffic lights.

but vespas are kinda pricey, your paying for the name and that italian chic.
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Postby europa » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:09 am

zapata wrote:but vespas are kinda pricey, your paying for the name and that italian chic.


Still better than anonymous Japanese sewing machines :D

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can we consider this thread hijacked yet? :D
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Postby bigbuzz73 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:24 pm

Hi guys,
Yeah, it has moved a bit away from my original question... but good fun! Love those Italian scooters!!! Speaking about Italian machines.....
I finally made my decision! I took my lovely Sandra out for lunch Saturday and on the way I casually slipped in, "Oh by the way, can we just call in and have a quick look at a couple of bikes?"
I showed her the Giant OCR C2 ("No: too common"), the Specialized Allez Comp ("No: looks too much like a Coke can"), the Avanti Giro ("Not bad"), and finally the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Alu/Carbon Veloce mix ("Buy it, it's beautiful!!").
So, I ordered the Bianchi today.... the dealer is tracking me down an '07 in Celeste. I'm more excited at 52 about this bike than when I got my Malvern Star for my 10th birthday!!
Thanks very much for all the great advice.
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Postby europa » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:13 am

Now that's a cunning method that hasn't been mentioned on this forum before. :D Well done ... and sadly, I tend to agree with 'she who has to live with the git who rides this thing' :wink:

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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:20 am

Choice 10 / 10
Technique 10 / 10
Story 10 / 10
Well done! :lol:
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:28 pm

Nice one Wayne 8)
I'll have to chase up some pointers on dealing with the GLW :wink:

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Postby bigbuzz73 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:53 pm

Yeah, I thought I was SOOOOO cunning and clever by "accidently" calling into the bike shop on our way to lunch........ After all, the cost of lunch is a small price to pay for a new bike!
However, these women aren't THAT easily fooled, as I found out! After she said to go ahead and order the bike I got hit with, "Now mister, about that weekend away at the Daylesford Spa, complete with the massage and all 'works'!!!!" Damn, I'd been had!! Bloody women! Hehehehe
:wink: So take heed gentlemen, they ALWAYS outsmart us!
Oh well, at least there's some nice MTB trails around there.... better throw the Spesh in the Nissan!
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:07 am

She gets primped out while you get dirty around Daysleford, then go home to a green rocket? YOU WIN :lol:
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Postby bigbuzz73 » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:49 am

Mulger Bill,
I like your thinking, mate!! :wink:
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Postby bigbuzz73 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:18 pm

Hi guys,
Well, I picked up the Bianchi today......... it is absolutely beautiful!!!
Damn, it's pretty!!! Spent the afternoon fitting up computer, toolbag, bidon cage, etc. Will take her out for a spin in the morning... can't wait!
Once again, thanks for all the valuable advice I received from forum members.
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