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Old May 3rd, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Old May 4th, 2013, 11:49 AM
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Italians crack me up. The Tour has hotties as well, but the Italians flaunt it:

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Old May 4th, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Old May 4th, 2013, 07:15 PM
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Awesome.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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Not sure if Han is interested in these-they are size 44 though:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-COLNAGO...E:B:SS:US:3160
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Old May 6th, 2013, 02:27 PM
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This is how gangsters roll:


Go ahead. I dare you. Find me any team today that is this cool.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:14 PM
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When is the cycling world going to figure out that this:


is cooler than this?:


Really, it's not that hard. Figure it out.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:17 PM
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Old May 6th, 2013, 04:45 PM
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1970
Colnago emblem created

After Dancelli’s Milano-Sanremo victory, Ernesto Colnago is inspired to replace his previous eagle emblem with a new mark, the ace of clubs. The logo commemorates the blooming of the spring flowers in Sanremo and Ernesto Colnago’s ambition to be “an ace in cycling”.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 05:13 PM
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A red Fiat 500 with a steering-wheel showing a Ferrari logo is parked in a street of Rome on April 17, 2013. The Fiat 500, the Cinquecento small and practical car designed by Dante Giacosa, was produced by the Italian carmaker Fiat from 1957 to 1975.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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As you know, 2013 marks the 80th Anniversary of Brevetti Internazionali Campagnolo. These pics are from the Campagnolo Anniversary site.

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1930 - Campagnolo Quick Release patent is presented. In the 1933 starts the industrial production of the first Campagnolo components.


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The first Campagnolo shifting system, later named Cambio Corsa 1001, was based on the same concept of the quick release.


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Fausto Coppi shifting his Corsa 1001


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Fausto Coppi and Tullio Campagnolo - Racing and technical discussion


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Campagnolo & Eddy Merckx


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Tullio Campagnolo & Eddy Merckx





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Campagnolo magnesium wheels


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Eddy Merckx' [hour record] bike


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1982 - New Campagnolo factory.


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The bike used by Francesco Moser to establish the hour record was equipped with Campagnolo special components


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Aerodynamics is the fulcrum of the R&D during late 70s.
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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Old May 6th, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Eddy Merckx's Eulogy at the Funeral of Tullio Campagnolo

Eddy Merckx, one of cycling's greatest legends, used Campagnolo equipment exclusively during his unmatched career. When Tullio Campagnolo passed away, Merckx came to the funeral, and delivered this stirring eulogy:

"Dear Commendatore Campagnolo:

On behalf of the cyclists all over the world, of those known or unknown, I address to you from this square of this church a touched good-bye. You deserve to belong to our life's memories because, rider like us, you have known before us our fatigue, and you have helped us.

You have done it with that generous intelligence that was the fruit of your goodness as man and as entrepreneur.

You have been the most faithful and precious of our helpers. You arrived first for seven times, with me, to the goal of the Milano-Sanremo; you were with me under the snow the day I was climbing victorious, the road of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. I shared with you every success.

In telling you good-bye in the name of all the presents and of those who regret not being here, I wish to repeat an act of faith heard in this church.

You will remain with us, riders of all ages and of all classes, as a dear and unforgettable road fellow. A good friend.

I tell it to you in a bad Italian, maybe, but with an Italian heart because, thanks to you, there is a piece of Italy with your name on all the bicycles of the world.

Your memory will remain always with us.

Good-bye."
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Old May 6th, 2013, 09:50 PM
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What makes Campagnolo so special? It's really hard to say. It's not purely performance that Campagnolo special, enough though the performance is certainly there and Shimano and SRAM pieces work just as well. But Shimano and SRAM don't inspire you. They don't move you. They don't stir your imagination or soul.

I think what makes Campagnolo special is the same thing that makes Ferrari special. Take a look at this comparo from Evo:




And then take a look at this comparo from Top Gear:


I think these comparos are very interesting, because the EVO one compares the low-tech GTO to the high-tech 959, while Top Gear compares the high-tech Challenge Stradale to the low-tech GT3RS. And yet the Ferraris are favored in both comparos. So these comparos don't turn on technology alone. Nor is it performance alone. It's more than that. The Ferraris somehow manage to stir the drivers more.

That's what Campagnolo delivers.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Italians crack me up.
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Old May 13th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Old May 20th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Yesterday's Stage 15... i think this is Col du Galibier.

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Old May 20th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Love that snow pic.

All of the drunk spectators with painted faces and costumes are gone too.

And that one fan that rode up is sweet.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Check out this set-up:

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Gallery: Climbing gear at the Giro

More SRAM WiFli, with an 11-32 cassette and a long-cage Red rear derailleur. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com

That's the first time I've seen a long-cage derailleur on a pro machine.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 11:34 AM
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