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    Quote Originally Posted by jtferraro View Post
    Pic w/race wheelset:
    I've said it before when you posted photos of the frame, but that is a really beautiful bike.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoote View Post
    I've said it before when you posted photos of the frame, but that is a really beautiful bike.
    Thanks - appreciate it! I just received some nice wool Zanconato socks to go with.

    Happy Holidays
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    Before my 1st mountain bike race this summer. Great bike, purchased from Zank thru the classifieds this summer.

    I put this in the Zank gallery because of the bike. But seriously....IF jersey, Svelte bottle, Sachs bottle....I am such a mutt!
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    [QUOTE=moran;163464]Before my 1st mountain bike race this summer. QUOTE]
    So who won the race, the kid on the mint greenl 20 incher or the recumbent rider?
     

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    Nice! Recumbent guy crashed into a tree, so the kid won.
     

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    Default re: Zanconato

    Well, since Mike is answering questions over at the other thing I thought I'd post another pic of my Zank. Just got the first couple hundred of the year on it and it's waiting for me over in DC, where I'll get back later this week. Looking forward to getting in a long, Friday ride on this one. Didn't want to clog up the other forum with pics and loving platitudes about the bike, but it really is a delight to ride. Contact points are perfect. No unconscious shifting around. Perfect leverage on the bars. Not too heavy even with no light parts on the bike but it rides 'light' if that makes sense. Perfect geometry for the size. Solid. No shakes or rattles or rolls or wobbles or oscillations or any of that crap.

    Parked up against my winter Lemond, which is now disassembled and is going away.

    I'm digging the ride.

    Looking forward to getting some actual 'on the bike' pics or at least some 'on rides' pics to prove that I do actually ride these things I own! Yeah, it really is as nice as it looks.

     

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    Hello, moving down to DC, Rosslyn area for the summer and maybe the fall. How is the riding down there?

    If you see a guy in a HUP kit and an orange Zank cross bike, come say hi.

    Also, very nice looking Zank!!!!
     

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    Lovely bike Saab, I look forward to seeing it in the flesh sometime......
     

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    Default re: Zanconato

    Looks great Saab. I'm curious to know how the steel fork compares with carbon forks you've ridden? If I get one (soon I hope) I'd be torn between wanting the aesthetics of a steel fork and maybe the light weight of an all carbon fork.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by corko View Post
    Lovely bike Saab, I look forward to seeing it in the flesh sometime......
    Same here!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinomaster View Post
    I'm curious to know how the steel fork compares with carbon forks you've ridden?
    Honestly, I can't tell a difference. For me a lugged steel bike just must have a steel fork. End of story. My Serotta CIII has a carbon fork but that's a welded bike and it makes a bit more sense. But aesthetically on the lugged bike with the 1" steerer there's really no purpose in saving a few grams, especially in light of the fact that I carry a few extra pounds.

    I can definitely watch the fork move as I go over rough pavement. It rides very nicely.

    Without trying this bike with a carbon fork it's not really possible to make the comparison. But this fork and frame were designed as a unit, as were the Serotta frame and fork. They're simply a set and meant to go together. Requesting a carbon fork never entered my mind with this bike.

     

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    Yeah, my Atlanta has a carbon fork and I wish I had ordered it originally with a steel fork. My girlfriend has the same exact same Atlanta frame with a steel fork and it looks so much better, and when I ride her bike it feels very similar-- better I think. The weight seems negligible.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinomaster View Post
    The weight seems negligible.
    Back when I raced for real I weighed in at about 150 lbs at 6'. Now I'm several bowling balls heavier. The weight of the steel fork vs. the carbon fork in this case truly is negligible.
     

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    Default re: Zanconato

    Nice bike. And saddles. They fit nice, don't they? Agreed with others: need to see in person.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by winmonster View Post
    Nice bike. And saddles. They fit nice, don't they? Agreed with others: need to see in person.
    If you live in Vienna you'll probably see me on the W&OD from time to time when I ride out towards Leesburg.
     

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    Default re: Zanconato

    gotta love this guy


     

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    Default re: Zanconato

    The best bike Zank ever made.

     

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    Hey ho, let's go.

    I'm the proud, happy owner of the first frame out of the new improved shop. I've had it a little over a week now and have just passed the 300 mile mark.

    Somewhere near Brewster yesterday afternoon, 90 miles down and 40 or more to go, I knew the bike and I had bonded. Mike made me what I'd asked for - a fast fendered bike. It fits me like a second skin and, more importantly, rides and handles exactly like a bicycle should. It goes where I point it, handles like it's hard-wired to my brain, and yeah... It's fast enough. And it doesn't hurt that it's beautiful - a perfect marriage of traditional and modern, executed by a thoughtful eye and masterful hand.

    This one will be with me for a long, long time. Thanks Mike!



    GO!

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    Default re: Zanconato

    I keep showing your bike to my girlfriend. At first she was annoyed because she doesn't care, but now she's starting to get jealous. Can I call you and have you put the phone up to the head tube?

    congrats. amazing bike
     

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    It's the kind of head tube you want to spend some time with.

    GO!

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