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Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London
"Caron, non ti crucciare:
vuolsi così colà dove si puote
ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"
Richard, love the new bike in post #1392. Maybe it's the Campy group and wheels (Neutron's white/red decals accent the frame nicely) and the newer colorway (the seat tube insignia design is bitchin, like it), it all just flows together. That's a sharp looking bike.
How timely it is that you have in your shop now a frame you made in the seventies. I looked at the new bike and that old frame back and forth (OCD is a bitch) to see
what differences have occured over these many years. I'm no frame builder so just the obvious things stick out like the older frame's lugs (they look more sculpted), the seemingly barely touching seat stays, older style cable routing.
To my "don't know crap" untrained eye, the new bike's frame looks beefier, stronger at the drop outs, the lugs aren't as sculpted and I like them better,
the seat stay attachement is more part of the seat tube now.
To me, the older frame has a hand wokred elegance to it and that new frame is master class and all business. It looks tough.
I guess you can't tell I like that bike in #1392 very much, best looking RS for me, it will go into my favorites picture folder and be my desk top background for awhile.
As for the older frame, I was wondering what you think about when you see a piece if work from the past like this?
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