Nice bike - congrats
Is that Arione Carbon a special order? - I did not realise you could get any non-black versions
Yes, again, someone around here suggested it. It arrived within two weeks IIRC. Not bad from Italy to Australia.
a dream machine
Thanks kgt, I still feel like the cat that got the cream.
I love the bike, nice color coordination.
What bike stand is that in your office?
I am tight on bike storage in my loft and think that would look great.
It's a Topeak. I got it here in Melbourne for AUD$200, which is not that expensive really. From recollection it's made in China or Taiwan, and I did note that a threads on one of the brackets was threaded, but I two are supplied and the one that I am using works fine.
that's a lovely machine, very tasteful. Nice balance of weight and durability/rideability too
I'm glad to hear you say that as I can't afford to replace it after a couple of season's use. I found out on the weekend, that is plenty fast enough for my use, as I am now able to keep up with my riding partners (and a bit more
I was a bit worried about the white handlebar tape and white seat, but I hope you'll agree that it works quite well.
You will probably have to replace those more often than you like but I agree, they do look good.
If you get a chance, like some of the others have mentioned, its a bit more inspiring to see a bike from the drive side
ps...dont let Casran see those things on your valves...he will do his fruit!
Why's that, do you not need valve caps, or is it because they are the wrong colour?
Drive side pic:
I don't really mind about replacing the tape, but I hear what you say about replacing the seat. Hopefully, I'll be able to keep it clean. Fingers crossed.
... How do you like those neutrons ?
I have nothing to compare them with. All I can say that I had no problems with them and I think they look bewdiful. So, yes I like them.
Thank you again for your help everyone.