Floyd Landis on a Pegoretti

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A little insider information: This was a secret project done as a gift to Floyd. Word is Dario refused to do a "Kid Rock" paint theme (for obvious reasons). You'll probably see more of this bike, and it's rider in the near future in a few magazines.

It's a custom Love #3 done in an gloss white that almost looks like a laquered egg-shell. The text is in a plain black. One of my favorite quotes on the frame reads "How is it possible to have a civil war?"

See a single photo of the complete bike here: http://trustbut.blogspot.com/index.html Scroll to Sunday 1/21
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Looks not bad the frame, what for a fork will get mounted?

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i guess we all know this fork, sorry for the size of the picture
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Kuiper wrote:Looks not bad the frame, what for a fork will get mounted?


Looks like a reynolds.

http://lh3.google.com/_xX3hgPBOgag/RbLH ... CF0727.JPG

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Nice to see the news. But this really takes it:

"The construction was arranged by the folks at Saris, headed by David Cathcart, who felt bad Landis was riding around on his old training beater after winning the Tour."

Poor Floyd...on nothing but his old training beater! Probably still better than most of us are riding. And why can't the [apparently] "destitute" Mr. 70 Bottles buy his own rig anymore??

:unbelievable: :unbelievable: :unbelievable:

Excuse me while I blow a few chunks. :roll:
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that paint job is abysmal

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onyourleft wrote:Poor Floyd...on nothing but his old training beater! Probably still better than most of us are riding.


How good does your training bike look and ride after you've put 10~20k miles on it in a season?

onyourleft wrote:And why can't the [apparently] "destitute" Mr. 70 Bottles buy his own rig anymore??


Because he hasn't been paid by the TDF. And probably never will be. And a good chunk of his money is going towards a defense against a charge that has yet to be proven. See here
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nexusheli wrote:
onyourleft wrote:Poor Floyd...on nothing but his old training beater! Probably still better than most of us are riding.


How good does your training bike look and ride after you've put 10~20k miles on it in a season?

onyourleft wrote:And why can't the [apparently] "destitute" Mr. 70 Bottles buy his own rig anymore??


Because he hasn't been paid by the TDF. And probably never will be. And a good chunk of his money is going towards a defense against a charge that has yet to be proven. See here



The positive dope test proves something. He is using his money to try to prove that the test was flawed. Surely Tyler can lend him one of his twin brothers bikes for the time being? :D

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Rodrego Hernandez wrote:The positive dope test proves something. He is using his money to try to prove that the test was flawed. Surely Tyler can lend him one of his twin brothers bikes for the time being? :D


Not if the test was flawed. And if the test wasn't flawed, then something else in the process might have been. Given the negative test the day before and the day after, the lab and/or WADA need to come up with an explanation for how Landis could metabolize testosterone way faster than any human.

Reliable scientific data is not just precise and/or accurate data: it is also data that fits the context within which it's being considered. Given the context of three drug control samples, three days in a row, the positive testosterone test on day 2 does not fit the context. That would raise a red flag for any reputable scientist.

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BoulderBlunder wrote:that paint job is abysmal


agreed. looks like something pulled out of the trash.

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Rodrego Hernandez wrote:
nexusheli wrote:
onyourleft wrote:Poor Floyd...on nothing but his old training beater! Probably still better than most of us are riding.


How good does your training bike look and ride after you've put 10~20k miles on it in a season?

onyourleft wrote:And why can't the [apparently] "destitute" Mr. 70 Bottles buy his own rig anymore??


Because he hasn't been paid by the TDF. And probably never will be. And a good chunk of his money is going towards a defense against a charge that has yet to be proven. See here



The positive dope test proves something. He is using his money to try to prove that the test was flawed. Surely Tyler can lend him one of his twin brothers bikes for the time being? :D
g'day rod!

from floyd's fridge: message to self, when extracting blood for future doping, make sure that you lay off the pre-season testosterone boosters. doh!

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the paint job should have been pink with the the following phrase "I am not Lance"

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nexusheli wrote:
How good does your training bike look and ride after you've put 10~20k miles on it in a season?


If I treated it badly maybe it would look like shet. But I've seen lotsa frames with 3x that mileage that still look good.

The guy's been a pro cyclist for several years. You'd think he'd have a few decent groups and frames and wheels lying around.


nexusheli wrote:Because he hasn't been paid by the TDF. And probably never will be. And a good chunk of his money is going towards a defense against a charge that has yet to be proven.


Then he goes to work doing something else than cycling to make a living - like most of us would have to do - until he can be re-instated. Besides that, he's got a wife and family to help him, no?
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How much harder should we make pro cycling for athletes?

They are grossly overworked and underpaid compared to other major sports. Can't the guy get a nice bike as a gift?? You really think he doesn't deserve it?? :(

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