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    Cool 2008 PRINCE / BORA ULTRA - Caution Bike Porn

    Just thought I'd tease you with my latest upgrades to prince charming
    56cm Prince Ltd.
    Campy Bora Ultra's
    CNC Pulleys w/Ceramic Bearings
    Record Cages
    T/A Chain Rings
    Speedplay X1 pedals
    14.5 lb. (as shown)









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    56cm, check
    speedplay, check

    What did you say your address was again?

    Very sweet, wish I was fast enough to ride something looked like that.

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    wow!! the most beautiful bike i've ever since here RBR.com and i thought my Trek Madone ( midnight blue/404 ) was the sexiest bike. it's alright second place isn't bad. seriously i would change white saddle/hand bar tape. to either black/red.

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    ouch, that makes my wallet hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z ken
    wow!! the most beautiful bike i've ever since here RBR.com and i thought my Trek Madone ( midnight blue/404 ) was the sexiest bike. it's alright second place isn't bad. seriously i would change white saddle/hand bar tape. to either black/red.
    nah, IMO the white saddle+white bartape rocks...i am using the combo as well

    rhauft what saddle are you using? thinking of replacing my heavy arione with another lighter white sadde...

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    2 each there own

    Quote Originally Posted by pina-gal
    nah, IMO the white saddle+white bartape rocks...i am using the combo as well

    rhauft what saddle are you using? thinking of replacing my heavy arione with another lighter white sadde...
    Thanks pina-gal,
    Since my last posting I have switched out the MOst Ltd. Selle Italia Kit Carbonio saddle for a regular one just to save the original for posterity. For those critics out there that wish to make changes to my Ltd, I appreciate your advise but I respectfully disagree with your changes. Mine is a Ltd. and I really dig the look that Pinarello gave this bike. I've made several noteworthy upgrades including switching out the MOst compact cranks for a standard Ultra Torque Record crankset with T/A 53/39 rings. I've also upgraded to ceramic bearings all around and I through on a set of Campy Bora Ultra hoops. All of this have made this the finest bike I have ever ridden in my 40 years of two wheeling.



    Last edited by rhauft; 09-14-2007 at 07:00 AM.

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    Ohhh. That is just filthy.

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    It's like looking at Sophia Loren like, 40 years ago. It's stunning. Congrats.

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    i now have a boner.

    thank you.

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    Save for the Conti tyres, everything's Italian
    Last edited by Tommy Peters; 09-14-2007 at 08:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Peters
    Save for the Conti tyres, everything's Italian
    That includes both the owner and his bella Siciliana wife too !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    That includes both the owner and his bella Siciliana wife too !!!
    You're hilarious Rhauft, and you've got taste. If I had any say, your Pina gets into the Rideable Art Gallery. No homoglation required.

    Does anyone know the identity of the individual or team responsible for its design, colour scheme, appointments, etc ..

    These 'unheralds' need to be herald in these forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Peters
    You're hilarious Rhauft, and you've got taste. If I had any say, your Pina gets into the Rideable Art Gallery. No homoglation required.

    Does anyone know the identity of the individual or team responsible for its design, colour scheme, appointments, etc ..
    Thanks for the props Tommy, I agree 100% about the artistry of this bike. It's truly a rolling work of art.
    As to the design and 'colour' scheme; the 2008 Pinarello Prince *Limited Edition is speced identically to the team issue bikes of the Caisse d'Epargne cycling team. http://www.cyclisme-caisse-epargne.fr/index.php

    *Only 50 Limited Edition Princes were imported to North America

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    Destined to be a classic

    I think this model Prince, with this color scheme, is one of the few carbon bikes that is destined to become a classic.

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    That's obnoxious. I'm here studying molecular pathways and you're probably out riding that beautiful machine. I may have to get one of those someday.
    Dictated but not read.

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    The Boras cap the overall effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Peters
    The Boras cap the overall effect.
    +1 Couldn't agree more. My Ltd. came equipped with the new 08 Campy titanium Shamals as standard equipment. Less than 24hrs in my possession I simply 'had to' upgrade to the Bora Ultras. The Shamals are fantastic clinchers but nothing compares to Boras, especially on a Pini.

    Btw, my LBS ordered one of each color frameset along with my Ltd. so I've seen each color in the flesh. Pictures do not do this bike justice. Each color literally jumps off the frame. They are all gorgeous! I have since recruited 3 of my friends into purchasing 3 of his frame sets. 1 red and 2 yellow. IMHO the 'naked neon' is the most beautiful because you can see that 1K weave beautifully highlighted in perfect Italian clear coat.



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    Got those brake levers mounted rather high for Campy.

    Perhaps a case of latent Shimano envy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewitz
    Got those brake levers mounted rather high for Campy.

    Perhaps a case of latent Shimano envy?

    and he called it a "Pini" as well.

    a Pinarello is always called "a Pinarello"...not "a Pini".

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    ~ poserello ~ pimperello ~

    Quote Originally Posted by I am The Edge
    and he called it a "Pini" as well.

    a Pinarello is always called "a Pinarello"...not "a Pini".
    It appears that the euro-snobs have gotten into their parents liquor cabinet again...

    You can call yours by any name you choose.

    Ownership has its privileges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    It appears that the euro-snobs have gotten into their parents liquor cabinet again...

    You can call yours by any name you choose.

    Ownership has its privileges.

    you go boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhauft
    It appears that the euro-snobs have gotten into their parents liquor cabinet again...

    You can call yours by any name you choose.

    Ownership has its privileges.
    Agreed!!

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    I got some saddle time on one last week...

    still glad I went with the Dogma FPX earlier this year. It offers a ride second to none.
    " the odds are good, the goods are even odder."

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    Wow that is absolutely beautiful!!

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    I think I've passed out....but my eyes are still glued to that bike. My first thought was, "Man is this dude lucky." My second thought was "This dude better be fast...getting shelled out the back on this would not be a pretty scene." Seriously though, that is an awesome looking ride.

    brewster

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