Posts Tagged ‘Pinarello’

The inGamba lust list – 10 things we really want

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

We have some of the greatest partners in the the bike industry. From our Pinarello F10s to our Zipp Wheels and Giordana jerseys, we’re kitted out in some of the sweetest bicycle bling available. But even so, being the geeks we are, it doesn’t stop us from lusting after the stuff we don’t have, because the Velominati’s famous Rule #12 – The correct number of bikes to own is n+1 – doesn’t actually just apply to bikes. It applies across the board.

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Pinarello’s GRS Disk: A classic for the cobbles

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Peer pressure is a terrible thing. Growing up in Ireland, any silly action carried out in imitation or at the behest of someone you liked or admired was always admonished with the same phrase, uttered by stern-faced adult, possibly while exasperatedly grabbing at some part of the guilty party’s clothing while dragging them home: “And if he stuck his hand in the fire, would you do that too?” Which is a stupid question, obviously, as it would depend entirely on how much fun he said the fire was.

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Remembering Pinarello’s first grand tour success

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

It had been six years since an Italian last won the Giro d’Italia. But there was some hope for the locals at the 1975 edition when Eddy Merckx became ill at the Tour de Romandie and withdrew his entire team from the Giro. The home favorites had another Belgian to worry about however, because Roger de Vlaeminck, Monsieur Paris–Roubaix, was tired of being second best to his countrymen everywhere but on the cobbles. He wanted a Grand Tour win, and the 58th edition of the Corsa Rosa looked like the perfect opportunity. De Vlaeminck was determined to make a point, and so he made a bet with a journalist from the Gazzetta dello Sport that he’d win seven stages – one more than Merckx had managed when he’d romped to the title in ’73.

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