Friday, 30 July 2010

Bike Porn Friday

Trois Vs are doing their best to cope with the weight of increasing years, the end of the Tour de France and post-Dunwich sores. TV has provided some balsam, not least BBC Four's evening on bike-related shows. Although we expected much, not least the Tom Simpson documentary, the highlight was actually Robert Penn's 'It's All About The Bike'. Douchebaggery was detected early on (I mean, who has a stable in which to keep their... stable of bikes?), but we warmed to his infectious enthusiasm, and were happy to overlook his BBC-funded burning of CO2 as Mr Penn sought the finest components' an ex-solicitor cum journalist could buy: Campag Record groupset, Brook's saddles, Conti tyres, Californian-built wheels, Chris King, etc., etc.





Which brings us to this week's Bike Porn (if Doug doesn't get in first with a Rapha-sale inflected post). Jon is currently on a war against carbon fibre, and wants to replace his Blackrain integrated steerer with something more refined (and higher) from Roberts. And this brings us back to Penn, and his steel selection from Brian Rourke. You too could have this frame for about the same as a fully-fledged Squadra:










Flotsno!
Trois V!

5 comments:

  1. I do love Lionel Richie!

    But: Flotsno!? o' _____ ? We don't dangle prepositions in the TroisV! Not even in acronym form!

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  2. Come to think of it, I bet it wouldn't take too much of a peruse of past posts to find prepositions hanging all over the damn place.

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  3. cutbacks: prepositions are the first to go...

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  4. Oh! I assumed the final "o" was cut, but are you telling me it's the penultimate? In which case, shouldn't it say, "Flotsn o!" or "Flotsn'o!"?

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  5. Can it, you grammar nerds/people who had an education that involved learning what a preposition is.

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