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Old 04-07-2010, 04:15 PM   #556
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Beeeeeeautiful bike! I don't think I would have chosen to shoot it in front of a line of dumpsters though.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #557
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Beeeeeeautiful bike! I don't think I would have chosen to shoot it in front of a line of dumpsters though.
Really makes that red POP though, damn. What brand of wax do you use?
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:56 PM   #558
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Really makes that red POP though, damn. What brand of wax do you use?
Thanks! It's called "whatever the previous owner used" wax... I took that picture the day I bought it. ;-)

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Old 04-07-2010, 10:27 PM   #559
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Since I see that she's a model, I feel a little better about this...

*WOOF*

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Old 04-08-2010, 02:03 AM   #560
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A little off topic, but this thread makes me think about how many Italians drool for American bikes and how many Americans do the same for Italian ones...

Here we say: "l'erba del vicino è sempre più verde" that means something like "The neighbor's grass is greener than yours".
Is there an equivalent phrase in English?
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:04 AM   #561
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A little off topic, but this thread makes me think about how many Italians drool for American bikes and how many Americans do the same for Italian ones...

Here we say: "l'erba del vicino è sempre più verde" that means something like "The neighbor's grass is greener than yours".
Is there an equivalent phrase in English?
It's the same and also the same in Danish....sounds better in Italian, though and in Danish too
I do think that everybody loves Italian bikes though, they have always been something special to everyone, but since they now have become more reliable they have also become more common. I remember one hot summer back in Denmark in the early '80 when I heard a Ducati for the first time, man, I just wanted to marry an Italian woman, drink Italian wine, eat Italian food and drive Italian motorcycles for the rest of my life. Then I went there in '86 and I haven't really been the same since
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:29 AM   #562
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Thanks from all of us Italians!
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:02 AM   #563
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My dad's side of the family moved here from the Munich, Germany, area in the 1890's. My mom's side came right from Sicily in the 1920's, and my grand mother was the 1st of her family born in the USA. My mom is her oldest of 4 daughters. My grand mother was 100% Italian with all the common stereotypes. She would give you the shirt off her back, and loved her grand kids like no other. We lost her less then 4 weeks ago and I still miss her.

Here is the newest pic of my Italian beauty to keep it on topic:
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:56 AM   #564
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Thanks! It's called "whatever the previous owner used" wax... I took that picture the day I bought it. ;-)

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Old 04-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #565
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O.C.F.RIDER, How about a link to your for sale 01 VOR 400 Enduro ?

I'm not a potential buyer, too broke and too far away.
But if I remember correctly, the VOR had a gear driven cam setup and was Italian to boot ?...

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #566
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A little off topic, but this thread makes me think about how many Italians drool for American bikes and how many Americans do the same for Italian ones...

Here we say: "l'erba del vicino è sempre più verde" that means something like "The neighbor's grass is greener than yours".
Is there an equivalent phrase in English?
"The grass is always greener over the septic tank."
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:45 AM   #567
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A little off topic, but this thread makes me think about how many Italians drool for American bikes and how many Americans do the same for Italian ones...

Here we say: "l'erba del vicino è sempre più verde" that means something like "The neighbor's grass is greener than yours".
Is there an equivalent phrase in English?
I've heard the same comment regarding bicycles.
We all want Colnagos and you guys love your Cannondales.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #568
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I can help a deserving Italian (or any boardmember reading this who's there) some money on the new BMW LiterBike. It's just too much power. I'm moving to Italy next month. I got U.S. pricing and only paid a little for delivery in Germany. I already have an R1100S that I am in love with. If anyone knows the "selling to a local Italian" rules of the road I would welcome them and any interested buyers. I will flip it for less than you can buy it new in Italy, only making $$ to support my own habit riding the Dolomiti.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:09 AM   #569
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New Italian!

Well, after many years of contemplation, I finally bought my First Guzzi.
I must be getting old


She is mucho comfy, while still providing a very involving ride. I'm still getting to know the dynamics of the bike, but am very pleased thus far .

As a result, the sassy Italian I bought last summer and put 2k of the most enjoyable miles on in memory (fastest if not the most comfortable ride I ever owned), is now listed in the Flea.
SHe needs an owner who would not push her aside for a newer, yet less sexy model.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:05 AM   #570
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here is my latest

you guys all have too nice a bikes.. here is the little garage queen i picked up this weekend- oh yeah!

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