You can't keep them all.
I wont have the bike forever, but I always have the memories.
This was a special bike.
It has had a few incarnations, with Campagnolo Shamals, Pistas and eventually the NOS C Record wheels.
Pista bars, Campione Del Mondo and eventually Criteriums.
It has won the odd A grade club track race, alleycats, ridden the Red Bull mini-drome and been drooled over more than any other bike I've had.
I put it down to the Red paint and chrome. Simple, elegant and fast.
It is also rare as rocking horse manure to find a frame in my size, my favourite tubeset, in good condition, by my favourite builder.
Thanks for the memories.
Thanks to Special 'K' for posing with Eddy.
Eddy Merckx MX-Leader Pista.
Complete Campagnolo C Record
1st generation Pista crankset with BREV. FYXOMATOSIS chainring
Sheriff star high flange hubs laved to Matrix hard anodised tubulars
Pantographed Cinelli Stem, Cinelli Criterium 42cm bars
Life is too short.