|"The bicycle that wins"|
|Side-by-side view of both sides of the current Torelli pedals|
|The inside of the Campagnolo crank isn't looking horribly fabulous either|
|Had to stop for a quick pic on my way up Nelson Road|
|Terry Butterfly saddle|
|Campagnolo Daytona shifters|
|What do you think? This picture is slightly angled, but I'm pretty sure the top tube slants down toward the front.|
This bike has a feeling of immediate gratification when pedaling. There's no loss of power in the pedal stroke and even though I'm still not going to win any races, there are times when it feels as though the bike wants to go faster than my legs are ready to go...which gives me hope for my future cycling adventures - at least when it comes to picking up speed. It is honestly a nice feeling to realize that I am capable of more when on a lighter bike. While I'm not ready to trade in the comfort of my Rivendell's for long rides, this will definitely be the go-to bike for quicker-paced rides in the foreseeable future. As for the present, I'm looking forward to seeing what I'm capable of achieving on this bike, and how my opinions may alter as time passes.
If you have interest in the Torelli brand itself, there's an interesting article here about the Mondonico family (makers of many of the Torelli-branded bikes). I am always interested to read or hear about the history of a particular line, so I thought it was worth the read. And, as always, if you have additional information that you'd like to share, please feel free to leave thoughts/comments.