2 days ago
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Posted by Traditional Bike Club Curmudgeon
For the last several months, my pal Jamie has been riding this bike.
I'm pretty certain that it's a Carrera because of the 19 times it is so branded (top tube x2, down tube x4, seat tube x2, right chain stay x1, left seat stay x1, drop outs x2, seat post clamp x1, saddle clamp x1, headset nut x3, fork x2).
The two on each side of the down tube seem to be particularly redundant.
Is this a sign of Italian exuberance - "It's a Carrera and we're damned proud of it" or manufacturers insecurity - "We hope you notice that it's a Carrera"?
How many times is your ride branded?