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|12-29-2010 02:11 PM|
Now on eBay the new Alfa Stradale Bicycle
Be the first in the USA to ride and show the new Alfa Romeo Stradale Touring bike. Real class, real quality ... Alfa Romeo through and through. Bid on eBay with a no reserve auction.
Introducing … the Alfa Romeo Stradale Touring bike
Be the first in the USA to own and ride an Alfa Romeo Stradale Touring bicycle. The first bike now available for immediate shipping from Florida is offered at no reserve and no shipping cost.
• This is a no reserve auction.
• Payment must be made within 48 hours by PayPal to [email protected]
• No bids outside of the continental USA
• You can call for information at 954-261-7054 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm M-Sat.
• There is only one bicycle available. More will be available in February.
• Satisfaction guaranteed. You may return bicycle within 7 days of receipt if not satisfied.
• Shipping cost is $60 anywhere in the Continental USA and must be added to winning bid price.
Beautifully crafted and hand assembled in Italy, this 27” hybrid type touring bike is perfect for both city and rural touring. Quality and performance characteristics are comparable to top of the line hybrid bikes made by Cannondale and Trek. The manufacturers’ suggested retail price for this bike is $1095.
Below are the specifications:
Design : Centro Stile Alfa Romeo (Design Center) and Compagnia Ducale
• Note the “sporting heart” shape of the frame and the 24 speed shift wire which runs inside the frame to the derailleur instead of being clipped to the outside.
• The bike is Black on Black… matte black everything from the handle bars to the frame to the spokes.
• Front and rear reflectors as well as a kick stand are included.
Frame : serie alloy 7005 tig welded aluminum
Fork : suspension with dual shock absorbers with “lockout” for fast touring, “lockin” for offroad.
Handlebar : alloy, adjustable
Brakes : alloy caliper V-Brakes
Crankset : alloy Triple with BB set
Front-rear derailleur : Shimano Alivio 24 speed
Wheels: alloy, high-profile,racing type – 27 inches
Tires : CST all season sport 700x35
Saddle : padded and masculine anatomically correct by Liberty.
Seat post: alloy
Alfa Romeo bikes precede the American introduction of Alfa Romeo Cars
Alfa Romeo is introducing a stable of touring, trail and competition bicycles in 2011 ranging in prices from $1095 to $11,995.
For the first time in its 100 year history of fine automobiles Alfa Romeo has designed an extraordinary collection of hand built bicycles. The Stradale Touring (synonymous with the fabulous Grand Prix winning Alfas) to the Cross trail bike and the one of a kind 8C Competizione all carbon fiber road bike, bicycle enthusiasts have little left to wish for.
The bicycles are the brain-child of Veber Ferrari, a cycling enthusiast for decades and close friend of Alfa Romeo top management. Five years ago, Ferrari initiated the idea of building Alfa Romeo bicycles for sport and competition to be sold alongside the Alfa Romeo automobiles currently winning the hearts of all Europeans. His ideas resonated with the executives at Alfa Romeo but they insisted that the bicycles meet the demanding quality and competitive standards displayed by the newest of Alfas, the fabulous 8C Competitizione.
The bicycles had to be designed in collaboration with Centro Stile, the design center of Alfa Romeo. Alfa management insisted that branding each bicycle by painting the name or applying a decal was insufficient. Each bicycle had to be hand built. This meant that only Italian artisans familiar with bicycle performance could be allowed to assemble the bicycles. The frames themselves were to be built by Alfa Romeo under the strictest of quality control reserved for their finest sports cars.
Lastly, Alfa Romeo executives made a good business decision. Rather than have the bicycle project be part of a big car company hierarchy, which could slow down the project and eliminate entrepreneurial enthusiasm Alfa chose to place the entire project into the hands of Weber Ferrari as a licensee. Licensing means that Alfa Romeo delegated the manufacturing of their bicycles to Ferrari’s company, Compagnia Ducale SRL of Milan, Italy taking a percentage of the sales as well as participating in the marketing decisions.
Over the past three years Compagnia Ducale has directed their marketing efforts to those countries where Alfa Romeo automobiles are sold since the car dealers are some of the most enthusiastic sellers of the bicycles. In addition, bicycle dealers in Europe and the rest if the world have embraced these top-of-the-line unique bicycles.
With the acquisition of the Chrysler Corporation, Fiat (owners of Alfa Romeo) has promised the introduction of Alfa Romeo automobiles to America in 2012. Fiat already distributes Ferrari, Maserati and the 8C Alfa Romeo Competizione and the new Fiat 500 in America through the Ferrari/Maserati and select Chrysler dealer distribution network.
Now, Compagnia Ducale has established a marketing presence in the USA with offices in Hollywood, Florida. The full range of Alfa Romeo and other Fiat Group bicycles can be seen on the website of Compagnia Ducale - ALFAROMEO BIKES
For additional information contact the Compagnia Ducale representative for North America, Marc Mosko (ex-President AROC-USA) at [email protected] or 954-261-7054