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HURRY U.P. - PART 2

Andy Kessler - 13-Apr-2021
A blog a day keeps the doctor away... Not really for me hopefully for you. I am very close to get nuts...

When I started to write this blog, I thought you know what, let's just copy the Hurry-U.P. blog from last December when we introduced the grey U.P. I am so fed up to tell you always the same thing.... We have not enough be quick bla bla bla...

So I keep it short we are introducing a new additional color for the U.P.  I hate to mix bicycles and cars... I basically love old cars but  more like in the sense of a nice picture that you hang on your wall... I don't like to drive them at least here in Switzerland. Here driving a car makes no sense and riding a bicycle is so much more fun.. 

The inspiration came from a  real cool classic car:



Yes its an Aston Martin but thats not important. It is about the name of the color: California Sage. California sagebrush, is a species of western North American shrubs in the sunflower family. What a name today you have all those artificial marketing names but California Sage.... it keeps me dreaming about beaches, flowers and the smell of the ocean...

We call our U.P. the "sage" and thats how it looks:
 

You can oder it here on our webshop or if you are lucky trough one of our OPEN partner. As mentioned we just have a couple of them.... 



Sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, it looks much better in reality. But we could not wait for Marc our photographer coming to the office this time...  we had to hurry U.P.

Comments & Questions

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California Sage: That took me back to Detroit to Sagebrush Shorty, a Kid's TV show. Then Aston Martin took me back to James Bond "Goldfinger". Then it took me to Newport Beach California.
Post #1 of 19. Posted by Stan on 13-Apr-2021 11:40:03 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23053]
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actually I was in Monterey doing the 17th Mile Drive... I did that every morning before the Seaotter Festival before the show started...with the bike of course not with the car...
Post #5 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 12:12:18 GMT in reply to post #1 [23053<--23057]
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I ride a rtp Up - is it possible to paint my frame in this beautiful coler right now?
Post #2 of 19. Posted by Sascha on 13-Apr-2021 11:44:05 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23054]
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sure we would have an Italian Painter that could do it.... If you are seriously interested send me a mail...
Post #7 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 12:13:47 GMT in reply to post #2 [23054<--23059]
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nice car, nice color! by the way, your best blog ever! Your text "Here, (Switzerland) driving a car makes no sense and riding a bicycle is so is so much more fun ......"
ist perfect and hit the nail on the head :-)
PS: of course, I love old cars too ....
Post #3 of 19. Posted by Dany on 13-Apr-2021 11:57:19 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23055]
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Vintage car colours. That is what I went on the hunt for painting the rtp wide. I am a Volvo person and was looking for a turquoise from the 60s. Not in Volvo. But Fiat yes. So the WI DE is Farfalle Blue. A butterfly and a beautiful color from the 70s. Italians know color. Cali Sage looks great! I need to settle on the colour for the decals now;)
Post #4 of 19. Posted by Alsn Montgomery on 13-Apr-2021 12:07:57 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23056]
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good choice Alan.. yes Italian's great style always and the best food in the world...
Post #6 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 12:13:17 GMT in reply to post #4 [23056<--23058]
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I miss Italy! Take students there for art trip. Maybe we oughta to a gravel ride there when things OPEN Up?? Eat great food and pedal the machines!
Post #14 of 19. Posted by Alsn Montgomery on 13-Apr-2021 13:07:15 GMT in reply to post #6 [23058<--23066]
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Got email. Viewed images. Ordered frame-set immediately. Love the SAGE!
Post #8 of 19. Posted by David Russell on 13-Apr-2021 12:21:31 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23060]
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Hi David, thanks for the trust in our brand...
Post #15 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 13:07:30 GMT in reply to post #8 [23060<--23067]
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Damn. Regretting my RTP choice now. This is beautiful!
Post #9 of 19. Posted by John Morrill on 13-Apr-2021 12:25:50 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23061]
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color looks great. If I order one of these now, will I be able to order the build kit to go with it when they are restocked (hopefully soon)?
Post #10 of 19. Posted by matt on 13-Apr-2021 12:55:03 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23062]
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Hi Matt. yes you can. Order it and then send me a mail also. But Build kit is gonna be July for sure if you can wait that long. Same specs as last time
Post #12 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 13:05:46 GMT in reply to post #10 [23062<--23064]
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Great color. And If you want to get matchy, matchy you ride it with an Ornot House Jersey in Sage made right here in California. They make great kit — pairs perfectly with my WI.DE
https://www.orn...-sage
Post #11 of 19. Posted by Biggsie on 13-Apr-2021 13:00:17 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23063]
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oh yes I have to get one of those... the only problem is I always give the frames first to our customers.... But I have my Pistachio WIDE also a nice one
Post #13 of 19. Posted by Andy Kessler on 13-Apr-2021 13:06:46 GMT in reply to post #11 [23063<--23065]
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C lassic C ar C olor?
My dream is an Open M.ind - like the Gulf Racing Colors.
Hmmm - or an Open W.ide in Porsche Martini Look......?
.....or both?
BOTH!
Anyone there who want to buy my house?
Post #16 of 19. Posted by Claus von Bamberg on 13-Apr-2021 15:31:51 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23068]
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I have a campy record 12 group to put on this frame.
Which size calipers will I need?
Thanks.
Post #17 of 19. Posted by Earl Reed on 14-Apr-2021 10:47:02 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23070]
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Never mind, found it on your web page.
Post #18 of 19. Posted by Earl Reed on 14-Apr-2021 11:15:52 GMT in reply to post #17 [23070<--23071]
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An Italian paint job huh..? Sounds a little scary, but seriously; you should do an Italian-American premium build on this frame, with a little Slovenian spice on top!
@campagnolo EKAR @ENVE @Berk-composites
You are welcome..
Post #19 of 19. Posted by Mik Rosenfeldt Jørgensen on 14-Apr-2021 13:02:35 GMT in reply to blog [0<--23072]
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