Thursday, September 24, 2009

You will never see one of these for sale again!!!

The lemming had an article in his head today, a children's story about Skunky, the tall-tailed butt-in-the-air descender. As he sat down to write the story, he decided to check his email first.

From: charlie ******* <*******************>
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM
Subject: hello master
To: ""

Honorable Lemming

Ah... you have taught me well master...but now, the student becomes the teacher...

Charlie @ screaming monkey bike

Top 21 Cycling Sites

Preach on brother Charlie! It's true, the lemming has been gapped and dropped HARD by screaming monkey bike. The lemming is cool with that, screaming monkey bike is killing it harder than John in his 12 week, $3649, Men's Journal first triathlon plan. Ironically (in a 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife sort of way) (Rock) Superstar by Cypress Hill was playing on my Pandora radio station at the moment I received the email and all I could think about was big-assed jack-in-the-boxes with FIRE! all around them.

Anyway, as things go one thing lead to another and I spent some time on Top Cycling Sites before heading over to check out VeloLoser.

Great minds think alike and I was amused to see VeloLoser thought of Slim Goodbody with this skinsuit as well. Surely I thought this beautiful skinsuit must have been designed by a company as pioneering as Primal Wear before they started making saddle concepts, however I was wrong.

You will never see one of these for sale again!!! I only know of a couple in existence. If you are an avid cyclist or cycling fan you know what this is. This is the infamous Mario Cipollini muscle skinsuit made by Cannondale. As you can see it is in great conditoin 8 out of 10. It only has 2 very small repairs one on the left shoulder half inch long which you can't even see and one on the zipper and in no way effects the zipper function.

I purchased it new from a bike shop owner last year and I have since leaned toward bodybuilding so I don't fit it anymore. It is an XL but I am 5'7 185 lbs. with a 32 in. waist and it fits me snugly everywhere. If you're curious it will fit you just give me your measurements and I'll help. I know you'll love this very unique piece of cycling memorabilia.

Let me just be the first to say thank heavens we will never see one of these for sale again! I have the sneaking suspicion taking up bodybuilding isn't the reason this gem is for sale.

But closer inspection reveals it's not the skinsuit Mario Cipollini is wearing in the picture describing the auction. This skinsuit is short-sleeved and short-legged. Which begs the question, if the person who "won" the auction is not himself a bodybuilder or a two-armed, two-legged amputee and those Primal Wear-ish muscles just stop on the lower quad and mid bicep, will the wearer look something like this?


Rantwick said...

That pic at the end killed me. Nice.

Steve A said...

You know, it's just possible that the picture at the end is Mario Cipollini NOW.

Bike Lemming said...

From epic sprinter to overweight crimefighter!

jeff said...

That better be a strong web!

Psyclepathic said...

That was my 1st and last visit to screaming monkey. A lot of those votes must be coming out of Florida.

Keep up the good work.

healthy ashley said...

...I'm still recovering from the photo at the end...