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Pro Bike: Alessandro Ballan's Lampre Wilier Paris-Roubaix, April 12, 2008

Alessandro Ballan (Lampre) is set to race Paris-Roubaix
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Ballan has only been a professional since 2004
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Ballan's frame bears no model designation
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The rear wishbone includes a novel
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The increased rear tire clearance
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The seat stay assembly was clearly borrowed
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The fork crown is also equipped
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This looks like a careless mistake, but
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Like most of the riders in Sunday's peloton
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Vittoria provides Ballan with 27mm-wide tubulars
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There are no fancy 'wheel systems' to be found here
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Not even alloy nipples make the cut here.
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A little bit of insurance goes a long way
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Ballan's bike is otherwise fairly standard fare
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Ballan's bike is also equipped
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…although here a 46T inner ring
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Ballan is surprisingly tall at 1.9m
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A Chorus front derailleur is used here
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Ballan foregoes carbon in favor of aluminum
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The usual Look KeO Carbon pedals
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Garmin GPS computers are suddenly everywhere
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And yes, the Garmin Edge can even be configured
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Ballan's spare bike
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The spare bike is also equipped
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The spare bike's front derailleur
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You can never have too many spare wheels
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Some Lampre riders, such as Massimiliano Mori,
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