Waiting for Castelli
Two weeks ago I posted a question on Twitter. I asked Castelli which of their current gloves would be the equivalent of my old worn gloves which I clearly need to replace. Where you’d expect a swift reply to this simple question, none was posted, so I decided to start a thread about it and see how much time it would take Castelli to get back to me. Here we go….
Ciao @CastelliCycling, I need some help. As you can see, it's time to replace my old winter gloves! Could you tell me which current gloves would be the equivalent of my old gloves? I don't need real thick gloves, because I already have the Estremo. Grazie! pic.twitter.com/8pPBkkS11u
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 12, 2019
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 14, 2019
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 18, 2019
@CastelliCycling It looks like you need someone to run your Twitter account. Make me an offer I can't refuse! PS Still waiting for an answer to my glove question. Would be nice to hear from you before summer… https://t.co/rEhinG6u4T
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 21, 2019
Okay, people, I've decided to grow a beard until I hear from @CastelliCycling. On the left, happy me, on the right current, waiting me… What length will my beard reach before they reply to my tweet? Place your bets now!https://t.co/CjH8bzs3n1 pic.twitter.com/394Szrlklj
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 23, 2019
As you may know, I've decided to grow a beard until @CastelliCycling answers the simple question I tweeted 12 days ago. On the left the previous and on the right the current beard situation. Where will this end?! #retweet
Check out the thread of retweets: https://t.co/rks84ymKUi pic.twitter.com/LM1pD3XWIe
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 26, 2019
The next one is not correct. It should be day 15, but hey, who’s counting?
Day 13 of not hearing from @CastelliCycling: I've found myself a friend who really listens to me. His name is Scorpionson. He's the best. He keeps me going. #cycling #castelli #bestbud
Read the thread at: https://t.co/VQgScen2Re pic.twitter.com/bXAXcxCjZU
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) February 27, 2019
Day 17 of not hearing from @CastelliCycling. Here's the current beard situation compared to the previous one…
Follow the thread here: https://t.co/CmK5b9K6gn or on my blog: https://t.co/DkQFVCA7bJ #castelli #CustomerExperience pic.twitter.com/W3Wrxu683c
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) March 1, 2019
Day 20 of not hearing from @CastelliCycling. My beard has now reached proportions that would make @ZZTop jealous… Will I ever hear from #Castelli? Follow the thread on my blog: https://t.co/DkQFVCA7bJ #CustomerExperience #cycling pic.twitter.com/VkbKR4A9Vb
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) March 4, 2019
— Don Bici (@Don_Bici) March 5, 2019
Today I got an email from Castelli. Along with their apologies for the long wait, they suggested that “probably the best replacement is Tempesta 2 Glove (suggest with a temperature range of 0°/8°) or Spettacolo Ros Glove (suggest with a temperature range of 3°/12°).”
So, I got my answer, time to shave off my beard!
What style should I choose?
Today, I found a big envelope in my mail box: Castelli has sent me a pair of their Spettacolo ROS gloves!
Grazie mille, Castelli!