2001(?) red steel lugged Italian frame (Columbus EL) with beautiful chrome front lugs, Ultegra 9 speed drivetrain, ti bottom bracket, Campy Athena brakes, Chris King headset, Mavic Cosmic wheelset, Hutchinson tires, Look carbon fork.
Strengths: This bike rides with a purpose; it goes down the road solidly and quickly without any fuss or bad manners. It rides exactly as you would expect a bike of this pedigree to ride.
Weaknesses: I would have liked a triple, but we couldn't find an Italian threaded Campy bottom bracket that would fit.
This bike is a traditional steel road racing machine. Alothough updated with ergo 9 speed shifters and relatively modern aero wheels, it rides like a real Italian thoroughbred should. It's solid, fast, comfortable, stiff where it needs to be, and works as it should. Although I would have wished for Campy throughout, the Shimano parts work are just as solid as the rest of the bike. Although this bike has a few years on it, it's really clean, just a small dent on the bottom side of the downtube where a rock probably found its mark.
[/SIZE][COLOR=#000000][SIZE=3]I'm an Italian student that I'm working on a project for RCS, the Italian company that organizes the Giro d'Italia. The project is about to provide the company with some innovative ideas, for the Giro of th ... Read More »
Now that the spring classics are over ... it's time to get the Grand Tours going. Hopefully I don't have the drop off I had in the Spring Classics once the climbing started.
Below is the league name and code:
League Name: RBR
League Code: 29163532
Good luck to all :)Read More »
Cannot believe it's only ten days until the start of my favorite Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia! So I guess it's about time we started taking a serious look at this first Grand Tour of the year.
So who's in it to win it? "The Fight for the Pink" ... Read More »
I am looking for a modern handlebar, to be used with a 1 1/8" thread less headset--have not purchased the stem (has to be 140 mm due to my long back). I am having trouble finding the bend that I like.
I have used (still use) a Cinelli Giro d'Italia 74-42 cm for decades and am looking to approxim ... Read More »