Basso Gap 2002 Road Bike

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Strengths:    Frame, components campy)...

Weaknesses:    Could be lighter...what else are you gonna say? Any road bike could always be lighter. Thing is this bike can handle a 200lbs rider with ease.

Bottom Line:   
Beautiful ride, the bike was a complete set up, not just a frame. All campy gear, makes the package really nice for rides around the New England area. I have had zero problems and the ride is as noted here much better than a non-steel ride.

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Favorite Ride:   Boston Southie

Price Paid:    $990.00

Purchased At:   A A Vittorio Cycles

Similar Products Used:   I tested a Felt bike...very nice, super light, but did not give the ride even close to the Basso.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tfkbiker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2005

Strengths:    steel can be repaired (I've broken other Al frames) it is Italian, comfortable yet racy geometry, fairly light for a steel ride, inexspensive.

Weaknesses:    not as stiff as an Al frame, but very few steel frames are. But, you get a smoother, more durable ride. The paint is brittle and can chip easily. The recessed seat post binder bolt and rear brake bolt are hard to replace, I had to grind a regular binder bolt down to fit. It has a tendency to wobble at speed, but it does ahave a 74 degree head angle.

Bottom Line:   
This frame is awesome. Excellent attention to detail. The fillet brazed (NOT welded as another reveiwer wrote) is strong and makes the frame stiffer. It is fairly light, and the cast crown fork is very cool, smooth and stifff, not springy for me! (I weigh 165lb). the paint and graphics are awesome, and I enjoy the orange color. Rides very smooth, stiff and comfortable

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Favorite Ride:   Heater Road, Sherwood OR

Price Paid:    $290.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Mega X-Pro, Ciocc Wrodl 77

Bike Setup:   Basso Gap, 3T ZEPP XL bar&stem. 2004 Chorus carbon Ergopower, f./r. derailleur, headset, BB, Record cranks, Centaur 11-23 cassette, Daytona brakes, Bianchi Levitation XL wheelset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by danthrax a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2004

Strengths:    Quality of welds and finnish. Custom steel tubeset. Comfortable. Stable handling. Less BB flex when climbing or sprinting than any other steel frame I've ridden.

Weaknesses:    Orange Basso decals (I dont care for orange). Difficult to replace hidden seat clamp bolt.

Bottom Line:   
better finnish than I've ever seen. Flawless welds. Custom steel tube set with lugged bottom bracket gives great stiffness for climbing and sprinting without being as heavy as you would thing. I swapped the steel fork for carbon which improved handling (steel fork was too springy for me--210lbs) the bikes steering and descending is precise and stable. If you are looking for a fine Italian steel bike and are not stuck on the prestige of of owning a colnago or pinarello I recommend this frame.

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Favorite Ride:   MI Loop

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   roadbike review clas

Similar Products Used:   trek 1000
steel Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace 9, cinelli integralter, Campy Zonda, Challenge open tubulars(very subtle) selle italia flite tt.

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Will this exposed gap between dust cover and compression ring?

So my LBS did a great job replacing ball bearings. They mentioned that the some of the prior ball bearings were smashed due to overcompression and that they would have to shiv to reduce the load. Bike works fine, but now there is a gap between dust cover and compression ring. My question is will t ... Read More »

SRAM RD B-screw gap adjustment

SRAM installation manual has a picture that suggests adjusting B-screw on SRAM rear derailleurs for 6 mm gap between the large cog and the upper jockey wheel. However, it is not immediately clear from the picture how exactly this gap is supposed to be measured. Is it the absolute gap between the co ... Read More »

attacking and getting the gap? what kind of effort to train?

I have a problem with a short sprint (attack the bunch) and keep maintain high effort until the gap is open. Even I can ride and drag the group with X speed without any problem at all but when I tied attacking them and try to open the gap for 30-45 seconds and hold X pace, I really can not make the ... Read More »

Is gap due to CK baseplate "bevelling" and fork a normal thing?

Hi guys, got a new fork and frame (lynskey ti with the lynskey sport carbon fork) and had a CK heaset fitted by an experienced bike mechanic at my lbs. the finished installation had a visible "gap" between the baseplate (crownrace) and the fork. the gap is being created by the bevelling of the basep ... Read More »

Gap yar

*Gap year. Pronounced 'gap yar' by posh English public school children.* Want to do a gap year in the US. What state is the best for cyclists- make that triathletes (although I enjoy riding more than running or swimming)- not a fan of the long climbs, but I can manage. I like a good view though, a ... Read More »

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