Classic & Vintage - Bricone/ Biricchino Road Bike?
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03-17-09, 08:47 AM
Has anyone heard of this brand or know anything about them? There is a guy selling one in my area, he is asking $150, comes with downtube shifters, Shimano 105 components + extra parts. Any insight you might be able to offer would be greatly appreciated.
03-17-09, 01:17 PM
I just got that bike. I had a Fender Strat that Darryl liked, so we swapped. It's a very light, compact, responsive frame... pretty understated, nothing fussy. Underwhelming paint job. Steel, lugged, nice braze-on pump peg & screw-adjust rear drop outs. I have no idea what tubing. It's quite competently executed, maybe a one-off from a builder at one of the bigger Italian shops. Darryl got it from a friend who said it was custom-made, which doesn't surprise me. I've scoured the internet for info & can't come up with anything about the builder. Components are a hodge-podge of decent but replaceable stuff, so it looks like this will become yet another bike project for me.
03-17-09, 02:57 PM
Congrats... I think the bike would have been way to small for me anyway. I am trying to find a bike for my brother and for his fiancee to give them as wedding gifts. Trying to stay fairly inexpensive. If you have any leads on about a 61cm (brother) or a low 50cm (fiancee) in the Inland Empire/Orange County/Northern San Diego area feel free to shot me a PM. Anyways hope you enjoy the bike.
03-18-09, 10:33 AM
I got the bike up on my stand last night for closer inspection & realized that the underwhelming paint job is an overpaint, and I have no idea what the frame is. It is nice, but mass produced, judging from the serial number on the BB. I didn't pay any money for it, just traded an old guitar I never played, so I'm still content. It'll make a good platform for upgrading parts (& eventually frame), while still having a decent bike to ride. It's about the lightest steel frame I've ever owned... maybe I'll try to get some of the overpaint off to see if I can spot a Reynolds decal on the seat tube. It's beat up, though. Wouldn't have been a good rider for your brother.
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