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  1. #1 cudak888's Avatar
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    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso) 55cm CTC frame + forks + Triomphe BB. Chrome headlugs + ends

    Up for sale is the rough 1987 D'Arienzo (a Basso made for Gary Silvas' South Florida bike chain) frameset that I've had for a while. I kept this one around for Dad, but he is in no condition to ride anymore.

    Have had it for a number of years. When I got it, the BB shell area was as rusty as you see here. No cracks in it though; appears to be all surface from neglect and lousy Italian paint and plating. It's been ridden hard in the past to no ill effects.

    The top tube cable clamps must have been glued in from factory, for one had popped off the top tube when I got it, and the second popped off as neat as you please with no damage to either top tube or clamp. I have the clamps somewhere, and if I can find them, I'll send them to the buyer. An ill-fitting tie wrap put pressure on the paint around the rear cable clamp. Buyer gets the frame with the Campagnolo Triomphe BB and spindle shown. It looks rough, but spins well. Probably pitted from general use though.

    Please see the photos for all the details. The chrome bits - including the headlugs - have typically thin Italian chrome and have typically ugly Italian surface rust spiders. Original decals are long gone.

    NOTE: Though this frame is made with Columbus tubing (the headtube clearly has the logo stamped into the rear of it and it was not smoothed out), the Columbus tubing decal on the bike is NOT original to it. The Campagnolo Triomphe decal on the bike was there when I got it. It had a mix of Triomphe and Victory S3 on it.

    Frame specs:
    • 55cm CTC seat tube
    • 56cm CTC top tube
    • Standover is between 78 and 79cm, depending on tires and headset.
    • Made for 700C wheels and recessed brakes
    • 126mm rear spacing
    • No fender eyelets on "BASSO" forged dropouts
    • Italian threaded BB (Campagnolo Triomphe BB and spindle included)
    • Italian threaded steer tube (no headset)

    $125 + whatever it costs to ship to your zip via USPS or FedEx Ground; whichever is cheaper.


    Last edited by cudak888; 05-06-14 at 04:24 PM.

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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    I've got a picture somewhere of the original frame decal on mine, was SLX. Internal lugged fork, all chrome under the paint, could be worth the $125 alone.

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    I love so much this paint job.
    Did you have the frame yet?

    Are you sure the rust was only in the surface and do not "eat" all the bottom bracket shell?
    Last edited by zpieri00; 06-13-14 at 04:47 AM.

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