I have posted a few times about building up a rando style bike using parts from my old road bike and a new Marinoni Sportivo frame, customized to support 57mm long reach brakes to fit wider tires with fenders.
The frame arrived at the LBS this week. According to Marinoni, this is the first frame they have built to fit the long reach caliper brakes, which seem like a good way to go on paper. The actual measured frame weight is 4.03 lbs.
I ordered it in metallic red with white blocks and the old style Marinoni lettering. I am also getting Nitto Noodle handlebars to replace the Profile Designs on my old bike. Also decided to splurge on a Chris King "Canada" headset, an IRD stainless steel rack and silver SKS fenders.
Here is a link to the photo gallery: http://rv-there-yet.smugmug.com/gall...65858488_Jx5mU
Here are a few photos of the built up bike.
The cost of the custom frame was less than $1000 CDN.