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Old 12-12-09, 06:48 PM
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Need Info on a BASSO , carbon fiber , road bike

Hi, I picked up a Basso , carbon fiber bike off craigslist, I've been trying to get some information on it, but not having much luck. I think it's a 98 to 2000 yr. Diamonte , but not sure. I E-mailed BASSO, got a short reply in Italian, I only understood 3 words.E-mailed bike dealers in the UK. they to were little help. The bike has,a hyper glide 9 speed, Equation road 622-X14 wheel set, dura-ace flight deck controls, and the rest is shimano Ultegra, It was missing the seat post and clamp bolt, which I had to fabricate. The bike has some nicks in the paint, and an ugly spot were the chain derailed of the crank, but I didn't see any cracks in it. the ser. number on bottom, is 009374, if that helps . I'd like to know the year, model, and approx. value ?. I paid $320 for it, just because I thought it was cool and would be fun to ride, Hope I didn't make a mistake. Thanks


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When I saw CF in the title, I was about to call foul on whether the bike would be C&V content - but I must admit, that frame has got to be an instant classic. Strange FD mount though.

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translate.google.com my friend...
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It's cool and well equipted. Looks like a keeper to me.
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That's my size, which makes me all the more envious. Very similar to the early Trek OCLV and the Kestrels. FD hangar is very close to the Kestrel AirFoil, and the frame is a curvy version of the 200SCi.

Late '90's, I agree with cudak888, instant classic on the bendy frame.

I have that exact wheelset. Extremely light. Those hubs are exactly the same as some Dura Ace, Zipp, and Formula hubs that came out around the time Dura Ace made 10-sp only hubs (2004-2008?). My friend had a set of Zipps, which failed at mile 89 in the Ironman. Zipp replaced them free.

I'd remove the Lemond decals (if they're decals) from the fork, work on a solution to the seatpost binder bolt, and ride that puppy. My guess is someone tightened it up too tight, broke the inner part.
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