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Old 12-25-14, 07:42 PM
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Carrera Podium, any info, value, websites, personal experience.

Just wondering if anyone had any experience with a Carrera Podium. It has been a room ornament for the last few years, but recently my wife rode it onto her first Triathlon. It is all Columbus EL, has a chrome Podium insignia fork, mostly Dura Ace, some Campy. It has scratches from use and normal wear for a 20 plus year old bike. Any idea as to value would be appreciated, the tubes are oval, ( Colnago Style ) and nice graphics. The original Dura Ace Mavic wheel set are still on it, but I just came across the Mavis SSC Tubular set I believe was on it originally, although time and numerous bikes made the memory fuzzy. Any idea as to value would be appreciated. As soon as I can I will post pics of the original wheels.
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I can't tell you about the value, I have a Carrera, and honestly would not sell it for anything. My experience is that they are on par with the best high end Italian bike builders, in my own personal opinion, they are the best Italian bike manufacturer (but I'm biased toward them since I have one). Absolute amazing bikes.
Here is a little info on Carrera:

Carrera was founded in 1989 in by Davide Boifava, head of the prestigious Carrera team. Located in Brescia, Italy as a frame workshop for the prestigious Carrera team, their bicycles have quickly established the mark of excellence for discerning cyclists. The Carrera is a champion's bicycle ridden to victories in the most important races, the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, the Classics and World Cup. Great champions, Stephen Roche, Claudio Chiappucci, Marco Pantani and Micheli Bartoli have brought heritage and prestige to this bicycle marquee in its short history.

The bicycle frame shop, called Podium, is directed by Francesco Boifava and Luciano Bracchi and still shares the facility with the professional squad Tacconi Sport-Vini Caldirola. This arrangement is the only marriage of professional team and frame builders in the world of road racing. A visit to the Carrera workshop may find team members returning from a training ride or team mechanics working on the bikes of team members. This close association brings the newest design and technology to the public because they too can ride the bike of champions. Carrera bicycles are created to meet the demands of the gruelling European race circuit, offer the most advanced technology, and gain the highest quality standards.


The Carrera bicycle is the perfect synthesis of traditional Italian craftsmanship and new advanced methods of construction and materials. The frames are built by the most qualified technicians and Carrera is the only frame factory with certified welders in the Italian bicycle industry. The certification UNI EN 288-3 for steel and UNI EN 288-4 for aluminum is significant because it ensures quality of the entire manufacturing process. This certification guarantees better quality, increased durability and certainly more confidence in performance. The Carrera-Podium factory invented the use of a full carbon rear triangle mated with an aluminum front triangle, and they have led the way for cutting edge racing technology as they continue to develop bikes that ride true to their reputation for innovation.


The Carrera range of products can be divided into four distinct groups; traditional steel frames in lugged construction, tig-welded full aluminum frames, and a group of frames featuring rear carbon stays matched to aluminum, titanium or steel main frames as well as women's specific frames. Carrera has great experience in all three methods and they were the first shop to tig weld aluminum frames inItaly and the first to bond carbon and aluminum frames. The result are bicycles to meet the demands of every rider with the pinnacle of performance, ride ability, quality, safety and aesthetics.


Carrera bicycles are one of the best-kept secrets in high-end road bikes, a small volume Italian maker producing absolutely fantastic frames in every material/combo with faultless workmanship and stylish presentation.
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