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Old 08-19-17, 06:35 PM
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In house transfer...

The lightest bike to ever make its way into my stable and the shiniest bike to ever make it to my stable. Both Italian...both exceptional...

The lightest bike I've dreamed about riding for 8 years...when I first saw it in a member/friend's garage. It might be the most impressive frame I've ever seen...though I suspect it won't be everybody's cup of tea. It has some things that make it unique to the builder. I'm not too into the Grail thing, but this is that kind of bike. Neither of these are bikes that you can just go and find on eBay.

I'll leave this here for now and post photos tomorrow

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Old 08-19-17, 07:01 PM
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A Somec? (the shiny one) Pegoretti?
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Can't wait to see these Aaron.
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A Somec? (the shiny one) Pegoretti?
Nahhhhhh

Much more unique and interesting...at least IMO.

(Keeping in mind I have esoteric tastes)

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Can't wait to see these Aaron.
They're gonna impress I suspect!

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You are a cruel and heartless individual Aaron, now we will be anxiously awaiting the reveals. Should be worthwhile to just wait and find out.

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Shiniest - chrome Freschi Supreme?
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Old 08-20-17, 06:10 AM
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Shiniest - chrome Freschi Supreme?
Good guess...I do like Freschi.

There was a Freschi tandem I came close to pulling the trigger on once.
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Shiny 72' Marastoni...

















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Light...92' Passoni Titanio.

The way these frames were made was insane...they rolled sheets of ti in house so that they could customize the tube widths. Ti fork, post, and the insane stem/bar.




















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I really like the green on the chrome Marastoni. Nice change from the typical red.

Beautiful bikes!
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I love the look of the shifters on that, looks right at home. Did someone grind and sand down a set of Campy shifters?
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I think that's right.
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That Marastoni is smokin' hot!!!!
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It is, but for me it's totally overshadowed by the Passoni.
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Wow, the workmanship and level of detail on both is just fantastic.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
It is, but for me it's totally overshadowed by the Passoni.
X10 It almost looks like it's Fillet brazed. You can't even see any sign of Weld on the rear Dropouts. Amazing.
Way above my pay grade though.
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Both are very, very nice!!

So, i'm curious how light is the Passoni?
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That Marastoni is smokin' hot!!!!
Tha's what I'm thinkin' too. Nice!
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Both are very, very nice!!

So, i'm curious how light is the Passoni?
LIGHT. Haven't weighed it, but it feels at least 2 lbs lighter than my next lightest bike. I'd guess 17ish.
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Beautiful bikes, love the chrome but he titanium just draws me.
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Good gracious Aaron.

You have outdone yourself this time.

Both are beyond compare, but that Marastoni........

FWIW I've been talking to a West Coast builder about a new frameset and the topic of chrome came up.

He gave me a pretty strong environmental argument against using it if possible.

In fact, we had to do a repair on the front rack on my wife's MAP and we decided to powdercoat the thing versus re-chroming it.

I'm not mentioning this to knock your new bike. I am saying enjoy it even more because I don't really see anything new (builders) going in this direction.

Makes an interesting historical statement.

Just my .02 cents...
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Originally Posted by gomango View Post
Good gracious Aaron.

You have outdone yourself this time.

Both are beyond compare, but that Marastoni........

FWIW I've been talking to a West Coast builder about a new frameset and the topic of chrome came up.

He gave me a pretty strong environmental argument against using it if possible.

In fact, we had to do a repair on the front rack on my wife's MAP and we decided to powdercoat the thing versus re-chroming it.

I'm not mentioning this to knock your new bike. I am saying enjoy it even more because I don't really see anything new (builders) going in this direction.

Makes an interesting historical statement.

Just my .02 cents...
I think you're definitely right on chrome...it's more of an anachronism every year. A lot,of builders have always hated it, even before the environmental impact was really understood. I know Ugo dislikes it. It does make the steel somewhat less brittle, and you get more scrap in the build pile.
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Two worthy additions to your collection, Aaron.

I have no problem painting over bad chrome to match the existing paint. I'm doing that myself on that Cinelli Super Corsa.

I sure do like seeing nice old chrome, though.

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