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Old 08-11-08, 09:55 AM
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Feedback on this Chesini

Anyone here have any experience with this tubeset and maker? I looking to build up a steel ride and this NOS caught my eye. I'm researched the Columbus Genius and can't find a problem other than being light. I'll weight anywhere from 195 to 210 at 6'2". The geometry looks right.

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Old 08-11-08, 08:01 PM
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Seems like a really nice modern steel frame and in NOS condition. Seller says it's fillet brazed which if done right is a plus (IMHO) over the typical TiG welded frame you'd generally see from this era and from this tubing. Nothing bad to say about the brand or the Genius tubeset; if it fits and it's your cuppa tea it's a pretty good deal...that $35 shipping will probably take months to get to the US, but faster shipping costs *way* more.
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Chesini is very much like Grandis: Underrated, small output builders who've put some of the finest frames Italy's ever produced on the road. The details on these frames are always top notch and of the extreme high-end. I've yet to see a Chesini that didn't leave me wanting one in my size.
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