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Old 08-24-10, 12:23 PM
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My New to Me Grandis, Italian Steed

I just finished with wrapping the bars......Looks cool smooth as butter ride.[ATTACH]Grandis 001..jpg[/ATTACH]
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Very nice! Appears to be my size, too.



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Lovely bike and kind of timely, for me. I recently acquired a Grandis frame and fork set and it is pretty much identical to yours. That said, I have not actually seen the frame set yet, but the forks are sitting in my computer room at my summer cottage.

Have you had much time to ride the bike? If so, your comments pertaining to ride quality would be of interest.

Again, nice bike and keep the rubber side down.
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super sweet, you are gonna love it-- i am riding a Grandis again after a 25 year wait, and cannot believe the subtle fine-ness of this frame. and you've got some great looking gold campy stuff on yours, wow!!
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very nice tell us more. who makes the gold components? Galli?
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Beautiful! Looks almost identical to the frame I had and rehomed with La Traviatta. The yellow tape is a great choice to compliment the decals and yellow panto.
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I love the bike, I never had a good steel road bike & now I wish that my New Bianchi Carbon Beast was steel....The Grandis is actually a tad small and I could use a new seat post but I have not had the chance to get a longer one..It is actually light and smooth like butter......I most say if it had a wider rear wheel spacing I would change out the groupo for something else.....I do like it very much....I would like to see yours....I have all Galli components
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Awesome bike! Here's my Grandis as it left Aaron's. Best purchase I've made in a long time. Sold a beautiful Pinarello Treviso to fund it.
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Old 08-24-10, 05:19 PM
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btw, that crank set is inspiring jealously.
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Speaking of Grandis, I have just completed the build of a NOS Grandis frame that I picked up from the Grandis shop in Verona. The frame is made out of Columbus Genius steel tubing which employs most of the forming and tapering that was found on the Columbus MAX but at a considerably lighter weight. The top tube tapers from fat at the head tube to thinner at the seat tube. The down tube is also tapered as it goes to the BB where it is also made oblong for extra lateral stiffness. The seat tube is also made oblong at the BB. Since the frame was fitted for 130 mm OD hubs, I decided to use newish components, but threw in some oddities to keep it interesting.

In particular look at the brake/shifter levers, the adjustable Modolo 777 stem (it can be adjusted up to 2 cm in width and in length) and the seatpost.

I still haven't decided whether to keep it or sell it.
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Old 08-25-10, 03:00 AM
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Lovely bikes, great buys...............
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They are all beauties.

Thanks for sharing.

CDM's has some fascinating components, no doubt.

I'll have to ponder the Modolo stem on his bike.

It's probably worth its own thread about its merits!

In fact, so are the seatpost and shifter/brake levers.

Ah, so much new information popping up on our forum!
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did you have to spread out the rear stays? Mine is running a 5 speed, I was told the spacing in tighter than modern stuff...I have an old ultegra groupo I could slap on if it would fit
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Suggestion...

Do NOT look too closely at CDM's bikes. There are two potential negative effects:

1. It's like looking into the sun...it hurts your eyes.
2. You won't like your own stuff as much afterward.
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It's true. I stood at CdM's table at T-town for 5 minutes last fall, and I couldn't bear to look at my stash for 5 days following!
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It's true. I stood at CdM's table at T-town for 5 minutes last fall, and I couldn't bear to look at my stash for 5 days following!
5 minutes, and you're not a pillar of salt?!?
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just had to throw in here with these photos of my recently acquired Grandis...gifted to me by an old friend for the price of shipping...a lot of the posters above have already seen this but i had to post up again....
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I'm a little thick...Can you point out the oddity in the shifters (are you referring to CF brake and alloy shifter blades?) and seatpost (???).

Also...OT...How do you like the Campy Scirocco wheels? Any past experience with them durability wise?

Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
Speaking of Grandis, I have just completed the build of a NOS Grandis frame that I picked up from the Grandis shop in Verona. The frame is made out of Columbus Genius steel tubing which employs most of the forming and tapering that was found on the Columbus MAX but at a considerably lighter weight. The top tube tapers from fat at the head tube to thinner at the seat tube. The down tube is also tapered as it goes to the BB where it is also made oblong for extra lateral stiffness. The seat tube is also made oblong at the BB. Since the frame was fitted for 130 mm OD hubs, I decided to use newish components, but threw in some oddities to keep it interesting.

In particular look at the brake/shifter levers, the adjustable Modolo 777 stem (it can be adjusted up to 2 cm in width and in length) and the seatpost.

I still haven't decided whether to keep it or sell it.
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I'm a little thick...Can you point out the oddity in the shifters (are you referring to CF brake and alloy shifter blades?) and seatpost (???).

Also...OT...How do you like the Campy Scirocco wheels? Any past experience with them durability wise?
Campagnolo never made a combination of CF brake blade and alloy shifter blade, as for the seatpost, I just realized that the seatpost in the photos is not the one that I thought it was. I have been switching back and forth between a Columbus seatpost and the less common non-fluted Campagnolo one of the photos. The Columbus one is an oddity, whereas the one fitted in teh photo is simply a less common version from Campagnolo.

As for the Scirocco wheels, I have not used them, they are brand new. I can however state that everything that I have heard points to them offering a very interesting price/performance ratio.
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
did you have to spread out the rear stays? Mine is running a 5 speed, I was told the spacing in tighter than modern stuff...I have an old ultegra groupo I could slap on if it would fit
Mine was built with 130 spacing, so no need to spread.
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I assumed it was the CF/Alloy blend you were referring to...

Do you have a pic of the Columbus post?

Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
Campagnolo never made a combination of CF brake blade and alloy shifter blade, as for the seatpost, I just realized that the seatpost in the photos is not the one that I thought it was. I have been switching back and forth between a Columbus seatpost and the less common non-fluted Campagnolo one of the photos. The Columbus one is an oddity, whereas the one fitted in teh photo is simply a less common version from Campagnolo.

As for the Scirocco wheels, I have not used them, they are brand new. I can however state that everything that I have heard points to them offering a very interesting price/performance ratio.
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Originally Posted by buldogge View Post
I assumed it was the CF/Alloy blend you were referring to...

Do you have a pic of the Columbus post?
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It's true. I stood at CdM's table at T-town for 5 minutes last fall, and I couldn't bear to look at my stash for 5 days following!
You could have bought some of my stuff!
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
Speaking of Grandis, I have just completed the build of a NOS Grandis frame that I picked up from the Grandis shop in Verona. The frame is made out of Columbus Genius steel tubing which employs most of the forming and tapering that was found on the Columbus MAX but at a considerably lighter weight. The top tube tapers from fat at the head tube to thinner at the seat tube. The down tube is also tapered as it goes to the BB where it is also made oblong for extra lateral stiffness. The seat tube is also made oblong at the BB. Since the frame was fitted for 130 mm OD hubs, I decided to use newish components, but threw in some oddities to keep it interesting.

In particular look at the brake/shifter levers, the adjustable Modolo 777 stem (it can be adjusted up to 2 cm in width and in length) and the seatpost.

I still haven't decided whether to keep it or sell it.
It's cool how the details - such as the way the BB shell is done, with the longer tang with the cutout - gesture toward traditional Grandis techniques, yet in an overall more modern package.
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