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horatio 03-12-12 01:57 PM

Show us your... Basso!
 
Thought one of the lesser-known Italian marques could use some exposure. Here's my beauty, a 1986 Gap, outfitted with Shimano 600.



http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/...Basso_9233.jpg

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/...Basso_9239.jpg

Giacomo 1 03-12-12 05:15 PM

Good idea!

My 84, Shimano 600 group, Campy rims, Gippieme hubs -

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww339/jimcav/158.jpg

http://i733.photobucket.com/albums/ww339/jimcav/152.jpg

rjhammett 03-12-12 05:18 PM

My daughter's Basso
 
2 Attachment(s)
I found this 1986 Basso Gap at Goodwill last summer. I paid $15 for it. It didn't fit me so my daughter got it.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=241100http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=241101

ridealot100 03-12-12 05:45 PM

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...e/DSC07097.jpg
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y29...e/DSC07089.jpg

I picked her up yesterday!

randyjawa 03-12-12 08:37 PM

Bought this Basso Gap, along with two other very nice old road bicycles. Rode the Basso for less than ten minutes and decided I did not like the bicycle. Why didn't I like a Basso? Because it had sew-up tires and I did not want to be bothered with the hassle. How little I knew at the time...
http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpe...kCrownSide.jpg

The Basso was sold a few days later to a fellow in California, but I do wish that I had given it a better chance. I think I missed an opportunity there.

Anyway, the OP's Basso is a treat to the eye. Nice bicycle and enjoy.

miamijim 03-13-12 05:52 AM

Mine with Super Record:

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...o/DSC03795.jpg
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...o/DSC03796.jpg

CMAW 03-13-12 02:47 PM

Another Basso-in-the-garden, recent steel, a 1997 Viper.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2497/5...54be44f7_b.jpg

Giacomo 1 03-13-12 03:17 PM

Great Basso's guys!

Alittle tid-bit - I read that Bob Rolle (Bobke) used to ride a well used, beat-up, but well maintained Basso Gap in his early racing years.

horatio 03-13-12 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by CMAW (Post 13967557)
Another Basso-in-the-garden, recent steel, a 1997 Viper.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2497/5...54be44f7_b.jpg

Gorgeous! I wondered how mine would look with Ergos and a white saddle. Now I have an idea. :D

Rocket-Sauce 03-13-12 06:46 PM

Love Basso! I had 3 and miss all of them!

horatio 03-13-12 07:00 PM

CMAW, is that a number hanger I see on the top tube?

CMAW 03-14-12 01:39 AM

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CMAW, is that a number hanger I see on the top tube?
Yes, the small Belgian CEDICO/VILLE DE CHARLEROI pro team had Vipers in 1997. I bought my frame from the uncle of one of the riders. The decal scheme also differs slightly from the other Vipers.

old_dreams 03-14-12 01:18 PM

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1410/5...9b2dcc8b_z.jpg

Giacomo 1 03-14-12 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by old_dreams (Post 13971735)

Now that is pretty!:thumb:

Great color combination. You wouldn't think it would work, but somehow it look's really good together. I feel the same way about my 80's paint scheme, like what were they thinking? But it seems to work. Oh, and the photography isn't bad either!:D

One thing these Basso's have in common is that there all in pristine condition. :thumb:

old_dreams 03-15-12 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 (Post 13971789)
Now that is pretty!:thumb:

Great color combination. .......

Thanks! I really enjoy everything about this bike. The ride, the fit, the shifting... it's all a pleasure to use. So glad I bought it. I don't think I'll ever get rid of it.

spacelahana 06-13-19 10:59 PM

Just saw this thread about Basso's. Here is mine, a 1987 Basso Gap, Shimano Ultegra 600 groupset with Mavic Open Pro rims. Went with Cinelli XA and Cinelli 64-40 but couldn't find an "aero" seatpost so I settled for a Nitto pearl. The frame was repainted and new decals were applied by Franklin Frame in OH.

If anyone ever needs to get a frame repainted and bits rechromed I highly recommend Franklin Frame, John does an amazing job.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aa6907676.jpeg

jamesdak 06-14-19 07:54 AM

Ok, I guess I can share mine again too

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/167908103.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/164507044.jpg

Cyclist3098765 06-14-19 08:23 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...073d0f95bd.jpg
Basso Ti (by Litespeed I think)
Suntour GPX, Mavic hubs

jdawginsc 06-14-19 08:30 AM

My Basso gap. Brought passion back to me a few years back. Loved building it up a bit more updated than the original! Rides like butter. Not perfect and pristine, but neither am I.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...08be7ee0c6.jpg

Manny66 06-14-19 05:52 PM

Heres my BASSO Gap with Shimano Dura Ace 9 speed.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c763ba2bad.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...741e5b2104.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e7627ccd37.jpg

malcala622 06-14-19 06:16 PM

@Manny66 Did you get this as a frameset from Vic in La Mirada?

malcala622 06-14-19 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by Manny66 (Post 20979693)
Yes I did. I was bidding on a super clean BASSO on Ebay and lost. After losing out on 3 Basso's I knew Victor had one so I picked it up.


Great score and Vic has soon good stuff. I had previously wanted to buy it but it was slightly too bigg for me. Im glad ypu got it and it looks fantastic.

Kars 06-15-19 03:37 AM


Originally Posted by Manny66 (Post 20979717)
Thanks I really like that bike.
You should come riding with us .

Very nice. It looks new. Was it repainted by chance?

Kars 06-15-19 03:43 AM


Originally Posted by spacelahana (Post 20977989)
Just saw this thread about Basso's. Here is mine, a 1987 Basso Gap, Shimano Ultegra 600 groupset with Mavic Open Pro rims. Went with Cinelli XA and Cinelli 64-40 but couldn't find an "aero" seatpost so I settled for a Nitto pearl. The frame was repainted and new decals were applied by Franklin Frame in OH.

If anyone ever needs to get a frame repainted and bits rechromed I highly recommend Franklin Frame, John does an amazing job.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aa6907676.jpeg

Very nice repaint indeed. Can you share what the repaint cost you at Franklin? I am thinking about a repaint as well ? Thanks

spacelahana 06-15-19 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by Kars (Post 20979801)
Very nice repaint indeed. Can you share what the repaint cost you at Franklin? I am thinking about a repaint as well ? Thanks

His website has pricing info but it was something like $250 for a single color repaint, +$75 for candy or metallic, $70 for clear coats.

Keep in mind that generally he has a lot of bikes waiting to be repaired/built/repainted so it might take about 2-3 months.


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