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New Passoni Titanio

Old 07-03-20, 08:35 AM
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New Passoni Titanio

In March I ordered a Passoni through WrenchScience in Berkley. Yesterday the frame has arrived. Below are a few pictures of the frame. The times we live in are crazy; the frame was stuck at the customs for a few days because the dealer didn't enter "the purpose for the item" on the custom forms... (wild guess - it's a bike frame so someone will build a bike!)






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Old 07-03-20, 08:50 AM
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Well, as nice as that frame is, someone could have been putting it on their wall as an art display. Don't laugh-we once sold a leather western horse saddle to someone who didn't have a horse-you guessed it--they are displaying it in a room in their home.
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Old 07-03-20, 09:18 AM
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Lovely bike! You are inspiring me to want to invest in something new!
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Enjoy your new titanium bike and hopefully many many many many more. I am building up my third and just got the final bits in so I can put it together in all its 90s 3DV glory.

Post pictures in this thread when you are finished.
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Old 07-03-20, 10:18 PM
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Every time I buy a new one I am convinced it is the ultimate bike; the last I could ever want. I should know better by now.
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Old 07-04-20, 06:41 AM
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Gorgeous, I canít wait to see it built out with Campy all around and handmade Veloflex tires, Pirellis would be a solid choice too!!

Good luck!
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Beautiful frame.
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Old 07-09-20, 04:20 PM
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the Nokon Links in brush alum. is a really nice touch.
the seatpost looks perfect with the frame (is it Ti also?)
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Old 07-09-20, 05:19 PM
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The seatpost is Ti.
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Damn, that's a good-looking bike - the tricolor on the brake cable is a nice subtle touch (but a Campagnolo* drivetrain would've killed you?)

*JK of course - unless Campag come up with a wireless option

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The craftsmanship on this bike is amazing. When you get close you understand why it takes 40 hours for a finish like this. However - it is easy to smudge / leave fingerprints. I thought the satin finish of my RSL is high maintenance - the shiny Passoni is even worse. Tomorrow - the maiden ride.
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nice build, but I think a ti stem would go nicer with the flow as the zipp stem sems to be overpowering the bike
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I am doing a stainless Cicli Barco build and now I am convinced to do a tapered head rube.

The welds are beautiful on that bike.
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nice build, but I think a ti stem would go nicer with the flow as the zipp stem sems to be overpowering the bike
What you say makes sense.. However, take a second look at the headtube. It's thick and it's long (16.8 cm). The Ti stems I found are too skinny and would emphasize the headtube's size and thickness in a way I personally like less than this setup. I also have an "everything Ti" Moots RSL and this time I wanted to try something different.
The way the Passoni is setup is such that everything is thick in the front: fork, headtube and stem.
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Old 07-10-20, 08:27 AM
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I am doing a stainless Cicli Barco build and now I am convinced to do a tapered head rube.

The welds are beautiful on that bike.
I like the XCR and Spirit frames a lot.
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I like the XCR and Spirit frames a lot.
They are great people to work with. I am hoping to be done in mid-October. Barco-Campy Chorus - Black Inc
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Originally Posted by Boerd View Post
What you say makes sense.. However, take a second look at the headtube. It's thick and it's long (16.8 cm). The Ti stems I found are too skinny and would emphasize the headtube's size and thickness in a way I personally like less than this setup. I also have an "everything Ti" Moots RSL and this time I wanted to try something different.
The way the Passoni is setup is such that everything is thick in the front: fork, headtube and stem.
Hmm I never thought about it that way, and that's the beauty of people creations, you never know what they're thinking until they tell you
Nice.
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Originally Posted by Boerd View Post
In March I ordered a Passoni through WrenchScience in Berkley. Yesterday the frame has arrived. Below are a few pictures of the frame. The times we live in are crazy; the frame was stuck at the customs for a few days because the dealer didn't enter "the purpose for the item" on the custom forms... (wild guess - it's a bike frame so someone will build a bike!)





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Titanio?

Originally Posted by Boerd View Post
In March I ordered a Passoni through WrenchScience in Berkley. Yesterday the frame has arrived. Below are a few pictures of the frame. The times we live in are crazy; the frame was stuck at the customs for a few days because the dealer didn't enter "the purpose for the item" on the custom forms... (wild guess - it's a bike frame so someone will build a bike!)





Very nice but is not Titanio only by Colnago ?
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Very nice but is not Titanio only by Colnago ?
apparently the name "Titanio" is not trademarked because De Rosa has one too
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The build is stiff. Love it. Very different compared to the Moots RSL - which is what I intended. A bit more stable at high speed. It feels connected to the road in a visceral way. It definitely puts a smile on my face. I guess on a longer ride I will like the Moots better - the fork, the handlebar, etc are less stiff. However, for a 1 or 2 Diablo climbs the Passoni won me over.
Both bikes I have are custom and the dimensions are almost identical; the Moots toptube has a higher slope. The Passoni has thicker toptube, downtube, chainstais, etc.

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Originally Posted by Boerd View Post
What you say makes sense.. However, take a second look at the headtube. It's thick and it's long (16.8 cm). The Ti stems I found are too skinny and would emphasize the headtube's size and thickness in a way I personally like less than this setup. I also have an "everything Ti" Moots RSL and this time I wanted to try something different.
The way the Passoni is setup is such that everything is thick in the front: fork, headtube and stem.
The stem works great with the black fork, bar tape and saddle. It provides color balance. And yes: A thin stem would probably look odd paired with all the other "fat" parts

You should post a phot in the Hot or Not thread in the Road forum.
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