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New Bike pics (Casati)

Old 01-07-06, 10:30 PM
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New Bike pics (Casati)

here are some pics of my new toy, Its a Casati Laser Carbon/Steel, with Record running gear. The wheels are Campag Hyperon Ultra's and the bars are Cinelli Rams (silver). The bike is steel/carbon and weighs in at 16.5lbs, pretty light for a steel bike. I know I am biased but the paint job is fantastic. Don't you just love the internal cabling and the hidden seat post bolt. I have only ridden it about 4 times and I love the feel. Well worth the wait, All in all it's a bit over the top for me but what the heck, why not!!

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Old 01-07-06, 10:37 PM
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Beautiful bike! Love the colors and the mix.

It's hard to tell from the angle of the picture, but is the frame a standard or a semi compact?

Oh, I almost forgot - flip it!

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wow. dazzling. enjoy!
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How do you like the Cinelli Ram?
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That is one amazing bike! Did it come that way, or did you have it built?
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Its a standard frame , I don't like compact frames - but to each his own, and the Rams are great, I nearly slipped off them on the first ride, just not used to the shape. But the more I ride them the better they feel and they are great to look down at.

By flip it do you mean photograph the other side?
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Originally Posted by blandin
That is one amazing bike! Did it come that way, or did you have it built?
I had it built, I went with the compact chainset as I am going to ride in France with my son in June and the wheels are an overkill but I bought them on ebay for almost half what we pay here in Australia and they sure keep the weight down
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I like Casati bikes - I had an old school Casati steelie lugged with all Campy Victory components. It was built for racing - short wheel base and it MOVED. It was a little too racy for me and my present needs, so I sold it. But is was a very well crafted steel Italian bike.

Do they still make them in Italy, or have they too gone to Asia and outsourced the manufacturing?
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those hyperons are smoking!
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Originally Posted by btmail

By flip it do you mean photograph the other side?
it's sort of a joke here - somebody will post a photo of their new bike with a 6 degree angle stem, pointed up, and the immediate response from people will be "flip it" regarding the stem. since you're using a Cinelli Ram you can't exactly "flip it"...

well you could, but it would look very strange.
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sweet bike, haven't seen many of these. Are they good frames?
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thats a pretty big stack height...
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Originally Posted by EdZ
thats a pretty big stack height...
The angle of the photo distorts it a bit, actually it looks quite normal
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No, he means flip the stem, extremely tongue in cheek.

Edit: Me slower than Walrus.
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Originally Posted by DRLski
sweet bike, haven't seen many of these. Are they good frames?
I saw one about 4 years ago and set my heart on it, then a LBS started stocking them, the Laser Carbons are all hand made to your specific bikefit, A friend rides the all carbon frame and loves it. heres a link to their homepage

http://www.ciclicasati.it/EN/azienda.htm
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Darn, nice bike!

I just mapped their factory location....its less than a km from my house! Doh!
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Wow looks awesome, I like the colours scheme and the rams
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I love those bars, and the hidden seat-post clamp is cool. all in all, I think I may have to stay sitting down for a while. *bites lower lip*
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That is one of THE most dazzling bikes I have seen in here. Enjoy it in good health and enjoy your trip to France.

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Originally Posted by EdZ
thats a pretty big stack height...
As it should be before final fitting. It's easy to cut a steerer. Not so easy to lengthen one. Beautiful bike. Clean, smooth, nothing funky. It looks like it means business. I get tired of the snake shaped or variable width tubes that seem to be so popular these days. This is one of the nicest looking bikes I've seen posted here in a while, including my own.
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Nice bike! Maybe we are starting a trend.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/masong4/casati.htm
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That is a hot bike.

WOW!
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