Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Basso Ti Rebuild

Old 08-22-11, 09:24 PM
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Basso Ti Rebuild

My old Basso needed an upgrade. I plan on using it to ride across the county next spring, so the set up is a bit of a relaxed geometry (No flipping). I replaced most of the components except the front derailleur and brakes. I have a new seat but haven't installed it yet. I may stick with this comfy Sella.

I still need to set it up with some bar, seat and stem tweaking. I needed a fork with a 1" steerer tube but was able to find a nice Ritchey.

The Zipps will not be used on the cross country trip!










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Old 08-22-11, 09:30 PM
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Sick bike dude...good luck. You doing the RAA?(race acorss america)
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Covet-worthy.
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Very nice. You bike just let me visualize what bar tape to put on my bike. I switched to a black saddle and it has red tape on now. White looks good!
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Lovely bike. You and I have very similar set ups on our Ti bikes. Mine is same vintage Campy on a Merlin with a 1" steering tube. I would think that the white bar tape will be what we call "future gray" on the trip.
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RAAM, no way, I'm 60+, have lost my speed but not my endurance. BTW Alaska has the record for the youngest and oldest to finish RAAM. I've got some nice Easton wheels for the trip across the states. My wife and I are making the trip.

White bar tape will be a trial. It is cleanable but I'm not sure yet.
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Beautiful bike!
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RAAM, no way, I'm 60+, have lost my speed but not my endurance. BTW Alaska has the record for the youngest and oldest to finish RAAM. I've got some nice Easton wheels for the trip across the states. My wife and I are making the trip.

White bar tape will be a trial. It is cleanable but I'm not sure yet.
Hope you have a great trip.
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That looks great. Have a good time taking it across the states. You should post your wife's bike with yours together because they're both making the trip.
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That looks great. Have a good time taking it across the states. You should post your wife's bike with yours together because they're both making the trip.
We are having a CoMotion touring bike built up for her. We just measured her up and selected a mix of Ultegra and XTR components. She decided a more relaxed geometry would be better than her normal road bike. This should be fun.
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