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 Post subject: Basso loto
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Does anybody have any views on Basso Loto race bikes, i have the chance to purchase one but would like to know more about them, it has Campagnolo running gear and mavic rims
any views would be great
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Basso quality control was always good :D looked like Cinelli frames until you spotted the panto work.

Any pics?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:50 pm 
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Yes, I've got two.
The earlier generation has Cinelli stamped lugs. The top seatpost lug has the Cinelli logo on it. The paint is thinner on the earlier ones and the lugwork is finer.
They ride well and are as tough as old boots. I "T boned" a locked gate on mine at full downhill pelt. Picked it up and rode home, the LBS pulled the headtube straightish and I'm still riding it 20 years later. It was in a bad state as it would only turn in one direction.

The newer ones have thicker paint and some have a nice pearl colour. The lugs aren't stamped Cinelli although they may well be. I can't vouch for the strength on the later ones, as I am yet to repeat that particular stunt.

So all in all they're nice bikes. And they've got a bit of panto, of course. which isn't a bad thing in my book :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:47 pm 
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here are some pictures there not the best quality

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any views would be great
thanks for your time
Neil


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:49 pm 
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The Gentleman is asking £50 is it worth it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:51 pm 
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Buy it.
If you have second thoughts I'll buy it off you.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Well worth £50, especially if the corrosion around the internal cabling of the top tube is superficial (weakness of this frame)...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:18 pm 
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50 pounds??? i wish we can get bassos for $50 here in australia! :(

BUY BUY BUY!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:14 pm 
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A no brainer for £50 and a quality frame and would easily justify spending a couple of hundred £ on for a professional refurb if desired.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:27 am 
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negaultra7's gone quiet. I wonder if he bought it?


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