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 Post subject: Giordana XL-Superleggero
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:00 pm
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Is it too late to add my 90's Giordana XL-Super?

Apparantly these frames were designed by Dario Pegoretti in the early 90's, Dario built the TIG'd Giordana's and Billato built the lugged Giordana's. Made from Excell Podium H.R steel, very light with a really responsive yet comfortable ride. I heard they were designed as stage racing frames.

"The story goes"

The Giordana bike brand was the house label for Gita, a supplier of bikes and clothing. Gita, the United States distributor for Merckx, Pinarello, and De Rosa bike lines at the time, wanted a high-end frameset that would offer great quality at a slightly lower price point than the other brands they carried. Thus, the Giordana was born! Gita enlisted the assistance of Dario Pegoretti in designing the prototypes of the frames before they turned the final production over to Billato. Frame and fork were built in Italy using French Excell high-end steel tubing.

With a Campy Athena 11 speed groupset, Campy Daytona seatpost, Mavic open pro's, Avocet O2 saddle, Ritchey bars and stem, 1 inch Chris King headset.



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