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 Post subject: 1983 Basso
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Ocala. Florida
Greetings;
My 1983 Basso 'Lotto' that was a gift from my wife upon my retirement from the Forces and not ridden since 1988 due to MTB fever. I recently overhauled all bearings, touched up the frame in a few places, hence the lack of paint fade on the top tube. All components are 1983 vintage except for the tyres, rims, and spokes.
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Frame : Basso 'Lotto'
Headset : Edco
Stem : Cinelli
Handlebar : Cinelli ' Campione del Mundo'
Brake Levers: Shimano '600'
Brake Calipers: Shimano '600'
Shifters : Campag 'Record'
Front Mech : Campag. 'Record'
Rear Mech : Zeus '2000"
Gear Block : Shimano 'Dura-Ace'
Cranks : Campag. 'Record'
Bottom Bracket: Nadax
Pedals : Campag. 'Record'
Rims : Mavic 'Open Sport'
Hubs : Campag. 'Record' Front/Shimano 'Dura-Ace HF Rear
Tyres : Vredestein 'Tri-Comp'
Seat Pin : Zeus 'Gran Sport'
Saddle ; Regal
Extras : Silca 'Impero' Pump


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:40 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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that's one nice machine :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:34 pm 
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Colourfull looker. Composed with a lot dedication. How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:49 pm 
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Nice looker, brought from Germany i presume, seeing the Brugelmann sticker.......


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Nice looking bike.
Any chance of any more photo's, I've just picked up the remnants of a Basso from my local tip and I'm trying to get a better picture of what it might have looked like.
This is new to me and I'm struggling why I have Campag cranks on a Shimano bottom bracket. I've a fluted seatpost which means the bike could be older than I thought which could match with the 6-spd freewheel. But I'm not sure about the tubed Mavic rims.
Any insight appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Ocala. Florida
Cheers Faint;
The frameset was purchased at Brugelmanns in Frankfurt, however all the components were purchased separately in other locations. From what I recall the Lotto's were equipped with full Campagnolo which then and now I could not afford.
I'm 6'5" and suspect the larger frame sizes were built using Columbus SPX because the ride is quite stable and responsive. As per your request I've attached more photo's. Good luck with your build, regards
Carl


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:35 pm 
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Very nice, I've always liked a Yellow and Green colour scheme.

Eclectic mix of components which is fine by me. It's how we used to put bikes together BITD, you bought what you wanted (or could afford!) rather than slavishly follow the 'groupset' concept. The Zeus mech is quite rare to see fitted.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:37 pm 
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I really like that, sweet build - eclectic and quirky. Nice 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Ocala. Florida
My thanks to the kind people here who have complimented my Basso. In my humble opinion RetroBike is the non plus ultra Internet cycling site!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:38 pm 
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Thats a beauty. The only one thing I would change is the tyres. Some skinwalls would make it perfect. But what do I know, my old nag runs on michelin service course tyres...


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