Maybe you remember this one >>> the Vittorio that wun the rBOTM a couple months ago
I plan to do short bicycle journeys and as Vittorio is famous for their great randonneurs that have been everywhere on the globe, I started looking for one ...and I found. Another Strada
, but this time one with randonneur ambitions >>
For me it is the first time I see a Strada in this configuration. Normally the Strada is the pro level roadbike, while the Randonneur
is Vittorio's offering for randonneuring. The average Randonneur is more heavy duty than this Strada however. A Randonneur I have owned in the past even had three sets of stays for superior torsional rigidity, also under heavy load. Possibly the focus on light weight and speed made builder Jan Groot decide to give this brown/gold example the denotion Strada.
The stays connect to both toptube and seattube. The frame is ready for fenders and racks. I won't opt for fenders with my build. I would like to keep it as close to a roadbike as possible.
After the photoshoot the bike was disassembled. The frame weighs about as much as a regular full 531 butted frame. Currently I am halfway with the build. I am undecided on what rack to use. Could be a Tubus, but I have also a Bruce Gorden laying around of which I am not sure yet whether it will fit. Vittorio built there own racks too untill recently, but they discontinued the small series production. People are no longer willing to pay the strong money for them (environmental regulations don't help too), while alternatives aren't as bad as they were.
Like with my other Vittorio I find under the bracket the year (81) and the full name of the initial owner.
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