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 Post subject: Pesenti Fly
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:48 pm 
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Circa 2000, I'm going for a 10 speed Campag build and I've got some Planet X wheels which I will use. I'm looking for a 1" ahead stem- I'm thinking 3t Mutant or maybe a Cinelli Alter...- any views chaps?

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Man, she is a beaut!
I bet you haven't stopped smiling since it arrived :)

Please keep updating on the build. For some strange reason I have been interested in this one since you first mentioned it.

Good luck
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:54 pm 
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I've got a yellow ITM inch ahead stem in a sensible length that would match/clash quite nicely with the frame - get in touch if it would be of use.


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 Post subject: Pesenti Fly Update
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:47 pm 
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Well just about finished- Its got a full Chorus groupset circa 2004, Ambrosio hubs on Open Pros and the rest you can probably see for yourselves.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:00 pm 
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A lovely looking bike! Nice build.. 8)
How does it ride I guess is the question I need to ask?..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:25 pm 
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I've not ridden it far- 30 mins today and thats it, 1st impressions are very good, very very good!

I'm off tomorrow but I doubt that i'll get chance to ride it- However I've got 3 days off next week to divide between this & my Harry Quinn that I've just finished refurbing. Can't wait!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:27 am 
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Nice bike CTK. Cool "pistachio" colour and smooth welds, and the group looks timeless (slim crank lines etc). Did you build those Ambrosio Zenith hubs on Open Pro's yourself?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:59 pm 
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otherself wrote:
Nice bike CTK. Cool "pistachio" colour and smooth welds, and the group looks timeless (slim crank lines etc). Did you build those Ambrosio Zenith hubs on Open Pro's yourself?


I wish I had the ability to build a set of wheels! However, I actually got these from ebay for quite a bit cheaper than I could source the parts individually.

I really like the colour too (slightly less since I've realised that every other Peugeot 207 matches it... :~) I was aiming for a timeless look I suppose- deliberately avoiding carbon components and going for a classic looking wheels. The paint & finish is fantastic, it has that glow that Kleins have!


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Nice, I'm a sucker for lugless road frames, very clean.

What sort of build date is it?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:38 pm 
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Sorry Ned missed your question. Frame is 99ish and the groupset is '04.

I'm gonna swap the Fizik saddle out for a Regal Girardi I have and chop the steerer when I get chance :oops:

I've just found out that Pesenti made Pantani's bike when he ripped up the Alpe d'Huez 8) (Here is a link and the quote is from pg3))

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4936

"Mr. Pesenti was the head designer for Cinelli for 25 years. In that time he build frames for many different riders - none of which was labelled under his own name. His most famous piece of work was the Cinelli Laser...

...Anyway after leaving Cinelli Pesenti had his own shop for some years where he build the Pesenti Fly. It was made out of aluminium-beryllium tubes. I have one similar to the one Pantani used at L'Alpe d' Huez. Mine is 55cm x 55cm and the weight is 1080g. I would imagine that Pantanis was below 1000g given the fact that I am much heavier than he was and the frame was build with different diameter tubes according to rider weights. At that time that was really light. Now Mr Pesenti works as head designer for Mizuno."


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