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 Post subject: Old skool Basso lo-pro
PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:22 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:27 pm
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Location: Northants
Just dragged out the loft, where it's been hiding for 10 years... might use for a couple of charidee rides in the summer. Should scare some folk to death with the disk rattle and gear clunks :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:39 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Location: Cottingham
Greetings Gary.
I would recognise that bike anywhere.
I also remember doing a 21:11 on the F1 with that old disc in the back of my Colnago.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hey Chris, how's it going?

I remember the reason the rig went in the loft.... having a minute taken out of me round the valley by a guy on a mountain bike with mudguards! lol


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:01 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Yeah, still plugging away. Mainly mtb now.
Pretty sure I've seen you recently in an MX5 with a TVR no. plate. Did you have a big exhaust to make it sound like a V8?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Nearly right; was an MGB with a big exhaust and a brace of blowers to complete the illusion. Passed you on Tues night... you looked like you were suffering; found that quite cheering! :wink:

Any decent roadraces on locally in the next few weeks?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:01 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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I was pretending to suffer to make the others feel better.
H/caps have just finished, and the 10s start on Wednesday. There are no local RRs any more, but the Friday night MTB series has gone from strength to strength.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:52 am 
Old School Grand Master

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Location: WI, USA
Isn't that considered a Basso Gap TT frame?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:59 am 
Dirt Disciple

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gm1230126 wrote:
Isn't that considered a Basso Gap TT frame?


I really don't know TBH, the frame came to me with little info... I was simply wanting something a little more single minded than my road bike for short club TTs and a dealer/frame builder mate had just put it through his painters. I probably only used it a dozen times but it proved effective enough whenever the rider was.

Have never found much info on Basso (as a maker) by googling etc so grateful for any info


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:53 pm
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Location: London
pupp wrote:
gm1230126 wrote:
Isn't that considered a Basso Gap TT frame?


I really don't know TBH, the frame came to me with little info... I was simply wanting something a little more single minded than my road bike for short club TTs and a dealer/frame builder mate had just put it through his painters. I probably only used it a dozen times but it proved effective enough whenever the rider was.

Have never found much info on Basso (as a maker) by googling etc so grateful for any info


this site may help:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/basso.htm

forgive me if it's a well know site or anything but it's my "go to" if i need info on a builder i've not heard of before.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:31 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, that's cool


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