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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:19 pm 
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As does my SLX Loto


How can you identify a frame. Basso wanted twenty euros to tell me! Mine's been resprayed at some point.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Trying to work out the tubing could narrow it down between different models - the catalogue image below details certain models, but all later than the above frame. Mine is in its original Loto Caribe livery so identifying it is easy :)
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/images ... alog_2.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:35 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
grilla wrote:
As does my SLX Loto


How can you identify a frame. Basso wanted twenty euros to tell me! Mine's been resprayed at some point.


All I really know is that earlier Basso lotos' had Cinelli stamped lugs on the seat tube by the bolt and later ones didn't. Later ones also had a pump nipple on the steer tube and slightly thicker paint.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Mine has a Cinelli stamped lug but then a chromed rear stay, which I though dated it to more like 93-94?!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Pump nipple?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:56 pm 
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Yup


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:34 pm 
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Pump nipple.......Thats a little pointy thing on the steer tube to hang the end of 'yer pump on.

Thats the difference between the two loto frames that I have. More I can not say.

The earlier one has chrome and the latter doesn't. Wether you can use that as a gauge, I don't know.

The first one I bought in the states in..... I think '92 or '93 It had been built and ridden a couple of times so was virtually newish. I crashed it four months later and that too sports wrinkles in the top and down tubes.


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That's defo been crashed & been into the back of something as no road bike has that close clearance on the down tube - I would avoid!!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:17 pm 
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That's defo been crashed & been into the back of something as no road bike has that close clearance on the down tube - I would avoid!!


Did you read the first sentence in this ad?

MODERATORS NOTE: THIS BIKE HAS HAD HEAVY CRASH DAMAGE AND IS NOT SAFE TO BE RIDDEN. IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT AS SPARES OR REPAIR ONLY.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:33 pm 
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That's a recent addition to the post.


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