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 Post subject: Passoni, work of art...
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Before your eyes, a fantastic bike ...
... to my knowledge the first european brand to have welded a titanium MTB frame.
Worthy of a prototype, the work of the maestro is visible ...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:54 pm 
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They rolled titanium sheets and welded them. They could make tapered tubes. It's crazy work, which requires a lot of experience and finishing.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Italian Company with a name beginning with P ? What year are we talking ? Doubt its earlier than Gary Helfrich :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:29 pm 
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Yes !!!
I just got it from Italy, thanks Veritas_rs.
It looks really old and the level of finishes / defects, is reminiscent of a prototype / pre-serie. It does not match the level expected of a very beautiful high-end bike. At the same time it is very pleasant to see all this manual work. It puts even more forward the dimension of work of art.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:12 pm 
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mojo ti wrote:
Yes !!!
I just got it from Italy, thanks Veritas_rs.
It looks really old and the level of finishes / defects, is reminiscent of a prototype / pre-serie. It does not match the level expected of a very beautiful high-end bike. At the same time it is very pleasant to see all this manual work. It puts even more forward the dimension of work of art.



thanks to you Romuald !

enjoy now with this masterpice of italian art

all the best!

Roberto


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:32 pm 
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Thanks for all Roberto :wink:

With an other MTB Icon...


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The next time I go to your home, I will bring my road Passoni :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:40 pm 
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Two beauties in Ti 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:46 pm 
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mojo ti wrote:
Thanks for all Roberto :wink:
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With an other MTB Icon...

damn! would love to add both of those to my collection! :shock:


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