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 Post subject: My Retromod Battaglin
PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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As it was my 40th birthday recently I treated myself to a Battaglin Frame, in Columbus. I'd be after something with a retro feel, in steel, that I could pair with more modern components - the aim being it would be a bit more accesible than the downtube shifter bikes I have and love, and also (in theory at least) raceable. So here it is! I went veloce to keep the costs down and to mean it didn't become a garage queen. It'll be well ridden.

with the boras on it does look a bit wrong, but I sort of love it. I don't really think the khamsins work, and I've just ordered a Flite as I don't liek the black saddle. I know the pink is a bit OTT, but there is pink in the headtube decal, so I just had to give it a go.

Surprisingly light, about 8kg with the boras.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:40 pm 
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Better with the sciroccos but lovely bike!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:38 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Yeah, I agree, that is very lovely.
Being a bit old school I would normally prefer the Khamsins but the Bora's give it a really aggressive stance and think I prefer this look.
Very nice either way and the pink sets everything together nicely.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:06 am 
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I think it looks great with the Bora's.

8kg is about right using modern running gear, I have a couple of retro mods that are the same weight


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:27 am 
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Very nice, and happy 40th :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:15 pm 
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I like the look of the bike with the Boras...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:05 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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A quick update.

Now running modern shamals, which feel great but don’t look great. I’m currently looking for something with the same performance but a more retro look.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:37 pm 
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I have some Campagnolo Proton wheels that I could be convinced to sell if of interest?


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