Venturi Columbus Genius Italian 🇮🇹 Fillet Brazed unique race MTB

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This looks really nice all finished up mate.

Congrats!

Really enjoyed the more regular type of photos too. Bike really speaks for itself!
Thanks man! I left the black Ritchey grips on - didn’t seem to be an appropriate white alternative alas
 

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Took this for another ride and am loving it - I thought it may have been too big for all 5’7” of me but it isn’t!
 

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Brilliant looking bike, super rapid. Have you thought about dropping Columbus a line to see if they know anything about it's background?
 

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Brilliant looking bike, super rapid. Have you thought about dropping Columbus a line to see if they know anything about it's background?
Thanks so much man!
I hadn’t thought of that - sounds like the logical next step too as no luck chasing up Venturi of Cesena who seem to have closed shop after 100 years!
 

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Nice frame and very nice race build... but which shifters are these? Either go w/ xtr m900 pods (very hard to find) or stick w/ thumbies just lik Tom Ritchey did in the early 90s on his P bikes.
 

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Nice frame and very nice race build... but which shifters are these? Either go w/ xtr m900 pods (very hard to find) or stick w/ thumbies just lik Tom Ritchey did in the early 90s on his P bikes.
Thanks - they’re Deore XT (M737/739) M008 shifters - from 1995/6 a couple years out but they’re my favourite shifters of the retro period and they go very well with the XTR M900 rear mech and shift like a dream
 

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Well I found another - or rather, trace of another, from brick lane bikes again. This isn’t in the site and just exists in an Instagram post. Beautiful - all Campag. Not as nice as mine though 😜
Can’t find any more info and don’t know whether they sold it or not.
I may write to them
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