for the very fast delivery of my 2009
Current Classics Calendar. What a BEAUTIFUL selection of photos/bikes.
would like to enter the first CC for this Italian builder - BASSO.
I found this frame on EBay in 2007 and did a local pickup of it
along with the crank, bottom bracket, brakes, rear derailleur and
wheels from an ex bike shop owner in the NYC area. It was his personal
frame and was in almost new condition. I had fun sourcing the rest
of the components from EBay and Velo-Orange.com. It was my winter
build project for 2007/2008. Pictures are from my favorite stopping
place on my normal training ride. The overlook is in the Connecticut
Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford CT.
details as follows: Frame:
1980's Basso 63cm, mix of Columbus SP/SL, lugged with Campagnolo
dropouts, chromed chain stays and fork crown, pantographs on the
seat stay caps, fork crown, rear brake bridge.
Handlebars: Cinelli Campione del Mondo 66-44 bars covered with sew-on
Velo-Orange elkhide leather covers and Velox bar end caps.
Cinelli 1a quil stem 130mm.
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record levers with origional gum
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record bakes and pads.
Fork: Columbus SP with Campagnolo dropout and pantographed "B" on
top of chromed fork crown.
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record headset.
Wheels: Campagnolo Super Record low flange hubs with 36 hole Flamme
tubular rims mounted with Tufo tubular S33 Special 21mm.
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 170mm pantographed and drilled
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket.
Saddle: Girardi Regal padded saddle with yellow leather, copper
rivets and rails.
Seat Post: Campagnolo Nuovo Record smooth post.
Pedals: Campagnolo SR pedals with Ale toe clips covered in gold
elkhide (to match handlebars) and red Mikashima straps.
Chain: SRAM 8 sd chain. Cog/Gearing: 52-42 Campagnolo drilled and
pantographed Super Record chainrings up front, Sachs 7 speed 13-28
freewheel in back.
Shifters: Campagnolo NR/SR downtube shifters.
Deraileurs: Campagnolo Super record front and rear (pat. 84).
Misc.: Silca Impero frame pump with Camponolo head, Velo-Orange
brass bell, Campagnolo seat post binder bolt, Yellow Jagwire brake
and shifter cable covers ans Aztec teflon coated brake and shifter