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Early 1980's Custom Italian BASSO - 61cm c-t Columbus SP/SL lugged frame with Campagnolo SR/NR

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Early 1980's Basso 61cm, mix of Columbus SP/SL, lugged with Campy dropouts, pantos on seat stay caps, fork crown, rear bridge.

Cinelli Campione del Mondo 66-44 bars covered with sow-on elkhide leather covers. Cinelli 1A quil stem 115 mm. Campy SR levers.

Columbus SP with Campagnolo dropout and pantographed on top of chromed fork crown. Campagnolo Super Record headset.

Campagnolo Super Record low flange hub with 36 hole Flamme tubular rims mounted with Tufo tubular S33 Special 21mm.

Campagnolo Super Record low flange hub with 36 hole Flamme tubular rims mounted with Tufo tubular S33 Special 21mm.

170mm Gipiemme Pista crank arms and chain rings that have been, pantographed, drilled and painted by PORETTI. Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket.

Girardi Regal padded saddle with yellow leather, copper rivets and rails. Campy NR smooth post and Campy seat post binder bolt.

Campagnolo Superleggera Record pedals with Ale toe clips covered in gold elkhide and red Mikashima straps. SRAM PC48 chain.

Campagnolo Super Record downtube shifters. Campagnolo Super Record front and rear Derailers.

Campagnolo SR calipers and Capagnolo SR levers with original gummed hoods.

53-42 Gipiemme drilled and panto'ed chainrings up front, Sachs 7 speed 13-28 freewheel in back.

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 NOS (New Original Stock) condition. I had fun sourcing the rest of the components from EBay and 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.

Misc. Components:

Campagnolo Aero Water Bottle and Holder.
Silca Frame Pump with Campagnolo head.
Campagnolo seat post binder bolt.
Yellow Jagwire teflon coated brake and shifter cable covers.
Aztec teflon coated brake and shifter cables.
Brass Bell (Velo-Orange).

More pictures can be found at Early 80's BASSO on Flickr

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Exceptionally fine!

I really like the colors,

I really like the colors, not even speaking of the bike. Good job!

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Nice bike :D


Very nice. Love the bike. Love the photo. Love the water. Love this coffee I'm drinking. Adds up to a fine few minutes on Velospace.

Re: Character

Thank-you very much. I have been enjoying your very classy collection as well! I would love to find a Raleigh Professional in the condition of yours. Please let me know if you ever decide to sell it.


This bike is BEAUTIFUL.
I actually shed a tear when looking at those cranks.
Amazing build.

bAsso, very nice

bAsso, very nice


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