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Denti Road Tech Five

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Denti Road Tech Five / 59.5cm / 80's?

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Compact 50/34 / bars fitted with fizik black and red dual bar tape

Here is my Denti Road Tech Five, I've never seen another one and know nothing of the bike really other than Mino Denti was an ex-professional racer and I think it was made in the 80's. It has crimped or teardrop shaped main tubes. I know Denti are still making bikes but I think they have changed owners, I did send an email to Denti in Italy and the USA to try and find out more about the frame but did not get a reply. If anyone knows more I'd be grateful for any information on when the frame was made and in what numbers, was this model of frame ever raced and if so who rode a Denti and in what races.

I decided I wanted a classic steel frame for comfort but with modern parts hence the set up, I do still have the chrome forks with Denti's ladybird logos if I ever feel like building it up period correct but for now I'm loving the modern kit with retro comfort. Saddle will be changed to a Concor as I prefer it to the Rolls thats on it in the photo.
The purists will hate the cane creek headset and thomson stem as not being Itlaian and the angle of the stem does mildly offend me aesthetically but it is set up as a long distance ride so comfort was the priority not looks.

People who friended this bike RideEveryday, tracksloth, the fumingator, cannonhugodale, Pillpoppin, chefn8


i have to go clean my self up .turds


Nothing I love more than classic steel with modern componentry. The purists only love to hate... Aren't those fulcrums great? Check out my Piedrahita. I should post my other columbus steel bike with Sram soon. There's just nothing like the ride quality of high grade steel on modern wheels and carbon parts and I say this as a rider of carbon frames. I have seen some really nice Mino Denti frames but none with MS tubing like that (is it MS?) This is one of my favorites now, bar none. Where did you find a 1" thomson? I was thinking of getting a threadless carbon fork but was worried about not being able to find a good headset and stem. Ride on, brother!


Thanks Tracksloth, yes I agree completely modern components seem to go so well with classic steel frames and the bike feels nothing like an off the shelf modern bike and is so forgiving after 100 miles in the saddle. Yours seems rare too, i must confess i'd never heard of that frame make, looks a nice ride. As you say the Fulcrum 3's are brilliant and seem to just roll forever. Tubing is SL but teardrop not oval. I had to cheat with the stem, it a standard 1 1/8 but with an insert to fit 1 inch fork, rides fine you can't tell. Happy riding mate.

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