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Cascarsi Tange Prestige CX-bike

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Cascarsi, Tange Prestige tubing, 56 cm, 1997

Deda 260, 3ttt Pro Crome 110 mm

Cascarsi, Miche Primato

Campagnolo Chorus, Mavic Open Pro, Michelin Mud 2

Miche RC2, Mavic Open Pro, Michelin Mud 2

Campagnolo Chorus

Selle San Marco Concor, BBB

Eggbeater 2, SRAM 9 speed

Campagnolo Chorus

Shimano CX70, Campagnolo Chorus

Cassete 13-27 9 speed, Chainrings 39/46

EDIT: (Pic 4) Now with a 3ttt Pro Crome quill-stem, got rid of the quill to ahead-set-adapter. :-)

EDIT: Finally decided to go for a nice quill-stem instead of a different fork. I found a sourse for Syncros-stems, so what do you say, black/polished, hinged/non-hinged? I guess black is badass, polished classy?

The idea was to build a race-worthy cyclocross-bike, using this stunning NOS Cascarsi-frame that I found on ebay. CASCARSI is the own brand of cycling shop 'De Meulenreek' in Geffen, NL. This batch of frames were build for the dutch national cyclocross-team, using tig-welded heat-treated Tange Prestige tubing, Tange's answer to Reynolds 753. The paint had a few chips, that i repaired.

I am pretty happy with the result. Upgrades I'm considering is: a seatpost with more setback, a carbon fork and propper ahead-set setup, as i'm no fan of the quill-to-aheadset-adaptor, and maybe later tubular wheels.

People who friended this bike pullup, gunther, kjellsnell, parkman14, moik, Splined, Smiley, chefn8, juicemankilla, campystamp, bikemike, vqstaphbeard, veggie, restwhenyoudie, phantom1313, Flacour, jonmf, reticentremedy, tieg, Mtbfixed, Ruimteaapje, billygoatgruff


I'm a bit late to the party but I want to say that came together very nicely. I agree with others' comments. Also, I'm a fan of the original fork and quill stem. The 3ttt Pro Chrome stem is a perfect match for the bike. I think the two touches of blue that you added are nice and subtle. I found your bike when researching a Cascarsi frameset that I thought might be a good replacement for the undersized frameset of my daily training bike. You inspired me to go ahead with the purchase. I like to be original but be warned I'm already a committed user of Concor saddles and shallow-drop Deda handlebars so at least those two similarities are unavoidable. :-)


ATB That is the coolest and nicest cx bike I have ever seen.I love the colors they always go well together and the bike just grabs me man,love it.

Thanks Mtbfixed! I am very

Thanks Mtbfixed! I am very happy with it. Light, springy, beautiful bike?.

A quill Salsa stem would

A quill Salsa stem would finish this off very nicely.

orange bike

I think that you have done really good job of matching up parts for your bike,
good shifters,nice chain set,chain drive-perfectly matched!
that is a super roadbike to be used,i made up a similar bike,
maxxis hookworn26,parktyres with road bars,quill adaptor for stem,
& the bike was super for urbanroads,hitting all bumps at speed no problem,no worrying about the 700c 23 tyres sticking on the edges of manhole covers,whilest flying at 30mph in traffic.
bikes are to be ridden,not just marveled over

Thanks bikemike!! As you

Thanks bikemike!! As you say, this bike is made to be ridden!!! And it's a nice ride


I'd keep it.. nice old frameset like that deserves the original fork.

You are probably right ;-)

You are probably right ;-) what I should do then is to get a nice, light and stiff quill-stem


Ya, ditch the Ritchey and maybe go for a Salsa? One of those would look good, has rise too (I think)

*edit* even a 0-degree Salsa would still have some 'rise'.

Yes, Salsa or Syncros would

Yes, Salsa or Syncros would be nice for this bike

Wow, nice

with the original fork. Maybe a Syncros stem?

Syncros stem would be nice!!

Syncros stem would be nice!! Any of you guys having one for sale? 110mm

Made for the Dutch national

Made for the Dutch national team? Sweet!

At least, thats what the

At least, thats what the seller told me. I think the orangeand blue colours justifies the idea. Btw a few details about the frame that I really like is the small tubes near the seat-clamp for the routing of the shifter-cables and the flattened top tube for more comfortable shouldering.

Ooh yes those cable-routing

Ooh yes those cable-routing features are cool! Toptube as well, reminds of those old Alan crossbikes! I say keep the original fork too, the right quill stem will cross your path one day.

and as this is a frame build

and as this is a frame build for cyclocross-competitions: No bottle-bosses! ;-)


That hurts... I just build up a Gazelle cross bike on which the previous owner thought it was nice to drill some holes for the bottlecage...

Sorry Smiley ;-)

Sorry Smiley ;-)

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