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Basso Single Speed Cyclcross

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Basso 1980s

Just a beater columbus steel cross bike

People who friended this bike rburnham13, campystamp, per.k


this bike deserves... better. I would like to think it still hasn't found its true home.

Re: deserves better

The grass is always greener... But off road beast vs tool shed is a step up. Will this girl ever see her aggressive sexy Italian racing days again? Hey we all get old

so is this

what you were "getting me back" for? hahah
maybe you have some sort of problem? I don't know... Of course a bike that's ridden is better than a bike in a tool shed any day, but that doesn't mean it can't see better use.
I strongly feel that the details, the lug and chrome work on this bike make it "wrong" to use for mud or dirt. I've looked at Basso's before and they seem to be built (butted) for stiffness, not strength. Not to mention it doesn't have enough clearance. Also the reason "cross" levers never caught on in cross is that the inner bend of drops are very uncomfortable and ineffective to operate from - especially once the ground starts throwing rocks, sand and twigs at you. But then again I've never actually raced cross.
So I guess what I mean is that you should keep upgrading this frame into more of what it was meant to be used for.
Now if you took that as a personal assault, I'm not sure I can help you.


Thanks for the BS dissertation on smug it's been properly filed in the verbose bridge to no where cabinet




sell this to me lol

Re: please

I rescued her from a dingy shed in half moon bay. Spider webs, dust, a little rust, and clearly some white people problems... Frame, campy record wheels, and cinelli stem and bars in a messy pile.


didn't ask where you found it, asked if you would sell it to me lol


Haha... Sorry I don't think I'll ever sell this one. The geometry and size is just too perfect, spent time nursing this one back to health... Too connected, but if I decide to kick her to the curb ill let you know

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