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Cinelli Gazzetta Bel Rosso

Fixed Gear.

Frame:
Cinelli Gazzetta / 60cm x 57.5cm / 2013

Fork/Headset:
Stock / FSA Orbit X

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino 75 / Protype

Pedals:
Shimano 105

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
17t EAI / 48t Dura Ace / Wippermann Whitestar 108

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey Classic Curve / Velo Orange Tall Stack

Saddle/Seatpost:
San Marco Concor Supercorsa Chamois Leather / Ritchey Classic

Brakes:
Shimano 105 BR-5700 Caliper / Shimano R600 Levers* / Shimano SLR Cables/Housing

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace HB-7600 / Mavic Open Pro CD / Panaracer Pasela TG

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace HB-7600 / Mavic Open Pro CD / Panaracer Pasela TG

Accessories:
San Marco Leather Handlebar Tape / Axiom Fondo H2O Pack

More Info:
*Note the method to secure the dummy brake lever.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Freshly Assembled
  2. Hydration Station
  3. Long Distance Setup

Current Stage Info:

Considering I was breaking the 50 mile mark on almost every ride with this bike last summer, I improved the setup for all-day riding. The saddle pack is perfect for carrying all the essentials on a frame without any bottle bosses.

Added by m_sobie. Last updated over 5 years ago.

117 Comments

quixoticle

quixoticle says:

Very elegant build, especially the most recent iteration. I also see you're in Appleton - I'm staying at my parents' over in Sheboygan for a few months, would totally be down for a ride sometime out in the Kettles. Let me know!

Posted over 8 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! I have actually moved to the western side of the state recently for school. Haven't been to the Kettles in forever though. I grew up on those trails and have many fond memories of them.

Posted over 8 years ago

strange

strange says:

STUNNING!

Posted almost 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! You have quite the stunning collection yourself. Many beauts in your stable!

Posted almost 9 years ago

stuttgart91

stuttgart91 says:

This is the bike that prompted to make my own build. Gorgeous frame colour, well balanced set of components, a simply perfect blend of new and classic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Posted almost 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks a bunch! Means a lot!

Posted almost 9 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

Oh god, I totally copied this shot without realizing it.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha! It's a good shot!

Posted over 9 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

Ugh, I want my saddle to look like that. I mean yours has this really nice texture...mine seems a little on the smooth side.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, it's a fine material. But a pain to clean.

Posted over 9 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

What camera/lense combo do you use for your shots?

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I'm shooting with a Canon XTi. The earlier shots were with a 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6. I have used a or 50mm f/1.8 here and there, but it's awful for shooting drivesides. The last stage was shot with a Sigma 30mm f/1.4. Eventually, I'd like to upgrade my camera, but a new bike always seems to come around first...

Posted over 9 years ago

mnmash

mnmash says:

Absolutely stunning, so clean and reserved. Instant classic!

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thank you!

Posted over 9 years ago

sheepdog84

sheepdog84 says:

hahaha niice... :P

Posted over 9 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian says:

This is so, so good. That brake rig is ingenious, very nice touch.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!

Posted over 9 years ago

JWillox

JWillox says:

Finally a Gazzetta which doesn't like all the others. Very well done, sir!

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks mate!

Posted over 9 years ago

jakebueler

jakebueler says:

this looks like a gorgeous ride! i'd enjoy riding this bike any day.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man, I definitely do every turn of the pedal!

Posted over 9 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

nice!

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!

Posted over 9 years ago

joserheo

joserheo says:

As a person who has OCD with aesthetics, this is perfection.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I'mm totally with you there. Thanks man!

Posted over 9 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

This is an awesome picture my friend.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! I would have totally missed this photo op if it wasn't for an old man that waved me down, only to sarcastically comment on the 'nice warm day,' haha! This was right after descending the only 200ft hill in my area too, so I would have sped by without even noticing it.

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I also now regret not aligning the valve stems.. ;(

Posted over 9 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

So nice! Thats pretty clever with the lever

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! Even though the levers are spring actuated, I'm all about symmetry, so it bugged me not to route a cable/housing from it.

Posted over 9 years ago

whipped_takara

whipped_takara says:

FLippin gorgeous! I love the brake fix. Appelton, eh? Not too far from my neck of the woods, Waukesha

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Alright! I was starting to wonder if there was anyone else from Wisconsin on here.

I routed the cable all the way along the bar in case I ever decide to run a rear brake. Instead of messing with wrapping the bars all over, I can just throw on a housing junction ferrule and be done. Kind of like a quick release rear brake.

Cheers!

Posted over 9 years ago

moose

moose says:

really nice build, first gazzetta i really like

Posted over 9 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words!

Posted over 9 years ago

Brettchen

Brettchen says:

Elegant and Practical build. Ride hard ride fast, cheers. :)

Posted almost 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks, I always aim for a mix of both. Hope your Gazzetta is treating you well also!

Posted almost 10 years ago

CaptainSlowdive

CaptainSlowdive says:

I've never like gazetta but this is one stunning build. proper one.

Posted about 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man, means a lot!

Posted about 10 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

Are you from denver? this pic is on and ad in denver CL

Posted about 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Hah nope. Appleton, Wisconsin.

Posted about 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Plus, I don't think I could ever sell this.

Posted about 10 years ago

DanV

DanV says:

Great Setup brotha!!

Posted about 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thank you!

Posted about 10 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

How do you like those panaracer tires? I was thinking about going for the vittoria gumwalls but I saw these were a little cheaper.

Posted about 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

So far they have treated me well. Some say they're sluggish, but running them at a higher pressure seems to make them just as quick as other tires. They are great slow-wearing tires that give the peace of mind when concerning flats. Haven't had one yet after several hundred miles!

Posted about 10 years ago

fixer

fixer says:

The saddle pack is a brilliant idea! Unfortunately it’s hard(ly) to get in Europe …

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I haven't put it to the test yet, but am stoked to do so this spring. There is so much room inside, and this is the small version!

Posted over 10 years ago

smarti773

smarti773 says:

it's too easy to go fast on this bike isn't it? :)

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

It sure is! I lost track of how many times I went riding last season where the first 20 miles flew by right under my nose. Looking forward to this season on my new setup. However, with the addition of my Cervelo I'm afraid I might be torn between the two!

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

The new chainring you've installed looks great, giving it some nice bling! :D

Posted over 10 years ago

smarti773

smarti773 says:

Thanks!!! Definitely a keeper. Im going to post my mash histogram soon ")

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Stoked to see it!

Posted over 10 years ago

krok

krok says:

Awesome bike! Does the paint strip on that rim? Riding front brake and looking after a rim that dont look like a disaster after a couple of brakings. Cheers!

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks for the kind words. I chose ceramic rims for that exact reason, unattractive brake wear on dark rims. With the use of ceramic-specific brake pads over several hundred miles, wear is minimal. However, most of these miles are in the countryside, so heavy braking is rare. Over time, I'm sure the ceramic braking surface will eventually diminish, but it's far more durable than powder coating or anodizing.

Posted over 10 years ago

krok

krok says:

Thanks for the info!

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

My mistake. The CD version of the Open Pros isn't actually ceramic, but in fact "hard" anodized, which will prolong the wear along the brake track.

Posted over 10 years ago

krok

krok says:

Okej, just looked around the web and open pro ceramic is discontinued :/ they only got the machined wall type left

Posted over 10 years ago

Mashies

Mashies says:

Sweet ride, I'm building a black gazzetta and getting the same velo tall stack. How long is that stem? thanks!

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! The stem I'm using here is a 110mm. Wish it was offered a bit longer though with my lanky reach! :P

Posted over 10 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

Nice and proper! I love those wheels, can't wait to get my own soon :D

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thank you! The wheels are superb. You'll love them once you ride a set!

Posted over 10 years ago

johnD

johnD says:

nice. i had something similair. loved it.

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

It's definitely lively and a blast to ride. Thanks!

Posted over 10 years ago

Asdfghoang

Asdfghoang says:

Such a clean bike man. love this

Posted over 10 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks mate!

Posted over 10 years ago

danielfiles

danielfiles says:

gorgeous!

Posted almost 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thank you!

Posted almost 11 years ago

OCSI

OCSI says:

This gazetta is beautiful!!
Sugino75 crank i love it!!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! Can't go wrong with an S75!

Posted about 11 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

love those wheels! and the rest as well!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! That Dura Ace/TB14 wheelset of yours is superb too! I was actually thinking about going that route but found a great deal on the Open Pros.

Posted about 11 years ago

onitsukatiger

onitsukatiger says:

Very solid build with awesome photos! The gumwalls compliment the silver and red very nicely. Great job! And tbh, you can't really tell the type of fork crown from the side...so its not really a big deal

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks a bunch! The blur was just a joke so those griping about it wouldn't have to view it, haha!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, it's actually intended for disguising the fork crown since there's been some commotion about it. I'm not ashamed of my brake. =]

Posted about 11 years ago

thisisdish

thisisdish says:

that brake lol

Posted about 11 years ago

smarti773

smarti773 says:

just grabbed the same exact frame in 54cm 2 days ago. waiting for parts to come in. the candy red is amazing isn't it? omg can't wait to build it! very nice classic build!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! The color is definitely what grabbed my attention.

Posted about 11 years ago

edwinpramudhita

edwinpramudhita says:

sweat bike :D

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Glad you like it, thanks!

Posted about 11 years ago

flossaraptor

flossaraptor says:

Wow this is nice. I don't understand the issue with the fork though. Why pay bucks for a new fork when this fork does the same fork things that other forks do..

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks, and I agree. I would purchase a fork if it would help with weight saving (carbon fiber), but I'm trying to stay with a classic look. The stock fork is totally fine in my book so it's not going anywhere for a while.

Posted about 11 years ago

coecoet

coecoet says:

really clean! nice sir :D

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!

Posted about 11 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

Really nicely done! As far as fork options go, why not have one built to your specs? It's not as expensive as you would think, and you'd be supporting local builders.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man, glad you like it! I'm a fan of all your bikes. As far as a local builder goes, I haven't heard of any in my area. I've asked around but found no recommendations. I guess Waterford is just down the freeway a couple hours. =]

Posted about 11 years ago

Ewwyou

Ewwyou says:

Waterford!!! Do it! Haha. Thanks man, it means a lot.

Posted about 11 years ago

dragonup619

dragonup619 says:

Awesome build and pictures man!! You are VERY tall! ;D

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Haha, 190cm. I'm glad I'm not any taller otherwise my only option for a frame would be custom. ...not a bad thing though, just expensive! I appreciate the compliments!

Posted about 11 years ago

arma

arma says:

Perfect picture for a nice build!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks! After all that I put into this, I couldn't just post cellphone snapshots, hah!

Posted about 11 years ago

andrew_az

andrew_az says:

umm yes. nailed it. agree with everyone else about the fork, but hey! whatever. proppppper ass build man! Gazzetta's unite.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks man! You've got a really classy looking Gazzetta too. One of the better that I've seen!

Posted about 11 years ago

jr22

jr22 says:

perfect choice of stem!

Posted about 11 years ago

loddski

loddski says:

totally insane

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks!

Posted about 11 years ago

mktng

mktng says:

Such a nice bike! Fork's killing it. :(

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Hah, thank dude! Please refer to the "Fork Censorship" stage, it may help. ;)

Posted about 11 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

i lvoe this bike it sucks that they switched over from the segmented fork. still a sweet bike i have a soft spot for gazzettas as u can tell.

Posted about 11 years ago

hailandkill

hailandkill says:

Whatever you do please don't use the stock fork!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

It'll have to suffice for the time being. Any suggestions for a replacement?

Posted about 11 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

whats wrong with it???

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

They discontinued the segmented fork design in the 2013 model. A plain unicrown took its place.

Posted about 11 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

oh god ew

Posted about 11 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

Yeah the new fork is fugly, looks like it came off a Windsor the Hour. Suggestions.....hmm depends on what your looking for rake wise, carbon or steel? If your looking for affordable Leader has the Leader s803 but it has alot of rake. This is also another affordable option through Retrogression, would look alot better than the original fork http://www.retro-gression.com/product/s...

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I actually have the curved Retrogression fork on my Nekkid. I ran into issues with a poorly machined crown race seat with it so I'm not sure if I would go that route again. Plus, I would need 300mm of steerer tube with my tall frame and stem clamp size. To be honest, I don't have a problem with the stock fork, so it'll probably stay on there.

Posted about 11 years ago

Neilskees

Neilskees says:

Ooo didnt realize your frame was a 60cm. Function over Fashion! I really dont know why Cinelli went this route with that fork though. Cant wait to check out your full build though, love the frame Enjoy!

Posted about 11 years ago

hailandkill

hailandkill says:

I think the Alpina from retrogression would look great

Posted about 11 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

u could actually prolly buy an old model segmented one and paint it. or u could just get a wound up or check ebay. im with u on this one though i think the one on there works for now.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

I was actually considering the Wound Up as the color would compliment the build, but I was aiming for a classic look.

Posted about 11 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

Wound ups are so nice. Almost as nice as enves

Posted about 11 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

Awesome picture! Im excited to see this built up.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Me too!

Posted about 11 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

Pics or it didnt happen.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Hah, it's currently 90% built. Still waiting on the brake lever. Just need to install the brake, wrap the bars, and throw on the chain. Then if spring ever arrives (currently snowing right now here in WI), I'll take it out on the first ride and snap some photos.

Posted about 11 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

yeah the red paint is nice. and so is the blue. definetly the best 2 colors of that frame. yeah i loveeee the segmented fork. what kind does yours come with?

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Just a plain old unicrown fork..

Posted about 11 years ago

richardg

richardg says:

very clean in red!

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Thanks. Hopefully the completed build will turn out as clean as your Leader!

Posted about 11 years ago

lovemymash

lovemymash says:

Gazzettas are nice I have the 2012. I built mone up more modern than most but I still like it.

Posted about 11 years ago

m_sobie

m_sobie says:

Yours looks fresh with all the white. Is it a 60cm? I'm doing the exact opposite by going for the classic look with gumwalls and all silver components. I wish the 2013 frameset came with a segmented fork like yours, but the red paint was striking in my eyes.

Posted about 11 years ago