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Denti Road Tech Five

My first road bike build, originally built in 2009. Its on its 3rd incarnation now, having rinsed through 2 sets of wheels, snapped Campagnolo carbon seatpost (awful London roads) and snapped Cinelli Ram bars. Very comfortable long distance bike, I've done over 15000 miles on it. I have never seen another frame like this, it does have some nice lugs. I call him Al, Al Denti....see what I did there :)

Columbus SL, top tube, down tube and seat tube all made from Gilco teardrop shaped tubing

generic black job/cane creek forty

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Chorus semi-compact 52/36


TA compatible ultra-torque rings

Campagnolo Record 10 speed/Campagnolo Record 10 speed

3t Ergosum / 3t Arx -17 degree

old style Concor/Campagnolo Record

Campagnolo Record skeleton brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Chorus 28h hub/Mavic Open Pro rim/ Vittoria Corsa G+ in 25c and also Sunday best Campagnolo Shamal tubulars with Vittoria Open Pave in 25c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
and also Sunday best Campagnolo Shamal tubulars with Vittoria Open Pave in 25c

2 x Elite bottle bages

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. New wheels

Current Stage Info:

New wheels to alternate with the vintage Shamals.

Campagnolo Chorus 10 speed hubs laced to silver Mavic Open Pro rims, 28 hole front, 32 hole rear.

Fitted with new Vittoria Corsa G+ 25c tyres.

Added by bluesteel. Last updated over 1 year ago.



noccio says:

Hey there bluesteel. I have a quite similar frame. But not exactly. Some of the decals are different and no bugs on the lugs. But a pretty light and stiff frame for the age. I will post some pics on my account. Feel free to check it out

Posted about 1 year ago


bluesteel says:

New Record seat post, changed cable outers to black from white, looks much better. New tyres and also shown with alternative wheels.

Posted about 2 years ago


LupinRs says:

Beautiful bike! What is the maximum size of tyre who fits on this frame? I have the same frame ( but SP tubing) , and soon I have to start assembling It. Thanks!

Posted over 2 years ago


bluesteel says:

Thanks. I've never tried any tires bigger than 25c so not sure. I think you may get a 28 in there, but it will probably be quite tight. I've added another pic at the end to show the clearance with the current 25c Michelin's, which I think is quite 'fat' for a 25. As I said before I've never seen another frame like this so please post a pic of yours when you're done so I can see my bikes brother/sister. Thanks :)

Posted over 2 years ago


tracksloth says:

this is so nice

Posted over 2 years ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted over 1 year ago