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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

Shimano SPD-SL

TA compatible ultra-torque rings

Campagnolo Record 10 speed/Campagnolo Record 10 speed

3t Ergosum / 3t Arx -17 degree

Fizik Aliante / 3T seat post

Campagnolo Record skeleton brakes

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing 5 wheel, 25c Vtittoria Corsa G+ tyres, latex inner tubes

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing 5 wheel, 25c Vtittoria Corsa G+ tyres, latex inner tubes

2 x Elite bottle bages, Fizik bar tape

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. New wheels
  4. revamp

Added by bluesteel. Last updated over 3 years ago.



qwixoticle says:

Those lugs are crazy! Very special bike, indeed.

Posted almost 2 years 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 almost 5 years 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 almost 6 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 6 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 6 years ago


tracksloth says:

this is so nice

Posted over 6 years ago


GhostRidingTheWhip says:


Posted over 5 years ago