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Early 1980's custom Basso - 61cm c-t

I found/won this frame on EBay in 2007 and did a local pickup of it along with the crank, bottom bracket, brakes, rear derailleur and wheels from an ex bike shop owner in the NYC area. It was his personal frame and was in NOS (New Original Stock) condition. I had fun sourcing the rest of the components from EBay and Velo-Orange.com. It was my winter build project for 2007/2008. All components are either NOS, new or in mint condition and are period correct for the frame. I have only put 250 miles on it since the build was completed. It's almost too nice to ride.

Early 1980's custom Basso frame 61cm c-t, built with a mix of Columbus SP/SL, lugged with Campagnolo dropouts, pantographed on seat stay cap and rear brake bridge. 3/4 of the chain stays are chromed.

Columbus SP with Campagnolo dropout and pantographed on the top of chromed fork crown. Campagnolo Super Record headset. Beautiful Russo red paint with painted yellow lettering instead of decals.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
170mm Gipiemme Pista crank arms and chain rings that have been, pantographed, drilled and painted by PORETTI. Campagnolo Nuovo Record bottom bracket.

Campagnolo Superleggera Record pedals with black Ale toe clips covered in gold elkhide (matching the handlebar covers) and red Mikashima straps.

53-42 Gipiemme drilled and panto'ed chainrings up front, Sachs 7 speed 13-28 freewheel in back. SRAM PC48 chain.

Campagnolo Super Record front and rear Derailleurs. Campagnolo Super Record downtube shifters.

Cinelli Campione del Mondo 66-44 bars covered with sow-on elkhide leather covers. Cinelli 1A quil stem 115 mm. Campy SR levers.

NOS Girardi Regal padded saddle with yellow leather, copper rivets and rails. Campy NR smooth post (in pictures) which has now been replace with a Campy SR fluted post.

Campagnolo Super Record brake calipers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Super Record low flange hub with 36 hole Flamme tubular rims mounted with Tufo tubular S33 Special 21mm.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Super Record low flange hub with 36 hole Flamme tubular rims mounted with Tufo tubular S33 Special 21mm.

Campagnolo Aero Water Bottle and Holder. Silca Frame Pump painted the same red as the frame with a Campagnolo head. Campagnolo seat post binder bolt. Yellow Jagwire teflon coated brake and shifter cable covers. Aztec teflon coated brake and shifter cables. VO (Velo-Orange.com) little brass bell.

More Info:
The pictures were take at my favorite stopping place on my normal training ride. The overlook is in the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point, Milford CT. More pictures and details can be found on my "Early 80's BASSO" set on Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/97652170@N00/sets/72157612771751114/

Added by sibkis. Last updated over 6 years ago.



sibkis says:

Thanks guys.

Posted almost 12 years ago


sloman says:

What a classy ride.Enjoy

Posted almost 12 years ago


WahyuPriyanto says:


Posted almost 12 years ago


SillyGooseCookie says:

Man oh man this is nice! It's fun to see non-aero levers once in a while, especially when it's period correct.

Posted almost 12 years ago