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Pelizzoli FOR3 (Welded > Cracked)

Custom pursuit frame size 56

Frame:
Pelizzoli Leggenda FOR3

Fork/Headset:
Pelizzoli Cr-Mo / Campagnolo Record

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record / Campagnolo Veloce BB

Pedals:
Shimano R540 SPD-SL

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
AllCity Cogs 15 + 17 / Campgnolo Record 48t / Izumi

Handlebars/Stem:
Deda Piega ø26mm / Nitto Pearl 90

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik:Arione / Nitto 65

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HPLUS Archetype / Miche Primato hubs / Hutchinson

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
HPLUS Archetype / Miche Primato hubs / Hutchinson

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Ready to Go!
  3. CRACKED
  4. WELDED

Current Stage Info:

I had to seek professional help down here in Brazil otherwise I wouldn't have any bike. This great german-brazilian frame builder called Klaus Poloni was able to weld the Aluminum tubes. He also pointed out some amateur errors in the building process and some structural fails at the frame project.

It is really sad the majority of those who bought this frame did it not for training or significant cycling, but for cosmetic purposes.

The bikes are beautiful but with awfull customer relationships.

Added by franciscomartins. Last updated over 4 years ago.

18 Comments

Yogi

Yogi says:

This was all really good to read. Thank you. Yet, even after seeing about 20 different people on track bike sites complain about long lead-times, cracks and poor customer service during the initial order and for warranty issues, I'm STILL going to try my luck ordering a Pelizzoli. I know G Pelizzoli doesn't personally weld the aluminum frames from his shop, so whether you have a Pelizzoli, a Leader or a Bianchi superpista made in Singapore, you take your chances with the craftsmanship and welding expertise. Flaws are often not visible to the eye.

Posted over 1 year ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

Thanks for your comments, man.
If want to know more details on this odyssey

http://www.daemoncycling.com/post/13412...

http://www.daemoncycling.com/post/15221...

Posted over 1 year ago

DScience

DScience says:

Why didn't you return it after noticing the crack
?

Posted over 4 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

It has been 10 months since this happens and tons of emails claiming my warranty.
I'm based in Brazil so return it would be too expensive from here.

Posted over 4 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

after driving mine for 20km or so i knew i would never take it to the track. sad shit.

Posted over 4 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

In my case, I told to the Italians from the beginning this would be for track and criteriums. I would never spend this amount of money for hipster points :/

Posted over 4 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Italian craftsmanship is so amazing... hahaha not.

Posted about 5 years ago

dosha

dosha says:

I'm saying haha. Otherwise the bike is beautiful but it seems more form>function. Too bad!

Posted about 5 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

They were long time ago... definitely not this one though.

Posted about 5 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

Indeed @dosha, still a beautiful bike to hang on the wall ¬¬

Posted about 5 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

My entry-level $360 Leader 721 frameset still has no cracks. I rode that thing hard too! USA made all the way!

Posted about 5 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

Actually, the workmanship is flawless. You can't campare those frames but their compromise with customers is terrible. They simply don't care.

Posted about 5 years ago

franciscomartins

franciscomartins says:

And I still believe that Giovanni Pelizzoli is a really great frame builder. This guy worked for Ciocc!!! But the company is now run by his kids and they definitely don't know how to do it.

Posted about 5 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

Also, Leaders aren't made in the USA. Derp.

Posted over 4 years ago

tricksonafixed

tricksonafixed says:

Derp indeed! More like Leader Bikes China

Posted over 4 years ago

DeadlyMofo

DeadlyMofo says:

thats gonna be a nice build

Posted over 6 years ago

CUMBOT

CUMBOT says:

... peli & campi never fail...

Posted over 6 years ago

Puranti

Puranti says:

Nice bike in perspective !

Posted over 6 years ago