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Pelizzoli Leggenda FOR3

This was my first handmade Italian bike, but it was just the beginning.

Frame:
2013 Pelizzoli Leggenda FOR3 54 cm, Columbus FOR3 aluminum tubing

Fork/Headset:
Wound Up / Record Hiddenset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura Ace 7710

Pedals:
Ultegra 6700

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
EAI Superstar / Dura Ace 7710 / KMC D101

Handlebars/Stem:
Ritchey WCS Neo Classic / WCS 4-Axis

Saddle/Seatpost:
Fizik Antares / WCS Carbon

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 404 Track / Zipp T2 Track / Continental GP4000 Tubular

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Zipp 404 Track / Zipp T2 Track / Continental GP4000 Tubular

Accessories:
Brooks Leather Tape

More Info:
I switch between 49t, 50t, 51t Dura Ace 7710 rings and 15t, 16t, 17t EAI Superstar cogs depending on the ride.

Bike History

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

  1. Miche Pista + Archetype
  2. Zipp 404 Track

Current Stage Info:

Racing

Added by brenmitch. Last updated almost 5 years ago.

As of about 5 years ago, brenmitch has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

82 Comments

gipsy

gipsy says:

very nice.
Can you sell your wound fork ? If you can.

Posted almost 4 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

This bike and the fork have been sold for over a year now.

Posted almost 4 years ago

naukograd

naukograd says:

very-very beautiful bike. respect

Posted about 4 years ago

nonagamy

nonagamy says:

Beautiful build, it has inspired me to start a Pelizzoli. How was your experience ordering from them?

Posted almost 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I actually bought this locally from the original owner, so I can't speak to the ordering process.

Posted almost 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I would recommend a bike with slacker angles, especially head tube, than this bike. I would also recommend the 1" threaded steel fork option vs. the 1-1/8" threadless that I had.

Posted almost 5 years ago

nonagamy

nonagamy says:

I could definitely see that being a consideration. But, may I ask why you recommend the 1" threaded fork as opposed to the threadless 1-1/8"?

Posted almost 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Aesthetics only, the steel fork is a work of art. The carbon fork that comes with it is a repainted Alpina track. Good but not beautiful.

Posted almost 5 years ago

nonagamy

nonagamy says:

Ah I see. Thanks!

Posted almost 5 years ago

Marko

Marko says:

I always come back to this. It's such a Beautiful build especially w/ wound up.

Posted almost 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

It was a beautiful build, but it didn't handle how I wanted for a track bike on the street or velodrome. It was just too twitchy.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Marko

Marko says:

Damn, looks can be deceiving.

Posted almost 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

The head tube angle is very steep on this frame, probably around 75-76 degrees. This added to the super short wheelbase and aesthetic of the bike for sure, along with the downward sloping top tube. Extremely light frame too, as pictured with Zipps and no brake it was 6.8 kg spot on.

Posted almost 5 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

looks killer

Posted almost 5 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

what happened to the zipp 404s?

Posted about 5 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

what happened to the dip cheese0beans

Posted about 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Sold them to finance my Colnago C59. If I get another set of carbon tubulars I'll get Campy Boras/Fulcrum Racing Speed for my road bike.

Posted about 5 years ago

Father_TU

Father_TU says:

clean & professional

Posted about 5 years ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

Such a nice go-fast machine! The Wound Up, the hubs. I've owned them and, though surprisingly heavy, are absolutely gorgeous and well made. So worth it! And of course the frame - Tre fresh!

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Which hubs have you owned, the Zipps or the Miche? I'm strongly considering relacing my clinchers to Dura Ace 7600 hubs (single side fixed of course!) Nothing wrong with Miche but I built those wheels before having a Dura Ace crank and I love being matchy-matchy.

Posted over 5 years ago

tracksloth

tracksloth says:

Oh I meant the Zipps. But yea the Miches are like DA-minus. Totally good for your b-bike.

Posted over 5 years ago

dcondankz68

dcondankz68 says:

this is massive!

Posted over 5 years ago

Atombomb

Atombomb says:

Just sick

Posted over 5 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

nice! awesome build man!

Posted over 5 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

what's it smell like

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Chain lube and burning rear tire rubber, mmm.

Posted over 5 years ago

Aspence

Aspence says:

Don't see Wound ups mounted on Leggendas very often, love it!

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I like the look and that it's different! If it was a threaded lugged steel fork I wouldn't change it though.

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Your GTB looks proper with the Wound Up! I think GTBs and Cannondale Track's look fantastic with Wound Up forks, and my FOR3 is spiritually similar to both. :)

Posted over 5 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

If you ever decide to get rid of the wound up and it's 1"...holler at your boiiii

Posted over 5 years ago

Aspence

Aspence says:

Thanks man! Gtbs are totally meant for wound ups partly just cause the stock tange steel suck lol. Plus wound ups are fuckin sick!

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I have the 1-1/8" carbon steerer, sorry!

Posted over 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

loving the wound up on this, matched with your dura ace this is a dream setup for me. the carbon looks great but i would like to see a how it looked with a set of box style rims like to complete an old school look.
looks great! keep riding (safely)!

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Thanks! I have my clinchers on now which are fully polished 24mm H+Son Archetype to high flange Miche Pista hubs. 28 spoke radial front 32 spoke 3X rear. I'll take a picture once I have the position dialed with the new bars and the fork trimmed.

Posted over 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

i agree the carbon matching is nice but IMO i think the wound up looks great even with silver wheels/crank - like you described your setup is now. thats how i want to do my kilo. same parts i have no, replace lugged for with a wound up.

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Pics are up with Wound Up, my polished clinchers, road drops, and dialed position with cut steerer!

Posted over 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

very nice!

Posted over 5 years ago

Rzjarvis93

Rzjarvis93 says:

your new tires set it off!

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Thanks! Black/Silver is really the only way to go on this bike.

Posted over 5 years ago

PlaidOut

PlaidOut says:

Favorites!

Posted over 5 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

That brake is gonna get you killed. A+ build though, that thing is mean!

Posted over 5 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

Very nice build. I'm interested in buying a Leggenda for myself, and I have a question about it. Did you get this frame with the "tight clearance" option or without it? Do you know the difference between regular clearance and "tight" clearance?

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I'm not sure what the difference is between tight and not tight, but this bike has tight clearances. It will fit 23mm tires on 23mm rims, but that's about the largest. My Zipps are 21mm wide with 22mm Continental tubular tires.

Posted over 5 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

Hmm. Because I want to order one, and there is an option called "tight clearances" on the options list. Not sure if I want to have that or not..

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

If you're going for an aggressive track bike, get the tight clearances. There's no problem running normal road tires on wide 23mm rims, and it looks really slick. You won't regret it.

Posted over 5 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

The clearance sure does look tight on this haha..

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

I have a set of wide 23mm H+Son Archetypes that I ran 23mm Pro3 race tires on that fit no problem. I also ran a 25mm Vittoria Randonneur in the back, which doesn't fit with the wheel slammed all the way forward but fits about halfway in the dropout.

Posted over 5 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

just to clarify, this is WITH the tight clearance option?

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Yeah, this does have the tight clearances. Important to note is the Rando tire a meaty tire, 25mm, and on a wide rim, and it still fits when I run 49-16. I normally run a 17, so with the 16 the wheel moves back. This bike with tight clearances is really made for 23mm tires. 22mm tubs have plenty of extra space.

Posted over 5 years ago

riceboy

riceboy says:

Thanks!

Posted over 5 years ago

xs1cht

xs1cht says:

Well done mate

Posted almost 6 years ago

penguinspring

penguinspring says:

Loving how you build her up, very nice indeed.

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Thank you, in my opinion they're some of the best track parts available. This particular frame hasn't seen the velodrome yet but I used to race and train at Hellyer Velodrome with a black Bianchi Super Pista built up with these same parts.

Posted almost 6 years ago

penguinspring

penguinspring says:

Cool.. yeah took me a long time to decide on the parts for my for 3 also.. still probably going to change some things i guess. but love how they ride.

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Switched up the build recently, looking to make it more traditional looking and with road drops. I'm wondering what you think?

Posted over 5 years ago

penguinspring

penguinspring says:

Certainly different, Honestly not sure about the tyres but thats just my taste. I like the wheels though. With those wheels it looks more classic but the cockpit looks more modern now. How did it look with the old bars on with these rims?

Posted over 5 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Blue tires are on their way out as soon as I use them up, I just had them around! I couldn't deal with the huge track drops. It looked ok with the old bars, but I had to run a big spacer stack because of the 170 mm drop.

Posted over 5 years ago

penguinspring

penguinspring says:

yeah the cockpit does looks great and certainly more comfortable for every day riding for sure.. just seems a different style from the wheels. But got to say looks different and unique from all the other For3`s around which is a great job. (actually i just swapped my wheels to the campag Pista, which seems to be the generic, standard wheel for this bike ;)

Posted over 5 years ago

felixsusanto

felixsusanto says:

nice and cleanly build !

Posted almost 6 years ago

moose

moose says:

lovin it! super stealth

Posted almost 6 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted over 3 years ago

budhai

budhai says:

so dreamy

Posted almost 6 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Fork rake is TIGHT! Nice italo bike.

Posted almost 6 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

All of you who mount the wheel inwards at its max: do you disassemble the chain every time you need to get the wheel off?

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Front tire clearance is super tight, head angle is STEEP. Every time I get on it after my road bikes I overdo steering leverage on the bars. Very twitchy and nimble, way fun.

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

The rear wheel only is completely slammed when I run a 51-17 combo. For that one you're right, the chain is too tight to slip over the side of the chainring. Instead of breaking the chain, I just put the chain on the chainring then bolt it to the crank spider. There's still play in the chain but not enough to put it on when the chainring is in place.

Posted almost 6 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

51-17, that's strong. 48-16 is just about right for me :)

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

My most used ratio on the street is 49-17.

Posted almost 6 years ago

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Sounds good. Hill climbing becomes too tough otherwise.

Posted almost 6 years ago

asman

asman says:

fantastic

Posted almost 6 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

So sexy

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

Aluminum with minimal, small tubing is sexy like steel, IMO

Posted almost 6 years ago

johnmarin_

johnmarin_ says:

i really love that frame!! i wish i could own one <3

Posted almost 6 years ago

apiq

apiq says:

Sick!

Posted almost 6 years ago

ultimaform

ultimaform says:

Awesome! Tempted to get one!

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

If you can stand the 5 month wait then it's worth it!

Posted almost 6 years ago

ultimaform

ultimaform says:

got one already!

Posted almost 6 years ago

brenmitch

brenmitch says:

You have one crazy collection!

Posted almost 6 years ago

Nuk

Nuk says:

Stunning!

Posted almost 6 years ago

JSTEWART304

JSTEWART304 says:

Wow that's beautiful.

Posted almost 6 years ago