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  • I've always had a certain weakness for the look and feel of Baum frames so I decided to break the piggy bank and go for it.

    I had my mind set on their steel Ristretto frame but I found out my wishlist didn't work with that particular frame due to the head tube. I prefer an oversized/tapered instead of the traditional 1 1/8.

    So, sticking to my request I had to change frame. The titanium Cubano was the first frame to feature this option but since that was already getting close to their flagship, I decided to go all out and go for the Corretto.

    So, first step is to get a bike fit done. Based on the results, Darren starts making the first proposals on the geometry side. Next up would be to decide on color scheme and the actual colors, no easy task but I had some colors in mind already.

    Since I really like the matte finish of my current Jaegher Interceptor, I decided to go for a matte Baum as well. I don't know why but it gives the bike a more exclusive finish imo.

    So it' ll be a combination of 5 different colors, tobacco / duck egg blue / copper / champagne and black.

    Once the artwork has been approved together with the geometry, I'll make sure to post it here.

    Spec list of the final bike once done;

    • Baum Corretto frame
    • Columbus forks
    • Chris King headset
    • Enve seatpost / stem / handlebar [all painted to match the frame]
    • Campagnolo Bora 50mm dark label carbon clinchers [not sure about One or Ultra version]
    • Campagnolo Super Record mechanical group set [52-36 and 11-27]
    • Fizik Antares R1 custom saddle
    • Speedplay stainless steel pedals
    • Vittoria Corsa tires or Specialized S-works Turbo Cotton

    Now, time for some pictures!

    Bike fit [Energylab Eindhoven - using the Guru bike fit]


    First item arrived a bit quicker than expected, custom R1 Antares

    ETA of the frame would be around half of March.

  • Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Hence any mistakes I might make writing this story down. ;)

    It is serious business; got to see my bone density is perfectly fine and my muscle mass is rather high compared to average. I should cut a bit on the Belgian beer and I should be good for next season.


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