Philistine, vandal, despoiler of originality.
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Thank you! I did take inspiration from your Squadra build, it’s a lovely looking bike and has an interesting history, definitely a big boy’s toy – Vancraeynest must be huge. I also saw a couple of Olmo Ego frames here and was on the hunt for one. The Max frames are great for bigger riders and I love the details on the Sancineto, plus the frame is in great shape not showing much use. Hopefully the Olmo will be as good to ride. I should probably post my Chesini Innovation here too – that’s what I do most of my miles on at present.
The Ego tubeset is something special though, and you’re right about the amazing tube profiles. Photos don’t seem to show just how narrow the top tube is.
Looking forward to getting the Nitto stem and being able to move on with the build and finding out how it rides.
Thanks for all your interest.
Availability of a couple of key parts is delaying me - can't get hold of a 100mm Nitto UI-12 at the moment and not sure about seatpost.
Refitted a couple of bits of missing coachline tape and checked out the brake clearance. Quite surprised to find that I could get 28C GP5000 to fit both front and rear, although I expect to run 25c.
Current plans are:
R9000 Crankset / Brakes / Shifters
Thomson seatpost (can't find anything carbon in 26.8mm)
Nitto UI-12 quill
Prime Primavera bars
Prime carbon seat
A-Force Al33 on Hope RS4
More likely I just didn't do sufficient research into what it might make! I still find it hard to believe the value that a bike almost 10 years old and having done 15000 miles retains (even if well maintained).
That said what I wanted was a quick sale with collection and that's what I'm hoping to get. I can't blame the potential purchaser for my inattention to the item's value, although I do regret the association I made with what obviously is a fraudulent sale.
Fingers crossed it will join its new owner this evening and he will have as much use from it as I have. If not I will proceed down the (long) line of dibs :)
Couldn't resist... have some DA9000 which might be suitable.
And the photo showing the top tube scratches: