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Opera Canova

leturboleturbo Posts: 3
edited January 2011 in Your road bikes
My first post. Just got this thing built up after months of online deal hunting:

P1060234 by DENNYLETOURNEAU, on Flickr

P1060220 by DENNYLETOURNEAU, on Flickr

P1060201 by DENNYLETOURNEAU, on Flickr

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P1060222 by DENNYLETOURNEAU, on Flickr

P1060223 by DENNYLETOURNEAU, on Flickr

Frame: Opera Canova
Forks: Opus Carbon by Pinarello
Bars: ITM K-Sword
Stem: 3T Less 110mm
Headset: Opera
Bar Tape: Cinelli Gel Cork

Front Brake Lever: Campagnolo Chorus
Front Caliper: Campagnolo Record
Rear Brake Lever: Campagnolo Chorus
Rear Caliper: Campagnolo Record

Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus 11
Cables: Campagnolo
Front Mech: Campagnolo Chorus 11
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Record 11

Seat: Specialized Toupe
Seat Post: MOst by Pinarello
Seat Post Clamp: Opera

Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus
Chainring(s): Campagnolo Chorus
Chain: Campagnolo chorus 11
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 11
Pedals: Campagnolo Record Pro Fit+ Titanium
Bottom Bracket: Oversize, MOst by Pinarello

Wheels: Campagnolo Eurus
Tube: Michelin Latex
Tire: Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX II

Accessories: Elite Fiberglass bottle cages, FSA carbon spacers

Weight: 17 lbs, or 7.72 kg

No Idea how it rides since there is about a meter of snow on the ground... yay Canada! There aren't too many pics of this frame online that do it justice, so I thought I'd get a few more out there. Its not the lightest frame by any means but I'm okay with that considering its a huge step up from what I was riding before.

If anyone has any experience with this frame feel free to leave comments. I've read that its very stiff but good at dampening road rattle... seems to be a common description of most frames in general anyways :lol:


  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    Very nice indeed...:)
    Find your limits...and then exceed them frequently
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    Very pretty - particularly like the shape of the handlebars, don't think I've seen that one on sale in the UK.
  • Nice !!! 8)
  • Thanks! Needless to say I'm excited to ride it.

    I haven't seen the handlebars for sale here in canada either. I got them on ebay, and since they're no longer in production they can be acquired for a pretty decent price now. Not the $400 US that they originally retailed for :shock:
  • brinbrin Posts: 1,122
    Nah, i don't like it, the wheels are to round for a start.....

    ......very nice indeed.
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