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Basso Astra Build

smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
edited February 2013 in Your road bikes
Yellow is the new Black.

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  • Like this a lot and looking forward to seeing it fully built up.
  • Good to see some proper wheels... :D

    They actually look OK... I was expecting them to look wrong with the fat tubes, but they don't... it just looks like you're not going for the Milan-Sanremo next season but the Paris-Roubaix instead!
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    edited December 2012
    Virtually finished.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8251175424/

    I will get it outside against the obligitory white background and put the wheels and crank in the correct position etc for a proper finished pic when I get it 100%.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsy wrote:
    Virtually finished.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8251175424/

    I will get it outside against the obligitory white background and put the wheels and crank in the correct position etc for a proper finished pic when I get it 100%.

    Have you sorted your entry for the Tour of Flanders? 8)
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    I'm sure the wheels would cope; me however!!!
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • HannersHanners Posts: 260
    Nice looking bike, like the yellow touches
  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    Great looking bike, almost has the look of a Pinarello without all the wavy stays and forks.
    Cervelo R5
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  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    maxlite wrote:
    Great looking bike, almost has the look of a Pinarello without all the wavy stays and forks.

    Thanks and just like Pinarello its handmade in Italy.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8188487984/
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • maxlitemaxlite Posts: 293
    I almost put, and very Italian!

    Love the colour way
    Cervelo R5
    Cinelli Saetta
    Giant XTC
    Raleigh Classic
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    smidsy wrote:
    Thanks but unlike Pinarello its handmade in Italy.

    Fixed that. :D
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    maxlite wrote:
    I almost put, and very Italian!

    Love the colour way

    Me too, matches the club kit perfectly 8)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    edited January 2013
    So It's now finished.

    Basso Astra Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque Frame and forks
    Deda Stem
    Deda Seatpost
    Full Ultegra 6700 Groupset (glossy grey)
    American Classis Aero 420 Wheels
    Schwalbe Durano S Tyres (will replace with something nice, maybe Vittoria)
    Fizik Arione Saddle
    Fizik Microtech Bar tape.
    Blackburn Gloss Carbon Bottle Cage (to be fitted when I get some bolts)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    smidsy wrote:
    So It's now finished.

    Basso Astra Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque Frame and forks
    Deda Stem
    Deda Seatpost
    Full Ultegra 6700 Groupset (glossy grey)
    American Classis Aero 420 Wheels
    Schwalbe Durano S Tyres (will replace with something nice, maybe Vittoria)
    Fizik Arione Saddle
    Fizik Microtech Bar tape.
    Blackburn Gloss Carbon Bottle Cage

    8325792481_50d1a64e1a_z_d.jpg
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsy wrote:
    smidsy wrote:
    So It's now finished.

    Basso Astra Full Carbon Fibre Monocoque Frame and forks
    Deda Stem
    Deda Seatpost
    Full Ultegra 6700 Groupset (glossy grey)
    American Classis Aero 420 Wheels
    Schwalbe Durano S Tyres (will replace with something nice, maybe Vittoria)
    Fizik Arione Saddle
    Fizik Microtech Bar tape.
    Blackburn Gloss Carbon Bottle Cage

    8325792481_50d1a64e1a_z_d.jpg

    What's it doing on the turbo blocks? Set it free!
  • Yellow PerilYellow Peril Posts: 4,466
    That is a lovely bike. Great handlebar tape choice, the whole package looks the dogs danglers
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  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    @ Ugo - have you seen the weather lately thats what I have the CAAD for

    8390382222_692f70f6fd_z_d.jpg

    Obviously now has the Ambrosio handbuilts on though and Crud Roadracer guards on. :shock:
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    @ Yellow - thanks mate, would look a whole lot better if I could take a decent photo. When its in good light it really pings into life, the Yellow really is well yellow 8)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    Interesting wheels those AC 420s. When I was scolling down and they were on the Astra I thought "that's the first colour scheme where the 420s look really good"

    Then I scrolled down and Marlon Brando in Apocalyse Now sprang to mind ....the horror.....
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  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Well that particular image is out of date. The CAAD now wears these:

    8389636853_3b90cd55a9_c_d.jpg

    So you can rest easy.
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • letap73letap73 Posts: 1,608
    Bring out the yellow!

    fizik-sattel-arione-cx-schwarz-glossy-gelb.jpg

    or if the above is too subtle:
    fizik_003.jpg

    and some understated wheels:

    cosmic6.jpg
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    edited February 2013
    So finally took the Basso out on Saturday for it's first 'on the road' outing and wish I had not.

    Nothing wrong with it..far from it, but riding my winter bike on Sunday afterwards really showed how much better the Basso is.

    So need to get a new winter bike now :-)
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • So, Smidsy, sell me your ACs and you have some funds towards a new winter hack! :D
  • smidsysmidsy Posts: 5,273
    Thought you were getting Mavic whatevers??
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • Cant affford them!!!
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