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Condor Fratello

narbsnarbs Posts: 593
edited November 2014 in Your road bikes
Picked up my new Condor Fratello this evening, fancied a change of winter/commuter after 5 years of riding fixed.

Beautifully finished, really looking forward to some long rides. Have already lowered the front end about 15mm, should be able to get in down another 20mm with a bit of luck.

It's certainly heavy but rode it home and it's deceptively light-feeling to ride.

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Frame: Columbus Custom Spirit, triple-butted handmade tubeset
Forks: Condor Pioggia carbon
Groupset: Campag Veloce
Seat: Brooks B17 Special
Seat Post: Condor carbon
Wheels: Campag Vento G3
Accessories: Arundel bottle cages

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  • norvernrobnorvernrob Posts: 1,437
    That's a great looking bike :D
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    I didn't know they had moved over to the Columbus already - I thought it was going to be on the 2015 variants.

    Fabulous bikes though - mine has carried me in many an adventure and I picked up a matching Tempo only a fewweeks ago.

    Enjoy it!
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,904
    What, no more Dedachchchchchchchciaiaiaia????

    What's that all about, they used to drone on about their special relationship

    They'll be selling bikes made of Reynolds tubing next :shock:

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    Don't know the ins and outs of it - but the new Fratello has a slightly different top tube apparently, there will be a disc version and using Columbus, they are saving around 100g on a mid-sized frame.

    I don't know whether the change in tubing is also a change in where they have them made etc.

    Both of mine are Dedachchchchchchchciaiaiaia and I am more than happy!
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Lovely stuff!
    FCN 3 / 4
  • There's nothing to dislike there. The picture appears level, the painting is consistent (and a good colour), the door is hanging well (even though ajar) and no mucky fingerprints on the handle.

    Yep. Good job.

    Bikes quite nice. ;)
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  • narbsnarbs Posts: 593
    Thanks all!

    Marcus, it's one of the first of the 2015 batch which is why it's Columbus.

    censored - clearly I had nothing to do with the painting :)
  • That's a given ;)
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  • marcusjbmarcusjb Posts: 2,412
    narbs wrote:
    Thanks all!

    Marcus, it's one of the first of the 2015 batch which is why it's Columbus.

    censored - clearly I had nothing to do with the painting :)

    Cool!

    Looking at it the top tube is a different profile to my Dedacciai ones.

    I'm not jealous; having picked up what must be one of the last Dedacciai Tempos a few weeks ago (it did take 5 months to arrive as I had some custom bits and pieces done to it)! At least it means my Fratello and Tempo are identical!

    Does look fabulous and I hope it brings you much happiness!
  • menthelmenthel Posts: 2,484
    Very nice- good to see the 2015 bikes are out in the wild. I have a hankering after Squadra personally...
    RIP commute...
    Sometimes seen bimbling around on a purple Fratello Disc or black and red Aprire Vincenza.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,382
    Nice bike - I love mine :)

    They do feel surprisingly light to ride but I do notice the extra mass on bigger climbs. Particularly because mine has the cheapo Condor Strada wheels.

    Think I will be adding a triple chainset to mine at Christmas in preparation for some touring next year.
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