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hope you will enjoy my new heavy metal baby, which I just finished
building up last week. The surrounding of the bike is what I see
looking out my window in my hometown Berlin.
frame is an old Battaglin from the early 90's, which was impossible
to be sold, after aluminum had taken over the market completely.
Whole the production of about 600 pre-produced frames went into
stock, only to come out last year to be sold to a friend of mine,
who is selling them now one by one cheaply.
built it up mainly with latest Ultegra parts. Only "historic"
component is the Cinelli Frog stem, which I dearly love. In fact
the Frog is what I began with, building the bike around that centre
part! The bar is a Syntace Racelight 7075, possibly one of the best
drop bars in the market today - extremely comfortable in any grip
to avoid misunderstanding: It wasn't my goal to build up a "retro"
bike - I know quite well, what a "retro" would look like.
I have ridden several "retro" bikes for the longest part
of my life, before they were retro! I wanted a beautiful race machine
with well working parts for everyday use and it is my official ride
now for sporting our Berlin training tour, mainly because I refuse
to put my bubble butt on one of these modern tinplate roadsters!
(Shitty ride they give, don't they?)