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Big Basso, Tiny Colnago
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Just had a Basso frame out for building and decided to juxtapose it against a small Colnago bike. 49-50cm Colnago "Super", 64cm Basso "Gap".

   
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HPL
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sweet, nice juxtapose! I assume you'll ride neither of them haha

64cm frame must be for someone > 6'5"?
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(01-26-2021, 02:43 PM)Papa Dom Wrote:  sweet, nice juxtapose! I assume you'll ride neither of them haha

64cm frame must be for someone > 6'5"?

I cannot ride the 64cm frame except for a basic test ride without saddle and post; something I had to do with a 66cm frame that I had built for someone a couple years back. The stem on the Colnago would be more fitting for me if riding that Basso frame since it is only 60mm. Changing it to a 120-130mm after some riding on it with it as purchased; felt a little cramped. I would use the Basso stem, but the customer wants it.

The photo was somewhat unintentional; I realized after putting the Basso next to the small bike that it looked as big as the Colnago even without wheels!
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HPL
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(01-27-2021, 05:14 AM)Criminal Wrote:  I cannot ride the 64cm frame except for a basic test ride without saddle and post; something I had to do with a 66cm frame that I had built for someone a couple years back. The stem on the Colnago would be more fitting for me if riding that Basso frame since it is only 60mm. Changing it to a 120-130mm after some riding on it with it as purchased; felt a little cramped. I would use the Basso stem, but the customer wants it.

what's the largest frame you have worked with?
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(01-23-2021, 08:11 PM)Criminal Wrote:  Just had a Basso frame out for building and decided to juxtapose it against a small Colnago bike. 49-50cm Colnago "Super", 64cm Basso "Gap".

Hi Criminal,
here's a comment from Robert via our Facebook page:

"Wow, That head tube must have its own Zipcode! ha"
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(01-31-2021, 06:10 PM)Papa Dom Wrote:  
(01-27-2021, 05:14 AM)Criminal Wrote:  I cannot ride the 64cm frame except for a basic test ride without saddle and post; something I had to do with a 66cm frame that I had built for someone a couple years back. The stem on the Colnago would be more fitting for me if riding that Basso frame since it is only 60mm. Changing it to a 120-130mm after some riding on it with it as purchased; felt a little cramped. I would use the Basso stem, but the customer wants it.

what's the largest frame you have worked with?

Largest known frame was a 66cm (measured). I may have built up a larger one, but I may not have measured it if doing a modification for a frame already owned by the customer. I generally do not have buyers that tall so large frames tend to be around 60cm, which I prefer since I can do a proper test ride on them still using a saddle. 46 cm is the smallest full size frame I've worked on and ridden; a wee bit cramped on that one.
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HPL
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