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17 Sep, 2013 21:02:44 BST
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Part of the Rapha & Ambitious about Autism Bordeaux-Paris Charity Auction
Passoni is one of the Rapha Continental Europe builders and this incredible offer of a custom frameset is a tantalising prospect.
The bike of will be made to measure for the rider who wins the auction. Shipping Costs and potential local duties are not included. Customer is welcome to come to our Atelier to order/get measured or collect the bike.
Includes: Stem, Bars, Seat Post, Saddle and Bottle Cages
Light, rigid and quick. The development of the frame Passoni Top Evolution for the more
demanding and technical and faster races. Frame with oversize oblique tube and increased steering tube, inflexible, for an absolute
Tubes: Titanium grade 9 (3Al/2,5V) with different thicknesses, drawn and strengthened. Titanium grade 5 (6Al/4V) for head tube, bottom bracket shell and dropouts, CNC works
Front triangle: round tubes, top tube Ø 36,4 mm, seat tube Ø 35 mm, down tube Ø 41 mm
Rear triangle: seat stays taper Ø 19 mm. Oval chain stays taper 31x20 mm
Bottom bracket shell: titanium grade 5, CNC machined, Passoni engraved logo, BSA threading
Head tube: integrated conical Ø 56 mm, CNC machined, bearings Ø 1”1/8 upper – 1”1/2 lower
Dropouts: Passoni project, shell-shaped, titanium grade 5, CNC machined Ergal replaceable hanger
Seat post clamping device: seat clamp customized Passoni or bolt in titanium grade 5, with screw in titanium
Fork: Columbus Grammy (290 grams)
Stem: Cinelli NEOS
Bar: Cinelli NEOS
Seat Post: Titanium
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbon
Bottle Cages: Cinelli Harry's
Passoni is a niche luxury specialist Italian bicycle manufacturer. Formed over 30 years ago by Luciano Passoni, a man with a dream to build the best, most
luxurious and exclusive bikes in the world. He wanted to combine his passion of cycling with a never ending pursuit of excellence in both
technology and design. An obsessive attention to detail and commitment to building the finest racing bikes in the
world run deep in the culture of Passoni. Their frame builders have decade of experience crafting custom frames for bike lovers in all four corners of the world, and from all walks of
life. From tradesmen to businessmen; enthusiasts to pro-racers. But whatever their background and wherever their location, all of their customers share an
unbridled love of bikes with exacting standards of quality. That's why at Passoni only the very best alloys are used; frames are welded in a vacuum chamber using a closely guarded
mixture of gas perfected over the last 30 years; and spend 30 hours polishing each frame before it leaves their state of the art, Milan based atelier.
The bike we built for the Rapha Continental Project was for Allan Iacuone - ex pro rider (http://cyclingtips.com.au/2010/11/where-are-they-now-allan-iacuone/) who sent us this comment on a mail a
month or so after having used the bike:
"I have just completed my first ride on her, 98km. This bike is a WEAPON...Light, super stiff but soaks
up the road like it has suspension, it is balanced perfectly, the front end is so agile I feel like I am going
through corners and turns on rails, so precise. I wish I had a bike like this when I was riding as a pro.
This bike forces you to go fast, it is beautiful and unbelievable in its ride quality, I have never ridden a
bike like this one and I will never get sick of riding this. You must hear this from all your customers 'it is
Article by Wallace Wade about the bike: Cycling Tips
About The Bordeaux Paris Challenge Auction
Rapha and Ambitious About Autism are holding a very special auction ahead of the Bordeaux-Paris Challenge on September 13/14, a number of Rapha friends have donated some incredible items to bid on. All proceeds will go to raising the £250,000 target of the project.
View all of the lots in the Rapha & Ambitious about Autism Auction: http://www.rapha.cc/the-bordeaux-paris-2013-challenge-auction
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