I have a chance to buy a tig welded Battaglin from the mid 90’s. It’s the frame, not the original fork(Tange) which I’ll be replacing, chorus bottom bracket and headset, mutant stem and a Thomson seat post for 150.00. It’s Columbus SL.
I was going to buy it today but wanted to run it past you guys. I think it’s a pretty killer deal.
It has a custom(ugly) paint job done by Bikedelic, who does some awesome work. This frame doesn’t exemplify that. I’ll most likely have it stripped.
I don’t have a road bike right now and I have an Ultegra/Open Pro wheelset just laying around.
It’s only a 62cm. Yeah, huge to some, but it fits me perfectly. The head tube is massive and works perfectly with my body. I was thinking about a carbon fiber fork but am not too excited about the idea…I really want to go with steel!
I really want to build it up with campy. I’ve never had a campy outfitted bike and would like to try it. I’m off to a bad start with the Open Pro/Ultegra wheel set but I’m going to re-space the cassette to make it work.
Anyone have some campy layin around?
I have the wheelset, bars, saddle, cassette and everything pictured together and it’s super light. Can’t wait to have it done.