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 Post subject: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:05 am 
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Purchased a Bottecchia SP9 Supernova Framset couple weeks ago, wanted one of these for a while so jumped at the chance when this came up cheap enough in my size

Wont be a lightweight like my BH or even my TCR, but is something a little different.
Looking at building up with sram red.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:34 am 
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It's a really interesting frame.

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 12:12 pm 
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It's a really comfortable frame from a road buzz / vibration standpoint. I built up a 2013 black/neon yellow SP9 in April/May this year. I also ride a C50 and have shared three wheelsets between the two bikes for on road comparisons. From a seat of the pants feel on the same roads and same wheels/tyres, my subjective observations is that the SP9 is just about as good as the C50 for road vibration absorbsion. I expected a harsher ride than the SP9 offers.

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:07 pm 
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Bike porn! Amazing ride, with some very nice wheels.

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 Post subject: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:28 am 
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Can't remember seeing one of those around here. Looks fast!


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:27 am 
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WARNING EUROTRASH ATTACK!

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
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ultyguy wrote:
WARNING EUROTRASH ATTACK!

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love it


I simply could not resist this uber loud colour scheme - photos don't do it justice......... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:27 pm 
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i like the loud colors as well, it is a nice bike


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:19 am 
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I'm considering retro-fitting EPS to this non electric frame..........

Hmmm.......

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
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...nice and interesting build, but your chain is about three links too short. EM3

PS- aero wheels with valve caps....really?

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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
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em3 wrote:
...nice and interesting build, but your chain is about three links too short. EM3


How so? - shifting is perfect.........

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PS- aero wheels with valve caps....really?


Yes, 3 snapped valve stops in as many years convinced me to cap all my wheelsets. All three caused from flung road stones from passing vehicles


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
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MJB wrote:
em3 wrote:
...nice and interesting build, but your chain is about three links too short. EM3


How so? - shifting is perfect.........

...your rear mech isn't even in large cog in the pic and it appears it is about to be torn of the hanger. Even in the extreme cross gear (big chainring/big cog), the cage should not be pulled so far forward. Use the small chainring/small cog method to insure max /optimal chain length.

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PS- aero wheels with valve caps....really?


Yes, 3 snapped valve stops in as many years convinced me to cap all my wheelsets. All three caused from flung road stones from passing vehicles


Yikes, that is random and bizarre. Just to b sure (respectfully) you are screwing down the valve core fully into the valve stem, yes?

Happy riding!
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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
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Looks great. Very surprised to hear it rides so comfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:13 pm 
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RM27 wrote:
Looks great. Very surprised to hear it rides so comfortable.


As a frameset the SP9 has very good high frequency road vibration absortion - as I have stated before, nearly as good as my Colango C50.

Tyres and wheels play a large role in the ride of a bike and contrary to the experience of many others, I find solid spoke triathlon type wheels very comfortable, uber stiff and yet so much material in the wheels to sop up road buzz. I have ridden Nimble Fly, Eurus, Shamal, Zonda, Corima Aero +, Madfiber, custom made full carbon 50mm clinchers and trad. 36h Record hub classic box rim wheels and I have to say that my two sets of solid spokes tri wheels (Xentis and Nimble) are the plushest ride makers.

I also run tubulars on the SP9 95psi rear and 85psi front which also soften the ride up somewhat........


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 Post subject: Re: Bottecchia SP9
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 8:42 pm 
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Fascinating bike guys. MJB, as a on OT question - where are you riding? Love the picture on the coast. Not many views like that here in DC...

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