I know this is an old thread but I just keep coming back to it. This is such a beautiful bike - I'm guessing all that paint isn't cheap but when it looks this good who cares massive congratulations. I need to stay away from the Baum website as there is no way I can afford this right now.
Its still as awesome as ever! I did he Challenge ride at the Tour Downunder and I'd say I had 200 comments over 3 days and countless neck snaps when I left it sitting outside cafes, etc. It rides like a dream! The paint is all included in the deal... It costs extra for the custom logo, but the guys are really good to even let me have it...
Im gonna have to buy one of these soon...one of my favorites...Id probably get a Steel one just to have a variety of metals in the garage.
Anyhow, well done...looks perfect.
Thanks! Its as close to perfect as I could have hoped! Keep an eye out for my next installment to our garage...
The relentless pursuit of perfection!
How much did the frame weigh?
They say all Corretto frames are guaranteed under 1200g... I never checked... it was never a weightweenie thing, I posted it on here for all to admire... the 6.6kg as you see it is about as light as I need (I have 5.7kg bike at my other house that bends and flexes under me...) and Baum wanted to build a bulletproof bike for me to be able to crank out 1700w+ without breaking anything...
Johnny Rad wrote:
Your unique Lightweight Standard Gen-3 "Black Edition Special" Carbon tubulars are awesome.
So much better than the usual stealth wheels with decals removed.
I haven't seen them anywhere else. Anybody else?
I stumbled across them ages ago and thought "thats exactly what I want..." still to this day I am yet to see another set that werent mine (the Gulf Baum wore mine for its excursion to the Worlds I'm pretty sure...
I have a set of the clincher version sat here ready to go on my Baum Corretto next month!
I have heard of one other set - in clinchers... they must be yours Rich? I want the clinchers too! For my trip OS... not sure I want to ride tubs on a riding holiday...
I cant wait to see your bike completed... I hear its going to be pretty out there!! I look forward to seeing the saddle...
Best bike I've seen on this forum by a longshot! Absolutely amazing - wouldn't change a thing
Thanks for the kind words... I cant speak high enough of the work the Baum guys did!
Wow Baum's work is amazing.
The way you go about the whole build is so much fun and I cant recommend their work high enough... they don't smooth out their welds and I had an automotive engineer looking at it at the TDU who said "those welds are a work of art, so delicate and precise... this frame builder is amongst the most precise I have ever seen - even more than robots!"