Finally some better pics to introduce my Casati. (Dolan info below) It is full custom geometry with a standard paint option.
Casati has been a builder I have wanted to work with for many years and I finally had the opportunity to do so. The result is stunning and of course the pic does no justice.
Frame came in just over 1100 grams.
Complete weight as shown is 14.1 lbs (6.4)
Ride reports have been added further down the post. However, to sum it up it handles very steady, accelerates surprisingly well, and it fits just right!
It just reminds me of a classic Italian steed with a contemporary flare.
I have to thank Roberto at Zar International who imports these beauties for helping me out a bunch on this. Thanks to those few on here that hooked me up with a few good deals on some goods as well. http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/2113 ... 012152.jpghttp://img196.imageshack.us/img196/5858 ... 012166.jpghttp://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6643/stuff2012155.jpg
Other things to note: Deda bartape is SHORT. The Vola normally has internal cable routing throughout instead of just brake. I went with a normal seatpost and clamp instead of a topper. AND, I love this bike. NOW onto the Dolan
I commute year round as much as possible. The Casati doesnt deserve such abuse despite having to put up with all kinds of bad midwest weather (including our first snow because the Dolan wasnt done yet). The Preffisio seemed to be the perfect bike for my bad weather commutes. The geometry is very close to my custom Casati and it is a bargain. Plenty of tire clearance for my 28c CX tires I have on there for the snow and fender mounts (those are on the way).
Campy mix of Athena carbon shifters, older Chorus r. der., Athena front, Zipp Isis crank, Oval Brakeset, Spec carbon post, Ritchey stem, and Deda bars. Wheels are Ambrosio Nemesis with cheap hubs and Tufo Rhino CX 28c tires or Ambrosio Nemesis with Campy Record hubs and (currently) Schwalbe Durano tubies.http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/9795/k7w6.jpghttp://img856.imageshack.us/img856/8122/qyhn.jpg
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike