New Job, New baby , then why not a new steed, Cipollini Bond

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Heavyhitter
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by Heavyhitter

After selling my beloved Colnago C60 , i was looking for a new bike. I rode two Argon 18 Gallium, frankly the were good bikes but something was missed . The were nice but any of them tickled my pickle so to speak. After selling both bikes, I rode my mountain bike all summer, to then again having this urge to built a road bike. I ended looking at a Cipollini to fall in love with the design, color scheme and details. Next step was choosing the colors wich is no easy task when all colors are that good.I could have chosen a bright color, none of my past bikes were that bold so to speak. And then I saw that color they called anthracite, I knew on the spot That was the one. So frame is chosen , color too, so naturally I wanted a groupset to watch this beauty.Defacto i chose Shimano, i always rode shimano.Then it struck me, I wanted to try Campagnolo, Super record none the less. Finishing kit 3T carbon stuff. Wheels are from Quebec (apogee) they are built in Taiwan to the specs. It’s a try out as we speak. 1385 grams for 55 mm clincher is not that bad.

As of now the wheels may be swap, I will add a powermeter, not quite sure wich way to go yet. Saddle may change too,

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I like it. Enjoy

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Are you doing up a list of parts/ weights or at least complete bike weight Heavyhitter?
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Heavyhitter
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by Heavyhitter

Yep next week , il weight it and do a more detailed component list


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Seedster
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by Seedster

First, congrats on the new baby!

Next, Awesome bike, looks great with full campy. The Bond is really an overlooked model in the Cipo line. If you do elect to go with a different wheelset, Bora One Dark labels on vitorria graphene would be a perfect match!

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Seedster wrote:First, congrats on the new baby!

Next, Awesome bike, looks great with full campy. The Bond is really an overlooked model in the Cipo line. If you do elect to go with a different wheelset, Bora One Dark labels on vitorria graphene would be a perfect match!
Indeed congrats on baby /job and a new ride.
Second bora darks.. Would look great.

So important question... Is your pickle tickled?

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Heavyhitter
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by Heavyhitter

Seedster wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:43 am
First, congrats on the new baby!

Next, Awesome bike, looks great with full campy. The Bond is really an overlooked model in the Cipo line. If you do elect to go with a different wheelset, Bora One Dark labels on vitorria graphene would be a perfect match!
I’m leading towards the bora, now 35 or 50?
Thanks for the words

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sychen wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:09 am
Seedster wrote:First, congrats on the new baby!

Next, Awesome bike, looks great with full campy. The Bond is really an overlooked model in the Cipo line. If you do elect to go with a different wheelset, Bora One Dark labels on vitorria graphene would be a perfect match!
Indeed congrats on baby /job and a new ride.
Second bora darks.. Would look great.

So important question... Is your pickle tickled?

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Indeed it is , problem is in Quebec everything is Noel covered in snow...so I’m looking like a teenager in a strip club!

Thanks for the words

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by hannawald

if i were you, i would put there Bora One 50 dark label tubulars, those are lookers. Cipo bikes are extroverts, they want to show, so 50 is clear choice and tubulars are similar weight to 35, very light for their depth.

Heavyhitter
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by Heavyhitter

hannawald, 50 was my choice too, but i may be incline to even bigger, 60 mm , the new reynols with I9 hubs looks really good too.

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I would either go with the dark bora ultra 50’s or the new upcoming 60mm Campy WTO’s.
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by hannawald

+1 you have Cipollini bike, Campa shifting, it makes sense going full italian:)
Campa wheels are great. Though I think Bora One is OK, difference to Ultra is negligible, just couple of grams in hubs due to carbon use for Ultras and something in bearings, but both have ceramic bearings.
If you go full aero with Bora WTO, you might consider aero bars or aero stem-bar combo with appropriate aero headset spacers.

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by kgt

The Bond is an excellent frame. Balanced, super stable, very stiff but not harsh, awesome descender. Not as trendy as other frames but much better than most in terms of manufacturing quality.

Heavyhitter
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by Heavyhitter

Do you guys know where to source Spesh tubo cotton?

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by sychen

Heavyhitter wrote:Do you guys know where to source Spesh tubo cotton?
Do you have a specialised dealer/store near you? That's where I get mine.
Sigma sports can deliver depending on your location.

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