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Frame: Casati Marte 2009, custom c-c seat tube 56.5, tt 59
Fork: Casati Marte
Stem: Thomson X2 130mm custom painted by Casati (sorry starnut)
Bars: Deda Newton deep drop 46s
Bar tape: 1st layer Bonty Gel, 2nd layer Pro leather
Cranks: 7900 180mm 53x39, although 1st pic on scales shows them with 53x42
Pedals: Keywin CRM +6mm stainless axles
Cassette: 7900 11-21
Front derailleur: 7900
Rear derailleur: 7900
Cables; Inner: 7900
Cables; Brake outer: White Shimano – Thanks Frankie – B
Cables; Gear outer: SP41, with the Aluminium cable caps at all end points
Saddle: Sella Italia ‘New’ Flite team edition
Hubs: Dt Onyx 36h
Spokes; Front: Dt Revs Black, with Black Dt Alloy nipples
Spokes; Rear: Dt Comp Black, with Dt spoke washers and Dt brass nipples
Rims: Ambrosio Evolution
Tyres: Schwalbe Ultremo R
Tubes: Michelin Airlite
Rim Tapes: Velox
This is initial set up to get it riding. Further weight reductions to come will include fitting my Zero G brakes once I get them from 4000km away and some much lighter wheels.
The frame though will never be light as I asked for lots of extra CF due to my riding style and weight.
Weight all up comes to about 8.3kgs, but I still need to cut the steerer and make sure I'm happy with the position of the brake levers et al. before I post the final weight.
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Now please provide us with a nice pic of the bike fully set up and regale us with a detailed write-up of how it is to ride!
Bravissimo Cyco! Bellissima! (as the resident Italian mod I have taken the liberty of adding a few superlatives... when warranted... by me )
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The frame looks great mate, and what has been said already is true that the finish on those frames is first class. Cannot wait to see it fully built and am interested to see the final weight
Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Congrats on the Marte, I've long admired them.
I see that the new Marte (yours) now has internal shift cables on them.
How long did it take for Casati to make the frame? Also, did you send them the stem for painting?
I've never known Casati to use anything other than Deda stems.
Looks like you are off to a great start on the build.
Please post more pics as you proceed.