Re: [CR]Basso dating and info

Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 16:28:09 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]Basso dating and info
From: "Richard M Sachs" <>

marino basso* raced for molteni. he won the world championship as a professional. i think it was 1971 in gap, italy. he kinda' fell into it there. e-RICHIE united states of america, where it's not the judge, but the jury that counts!

*brother of the owner of the basso company, though not a principle. i think his brothers name is profundo.

On Sun, 17 Feb 2002 16:03:31 -0500 "Hugh Thornton" <> writes:
> I decided that what my collection needed was a classic low profile
> time-trial bicycle, seeing as how they went from oddity to being the
> required tool for time trials to being outlawed by UCI regs. They
> are soon
> to be extinct.
> I was very fortunate to get hold of a Basso with lugs and Columbus
> SL tubes,
> the seat and top tubes being deliciously curvy. Absolutely classic.
> The
> trouble is that much of the original equipment has been replaced by
> cheap
> stuff and I want to get it back to period correct. I think the
> Campagnolo
> C-Record 28h front hub, headset and bottom bracket and the front 650
> Mavic
> Mach 2 CD 2 are original. I plan to fit a complete C-Record group
> but am
> wondering what is the correct generation -- original C-Record? slant
> parallelogram 7-speed? 8-speed cassette? Synchro I, Synchro II or
> Synchro
> that worked?
> Does anyone know how to interpret Basso frame numbers for year of
> manufacture? The number on the bottom bracket is 9101013, which
> superficially looks like 1991 (and dangerously close to off-topic
> but for
> method of construction), but that is only an assumption. Does
> anyone know
> for sure? The bb is also stamped 58, but I think that is the seat
> tube c-c
> dimension.
> The Basso head tube decal carries world championship stripes -- did
> anyone
> ever ride one to a world championship victory?
> I would appreciate any info on tha above and on Basso in general.
> Many thanks
> Hugh Thornton
> nr Crewe UK