Re: [CR]Basso dating and info


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From: "swampmtn" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <20020217.162816.-209079.18.richardsachs@juno.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Basso dating and info
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 17:26:58 -0500


Basso won the World's in '72, and wore the rainbow jerwey while racing for Bianchi during the '73 season.

Merckx was champion in '71.

Aldo Ross
Moroe, Ohio


----- Original Message -----
From: Richard M Sachs
To: hughwthornton@hotmail.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Basso dating and info



> 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"
> <hughwthornton@hotmail.com> 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 trouble is that much of the original equipment has been replaced by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