[CR] Basso

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 11:37:10 -0800
From: "Michael Shunk" <prudymuskethead@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] Basso

Hi List,

I recently picked up a 1977 or 78 Basso bike I was hoping to find out some information on -

I believe it is either a Gap or Arrencia model. It is a red metallic color - no chrome on the fork or stays, but there is a Basso decal on each stay. Forged Campagnolo dropouts on both the fork and frame - Columus tubing sticker on the downtube along with some other Basso identifiers - no braze on's on the seat downtube but some on the other downtube.

Shifiting cables run over the BB - the BB is stamped 58 (assuming that's the frame size) but there is no other serial # identification.

Anyhow - I love the bike and was just wondering if anyone knew much about Basso bikes or perhaps where they fall in the hierarchy of 70's Italian frames?

I'd love to learn more about it.

Thank you -

Michael Shunk in Seattle, WA USA