Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

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Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby spinner » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:30 pm

A NOS 90's Fausto Coppi frame, built up with components from a crashed bike.

Sram Force & Pro-Lite wheelset- looking a bit like Campy Atlanta 1996's :D

Nice and smoooth.....

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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:36 pm

Would look nice(r) with a lugged fork.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:58 pm

Not usually a big fan of Coppis but that is very clean, nice stuff. :)
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby vaeske » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:24 am

looks like a nice ride. what sort of tubing is it?
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:42 am

vaeske wrote:looks like a nice ride. what sort of tubing is it?


You see these on ebay pretty regularly, usually Aelle or Thron tube set.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby munga » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:42 am

looks like Zynster's cousin

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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby rebelcontender » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:57 am

Stunning bike. amazing colour

i think Sram groupsets work really well with the aesthetics of an older steel frame
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby familyguy » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:14 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:Would look nice(r) with a lugged fork.


Very smooth bike, but what is it with that unicrown unholiness on a bike that nice??!! Then again, its not my bike so my opinion means nada. Get a nicely made lugged fork, or a Ritchey carbon like zynster's.

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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Zynster » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:38 pm

Every other Coppi I've seen is a lugged frame, yet mine is fillet braised. It also has distinctive seat stays that attach well below the top tube. It's also very light (around 1.7kg frame). Obviously there are different grades of Coppi, though this is not so apparent when buying one. It's made by Masciaghi in Italy.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:26 pm

I like them both, but prefer Zynster's. Dislike the forks on both though :shock:
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby spinner » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:25 pm

vaeske wrote:looks like a nice ride. what sort of tubing is it?


Thanks, It's Columbus Thron with a contentious Genius fork.
Frame was quoted at 2100gm; the whole build still feels lighter than a couple of my other steel framed rides.... :wink:
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Zynster » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:35 pm

Dan wrote:I like them both, but prefer Zynster's. Dislike the forks on both though :shock:


Mine came with carbon forks. Big beefy ones that totally looked wrong. I got the Ritcheys as there was little chance of getting an appropriate set of Coppi genius forks. Plus I wasn't going for a retro bike. I wanted a bike that combined the awesomeness of steel with modern ergos.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:16 pm

A nice solution.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Wal42 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:24 pm

Zynster wrote:
Dan wrote:I like them both, but prefer Zynster's. Dislike the forks on both though :shock:


Mine came with carbon forks. Big beefy ones that totally looked wrong. I got the Ritcheys as there was little chance of getting an appropriate set of Coppi genius forks. Plus I wasn't going for a retro bike. I wanted a bike that combined the awesomeness of steel with modern ergos.




You did a great job of it, you would never know it's even a retro bike.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby munga » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:36 pm

i don't think it is a retro bike, wal.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby munga » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:37 pm

if you ever change your fork, i know someone looking for a Genius fork just like yours.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby lloyd83 » Mon May 06, 2013 12:24 pm

I like them both as they've probably fulfilled (or exceeded) the goals of their respective owners :)

Most importantly, how are they for climbing and blitzing past the show ponies on carbon fibre et cetera bikes? That's my plan for my next project with my retro frame married to a modern & ergo group and wheelset to smash the hills and hopefully keep up with the fellas on their uber expensive carbon machines.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Joe H » Tue May 07, 2013 8:37 pm

That's a great looking bike. Great build as well. I'm impressed!
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby spinner » Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:26 pm

The Coppi is now on ebay to finance the latest acquistion :D

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 1238001864
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby funnybike » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:35 pm

spinner wrote:The Coppi is now on ebay to finance the latest acquistion :D

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 1238001864


So, what is the latest acquisition?
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby spinner » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:44 pm

Something dear to your heart......Colnago Tecnos :D
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby servicimo » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:21 pm

ohhh so you got it!...nice, very nice
one nice bike.....
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby funnybike » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:27 pm

So, we're going to have a Colnago club at Noosa this year? :wink:

oh, and pics! or it didn't happen. :lol:
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:56 pm

spinner wrote:A NOS 90's Fausto Coppi ....
Nice and smoooth.....


Im a fan. My uncle rode against this great man in six day races and world pursuit championships in the 1950s and for 2 years Fausto sponsored my uncle and gave him his track bikes to ride ... This one is marginally too big for me and I don't ride or even own bikes anymore, so I cant be tempted.
But it is a beautiful beast, tastefully put together.
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Re: Neo-Retro Fausto Coppi

Postby GaryF » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:28 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
spinner wrote:A NOS 90's Fausto Coppi ....
Nice and smoooth.....


Im a fan. My uncle rode against this great man in six day races and world pursuit championships in the 1950s and for 2 years Fausto sponsored my uncle and gave him his track bikes to ride ... This one is marginally too big for me and I don't ride or even own bikes anymore, so I cant be tempted.
But it is a beautiful beast, tastefully put together.


Fantastic link to Fausto Coppi - thanks Derny Driver.

I too like the Coppi bikes shown in this thread. The brand has always intrigued me.
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