After moving to the UK over a decade ago and getting back into the world of cycling I said to myself that I should get a Basso again. Why? Well, in my last three years of racing as a junior all I rode on was a Basso Astra with Columbus EL OS (oversize) tubing. I have many fond memories of racing and training on that bike. So I wanted to rekindle those memories with a new Basso.
So in October 2010, off I went to Todays Cyclist and bought myself a new (well, actually a demo) Basso Astra (as you see it above). However, in November that year after entering a competition on Cyclingnews.com, I won for myself a brand new NeilPryde Diablo.
Over the coming months the poor Basso just stood in my study and gathered dust as I was now riding the NeilPryde. This was the main reason that last month I made the decision to sell the Basso. It was a hard decision for me to make, but it is something I had to do.
Now you have the chance to own this beautiful Italian racing machine! The total distance ridden on the bike comes to 300km’s. It did 200km while used as a demo bike for the 2011 range, and then I added 100km when the Diablo was in for a service at the bike shop. So it is mint condition and has been looked after.
The full specs for the bike (as it stands) are:
|Size||53cm (seat tube, centre to top)|
|Colour||Black / Blue|
|Frame||Full carbon monocoque|
|Fork||Full carbon fibre|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra 6750 10-speed 172.5 compact|
|Chain||KMC X10 Gold|
|Stem||MicroTech Race Black Carbon Bonded 110mm|
|Handlebar||MicroTech – Quantum Black – Carbon Monocoque 420mm|
|Rims||Mavic Ksyrium Elite|
|Hubs||Mavic Ksyrium Elite|
|Seatpost||Microtech Race Black Carbon Bonded|
|Saddle||Fizik Arione white|
|Additional||Comes with kevlar reinforced JagWire cabling|
If this interests you and you would like more information or have any questions, please give me a shout at: sweatngears [at] gmail.com (remember to replace the [at] with @). Now for the crème de la crème, the pictures: