For Sale: 2011 Basso Astra with full Shimano Ultegra

Posted: February 10, 2012 in cycling, Road
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For sale: 2011 Basso Astra (Black/Blue)

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:

Make Basso
Model Astra
Size 53cm (seat tube, centre to top)
Colour Black / Blue
Frame Full carbon monocoque
Fork Full carbon fibre
Groupset Shimano Ultegra
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
Headset MicroTech
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
PRICE £2000 ono

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:

Basso Astra in Black/Blue

Shimano Ultegra chainset and derailleur with KMC X10 gold chain

Awesome from the front

The Basso frame badge and MicroTech bars and JagWire cables

Bottom bracket area

From the rear

Rear stays

Handmade in Italy

MicroTech Race Black carbon bonded stem

Internal cable routing on MicroTech carbon monocoque handlebars

The awesome stiff headtube

Smooth curves

Fizik Arione saddle on MicroTech Race Black carbon bonded seatpost

2011 Basso Astra

So if this beautiful bikes interests you and you would like to take it for a test ride, or have any questions, please give me a shout at:  sweatngears [at] gmail.com (remember to replace the [at] with @).

Craig

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Comments
  1. J says:

    Dreaming of having a spare £2k – I’ll be in touch if the lottery numbers come up this week 🙂

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  3. Roy Weatherhead says:

    Great Bike Craig, I’am interested in a Basso, Not sure what size to get, i’am 6 ft, what bike size would i need,
    Kind Regards

    Roy

  4. Niels says:

    Such a shame that this beautiful Italian racer is equipped with shimano ultegra. It looks so much better with a Campa Chorus group..!

  5. Jim says:

    Hello is bike still for sale?…

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