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Old 10-20-2017, 05:17 PM
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Old 10-20-2017, 05:49 PM
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stunning frames. especially like the lugged steel and tinted carbon tubes.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:14 AM
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The fact that there are concurrent threads about Legend and Passoni right now is interesting. I had been discussing importing Passoni bikes with Luca Passoni just before his untimely death. At the time, Bertoletti was doing most of the frame-building for Passoni. After Luca's death, the fellow in charge of sales at Passoni left and moved over to help Bertoletti set up Legend. He realized where the balance of knowledge have moved after Luca's passing. The sales guy has subsequently left Legend as best as I know.

Passoni was ultimately sold by Luca's heirs to a high-flying banker, known very well by a number of close contacts of mine. In the Passoni thread, a member here said his purchase was rather complicated, which does not surprise at all as the main focus is in the insular world of high-end banking in London and around the world, where cycling has become the new golf. Dealing with Bertoletti should be much easier and I believe the end project will ultimately be better than the Passoni. I hope Elite does great business as Bertoletti is very deserving.

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Old 10-21-2017, 08:34 AM
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The fact that there are concurrent threads about Legend and Passoni right now is interesting. I had been discussing importing Passoni bikes with Luca Passoni just before his untimely death. At the time, Bertoletti was doing most of the frame-building for Passoni. After Luca's death, the fellow in charge of sales at Passoni left and moved over to help Bertoletti set up Legend. He realized where the balance of knowledge have moved after Luca's passing. The sales guy has subsequently left Legend as best as I know.

Passoni was ultimately sold by Luca's heirs to a high-flying banker, known very well by a number of close contacts of mine. In the Passoni thread, a member here said his purchase was rather complicated, which does not surprise at all as the main focus is in the insular work of high-end banking in London and around the world, where cycling has become the new golf. Dealing with Bertoletti should be much easier and I believe the end project will ultimately be better than the Passoni. I hope Elite does great business as Bertoletti is very deserving.

Thank you for sharing your insights into the paths of Passoni And Legend. Seems that Marco has been a key behind the scenes guy for quite a while before coming out with Legend. That knowledge and skilled craft is certainly evident in his work we have seen here so far. Kudos to Marco as well as Eric at Elite for sharing with us.






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Old 10-21-2017, 03:02 PM
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Thanks to all for your kind words and shedding some light.

The ordering process with Legend is extremely straight forward and easy as I am in direct contact with them on a daily basis. While not fluent, I speak Italian. That being said, it's not necessary to facilitate the process as Marco's daughter is fluent in English.

Most orders generally take 30-40 days to complete after placed in their work order, basically after the fit and measurements are complete. For instance, I just ordered a frame for myself(attached pics) and while my measurements where already complete, the frame was finished as aforementioned , and once shipped from Italy, it arrived at my doorstep in 5 days.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:55 PM
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blue with raw carbon graphics

For those that like a bit blue......
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Old 10-23-2017, 08:28 AM
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Carbon frame model HT 11.5 with visible lugs

Continuing with the blue theme, this time in matte.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:32 AM
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Carbon HT 9.5 just finished

A classic, yet always elegant, color scheme: HT 9.5 painted in white with gold interior and black graphics
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:22 PM
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Titanium with a little color.

Eye-catching frame, especially in the sun. An Il Re(the King) with iridescent paint and graphics.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:10 PM
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Sometimes it's the little details......

Available in Deda and 3T
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:15 PM
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Custom carbon cages

Have an idea in mind? Customization is standard at Legend.
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Old 11-03-2017, 12:00 PM
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HT7.5 in Rosso Corsa and visible carbon.

Just finished this morning and ready for its new home.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:24 AM
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Thanks for asking.
Amazing that he has mastered so many processes. Some beautiful bikes in here.

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Old 11-05-2017, 09:00 PM
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Just finished this morning and ready for its new home.
You know, every time I think you have out done yourself showing a new build, you top it!






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Old 11-09-2017, 05:31 PM
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No color needed

For those that prefer a stealth look.....
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