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Old 03-21-2020, 05:24 PM
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Casati Monza

Almost done with the Casati. Waiting on a cassette so I don't have to rob from another bike.

Not sure if I have enough yellow cable housing. I think that would look best. Might just go black for now.

Pretty sure I'll stick with the black Miche brake calipers rather than the silver Campagnolo Veloce.

Happy with the Ambrosio/Campagnolo wheels.

Still working on getting a proper fork. Good for now.

Should have it all dialed in soon.
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:39 PM
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Wow, you're really scoring some sweet frames lately. Casati is another very under-appreciated brand. Looks great so far.

Is that an old Mavic headset ?
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Old 03-21-2020, 07:45 PM
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Wow, you're really scoring some sweet frames lately. Casati is another very under-appreciated brand. Looks great so far.

Is that an old Mavic headset ?
No it's a Miche.

I did just recently sell a Mavic group here. Headset included.

Kinda funny, I'm trying to sell frames and ones I've had an eye out for keep popping up.
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:31 PM
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Finally finished the Casati! Time for it's photo by the wall of wine.

Haven't had it out yet. Not even for a shake down. It'll hit the road soon. Tomorrow if it's not crappy weather.
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Old 05-16-2020, 06:54 PM
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Elegant!
Do you know what year it was made?
I know you have much more experience with these vintage steelies than I do, but I think you'll love the way this bike rides. We had a great day here today, and I got a metric century in, my longest ride so far on my Casati. Since I got mine on the road 5 weeks ago it actually has slightly more miles than the Firefly. Shiny new penny syndrome!

Let us know how it rides!
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Old 05-16-2020, 08:05 PM
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I just buy and ride what strikes me. I'm always curious about the details, but that's not too important.

That said, I think it's about a 92. It has 130 spacing, but it could have been cold set previously.

My 1st good road bike should have been a metallic pink Casati. I chose poorly and bought one of the 1st gen Cannondales instead. I didn't learn till years later that I'd made a mistake.

Happy to see you're enjoying yours.
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Old 05-16-2020, 08:09 PM
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Oh that is so nice !
Congrats
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Old 05-17-2020, 11:40 AM
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I am completely diggin' the yellow cable housing.

It's rare for colored housing to really make a bike better - often times it just looks like the builder is trying too hard. This is a case of excellence though.

This whole build is just very well done.
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:12 AM
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Nice

Nice bike. But more importantly, 3 slots need a wine bottle
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:44 PM
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Yes ... could you move the bike over a little so we can see?
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:29 PM
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I am completely diggin' the yellow cable housing.

It's rare for colored housing to really make a bike better - often times it just looks like the builder is trying too hard. This is a case of excellence though.

This whole build is just very well done.
Just now seeing this. Thank you. I use black housing for most of my bikes. A few of them call out for some color.
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Old 05-31-2020, 01:38 PM
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Finally got the Casati out for a ride today. 31 miles.

It has a little more flex than I expected, but the front end was stiff enough and stable. Very comfortable. A Sunday/century rider for sure.

The gloss black paint collected a lot of pollen. Showed me what my nose already knew!
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