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Old 05-02-2019, 05:36 PM
EliteVelo EliteVelo is offline
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You're excused -- and WOW! Love the detail; the carbon masked Legend on the fork is dramatic. Painted seatpost. And the ti Control Tech bars....mmmmm....

You may have yours built before my Alliance; my first time with hydro discs so taking it slowly and have to work in smaller chunks of time given some other things on my plate.

Eager to see your finished product!
Thanks Jeff, and likewise!

Happy with the way it turned out. The pearl pops in the sun. The carbon Berk should provide some contrast with the fork. First time using ControlTech bars, but the reach and drop were right.

Still waiting on a custom stem, but hopefully soon. I'll be looking for yours as well.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:33 PM
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Coming along....

Making good use of another rainy day in the Northeast. Waiting on a custom stem, and still details to work out, but build is coming along. EPS12 is an effortless install.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:28 AM
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Now that's a good looking bike!
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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So.. what was the new thing that was hinted at earlier in the year? Haven't seen anything but not sure if I missed it somewhere.

Bertoletti has decided to launch a new model called ELT: a titanium frame, always handmade in Italy and available in "standard" sizes.

While this decision may raise a few eyebrows, and of course circumvent what I do personally regarding custom, the main goal for Marco was to create a stock of Ti frames that could easily go out the door without the custom wait time.

Attached are a few pics and versions of what standard sizes Marco will offer. Pricing for rim versions will be $4700 and disc brake $5055. Customization of these "standard" sizes is available and priced accordingly. (engraving, paint, etc.)

That said, for those that still want custom, with all options at your disposal, I will always work with each customer to afford them the best option at pricing that will remain reasonable. For those wondering, I'm sure Mr. Nix would lend his thoughts. Wait times for full custom Ti work are not regarded as too long in today's industry, with the exception of July/August. Those that know Europe understand August
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:47 PM
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Oooh.. thanks! Saw the reference on his feed but no info on his website so this is cool of you to post!

So this is only available as a pure road model then? Like.. if you wanted say more of an all road w/ racks n fenders, you'd have to go full custom?

I guess what makes this less custom than normal custom? Is it tubing or just that it's pre-sized? Or not welded by Marco? Or...
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:33 PM
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Oooh.. thanks! Saw the reference on his feed but no info on his website so this is cool of you to post!

So this is only available as a pure road model then? Like.. if you wanted say more of an all road w/ racks n fenders, you'd have to go full custom?

I guess what makes this less custom than normal custom? Is it tubing or just that it's pre-sized? Or not welded by Marco? Or...
Thank you!

Yes, pure road in just those standard sizes. Tubing will be the same like the IL RE and Queen. Marco does all the welding, and has others help file/finish.
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Old 05-18-2019, 04:45 PM
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IL RE complete with @campagnolosrl EPS12. Inaugural ride today and once I have more miles in, full ride report to follow. First impressions.......why have I waited this long to get back on Ti. Obviously heavier than carbon, but firmly planted for long tempo rides. Comfort beyond imaginable.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:06 PM
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Classy! Look forward to report. Would be great to know your current/old ride for reference.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:08 PM
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Classy! Look forward to report. Would be great to know your current/old ride for reference.
Aside from the aforementioned, and while I'm not a collector any longer, each of my rides have a purpose in mind. Bertoletti Carbon HT9.5, Bertoletti Aluminium Giau, and soon a Carbon Cryptic.

I'll attempt to give a comparison between them all, including all other frames I've had the pleasure of owning. Every example from Colnago, as well as Viner, Panasonic, Wilier, and others.
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Old 05-23-2019, 11:53 PM
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Classy! Look forward to report. Would be great to know your current/old ride for reference.
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Titanium Legend by Bertoletti IL RE, in English terminology, “The King”
Columbus Futuro carbon fork
Campagnolo Super Record EPS12 170 mm 36/52 crankset/11-32 cassette
ControlTech Timania bars/seatpost
Custom painted DSD Composite stem
DSD Composites 25mm carbon wheels with Vittoria tubulars(25)
Berk Lupina
Deda tape
Rim brakes/dual pivot

EPS: Painless install and straight forward. If you haven’t built an EPS frame, the video tutorials on Campagnolo’s website are more than capable for the do it yourself mechanic given you have the tools.

Coming from all frames being mechanical, I was intrigued by EPS. I must admit, I wanted to see for myself what the latest rage was all about. Long story short, while I loved the fact that the battery was neatly tucked inside the post and the lack of cables, there is no difference in pure function. Sure, EPS was silent vs the obvious sound of the mech, but both give precise shifts when set up properly.

Overall, while old school, I admit that I was happy to leave the extra cables behind. That said, I’ll give the nod to EPS based on the front derailleur. One small move of the lever and an instantaneous change from the 36 to 52 and vice versa, not to mention that it trims itself while moving through the 11-32. All this, and the fact that the “My Campy” app allows you to fine tune the shifting based on your needs, I’m sold. All we need now is wireless.

Frame: While some admire the welds, or “beads” from others, I prefer Legend’s smooth-finished welds and consider them a distinctive touch. The final frame appears much like a fillet-brazed steel frame as one tube flows effortlessly into the next with smooth and consistent transitions, as if the bike was poured in a mold. Carbon insert dropouts and Legend’s TUN bottom bracket, BSA threaded….pure beauty. The “TUN” is shaped like a wine barrel and allows internal wiring and Campy’s insert plenty of room, all while stiffening the BB.

First ride: Those that know Pennsylvania roads, after Winter, enough said. It seems I never suffered from the sharp hits or road buzz while on the IL RE. Shocking for me, as I was admittingly bitten by the carbon rage. While the carbon Columbus fork plays a role, I can’t say enough about the ControlTech bars, as I feel they play a major role in the dampening. Out of the saddle is pure bliss. There is zero flex at the BB and every pedal stroke propels you forward.

While I’m no longer a collector, I have several frames that each serve a purpose. That said, while the IL RE doesn’t demand to be raced, it’s truly at home on the open road for long tempo rides at pace. It will be the go-to frame for long excursions.

Once I have more time on the IL RE, I’ll follow up with more details vs carbon and aluminium.

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Old 05-24-2019, 01:40 AM
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Oooh,. this is gonna be fun!

Thanks for the 1st impressions thus far. Definitely love his distinct fillet like look. So clean and flowy.

Look forward to the rest of this.

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Aside from the aforementioned, and while I'm not a collector any longer, each of my rides have a purpose in mind. Bertoletti Carbon HT9.5, Bertoletti Aluminium Giau, and soon a Carbon Cryptic.

I'll attempt to give a comparison between them all, including all other frames I've had the pleasure of owning. Every example from Colnago, as well as Viner, Panasonic, Wilier, and others.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:23 AM
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friggin sweet!
i think the bar tape needs white perf holes though.
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:27 AM
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those sure are pretty frames.

how do they get those ti joints so smooth, sand 'em down?

beautiful finish work.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:27 PM
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those sure are pretty frames.

how do they get those ti joints so smooth, sand 'em down?

beautiful finish work.
Thanks! Lots and lots of sanding, filing, and buffering.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:32 PM
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Steel Fedaia in a clean, classic look of red

Road, MTB, Track, Gravel, Cross....the Fedaia is suitable for infinite customization.
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