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Old 06-24-2018, 03:29 PM
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Fabrica Strada SL - Team edition

My new Fabrica Strada SL team bike. It's a smallish 54 cm, to account for my short torso and longer legs.
Built with:
SRAM Force22 (52/36 crank, 11-25 cassette)
Zipp 404s
Custom painted 3T Stem and Post
Zipp SL70 Ergo bars

Fabrica Cycles is a newer outfit out of Milan who are producing some really stellar machines. The tube set is a custom spec developed with Columbus, and they've designed their own dropouts, brake bridge, and ring for the derailleur clamp from stainless steel.

First ride was 75 hilly miles (4300ft of climbing) today, and I can see why the SL was some of my friends/teammates second Fabrica in 12 months. Bike tracks great descending and has some nice snap to it, where it just wants to cruise along at speed. Ride quality had that smoothness you'd expect from steel..
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Old 06-24-2018, 03:52 PM
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Love the colors! It’d match perfectly with Super Record
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:25 PM
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but would you ride this over the reactor?
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:58 PM
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very handsome and well appointed. what a stunning machine
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Old 06-24-2018, 05:15 PM
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Yeah that's a gorgeous bike right there.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:35 PM
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Thanks all, it's my race bike and I'm a SRAM guy so it kept the Force group I already had, everything else is new.

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but would you ride this over the reactor?
Reactor is definitely still the A bike, as it's simply epic. This is going to be the race machine, it's a killer ride and also something special. So really it'll just depend on what the day brings
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Old 06-25-2018, 10:11 AM
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Some pics from yesterday and today's rides..
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Old 07-20-2020, 09:22 AM
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New build, with some help from the Paceline. Trying to get this guy as light as possible, not weighed it yet, but should be around 16 or less once I bring myself to swap on a lighter stem and carbon post. Taken a bit longer than planned, but boy is this thing a blast to ride

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Old 07-20-2020, 09:42 AM
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Caloi stem with ti bolts should get you some grams and something like a ritchey superlogic as well.

Bike looks real nice though, the EEs was a good move
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Old 07-20-2020, 10:06 AM
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Pretty much love every aspect of this and like/agree with the horses for courses comment!


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Old 07-20-2020, 10:17 AM
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Caloi stem with ti bolts should get you some grams and something like a ritchey superlogic as well.

Bike looks real nice though, the EEs was a good move
I have a Deda Superleggera stem and post sitting in my closet for it (figure Italian, plus black with red logos would look great) but I just can't bring myself to pull the painted stem and post... Definitely a first world problem

EEs have been fantastic, I'm strongly considering finding another set for my No22, just so much modulation and they feel great braking.
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:21 PM
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Great looking bike!
Do you know what fork they used here?
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Old 07-20-2020, 03:22 PM
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This was their own custom designed fork for the SL models, not sure who made it in Italy. It has some wild lawyer dropouts where the skewer is definitely IN the dropout, rather than little tabs at the bottom, but the ride is great and it's a wonderful pair with the frame.

Most of their bikes used Columbus forks to go with the custom Columbus tubes.
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Old 07-23-2020, 12:41 PM
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you might need to update your location.

and man, i miss those morning rides.
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