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10-18-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,426
Posted By Johnk3

Better option than a stock bare frame from Japan

With the additional cost of frame painting you are very close to what it would cost to get a fully custom made lugged frame steel bike handmade in Italy by one of the best frame makers in the world...
09-13-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,144
Posted By Johnk3

Good choice with Campy

I just built my "best wish for" bike a year and a half ago. I had the frame custom built to my size and paint scheme out of Columbus XCr stainless steel tubing TIG welded by Cicli Barco in Italy....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,110
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

The fork and stays are raw brushed stainless steel. I had the option or brushed or polished. It's a look you can't get with chrome.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,110
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

Cicli Barco is a small family business and one of the best steel bike builders in Europe. They have won numerous awards, including Best of Italy at Bespoke, the English handmade bike show. They also...
03-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,523
Posted By Johnk3

What about direct mount rim brakes?

I hate the look of disc brakes but acknowledge their worth in some circumstances. However you can get the best of both worlds with direct mount brakes. Besides working far better than regular rim...
02-08-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,685
Posted By Johnk3

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a...

When I was about to turn 70, I decided to get a custom Cinelli Supercorsa. That process ended up being a nightmare. As a result, I ordered a custom Cicli Barco using Columbus XCr stainless steel...
10-01-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 27,061
Posted By Johnk3

My frame was $3,600 including shipping, the Viva...

My frame was $3,600 including shipping, the Viva fork with CF steering tube, Chris King headset, direct mount brakes, name plaque, Italian shield, nickel head badge and extra paint colors. I'm not...
10-01-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 27,061
Posted By Johnk3

Look at their Facebook page and Instagram pages...

Look at their Facebook page and Instagram pages for photos of all the XCr frames they have made. There are lots of options to consider. Barco can put together the whole bike for you as well. They...
09-28-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 27,061
Posted By Johnk3

I first began riding a real bike in the early...

I first began riding a real bike in the early 1980's with a Italian Simoncini made from Columbus SL which I still have. I took 20 years off to get lazy and overweight but went back to riding about 10...
08-31-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,736
Posted By Johnk3

Signature

When I had my stainless steel Columbus XCr custom bike made by Cicli Barco, one option was a name plate. I took them up on it. It is in stainless steel, but you can get whatever you want.
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07-27-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,528
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

That 18 lb bike looks like about a 53 cm frame at most.

Here is a real light stainless steel bike at 18.875 lbs including pedals for a 58.5 cm frame using Columbus XCr tubes, and it even has a...
06-26-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,509
Posted By Johnk3

You are so right. Until You lose that extra 20...

You are so right. Until You lose that extra 20 lbs., spending a lot of money on fragile, light weight stuff is not only a waste of money but could be dangerous. Many light weight items come with a...
06-23-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,509
Posted By Johnk3

The Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed group is...

The Campagnolo Super Record 12 speed group is mechanical, smooth as silk and you never have to worry about charging your battery. The 11-32 cassette helps these old legs on the hills. I don't ride my...
06-22-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,509
Posted By Johnk3

Your bike is a lot smaller than mine is. The...

Your bike is a lot smaller than mine is. The Barco XCr in the review is a little larger than yours and weighs 17.6. A few inches of steel tubing here and there add up. Measure your seat tube from the...
06-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,509
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel 58.5 cm

This is my new custom Cicli Barco frame made with Columbus XCr which is a very thin, very light, and very expensive, stainless steel, triple butted tubing. This bike weighs 18.875 lbs. with pedals....
05-07-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,544
Posted By Johnk3

However the same issue has been successfully...

However the same issue has been successfully dealt with with all carbon fiber bikes, they all have metal dropouts and brake bosses. I figure that if a steel dropout works on a carbon fork, then a...
05-07-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,544
Posted By Johnk3

I did not choose that saddle for its look. One of...

I did not choose that saddle for its look. One of our local bike shops has a try frame with a clamp to quickly change saddles. They used to have a display of over 100 different saddles, and for a fee...
05-05-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,544
Posted By Johnk3

Carbon fork on a steel frame???

A lot of steel frame builders use only carbon forks. Many do not even offer a steel fork option. I know they are lighter, but doesn't that pervert the very purpose of a steel frame? They tout the...
04-21-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,444
Posted By Johnk3

I take it that you have actually never ridden...

I take it that you have actually never ridden anything but an aluminum bike. From your comments, you have never ridden a good steel bike, a stainless bike, a titanium bike, or even a carbon bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 47,185
Posted By Johnk3

I have a suggestion for the brake argument...

I have a suggestion for the brake argument especially if you are going custom as I have just done. I had Cicli Barco in Italy make me a custom TIG welded Columbus XCr stainless steel frame using...
04-17-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,838
Posted By Johnk3

Modern enough?

My new custom Cicli Barco XCR custom with brushed stainless steel, a Barco Viva stainless fork with a carbon steering tube, Campy Super Record 12 sp. and WR Compositi carbon parts. HED Belgium wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,106
Posted By Johnk3

My new custom Cicli Barco XCR custom with brushed...

My new custom Cicli Barco XCR custom with brushed stainless steel, a Barco Viva stainless fork with a carbon steering tube, Campy Super Record 12 sp. and WR Compositi carbon parts. HED Belgium wheels...
04-15-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,240
Posted By Johnk3

Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel

Take a very serious look at Cicli Barco http://www.ciclibarco.it (http://www.ciclibarco.it/)

My new custom Cicli Barco XCR custom with brushed stainless steel, a Barco Viva stainless fork with a...
04-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,444
Posted By Johnk3

My take is that advertising drives the bus. The...

My take is that advertising drives the bus. The vast majority of carbon fiber bikes are mass produced at relatively low cost in Asia. That is where the sales volume is. The bike mags love to cover...
04-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 23,444
Posted By Johnk3

My new Cicli Barco XCr stainless steel frame...

My new Cicli Barco XCr stainless steel frame adorned with Campy Super Record and WR Compositi carbon stuff....
04-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,478
Posted By Johnk3

My new steed, a Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless...

My new steed, a Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel bike. At 72 y/o I get what I want. Actually, it was my wife's idea, she said I did not have enough bikes.
...
04-07-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,786
Posted By Johnk3

The final build, Campy SR 12 group, WR Compositi...

The final build, Campy SR 12 group, WR Compositi carbon parts, HED Belgium Plus rims on White Industries T11 hubs, Vittoria Corsa Control tubeless tires.
...
04-02-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,786
Posted By Johnk3

That Barco XCr frame as pictured cost me 3,330...

That Barco XCr frame as pictured cost me 3,330 euros ($3,600) including shipping to Texas. I would say that is a real deal. The raw Columbus XCr tubeset costs 817 euro ($888).
04-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,786
Posted By Johnk3

I ordered my frame directly from Cicli Barco last...

I ordered my frame directly from Cicli Barco last fall. Gianluca Barco is very fluent in English and is very responsive. He always answered my emails within a day or two. He was very helpful about...
03-31-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,786
Posted By Johnk3

I just got my Cicli Barco XCR frame and in the...

I just got my Cicli Barco XCR frame and in the cardboard packing of the frame was a lot of Columbus tubing boxes, one of which had "Cinelli Super Corsa" written on it in black marker. I can only...
03-30-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,838
Posted By Johnk3

My new stainless Barco XCr is a lot newer than...

My new stainless Barco XCr is a lot newer than carbon fiber, but it has a carbon fiber seat post, stem, handlebars, steering tube and saddle rails. It also has direct mount Campy brakes which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 38,865
Posted By Johnk3

Try a custom Columbus XCr frame built by Cicli...

Try a custom Columbus XCr frame built by Cicli Barco. It will probably be the lightest steel frame you can get. One big difference would be whether you get a steel fork or a carbon fork. Barco has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 47,185
Posted By Johnk3

You are a master of the understatement.

You are a master of the understatement.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 47,185
Posted By Johnk3

Sure. You are kidding right? Try this...

Sure. You are kidding right?

Try this instead:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x498/image_55ad5d9a0326f18742a168e144c740c6812cd810.png
02-23-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,478
Posted By Johnk3

That bike is 2 years old, I am 72. At my age I...

That bike is 2 years old, I am 72. At my age I get what I want because there isn't going to be that much more time to do so. I had it custom made by Cinelli and fitted it with the Campy Super Record...
02-22-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 967,478
Posted By Johnk3

I guess I am Old enough at 72 to count. Here is...

I guess I am Old enough at 72 to count. Here is my current main ride.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/cinelli_sc_c48a7cd23886aa425f10ad13cb61fd401b7a76e2.jpg
02-15-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,313
Posted By Johnk3

Owned? Well, I bought a set of tubular Eastons...

Owned? Well, I bought a set of tubular Eastons for my wife's Wilier time trial bike. I have not ridden on those, but my serious racer LBS guru loaned me a set he was proud of while I was having a set...
02-15-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,313
Posted By Johnk3

I completely agree on the value of carbon wheels....

I completely agree on the value of carbon wheels. I am a died in the wool Campy devotee, but I stick to HED or H Plus Son alloy rims on White Industries hubs. They are strong and quiet. At my weight...
02-12-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,313
Posted By Johnk3

The deep carbon rims may cause you some concern...

The deep carbon rims may cause you some concern on windy days. Aero is great going directly into the wind, but they are really annoying, and sometimes dangerous, with side wind gusts.

Rim brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 348,905
Posted By Johnk3

Cinelli Supercorsa

A custom made and painted 2018 Cinelli Supercorsa with Campy Super Record groupset, Cinelli quill stem, vintage Campy seatpost, Brooks Swift titanium saddle, H Plus Son TB14 rims laced to White...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,734
Posted By Johnk3

At my age, 72, I am not particularly concerned...

At my age, 72, I am not particularly concerned with performance in terms of racing, speed, climbing. I am vitaly concerned with the feel and aesthetics of the bike. You question why would anyone want...
02-04-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,843
Posted By Johnk3

Try Vittoria Corsa Control. They are a relatively...

Try Vittoria Corsa Control. They are a relatively new tire that I love a lot more than the Continentals. It has the same feel of the regular Corsa, but is more puncture proof.
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