Baldo Tecnotrat

 

When I have picked this bike I had no idea what it was and never come across Baldo brand before. Nothing much changed since. It might have come from the bike shop Cicli Giovanni Baldo.Tecnotrat as the sticker on the frame says – Special Steel Tubes Heat Treated, Racing Frame, Cuneo – Italy - is not a sort of tubing but they are an Italian company who built frames for other brand names. Baldo looks to be one of those brand names. It is considered as low range racing bikes of mid 80’s. Unfortunately I can not get more details about tubing but the bike is here and I enjoy the every bit of it. Since the geometry fits me well I see this bike as ideal ride. Originally it was equipped with Miche crankset Campy copy, Miche hubs, rims in red anodized finish and Miche Headset.

Cicli Giovanni Baldo is certified store for Miche parts so it makes kinda sense.Paint job is nice and decent with some scuffs, rust removed. Old decals were removed from DT and ST and new applied instead. After complete clean – up I put two layers of clear varnish over. I have spent some time with this bike and took also part in road race Tour De Volcano 2013 in Slovakia L' Eroica category. It's thought to be the first time L'Eroica played role in road cycling competition. 135km was rather tough job for me but I happily finished at the stage taking second place. Long live Baldo!







Components:

 

• Tecnotrat tubing

• Tecnotrat Front and Rear fork ends

• Frame measurement Seat Tube –55cm Top Tube -54cm Down Tube-60cm

• Mavic GP4 alloy tubular rims

• Campagnolo Record Hubs

• Campagnolo Victory Front Derailleur

• Campagnolo Victory Rear Derailleur

• Campagnolo Victory Gear Levers

• Campagnolo Record Strada 172,5 53x42t Crankset (original Miche Nuovo Record copy)

• Tange Seiki Levin Headset

• Regina Favorit 6speed 13-22t

• Gipiemme Sprint pedals

• Miche BB shell ITA

• Cycloman Standard Handlebars 42cm

• Modolo America brakes

• ITM stem 100mm

• San Marco Laser saddle