Basso Gap

 

The story of Cicli Basso is really the story of a family with a tradition of cycling. The father, a farmer and part-time public servant, was an ardent fan in a time when bike racing was still the national sport in Italy, and had even raced as a youth. It is even today an integral part of the social fabric of the province Veneto in northern Italy in which Cicli Basso is located. So it was only natural his three sons, Marino, Renato and Alcide, would continue the tradition. With experience from racing ( Marino), economics(Renato) and craftsmanship – bike building and servicing for greatests of the great ( Alcide) the BASSO trio have started to „conquer“ the world of Professional cycling. The Basso Gap is so named from Marino Basso's World Championship win in 1972, in a narrow sprint over the one and only Eddy Merckx.

Among many Marino´s victories of many stages from Giro d´Italia, Tour de France or Vuelta a España, the high point of his career was mentioned road race in 1972 in Gap, France. The finish of this race, typical of his style, will remain unforgettable. Our GAP from 1981 - very well preserved example in Red color is genuine racer hand made from ultra light and stiff Columbus SL tubing with exceptional lug work and many pantographed parts. It is equipped appropriately to the frame quality. Powertrain consist of mixture of Campagnolo Gran Sport and Nuovo Record products, brakes are Modolo Speedy. Wheelset is combo of ofmega hubs and Mavic GP4 rims. More detailed specification is listed below the gallery. Basso GAP was at the time the top of the line product from Basso Cicli and always was the choice for real pro´s. And of course, it will stay so in the future.

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Components:

 

• Columbus SL tubing

• Gipiemme Front and Basso Rear fork ends

• Frame measurement Seat Tube – 58cm Top Tube -56cm Down Tube-63cm

• Mavic GP4 alloy tubular rims

• Ofmega Super Competizione Hubs

• Regina CX Freewheel 6speed 14-26t

• Campagnolo Gran Sport Headset

• Campagnolo Record Front Derailleur

• Campagnolo Nuovo Record Rear Derailleur

• Campagnolo Record Gear Levers

• Campagnolo Gran Sport Strada 170 53x42t Crankset

• Sun Tour Cyclone pedals

• Shimano BB shell ITA

• Modolo Orion Brake Levers

• Modolo Speedy brakes

• 3TTT Competizione Handlebars 42cm

• 3TTT stem 100mm

• Cinelli Unicanitor saddle

• Rino Seat Post