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Fausto Coppi Frames(10 posts)

Fausto Coppi Framesmuncher
Jul 23, 2001 8:40 AM
Anyone riding one? Any thoughts/observations?

very steep seat tube anglesET
Jul 23, 2001 10:11 AM
74 in all but the very biggest sizes.
steep seat tube anglesET
Jul 23, 2001 12:08 PM
74 in all but the largest sizes.
re: Fausto Coppi FramesLardog
Jul 23, 2001 1:30 PM
Not riding one, but have ridden one. Very nice indeed. Up there with Ciocc, Pinarello, Colnago, etc. I've got a friend in my club on a steel. He loves it. Nothing but good things to say about it. He's got Vector Pros on it. I believe they also make an alu or blend.

A good champion Mr. Coppi was.
very steep seat tube anglesET
Jul 23, 2001 1:36 PM
74 in all but the largest sizes.
re: Fausto Coppi FramesDINOSAUR
Jul 23, 2001 6:29 PM
Aye, I have a photo of old Fausto hanging on the wall above my computer. Sometimes when I've been out in the sun for too long I start having conversations with him, so far he has never replied, maybe it's because I don't speak Italian.
On the 74o angle seat tube, make sure you can handle this angle. I have trouble with long rides on my Klein for this very reason. If you like to ride layed back and spead out, with a set back knop, you might have a problem. Make sure it fits your style. Otherwise they are nice frames, I've seen a couple. IMHO only....
seat tube angle so steep I had to say it 3 times for emphasis:-)ET@home
Jul 23, 2001 7:09 PM
[This is ET at home, hence the name--forgot my work password.]

I can't understand it. I posted several times thinking these posts did not take, but it looks like they remained hidden for hours until they recorded, despite several subsequent posts by me and refreshing after the initial postings. I guess posts sometimes get stuck in some netherland for a while.
I have a coppi geniusixiz
Jul 23, 2001 7:25 PM
Not as step as some say its 73.5deg on my 53cm (c-c) Genius steel frame - Weld and paint jobs are good but not as perfect as my tommassini.

Rides well and all day comfort - I rode this on my brevet a 600km and not a problem at all
Good goodmuncher
Jul 24, 2001 5:17 AM
There is no review section for these - I filled in the form on the board but to no avail. I picked up mine on Sat - a San Remo (7000 series Al without the integrated headset - too much bother). Carbon fork and full 105 Gruppo, save for Cosmic Elite wheelset with Vittoroa Pro TT clinchers. ITM race bar, stem and post. Gipemme saddle, Sigma computer. All in weight on the road (58cm)- 21 lbs with 256 Looks. Could have gone Campy, but the cost here in UK at the moment is just silly. I have got about 100 miles on it now, and thought I'd jot a few impressions.

I rode a 'dale just before it in the shop. Chalk and cheese. The Coppi is like an air ride in comparison (though the 'dale had no carbon forks). The forks and curved stays give you a ride that you can sit on all day - they just soak up the road (I am 210 Ibs). I have found the seat angle unproblematic - the rear stays are about 1.5 cm shorter than the 50cm Jake I was riding on the road before I finally plunged for the new road-specific. The finish is very good indeed, and the welds are about as neat as any I have seen on an un-lugged Al frame.

Overall impressions so far - if you want a ride that you can be really comfortable on for a long ride, give this a look over. Here in the UK at least, a Coppi is a good deal better value than many of the other Italian frames, and I can not believe that you will get a much better/lighter product wihout doubling your spend.
re: Fausto Coppi FramesLardog
Jul 24, 2001 9:35 AM
Man, I think it's just funny how some comment on the INCREDIBLY STEEP seat tube angle of some bikes when they're 74 as compared to many others at, WHOA NELLIE, one half of one single degree less steep.