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Cramerotti owners, speak to me please(4 posts)

Cramerotti owners, speak to me pleaseCalgaryDave
Jan 23, 2002 4:44 PM

I am thinking of purchasing a Cramerotti Gardena (Foco steel) and would like opinion regarding these bikes. No listings in review section. My main focus is endurance training for MTB racing with a few road races as a secondary focus. Most road rides will be 2-4 hours with as many 6-10 hour rides as I can handle.
Am looking at a Campy Centaur/Chorus mix and undecided as to wheels. I am 6'0", 180lbs.

re: Cramerotti owners, speak to me pleasegrandemamou
Jan 24, 2002 6:16 AM
You may pose the question over in Velo news forum. I did a year or so ago and got a decent response. I ended up not buying a Cramerotti frame. From the responses I got the quality was all over the board. From what I understand the guy imports from several builders in Italy. You get a good builder you get a good frame you get a bad builder you get a bad frame.

I looked long and hard at Torelli's they have a pretty good rep. Also, Gios is a very good steel frame. I use one as a training bike. It's not super light but the price is right and the ride quality is excellent. In the end I went with the Bianchi EV2. I was looking for a racing frame and light weight of AL won out.
re: Cramerotti owners, speak to me pleaseRayBan
Jan 24, 2002 9:03 AM
I don't own one but I ALSO heard/read a lot of feedback that said the quality on those frames was lacking. This was a hot topic last year. I don't know how th '02 lineup is though.
yupJack S
Jan 24, 2002 9:28 AM
Craperotti is how someone referred to them