Jul 1, 2002 9:51 AM
|Anyone here have any experience with these?
I know they have been around many years.
Have any of you seen their newer stuff?http://www.guerciotti.it/inglese/intro.htm
Jul 1, 2002 10:17 AM
|The only ones that I am familiar with are the older bonded Al frames similar to a Vitus. There is a guy around here that owns one. He doesn't take it out much but it's a nice bike. I'm not sure that there is an american importer. If there is I haven't run across them.|
|Bullteksports has some older models (nm)||ET|
Jul 1, 2002 10:25 AM
|getting an angle on Guerciotti||ET|
Jul 1, 2002 10:24 AM
|Yeah, the older stuff is sort of legendary (a guy I knew in N.Y. told me that years ago when he was in the best cycling shape of his life--and it was good--a guy on a Guerciotti blew by him in Prospect Park), but I think they haven't come out with too many newer models until now. Hard to find a U.S. distributor of all current models. Some of the bikes in your link (almost missed that you have to page down to see them, and you can't help but laugh at the improper spellings on these Italian sites) have carbon stays, which I think is a passing fad.
Most important, though, I think I recall that Guerciotti seat tube angles are very steep--like 74 degrees in most sizes. With all due respect to Doug Sloan's "fit is overblown" thing, you may find yourself way off-center if you need a slacker seat tube angle, and pushing your seat back that much will affect the balance and the effective top tube length (which I believe is a bit longish to start with but would then become way too long).
|I ride an early 80's that I turned into a fixed gear & love it||fixedgearnut|
Jul 1, 2002 4:18 PM
|The mechanic at my LBS was getting rid of the frame (steel) & made me a heck of a deal. I've been very happy with it, even rode RAGBRAI last year (also riding this year).|| |