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Entry Level Fausto Coppi bikes...are they good?(3 posts)

Entry Level Fausto Coppi bikes...are they good?MountainPro
Dec 12, 2003 4:27 AM
I am thinking of buying an entry level fausto coppi...i know they have a great tradition etc...but are the entry level ones any good?...

this is the lugano for £360....(around 500USD)

cheers guys...
re: Entry Level Fausto Coppi bikes...are they good?geeker
Dec 12, 2003 7:19 AM
Looks like standard entry-level Sora bike, nothing wrong with it. That particular frame only says "7000 series aluminum", not whether the tubing is butted. If the tubing is butted, the frame'll be lighter and it's a good deal. If not, then apart from the Coppi name it's in the pack with similarly priced/equipped bikes from other mfrs, eg KHS.

While I think Coppi frames are very cool, I'm not sure about the great tradition. The brand is owned by the Maschiagi Group, a fairly large Italian sporting goods company that originally specialized in low-end consumer-type bikes. They purchased the Coppi name, and a Mr. Pellizotti (the Ciocc builder) set up frame-building operations for them. So I'm sure the frames are good, but it's not a tradition-laden operation.
I'll let you know after this weekendboneman
Dec 12, 2003 12:04 PM
Just bought a Coppi Gavia, 7005 Al, for $100. Temporary or permanent replacement for my now crushed Corrado, pics posted on Monday under 5,000 and now this.

Going to build it up over the weekend. Never had Al before. Primarily steel with Ti and carbon fiber. We shall see but the price was right.