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Here's what our fellow cyclists said about riding the Officina Battaglin custom steel bikes

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"A modern dream ride – with the retro feel of fine steel"

“Dear Alex,

I just want to thank you from my heart for the Power Plus frameset you recently built for me.

It has exceeded my highest expectations!

When I opened the extremely meticulously packed box last Fall, I simply could not believe my eyes.

I have had many top brand carbon bikes over the last 20 years, and still own one, but this is the first custom made steel frame bicycle I have had since I started competitive cycling in 1972.

After reading the Bicycling Magazine review last year, and then speaking with you Alex on the phone, I knew I had to proceed with my order as I my intuition told me that this bike was something unique and special.

I just did not know how special…..It is absolutely amazing!

The custom order paint scheme you and your team created for me is truly a work of art!

The bicycle looks fantastic and is so unique, it always turns heads on group rides.

I built it up with new Campagnolo Record Gruppo and It looks absolutely beautiful. But more important the ride!….It feels like the classic steel bicycle of the 70’s, but a whole lot faster and lighter, and much more responsive.

The Columbus HSS Spirit tubing is so skillfully fillet brazed – together with the modern head tube coupled to the carbon fork, and compact geometry…all making for a modern dream ride – with the retro feel of fine steel.

I continue to get out for brisk weekly evening club rides, and have no problem keeping pace with the pack, who are mostly all on their carbon bikes.

This Spring is the start of my first full season with the Power Plus, and so far my carbon road racing bike hangs-up in the garage looking so lonely from not being ridden!

Thank you so much! I will treasure and enjoy this Battaglin bicycle always.”

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“I have been on the look for a while to find the right frame that would match my Campagnolo 50th anniversary group. When Officina Battaglin released the first pictures of the amazing Arena 1981, I instantly realized that this was the perfect match. I quickly ordered mine and with the guidance of Giovanni have build…

“Alex, First wanted to say thanks for all your help and helping me select the Power Plus Frame. It has been a long journey but finally got the frame I wanted. I have been riding steel frame bikes for over 25 years and have been looking for a new/replacement frame for the last four years.…

“I have followed the career of Giovanni Battaglin for many years when I was a teenager – the climax was the fabulous `Double victories` in 1981 it was so special, one of the nicest memories. The races, bikes, and riders of this time, I feel were the `Golden Age of Cycling` I remember with the…

“I picked up my frame on Wednesday 11th. I’m absolutely delighted with the same – the standard of build & finish is simply superb – as indeed was the way it was packed for shipment – Many many thanks. I’m now still chasing New Old Stock Campag equipment – my fall back is to take…

“Dear Alex: Thank you so much for my Portofino. You and the team at Officina Battaglin did an amazing job. I am so impressed with the Portofino and the experience I have had with you and your father, Giovanni. From the moment you called me, 24 hours after I filled out my email inquiry, until…

“The frame arrived yesterday and it is just beautiful. Can’t wait to build and ride.”

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