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

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"My Portofino fits perfectly!"

“My idea to have a custom bike build began with a planned biking trip to Italy.

I wanted a traditional lugged steel frame, with all new Campy components.

I researched many builders focusing on quality, cost, and flexibility to have the bike finished when I arrived in Italy.

Considering that specific criteria, there was no other builder even close to Officina Battaglin.

Alex and I spent many hours on the phone discussing the specifics and he made the entire process surprisingly simple.

When I arrived at the “Officina” in Marostica, I met the frame builder who was hard at work building another frame.

Within 15 minutes, Alex arrived with his parents.

We spent two hours at the workshop tweaking the fit and making sure my Customs forms were all correct and then I was off.

I biked in northern Italy and Austria for three weeks and then flew to Girona Spain for a week and rode many routes to include a century around the Costa Brava.

After many, many, hours in the saddle, my bike fits perfectly! Sure, it’s beautiful but if it didn’t fit correctly, it would be absolutely worthless to me.

This was a big trip with a lot of logistics.

Without Alex’s experience and meticulous attention to detail, it would have not been the same trip.

The Portofino…….perfection!”

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[Testimonial after the assembly, Ed.] “With no pedals, the Portofino’s final weight is 6.85 kg with Lightweight wheels and 6.90 kg with Mavic wheels. We could have made it even lighter by using KCNC brakes (almost 100 gr) and other specific components. But I must say that what we have achieved is absolutely comparable to…

“WOW !!!!!!!!! Even better than I was expecting Alex. Totally stunning. I’ve owned a lot of bicycle frames since 1981 and this is, without doubt, the most beautiful. Inside the bottom bracket shell you can feel that the tube mitres are just spot on. The attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship are just sublime.…

“To My Friend Alex: In December of 2018, I went on a group ride and saw my friend, Allen McKay, on this stunning bike.   I rode up to him and told him that’s the third different bike I’ve seen you on in the last 3 rides together and that is the most beautiful of the…

“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…

“The Portofino is amazing, very comfortable and responsive. I ride it for hours, almost everyday. Owning it makes me really proud. My kids’ names engraved on the bike make it really personal for me… And the pink cromovelato color with-all black Italian components is a great combination. I love to start my day with an…

“I’ve ridden a lot of bikes; some top of the line carbon fiber, some custom aluminum or steel. I’ve spent almost a year on my Battaglin Power Plus and what I liked at the very beginning about it holds true over 3,000 miles later: it has that wonderful, classic ride feel you expect out of…

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