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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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Hello Alex!! Come stai? I want to once again thank you for sending the bike to home in Italy. I had an accident and injured my lower back while I was in the Netherlands. I hope to recover soon. I got the bike shipped to my home in the Netherlands and had it built there.…

“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…

“Hi Alex, as agreed, I will write some reviews on the Power+ frame or better said the complete bike. Today, I want to give you my first impressions… First of all some information on the review and the conclusions I am drawing: I got the bike 10 days ago and rode it for about 260…

“Hi Alex, I just want to say thank you for taking care of me during the order process. I received the frameset and was finally able to build it up. I’ve been riding it for a few weeks now. Here are my impressions. The bike looks amazing. Thank you for working with me on the…

“Hello Alessandro from chilly New York!    As beautiful as your online pictures are, they really do injustice to your frames.   Finally seeing my Portofino in person was a surreal experience.  I was simply dumbfounded.  The depth of the chromovelato color, the perfect chrome and clear coat, the lettering that did some typographer proud, even the…

“Hi Alex, Hope you’re doing well. Herewith my first impression (testimonial) on the Power+. This is not yet a video testimonial. Working on that one as well. After several rides in my neighbourhood, yesterday I had (what I call) the maiden ride on the Power+ in a hilly part of the Netherlands (only 100 meters…

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