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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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“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…

“It all begin with an article on the “Bike Rumour” website.  The Cromovelato finish really attracted my attention, so I checked out the Officina Battaglin website to get more information.   I filled out their enquiry form, expecting to receive a brochure with photos and a price list. Instead, I received a phone call from Alex…

“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…

Dear Alex, Ciao. Grazie mille. Please, on my behalf, thank your dad for designing such a tremendous frame for me. And thank the team for building such a unique color scheme for me. It is so beautiful. Bellissimo! I was originally skeptical about switching to a steel bike that is 1kg heavier than my Colnago…

“Alex- My Officina Battaglin Power+ is my fourth steel frame, and first in over 30 years! The first thing that I noticed about the bike when I rode it on the farm roads around the workshop in Marostica was how smooth and quiet it was. I was expecting a jarring and rattling ride when hitting…

“Still my fave bike. Comfortable, compliant and fast when she needs to be.” “Just can’t get enough of her steel lugs and how comfortable she is on climbs and descents. Looking forward to more races with her in 2024.”

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