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

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"The frame is smooth yet stiff, comfortable yet also fast and with such stunning looks"

“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 most enjoyment.

It gave me great pleasure when Officina Battaglin announced the `Collezione Speciale` frame, a handmade steel lugged frameset with a classic look.

Beautiful with the stunning `Chromovelato` paint finish and superb chrome details. It has all the style of the past, but also the quality of today.

To pay tribute to the era of Giovanni Battaglin, Roche and Visentini, only pieces from Campagnolo C-Record would be right.

To make the complete build special, unique `Battaglin pantographing` would make the bike unique, something the frame deserved.

The frame rides beautiful with the Columbus SL tubes and superb quality of the finish – smooth yet stiff, comfortable yet also fast and with such stunning looks, stylish details and classy paintwork.

A beauty that is so pleasing to see.

I enjoy the pleasure of riding this bike: a hard day in the hills when you come home exhausted but happy, a ride with my friends, admiring glances and compliments, or riding on the white roads of L`Eroica – `Collezione Speciale` – A frame for all occasions –
Thank you Giovanni Battaglin and all at `Officina Battaglin` for putting a smile on my face.”

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“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…

“I have tried to choose modern components that function well so that the bike has a classic look but modern performance (Campagnolo Athena 11s., Cinelli stem, Chris King headset with sealed bearings). At last I have had some time to take the Marosticana out for her maiden ride. And a very enjoyable ride it was…

I have had an appreciation for Italian made bikes, ever since I bought my first one in 1989. So when I saw the release of the Collezione Speciale I immediately expressed my interest. My experience dealing with Alex and the rest of the team at Officina Battaglin has been fantastic. Waiting for the frame to…

“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…

“Received my Officina Battaglin No.37 of 65 today, words can’t describe just how good this bike looks. The craftsmanship in the frame is perfect and the finish of the polished metal through the red is like looking at a Ferrari Dino in the Italian sunshine. Never seen a bike like it before, simply beautiful.”

“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…

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