If you are considering building up a classic steel road frame with modern parts…
This video is for you.
Today, we take a look at an Officina Battaglin Marosticana assembled with the latest components from Campagnolo and Deda Elementi.
With its skinny Columbus tubing and chrome lugs, this steel road frame honours the timeless aesthetic of the best race bikes from the 80s…
But to meet the owner’s demand for a modern performance, we built it up with a carbon groupset and carbon wheels.
So, here’s the story behind this steel road bike.
Albert, the owner, is a beginner cyclist from Indonesia.
All of his friends are serious cyclists…
And when he asked them for advice about the best bike for starting cycling, they suggested getting an Italian steel bike.
Albert reached out to the Battaglin workshop saying that he intended to use his bike for recreational riding.
Luckily, we had a stock Marosticana frame that was perfect for Albert’s body measurements and needs.
In fact, unlike old retro frames, the Marosticana is designed to fit modern groupsets.
So, we built it up with a 12-speed Campagnolo Record 12-speed. And for the wheels, we went with the Campagnolo Bora WTO 45.
We completed the build with a Deda Elementi finishing kit, combining carbon and aluminum parts: a Deda Elementi Murex stem, a Deda Elementi Piega compact handlebar, and a Deda Elementi Superzero seatpost.
Do you want to discover Giovanni Battaglin’s secret formula to building a custom steel bike that rides like a dream?
Now you can access our FREE video series “The Man of Steel” and get a behind-the-scenes look at the specific process used by the 1981 Giro winner in his eponymous bike workshop in Italy.