What kind of paint should you use on your custom bike frame when you don’t like shiny colors?
A solid paint finish is a great option… And in this video, we take a look at a custom Portofino that combines the chrome lugs with a solid light grey.
Peter, the owner, is a passionate cyclist from Austria.
His dream bike was our Portofino, and he reserved one of the 70 build slots available in 2020.
After we designed the frame geometry to Peter’s measurements, we started discussing the color.
Unlike most of our customers, Peter preferred a solid paint over our selection of cromovelato hues.
Specifically, his color of choice was the grigio campovolo, a light shade of grey also used for Porsche cars.
The full build includes only Italian components.
We went with a Campagnolo Chorus 12-speed mechanical groupset, and for the wheels, we went with the Deda Elementi SL38 C.
For the finishing kit, we opted for a Deda Elementi Super Zero carbon seat post, a Deda Elementi Super Zero stem, and a Deda Elementi Zero100 handlebar.
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