Looking for the perfect road bike upgrade for a custom build? Take a look at this steel bike’s cockpit and seatpost!
Today, Alex will show you a custom Officina Battaglin Portofino featuring a cockpit and seatpost in matching finish.
Miguel, the owner, reached out to the Battaglin workshop in March 2020.
He wanted to start a special custom build project, and he decided to reserve one of the 70 slots available for the Portofino.
Last year, from March to May, all the factories in Italy considered non-essential had to shut down.
So, Alex and Giovanni worked with Miguel on the custom geometry during the national lockdown!
As soon as the Battaglin team returned to work, the construction of Miguel’s Portofino started.
For the frame’s colour, Miguel wanted his bike to recall its creator’s greatest victory, the 1981 Giro d’Italia.
That’s why he opted for the pink cromovelato finish.
But the homage to the Officina Battaglin’s founder didn’t end there…
In fact, Miguel decided to upgrade to a matching finishing kit, pairing his Portofino with the Deda Alanera cockpit and the Deda Superzero carbon seatpost finished in pink cromovelato.
The shining cockpit and seatpost following the frame’s motif arguably overshadow the fantastic parts selected for Miguel’s bike, like the superb Campagnolo Super Record 12-speed disc groupset and the Corima MCC wheels, completely made of carbon fiber.
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