Team Colpack–Astro was an Italian professional racing team between years 2000 and 2003. The team was moderately successful and it achieved to add some important victories to its palmarès. One of them was the triumph of Denis Lunghi, who was the first to cross the line in the 12th stage of 2002 Giro d'Italia with his Fausto Coppi bike. This victory was only possible with a help of his team members like Renzo Mazzoleni. And exactly his personal bike we present you here.
As said, this Fausto Coppi KXR8 Colpack-Astro team bike belonged to the professional rider Renzo Mazzoleni and here you can see the pure racing nature from the fist glance. The frame is made of Columbus XLR8R tripple butted aluminium alloy tubes, but the wishbone seat stay element and front fork is made of carbon fibre. As a racing machine, it's equipped with a complete Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 series groupset with two little hidden gems - the hubs are the rare 25th anniversary edition. If Renzo raced on them for some reason or they ended on the bike later with the clincher rims we simply don't know.
Another sweet little detail is the original and working Shimano Flight Deck computer, which is connected to the little buttons on the brake lever hoods. It was a pinnacle of technology back then. Now it is a sweet little gadget, but you can actually use it well and it's capable of showing advanced data like cadence too.
A genuine team bike which rides like a dream, but has an added collectible value as well.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||57 cm|
|Head Tube||14.5 cm|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 STI 9-speed|
|Crankset||Shimano Dura-Ace 7700; 175 mm; 53/39|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Dura-Ace 7700|
|Seat||Vuelta Selle Bassano|
|Hubs||Shimano 25th Anniversary; 9-speed; 28/14 ratio|
|Rims||Fir SC200; 700C clinchers|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport; 622/23 clinchers NEW|
|Stem||ITM Mantis; 115 mm|
|Stembar||ITM Millenium; 40 cm|