Classic Italian Steel. Columbus Genius
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This Carrera Podium is my latest addition & I know nothing much about it currently.

I do know it is an Italian ‘exotic’ though: )

This machine came as a basic frame/forks. In good order with a simple black & chrome finsh that is understated & very cool in my opinion: )

It dates from 1991/94 with SN 1375 stamped on the rear left Carrera dropout. Has to be post 1991 because the Columbus Genius tubing was introduced then. In 1994 Red Rose Imports became the North America Carrera Distributors & they have no knowledge of this particular machine.

Carrera Podiums are few & far between in UK because Halfords, a car & bike chain, own the rights to the Carrera name here…. (You can easily get tired of explaining that to Brits: )

Has been built up here with available components in order to try it out on the road…. It rides like a thoroughbred & will likely get rebuilt with all Italian components soon.

Has a Campagnolo Chorus head set & Veloce brake calipers here & the rest is Shimano 600, Ultegra & 105. Wheelset is Mavic Module E with Shimano 600 hubs & RD.

I would love to hear any info about these early 1990s Carreras!!

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