Sigma Sports Staff Bikes
Boasting a truly spectacular bike collection, Sigma Sports staff member, Dan, started working for Sigma Sports in 2003 and now heads up the workshop team as Head Technician. A man who enjoys every aspect of cycling, from road to cyclocross, we caught up with Dan to find out about his commuting steed, the steel-framed Cinelli Vigorelli.
What are your thoughts on the new bike and why did you choose it?
I had a Mash but the angles were too tight and the toe overlap was awful. When I saw this come up as a frame only option I thought bingo, I will have that. The new bike is great and I use it to commute to and from work. It's a 30-mile round trip so it keeps me nice and fit. The Vigorelli frameset is a medium size and fits like a glove, it really is a pleasure to ride.
Can you talk us through your choice of the spec?
I decided to build my own wheels for this bike and opted for Farsports rims with Ridea hubs. The addition of Continental GP5000 cream wall tyres, in my opinion, really makes the bike pop. The cranks are made by Miche and are 165mm in length. I have customised the brake setup, with old Campagnolo Ergo levers, with the guts removed, on a Shimano Ultegra brake. The cockpit is made up of PRO components, with a matching PRO seatpost and Prologo saddle to finish off the build.
What advice would you give to someone looking to spec a custom bike?
Don't get carried away! In all seriousness though, give yourself a realistic budget and invest money in the frame and wheels. You can always upgrade at a later date, which I am looking to do on this Cinelli. The plan is to change the brake caliper to a black Campagnolo Record version soon, which I think will be a fantastic upgrade to the current setup.
What other bikes do you currently own?
I own a ton of bikes from mountain bikes to retro road bikes, as well as some modern machines in the form of a Trek Emonda and a winter set-up Trek Domane.