This delightful metallic teal blue Simonato was sent to us with the simple instruction that it should be made ready to be ridden at L’Eroica on the “Strada Bianca”. In the blink of an eye we removed the Shimano components and outfitted the frame with an age appropriate Campagnolo Super Record groupset. The simple stencil lettering and engraved head tube were complemented with a double wrap of white cloth handlebar tape. This is a actually a time trial machine, with very tidy internal cable routing. The wheelbase, at 99cm, is just long enough for a day spent on the chalk roads of Tuscany. This machine arrived in good shape, and needed little attention to bring it up to a showroom sparkle. It’ll leave the store with it’s proud Italian pedigree restored to full bloom. The right mix of parts has added value, and this Simonato is once more a real conversation piece.