Baum Cycles Corretto Rapha Gazzet Paper for ACBS

The Australian Custom Bicycle Show is this weekend in Australia and this bike is only one of the prime examples of Australian craftsmanship that will be on display. As part of the Rapha Continental Australia, Darren Baum worked closely with Rapha to design one of the wildest Baum Corretto paint jobs I’ve ever seen. Integrating the Rapha Gazzet Paper seamlessly into the wet coat creates a one-of-the-kind aesthetic.

The build? Pretty straight forward with full SRAM Red, ENVE clinchers, Fizik saddle and custom Busyman Bicycles bar tape to top it off. Check out more high-res photos of this beauty in the Gallery and if you’re in Australia, get your ass to the ACBS this weekend.

  • d-d-d-d-daaaAAAAAAaaaang.

  • Ian Stone

    Holy hotness!

  • Baum-chika-wow-wow

  • Allan Schroeder

    I’d ride that.

  • Markus Rössel

    Sorry. But i have to stop visiting this website. What a beauty that is! This is too nice to ride… 

  • Markus Rössel

    Sorry. But i have to stop visiting this website. What a beauty that is! This is too nice to ride… 

  • Leave it to Rapha to fuck up a nice paint job by writing bullshit all over it. 

  • What kinda tape is that? I must know.

  • Rapha’s strength is subtlety.  This, on the other hand, is rather gauche.

    • (Which is not to say it’s not a nice bike, just doesn’t seem that Rapha-esque.)

  • I like it, though I’m not sure I’d want to own it. I like it because of the obvious artistry and because it’s *different* – how many other bikes have you seen something like this? None.

    I’m definitely going to want some Busyman in my life soon though!

  • btw, cyclingtips did a post on this yesterday.  just in case anyone wants to see more pics/discussion.  people seem pretty split on it.  personally, i don’t think it’s as classy as some of the other continental builds.  but it’s still a great looking bike.

  • Hats off….

  • like high tech modge podge? Also not really digging those new SRAM rings, way too much “Shimano blockiness” going on.

  • thebigidea

    @facebook-43101274:disqus  the writing is from our national sports paper here in Italy, la gazzetta dello sport…hardly bullshit….educate before you hate….@ Darren Baum…. fitting that you did the bike in the corretto model… another home run…keep the beautiful art coming!!!
    Hey Rapha gang…when are we going to see a custom build from Firefly???  The have been KILLING it lately…. this one was amazing!!!….http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireflybicycles/8191999210/in/photostream

  • Lol… “if you’re in Australia, get your ass to the ACBS this weekend.”.. Because Australia is so small. 

    I was in Melbourne and did get down to see this, a lot of nice bikes on display.