It has been a while since the last post, we know… but it was even longer since our last visit to one of the most innovative framebuilders of the Italian school. Mr. Stelio Belletti, founder of “Stelbel” back in the 70′s. We already told you the story of Mr. Stelio, and how he bacame the first one using a TIG torch on a bicycle frame. The purpose of our recent visit was our wish to get a special touch on one of the latest frames we restored, a Stelbel of course. Why apply the original signature decal when you can get the real signature from the guy who build the frame back in the mid 80′s? This frame is a real masterpiece, a lot of care and effort was put in the making, it is also pretty light. More pictures and all details on the selling page. Mr. Stelio is always really happy to see one of his creatures coming back, and it was so interesting to hear about all the tiny details and stories he told us, related to the making of it. Grazie Sig. Stelio, always a great pleasure…
…he made this… and after a full restoration, it will be for sale soon.
Nuovo Record early 70′s Ciöcc panto. It’s so rare to find black anodized Campagnolo parts… and they are panto too! The Ciöcc logo, at that time, was an ace of spades, and only after 1977 the “poker” was used. A few more pictures here.
As some of you probably already realized, eroicacicli.com is not just a website only related to bicycles good to race the “L’Eroica”, but also a site really deep into anything Italian, collectable and handmade. An example of the bicycles we like to restore, fix and build, could be our last project… the Colnago super pista. The frame was originally owned by the Italian cyclism federation and it desperately needed a new paint job. We went for the red Saronni with the classic white decals, fully chromed fork and rear triangle. Equipped with a complete Campagnolo record pista groupset, which include, bottom bracket 70 – p -120, headset, cranckset, high flange polished hubs and pedals. To complete the building we laced the hubs to a pair of NOS Nisi rims 32 holes, a panto and polished Nuovo record seatpost, a panto and polished track 3ttt stem, 3ttt track polished handlebar. Toe clips are NOS Campagnolo and the toe straps are original NOS Colnago ones. For the tubulars we chose a pair of Vittoria pista evo cs. Last item on the list is a new Selle San Marco Concor. We now have a number of track frames that can be restored in stock, as well as track parts as the ones displayed here. Feel free to ask for more info, write to email@example.com The complete bicycle as you see it, will be up for sale soon.
We’re now proud to show the result of our research and restoration, done on this stunning road frame. Complete gallery available on the selling page. .
Remember when we’ve been over at Moser’s? Well… after the nice pictures, our friends from 341 production completed the job on the interview clip named “Our identity”. You should check it out on their website, because it’s quite amazing, and it’s not bad to hear stories told by one of the greatest cyclist ever. The interview is part of a promotional video for the tire companies, Vittoria and Geax.
So, today 1st of March, the registration to L’eroica edition 2012, is officially open. There is space for 2.200 Italians riders and only for 800 foreigners, so you better be fast. Go to L’eroica website to confirm your participation and to get all the information you need. The 2012 edition will take place on the 7th of October at the same place, Gaiole in Chianti, of course. Hope to see you there. Photo courtesy: Angelo Ferrillo photography – More stunning pictures @ Angelo’s complete gallery of 2011 edition
1969 or 1970? Often it can be hard and confusing to decide the certain age of an old frame, but when it comes to early Colnagos, the details are so many and different within the years, which makes the job easier. However, information about the details of the frames of ’69 and ’70 is controversial. Circular drilled pattern on the bottom braket shell, Colnago club logo pantographed on the three lugs in the same size, and a fork crown with only two holes on the sides and no logo are often considered to be the perfect signs to identify a 1969 Colnago, but it’s also true that Mr. Ernesto decided to use the club logo only after the victory of Dancelli at the Milano -San Remo in 1970. This means that a frame with a club logo on it, should be considered to be from 1970, also because that kind of drilling on the shell was used only for a really limited period of time, and already dismissed in 1971. But, as we already said, there is a lot of information about this, and sometimes it’s confusing, so we guess that there’s only one way to figure it out. We’ll take the frame down to Ernesto Colnago himself next week and we’ll ask him. He should know, right?