Freschi Supreme Super Criterium

This Milanese masterpiece is a short wheelbase Criterium racer with a distinctive twin tube arrangement rather than a typical single seat tube. Utilising a pair of chain stays in this innovative fashion Emiliano Freschi crafted a highly distinctive frame, also featuring a vertically ovalised down tube, internal cable routing and tidily integrated ICS gear shift levers recessed into the top of the down tube. The matching chrome fork has an engraved sloping crown.

The sky blue metallic paintwork is in excellent condition, and is nicely complimented by the decals, with yellow and black Freschi lettering. This build incorporates a Freschi pantographed 3ttt stem matched with the correct 3ttt drop handlebars. A pair of Modolo brake levers actuate black anodised Campagnolo Record brakes. The Record crankset is also anodised in black. The wheels feature radially spoked Roval hubs in the centre of silver anodised mid section aerodynamic rims. The Concor saddle has had the padding removed and the plastic base shape further trimmed down before being re-wrapped in black leather.

On a late autumn afternoon under a bright blue sky we took this set of photographs against the backdrop of fallen leaves, before taking this machine out for a fast blast. It is one seriously quick creation, and rides like a brand new bike!

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