“Gianni Motta (born 1943) is a famous retired professional racer, best known for his victory in the 1966 Giro d’Italia. His palmares also include wins in the 1964 Giro di Lombardia, and the 1967 Tour de Suisse. Like many former professionals, he went on to manufacture and sell bicycles bearing his name following his illustrious career.
“Not so widely known is that Motta backed the first American Team to enter a Grand Tour. He sponsored a team captained by 1983 US Pro Champion John Eustice, that competed in the 1984 Giro d’Italia. The team rode bikes with a paint scheme inspired by the US flag, but the patriotic paint wasn’t the only harbinger of the American influence that would soon crash the old-school European party. Team General Manager Robin Morton was the first woman to manage and travel with a team at the Giro, and her presence at the race turned heads.”
Just a tiny yet impressive snippet of this illustrious brand’s history.
This top of the line Personal is the precursor to the 2001 frames used by this and a few other teams during this era. It comes, as always, completely refurbished from valve to stem bolt wedge by our master mechanic and is back to perfect mechanical condition. This very special bike was originally to be kept by us because of it’s unreal condition and rarity but is now here to find a loving owner to give it the future kilometers it so rightly deserves.
Tubes Columbus SL
Handlebar 3ttt Superleggero 41cm ct. ct. Merckx bend
Stem 3ttt Record 125mm Gianni Motta Panto
headset 1″ threaded Campagnolo Record
Shifters Campagnolo Super Record Custom Machined
Cranks Campagnolo Super Record 172.5mm 52T x 42T Gianni Motta Panto
B.B. Campagnolo Super Record 36 x 24
Fr. Der. Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Der. Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes Campagnolo Super Record Drillium
Wheels Campagnolo Super Record 32 hole hubs laced with Martano Rims
Tires Clement CF 2001
Seatpost Campagnolo Super Record 27.2mm Gianni Motta Panto