Length94.5 cm
Height80.5 cm
Outer locknut diameter126 mm
Weight8.9 kg
BrakesCaliper brakes
ColourWater Blue
Country of productionItaly
Frame size55 cm
GearsDerailleur Gears
HandlebarDrop Bar
ModelSplit Seat Tube
Number of gearsRoad 2 chainrings (2×6)
Special featurePaletti's first TT Split Tube Prototype
Wheel size700c


In stock


Luciano Paletti ‘Strada Specialissima’ road bicycle, in excellent original condition. This bicycle is based around a fully chromed split seat tube frame, a unique and innovative design by Luciano Paletti. The complicated dual tube arrangement enables the rear wheel to protrude forward into the front triangle, thus drastically reducing the length of the chain stays.

As a result the bike displays whip like handling and extremely efficient power transfer from the rider to the road. This particular example is adorned with an eye catching teal green and white paint scheme. Badged ‘Reparto Corse’, meaning it is a Pro Edition. Super rare example of the breed, constructed using the finest lugs and an aero fork crown. Garnished with a period correct Campagnolo Super Record group set.

Handlebar: Cinelli Criterium
Stem: Cinelli Panto – Paletti Specialissima
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record Titanium tuned by OMAS
Brake levers: Campagnolo Super Record with black gum rubber hoods, in excellent condition
Shift levers: Campagnolo Super Record (aluminium) downtube shifters, internally routed!
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Super Record
Cranks: PMP super rare rectangular 172.5
Chainrings: Omas
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record, custom braze-on!
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Seat post: Campagnolo
Saddle: San Marco Supercorsa Aero Profile, black leather
Pedals: Campy Super Record Titanium
Wheels: Roval Aero – first prototype aero wheels
Tires: Hutchinson Super Corsa Cotton Tubulars

  • Seat tube c-c: 55cm
  • Seat tube c-t: 56cm
  • Top tube c-c: 54.5cm
  • Head tube: 150mm
  • Rear spacing: 126mm
  • Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
  • Bottom bracket thread: ITA
  • Headset: 1″ threaded
  • Wheel size: 700c
  • Stem length: 100mm
  • Crank arms: 172.5mm
  • Wheelbase: 940mm
  • Weight: 9.4kg with pedals!

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