Ital Cicli Systems or “ICS” for short was founded by Artemio Granzotto in Switzerland, Zurich. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the exact year in which he was founded, but it is assumed that he began tuning high-end Campagnolo racing components as early as the late 1970s. These components were actually intended for pure racing use, but Artemio knew how to refine them for a slightly different target group. In a country known for precision and quality, it quickly becomes clear that the racing bikes built by ICS were more art like ornaments than racing machines. Components such as the cranks, brakes, drivetrain, stem and seat post were available in 3 different versions: gold-plated, chrome-plated and normally anodized and all added to the unique aesthetics of these gorgeous machines.
The frames themselves were not made in Switzerland, but by none other than Giovanni Losa, one of the best Italian frame builders of his time. In Milan he built frames for many different brands such as Cinelli, Magni, Brazzo and Turconi. You can easily recognize many of his frames by the characteristically sophisticated triangular sockets on the head tube and on the underside of the bottom bracket shell.
The example we have here has survived the years in absolutely immaculate condition with minimal need of restoring…. but we took it down to frame anyways just to make absolutely sure we can present you with a bike as fresh as the first day out of the factory.
Tubes Columbus Aelle
Handlebar Cinelli 42cm ct. ct. 64 x 42 bend
Stem Cinelli 1R in 115mm
headset 1″ threaded Campagnolo Gran Sport with ICS finish
Shifters Campagnolo ICS finish
Cranks Campagnolo Super Record ICS 170mm 52T x 42T
B.B. Campagnolo Nuovo Record 36 x 24
Fr. Der. Campagnolo Super Record ICS
Rear Der. Campagnolo Super Record ICS
Brakes Campagnolo Super Record ICS
Wheels Campagnolo Super Record 32 hole hubs laced with NISI Laser Rims
Tires Hutchinson Krono
Seatpost Campagnolo Super Record ICS finish 27.2mm
Saddle Selle San Marco Supercorsa Confort