Patelli ‘Champion Special’ Road Bicycle. 55cm


Early 1980s road racing bicycle by cult Italian frame builder Patelli, equipped with Campagnolo Super Record group set. We have a special preference for Patelli frames here at Cicli Berlinetta, as they feature exceptionally good workmanship and delightful details. This particular frame has brazed cable guides on the head tube instead of the down tube, for use with bar-end shifters only. Additional reinforcing bands on the head tube, in the style popularised by Masi.

Distinctive fork crown, deeply engraved in relief with the Paletti logo. All the lug work is very nicely finished, as one would expect on such a quality frame. The tube ends are left open where they meet the dropouts, in the signature Patelli style. The bike is equipped with a Campagnolo Super Record group set, including Campagnolo bar-end shifters. Wheel set consists of polished Record hubs, laced with flattened spokes to polished silver aluminium rims. 27.2mm fluted Campagnolo Nuovo Record seat post with Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa Confort black leather saddle. Bar and stem are from Cinelli, also with fluting on top. Everything is in top condition, shifts, brakes and rides well.

We’ve set the bike up according to our taste, with a view to preserving the classic look and style. In saying that, if you would like to make some small changes (saddle, bar tape etc), this is often possible. We have a large inventory of classic components acquired over the last 14 years.

  • Seat tube c-c: 55cm
  • Seat tube c-t: 56.5cm
Top tube c-c: 56cm
Head tube: 135mm
  • Rear spacing: 126mm
  • Seat post diameter: 27.2mm
  • Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
  • Wheel size: 700c

Pick up is also welcomed from our physical shop in Berlin. Any questions? Please send a message or give us a call at the shop! We’re closed Sundays and Mondays, but will get back to you as soon as possible.
We don’t offer any warranty on used products, and advise riding all older bikes and parts with respect!
We’ve been selling only the very best Italian steel bikes for over a decade now, both online and in store in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.


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