Professional quality road racing bicycle, as produced by the Patelli brothers’ family business
based in Bologna, Italy.
Patelli is one of our favoured framebuilders here at Cicli Berlinetta, they consistently display workmanship that goes above and beyond others. Check out the creativity at the fork tips and rear drop outs, for example, the finely filed lugs and the delicate fork crown. And all this from the beginning of the 1970s, when very few framebuilders were producing this kind of work.
This particular frameset came to us directly from Patelli, built with Columbus SL tubes and after some careful cleaning and polishing, we set about building it up with a matching and period-correct Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset from approximately 1972. Stem, seatpost, shifters and the larger chainring have all been milled and filled to save weight. Cinelli bar and stem, with double old ‘knight’ logos. Cable and bar tape are new, as are the Campagnolo-branded replacement rubber hoods. All bearings have been cleaned up, reinstalled with fresh grease, and carefully adjusted. Tyres are NOS Hutchinson Shark Cross 30mm, which we selected with a view to being perfect for both the cooler weather and the gravel roads of L’Eroica events worldwide. Needless to say, this bike is perfect for any Eroica event, and fulfils both the regulations and spirit of the ride.
The bike is generally in good condition, with some small rust spots on the frame and a little on some of the components where the chrome has worn away. The water transfer on the left side of the downtube has a small scuff. In general it feels straight and sound, and in opinion with a little sensible care should go on to provide a lot more enjoyable riding to come.
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), then often this is possible. We have a large inventory of classic components acquired over the last 13 years and are happy to do our best to accommodate any request.
Seat tube c-c: 51cm
Seat tube c-t: 52.5cm
Top tube c-c: 52.5cm
Head tube: 111mm
Rear spacing: 120mm
Seatpost diameter: 27.2mm
Bottom bracket thread: ITA
Headset: 1″ threaded
Wheel size: 700c
Wheelbase (approx) 100mm
Stem length: 80mm
If you are looking for a specific item, please feel free to get in touch – we have a wide range of frames, components and accessories in the shop that are yet to be listed online.
Pickup is welcomed from our physical shop in Berlin.
Any questions? Please send a message or give us a call at the shop! We are 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.