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Old 09-11-04, 04:30 AM   #1
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Help with identify my frame (Veneta?)

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I need help to identify and history or any information at all on a frame i recently got in my hands.
Its a steelframe, Italian i think. The size is 54 (stamped under the bottombracketshell, there also is stamped the letters "SL").The only words on the frame is "Veneta" and a star symbol. The frame is chromed and red painted. The word "Veneta" and the star symbol are in white. The same text is also on the fork crown. I include 4 pictures of the frame and details.

Any information on this frame would make me happy!
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Old 09-18-04, 11:32 AM   #2
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Some more info. The mainframe weight in at ca 1950 gr. And the fork ca 600 gr. Anyone?
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Old 09-18-04, 12:34 PM   #3
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Dunno. But it sure is pretty!
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Old 09-18-04, 01:47 PM   #4
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Columbus SL tubing seems a reasonable guess. Don't know much else though I agree with Raanders.

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My guess is the Veneta Star. Actually, I've no idea what Im talking about so Ill shut up. Sorry no info on THAT bike.
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Well I'm stumped, too, but I can't help guessing. The star reminds me of Olmo, though theirs has rounded tips and this one looks sharper-pointed. Veneto is the region in the north of Italy near to the Austrian border where (I believe) Bottechias and Ciocc were built, also maybe Concorde...so maybe there's a connection to one of them. I agree it's a very handsome looking bike, but a stange choice of components: what are those BMX pedals doing on a Campy crank? Does it really require the long-bolt brakes or is it drilled for short, Allen-bolt style brakes? If it needs the former, then it's probably older (and stranger) than it looks: those short-point lugs and chrome fork say "early 1980s" to me.
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Well I'm stumped, too, but I can't help guessing. The star reminds me of Olmo, though theirs has rounded tips and this one looks sharper-pointed. Veneto is the region in the north of Italy near to the Austrian border where (I believe) Bottechias and Ciocc were built, also maybe Concorde...so maybe there's a connection to one of them. I agree it's a very handsome looking bike, but a stange choice of components: what are those BMX pedals doing on a Campy crank? Does it really require the long-bolt brakes or is it drilled for short, Allen-bolt style brakes? If it needs the former, then it's probably older (and stranger) than it looks: those short-point lugs and chrome fork say "early 1980s" to me.

Thank you all for the input you give on this matter!

As for the components, no one is meant to be on my bike, i just put some junk on to be able to test ride the frame! So no of the components on the picture will be on the frame when i have completed the setup! The Campa Veloce Crankset is the only stuff that will remain on the frame.
No, the fram dont need long bolt brakes i think, but these brakes is from an old bike, i will be using standard race short reach brakes i think.
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Thank you all for the input you give on this matter!

As for the components, no one is meant to be on my bike, i just put some junk on to be able to test ride the frame! So no of the components on the picture will be on the frame when i have completed the setup! The Campa Veloce Crankset is the only stuff that will remain on the frame.
No, the fram dont need long bolt brakes i think, but these brakes is from an old bike, i will be using standard race short reach brakes i think.
OK, wild guess time. Italian for star is Stella. There is/was a French bicycle maker called Stella, and Google says there is/was an Italian maker of scooters called Stella. Finally, there is an Italian component maker called Stella Azzura. The last uses a star as its logo. Anyway, it might be worth an inquiry to those companies.
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I'm guessing a small private marque regional in nature
from Veneta region no doubt!
There are an awful lot of small italian shops around each one
building their own frames. DeRosa, and Masi started this way.
Colnago too, but as they garner wins in major events (Giro, Lombardi,
etc) there is demand for their frames from a larger market and bob's your
uncle they're a global buzzword (think Pegoretti).
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I have now got the adress of the frame builder from another source:

STELLA VENETA CICLI
VIA POSTUMIA 26/4
31045 MOTTA DI LIVENZA (TV)
tel. 0422/860987

Anyone have heard of/have information on this company? Or have any information of the
Builder?
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Some more pics if someone happens to be interested. If not, we maybe have to consider this matter as closed, i don't think we can get much more out of this. But i thank you ALL on the input on this matter!!
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