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Old 01-08-18, 10:09 AM
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Donicelli

Does anyone know anything about this Italian maker?
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Originally Posted by sth333 View Post
Does anyone know anything about this Italian maker?
Do you have any pics? Any other information? Type of tubing?
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Old 01-08-18, 07:09 PM
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Is it possible the name is Dancelli?

Dancelli history ???
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Found one reference...comment is referring to Liotta bikes...

Gene Portuesi supplied these to his top racers and, I believe, imported them. They were expensive bikes and were considered at least the equal of other more well known bikes of the period. ... Gene used these as the premium bikes for his racers, those with less money and ranking tended to get the Donicelli bikes, which he also imported....
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Old 01-09-18, 05:58 PM
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Thank you for the reactions. I will try to get some photos uploaded. For sure Donicelli
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Old 01-10-18, 05:59 AM
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Old 01-11-18, 08:38 PM
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Can't see much in the photo. Would like to see close ups of major components, dropouts, etc.
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Originally Posted by sth333 View Post
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Good Morning. You need to help us help you. We canít see any details in that photo. Does the bike have any decals that tell what the tubing is? What band are the components? It looks like a nice machine and we donít see many Donicelli bikes here.
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Hello.

The tubing does not have any decals other than a made in Italy sticker along with the Donicelli stickers. The components are a bit mixed but the derailers are Suntour SVX. I am currenlty in Belgium and bought the bike here.
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That is a great looking bike. The finish almost looks like chromovelato finish.
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Doniselli is a bike shop in Milan that started in 1919. They put out a catalog selling parts including a house-brand bike. I have no idea who built for them over the years. They are still in business.

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Subject bike is Donicelli with a "c". Probably not same mfg.
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In any event, pretty finish and from what little I can tell, nice workmanship. Yes, it looks like a golden-hued chromovelato.
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Thank all for your posts. Yes the bike is an excellent looking machine just frustrating not to know anything about it.
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Get ahold of Andrea at Cicli Corsa Classico in Bergamo. He has an amazing depth of knowledge about vintage Italian bicycle manufacturers, and might be able to help you.
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Hi ,
I had a Donicelli built by Hetchins in Tottenham, North London. Can't remember what I paid but in the region of £150/175 in 1961'sh. Canary Yellow with chrome end forks. Not sure about the tubing but everything was Campagnolo. 5 speed gear. Crank, chain set and pedals, ball race's and head set. Handle bar stem I think as well plus seat pin and saddle . QR wheels can't remember the rims. But all was Campagnolo The brakes were Mafac "top 63 ". Forget the name of the handlebars but I recall they were engraved with Grand prix or similar. Very light bike and I used to slip stream behind a coach or lorry going to Southend pure madness when you think about it now. Sadly I lent it to a friend who bent the forks and I just left it in the shed. Many years later my youngest brother who didn't know what it was stripped it down put moped front forks on it and "cowhorn handlebars " it looked a right mess but at least he had a bike and was happy riding it.
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