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Torelli 20th at last!

Old 10-31-19, 07:24 PM
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Torelli 20th at last!

After a long search, I finally was able to get a great deal on a 20th anniversary Torelli. Bought from the original owner, it is just as purchased except the wheel set ( added by me). The PO told me that he was not a Campy fan, thus the full Dura Ace. It's exactly my size, the condition is phenomenal, and the price was killer. Tubing is Nemo.



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Old 10-31-19, 07:27 PM
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Sweet bike.
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WOW, that is awesome!
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If ever there was a bike that screamed Italian, this would be a top candidate, if not the winner!
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Old 11-01-19, 12:04 PM
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Beautiful. Torelli made (makes?) some nice frames.
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Old 11-01-19, 12:46 PM
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Torelli is an American marketing brand. All the frames are contract manufactured.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Torelli is an American marketing brand. All the frames are contract manufactured.

weren't most of them built by Mondonaco?

at least that is what I was lead to believe from talking to the Sales Rep. my understanding is they were just Mondonaco’s plain Jane cousin.
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My LBS used to sell Torelli's and I would occasionally stop by to ogle them, nice bikes.
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That's a definite wow bike! Félicitations...
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Old 11-01-19, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
weren't most of them built by Mondonaco?

at least that is what I was lead to believe from talking to the Sales Rep. my understanding is they were just Mondonaco’s plain Jane cousin.
That would be Mondonico. He was but one of the builders. Over the years Torelli have also been built by Cinelli, DeBernardi. Faggin and probably others. Given that Torelli Imports was the Masi importer for a while, there may also be some Masi adorned with Torelli decals.

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Old 11-01-19, 05:32 PM
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The 20th bikes were all built by Mondonico, custom made to the buyer's specs.

I also have a Mondonico built Torelli Countach (pictured). Besides the pinned construction, the other giveaway is the serial # / underside of the BB shell.
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I love these dropouts, reminds of those older Treks that used these.

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Did Torelli go out of business? Their website isn't working and the last FB post was almost a year ago.

*edit* The last review in December was this:

Horrendous customer service. The owner, Todd basically stole my money provided for the construction of a bike

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Old 01-12-20, 09:55 AM
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As Dorthy would say.....


That is one beautiful bike, I really like the color scheme!
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Superb! I don't think I could bring myself to actually ride it, I'd just want it to stay like that forever...
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Beautiful ride, enjoy it by riding it!
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I checked the shop who was the nearest Torelli dealer and Torelli has been removed from their website. It was on there a few months ago. Looks like they're gone.
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I know Bill Mcgann stopped his involvement several years ago.

I bought a raw fork from him when he was clearing out leftover bits - nice fella.
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What on this frame was customed off of what we would consider 'standard' geometry??
Hard to tell without a side on view, but TT looks longish for ST & HT.
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Superb! I don't think I could bring myself to actually ride it, I'd just want it to stay like that forever...
I do have some trepidations about riding it....... but wall art isn't my thing either.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
If ever there was a bike frame that screamed Italian, this would be a top candidate, if not the winner!
Fixed. I'd go along with "bike" if it was Campy components. That said, and do not take that as a slight on the bike itself, it is absolutely stunning. I'm with the previous owner in using Dura-Ace, functionally.
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Superb! I don't think I could bring myself to actually ride it, I'd just want it to stay like that forever...
Maybe invite my friends over for a wine tasting while they stare at it on the wall..... It's definitely a Mona Lisa!
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