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Old 10-04-21, 09:24 AM
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Italian bike frame ID

Hey! can anyone help identify this frame? italian bottom bracket, cinelli rear brake mount...some unique head tube lugs....steel with a bit of chrome. also has a little chain mount at the back
got it as a fun paint project but hate to put the wrong decals






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Old 10-04-21, 10:21 AM
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Cinelli, at least the fork and the bridge.

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Originally Posted by fabiofarelli View Post
Cinelli, at least the fork and the bridge.
In this case I think those marks only ID the frame bits (fork crown and brake bridge) as made by Cinelli/Columbo in the "flying C" logo era, not the frame's marque. The BB shell for example is not a Cinelli, and the fork tips (and presumably the DOs) are GPM.
Those head lugs with triple curves are the best clue as to maker but they are not "speaking to me", maybe MauriceMoss will take an interest, bet he can nail this!
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Sort of surprised by t he GPM drops for such a fine frame. Distinctive headlugs there.

That is a really nicely made frame.
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Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
In this case I think those marks only ID the frame bits (fork crown and brake bridge) as made by Cinelli/Columbo in the "flying C" logo era, not the frame's marque. The BB shell for example is not a Cinelli, and the fork tips (and presumably the DOs) are GPM.
Those head lugs with triple curves are the best clue as to maker but they are not "speaking to me", maybe MauriceMoss will take an interest, bet he can nail this!
I agree with you.
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Old 10-08-21, 09:01 PM
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This looks like a Vetta (the Taverna family of Padova and not the company that made computers, saddles, etc.).

Vetta used those curved lug cutouts most frequently, although you'll find some with 3 straight lines (both horizontal and vertical).

Here's a couple of examples:



























As to what the mystery frame looked like originally, it would be impossible to say. Vetta did so many contract builds for a lot of shops and other businesses - it really could have been badged as anything.
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Old 10-08-21, 11:50 PM
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I think Vetta as well. A few Motta frames looked this way too.
what I would do though is ditch the stamped front derailleur braze on.
they flexed way too much.
have it exchanged with one of the investment cast units that came out shortly after braze on mounts were a thing.
this bike is also probably SL - even a better reason to go with an investment cast part that wraps around the tube more, stiffens it up.
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Old 12-27-21, 09:43 AM
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Just finishes painting this one



Came out nice (:

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