The Stelbel Dynamic was an expensive model line built in the 1980s by STELio BELletti.
He is without a doubt one of the most creative and skilled Italian frame builders of the 1970s and 1980s. Belletti was actually one of the first manufacturers who pioneered the process of TiG welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) for bicycle frame building (he learnt it from his father Antenore, a planes fuselages welder). And he was the first frame builder to master this technique to a degree that is still exemplary today.
This Stelbel Dynamic dates back to the mid 1980s and is made of Columbus tubes, specifically designed and made for Stelio Belletti. The lugless frame is a true craftsmanship masterpiece, as well as the unique fork with the iconic Stelbel crown.
Typical for the Dynamic models are extra gussets and fins which were added to the frame structure to increase stiffness and improve aerodynamics. On Bike it is a rather hidden prolongued bottom bracket shell which ends in a fin towards the rear.
Other aerodynamically optimised parts include the extra slim seatpost and the routing of the shifting cables.
This classic bicycle is furthermore equipped with some of the most modern parts of its time: a Shimano Dura Ace groupset, including a special stem and the aerodynamic seatpost in a rather rare small size.
Stelio Belletti is said to have manufactured roughly 1000 frames. Therefore each Stelbel bicycle is like a piece of art. These bikes reached a cult status especially among Italian collectors. They can rightfully be called iconic.
And our masterpiece will certainly enrich any vintage cycling collection!
You could as well join Eroica rides with this bike: by a twist of the adjustment screw on the right shifting lever you switch from indexed to friction shifting - voilà, your bike is Eroica eligible!
The easy transmission of 39x26 and clincher tires are helping, too.
|Rahmenhöhe (Center-Top)||56 cm|
|Schalthebel||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Kurbel||Shimano Dura Ace; 172.5; 42/39|
|Innenlager||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Sattel||Selle San Marco Concor|
|Naben||Shimano Dura Ace; Cassette 13-26|
|Felgen||Nisi; 700c clincher|
|Reifen||Panaracer Pasela PT; 23-622 clincher|
|Vorbau||Shimano Dura Ace; 100mm|
|Kette||YBN Classic hard plated|