A professional cyclist in the late 1960s with Salvarani, Faema and Scic teams, Mino Denti left competitions to grab a torch and file in 1979. One year later, he partnered with Salvi Ettore of Delta Bike S.N.C who contributed by turning the Denti brand into a real manufacture. However, Mr. Denti left the bicycle industry before the mass-production took over.
Denti frames are highly praised for very high quality, forward thinking designs and often also slightly extravagant solutions. Like this Denti Road Tech from the late 1980s. It is an extremely refined frame with a heap of stunning details. Let's take a look at the lugs first. They are specifically shaped with long and also reinforced tips on the sides. This specific shape is well utilized also for the rear brake cable, which is routed directly through them. The tubes themselves are made by Columbus specificaly for Denti, with a very specific shape. The tubes in the main triangle have two gentle crimpes from above, when the down side is perfectly round. A discreet detail almost impossible to capture on a photograph, but actually quite present in the flesh.
And off course there are many other beautiful details like the ladybug pantographes on the fork crown, profiled brake bridge or the Denti bottom bracket with a routing similar to Cinelli spoiler.
Simply breathtaking frame and what's more, it has never been built up. If you are looking for a very fine and small sized base for your next project, well, look no further.
Rear axle width: 127 mm
Steerer length: 165 mm (threaded part: 51 mm)
Bottom bracket: ITA
Seatpost diameter: 27.2 mm
Front derailleur attachment: braze on
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