Gianni Motta bikes are always something special and attention-drawing.
When Gianni Motta, the famous cycling champion, ended his successful career, he turned to building top class bicycles that lived up to their name. These bicycles are famous for their elegance, stiffness and efficient power transmission. Motta's top notch frames famously were named the Personal. The bike we present here is one of Motta's great models - and it is one of the rarest pieces you can find.
Let us first talk about the frame and the groupset. The Gianni motta personal 2001 R Brevettato which you can see here, belongs to very advanced lugged frames of the 1980s. The bottom bracket shell got two long extra fins to stiffen the frame. Not that stiffness has not already been the major concern of the Gianni Motta workshop: The fork crown was specifically designed to reinforce the fork, the rear dropouts were soldered over the rear stays instead of into them and the seat stays had been curved in the way typical for theses models. A bike which is an example of the real bike building skills of the 1980s. The downtube curves ever so slightly upwards just as the top tube is gently bowing downwards in the typical sloping geometry of a classic pursuit frame
As for the parts, you can find a complete Campagnolo Croce d'Aune groupset with the iconic delta brakes. The wheels are superb Ambrosio disc wheels which spin around Campagnolo C-Record hubs - just the best of everything
As if this bike was not great enough, it was painted in a flourescent version of the Italian colours, so it gently glows in the dark! This bike has been manufactured as a show piece and reportedly, only three examples of it have been made!
How could this get any more spectacular? - Well, this bike is virtually unused. It has been stored but never have there been ridden any miles on it.
A great bike to ride on any given occasion.