Almost all large bicycle brands, offered children's bikes at some point. And, of course, sports bike brands offered children's racing bikes.
One issue with these small machines was, that they needed completely different parts and raw materials to be manufactured. Everything needed to be sized down to offer the proper measures for children. At the same time, the market was not overwhelmingly big. Some manufacturers let their contractors to build the frames from thinner tubes, some used their standard tubing with standard 1" diameter. Our Colnago Branded Bambini Children's Bike is such example. Use of the standard tubing enabled the frame builder to connect the tubes with nice cut-out lugs. Some other details known from quality "grown-up" bikes were used as well, like the forged dropouts, seatstay caps or a typical fork crown.
On the top of it, the frame has been coated in a flamboyant baby pink paint scheme.
The parts had to be adjusted as well, off course, so the bike would fit a tiny children body. So the cranks, brake levers, cockpit had to be scaled down. And there is no compromise in quality, that's for sure. You will find a range of Shimano and Nisi parts.
A beautiful and rare piece of cycling heritage and a real eye catcher on top!
|Size (Center-Top)||37.0 cm|
|Top Tube||40.0 cm|
|Head Tube||8.5 cm|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Shifters||Suntour Accushift Plus|
|Tires||Victoria Junior 2.0|