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 more advanced pieces.
Let us first talk about the frame. The Gianni Motta Personal 2001 R Brevettato which you can see here, belongs to the most 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 rear dropouts were soldered over the rear stays instead of into them and the seat stays had been curved in the way typical for these models. A bike which is an example of the excellent bike building skills of the 1980s.
As for the parts, you can find a complete Shimano Dura Ace groupset including the rare 7400 non-aero brake levers.
Those brake levers together with a twist of the screw in the right shifting lever (which will switch the shifting from indexed to friction) ensure that this bike can be ridden in Eroica events orld wide!
A great bike to ride on any given occasion.
|Size (Center-Top)||54 cm|
|Top Tube||53 cm|
|Head Tube||11.5 cm|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Crankset||Shimano Dura Ace; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano Dura Ace|
|Seat||Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa|
|Hubs||Shimano Dura Ace; 6-Speed Cassette 13-19|
|Rims||Mavic; 700c clincher|
|Tires||Michelin Dynamic Classic; 700c clincher|