Do you remember the epic 1952 Tour de France picture of Coppi and Bartali passing a water bottle? If you look closer you also see a man popping out from a convertible team car behind them. That is exactly Umberto Marnati, mechanic of Fausto Coppi in the 1950s, later frame builder at Legnano and Bianchi Reparto Corse.
Having learnt lacing wheels and welding very young, Umberto Marnati decided to start manufacturing bicycles under his nem. And as it happend, he opened his own atelier in Milan - led by his son Daniele from the 1970s onward - a city with a tradition of excellent frame builders. And Mr. Marnati was no exception. Via Delfico no. 26 soon became a meeting point of enthusiasts who were keen to ride artisan racing frames which were largely renowned for unique attention to details.
This Marnati Corsa perfectly shows how accurate and meticulous Marnati frames are. Made of Columbus SL tubing, this bicycle is a true heap of refined details like the fine cutouts representing Marnati logo. This Corsa is one of the earlier ones with the blunt seat stay ends, clamped shifters or indeed the brake cable attached by Campagnolo clamps to the top tube.
Mainly it's fitted withCampagnolo Nuovo Record groupset from 1970, but alos Universal central pull brakes, beautiful 3ttt Special cockpit, or Fiamme rims.
An early 70s machine made by a master frame builder, equipped with top parts and in great original condition. It really ticks all the boxes if you are in love with classic road bikes.
ConditionUsed. The bicycle is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. The paintwork and decals are all original with some signs of usage like small scratches. All parts have been checked and are working fine. The bicycle went through a full checkup at Steel Vintage Bikes workshop! Parts were disassembled, cleaned and re-assembled again. The frame was checked for structural integrity and all wearing parts were replaced with new ones. You can expect the bicycle in great riding condition and ready to go for your vintage bike ride.
|Size (Center-Top)||55.0 cm|
|Top Tube||12.0 cm|
|Head Tube||79.0 cm|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 170 mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Seatpost||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Hubs||Campagnolo Record high flange; 5-speed; 23/15 ratio|
|Rims||Fiamme; 700C; tubulars|
|Tires||Continental Giro; 622/22 tubulars NEW|
|Stem||3ttt Special; 13 cm|
|Stembar||3ttt; 37 cm|
|Chain||YBN classic NEW|
We guarantee your satisfaction
Happy customers since 2012
SVB quality and attention to detail is second to none! Fantastic customer service, very accommodating and helpful. An error was made in delivery and the SVB team efficiently sorted the problem the same day. I was gifted the original item and sent a brand new item, dispatched the same day. Lovely products and very helpful staff. 5*GB
Just bought a second vintage classic bike from Steel Vintage. A great bike at an excellent price and they couldn't have been more helpful. Their fantastic service was every bit as good as before.
Placed the on-line order late on Saturday evening and the bike was delivered to me here in the UK the following Thursday morning.GB
Geeky Eroica Cool. I bought the "old-school" Italian made bike shoes. They were delivered in good condition and in a quick timely fashion. They're geeky cool, just like I hoped and they're put together very well (stitched nicely, no glues where it shouldn't be) light and fit properly!US
Steel Vintage Bikes are such an excellent company to deal with. They are passionate about vintage steel bikes. They have in my opinion very fair prices and very obliging to deal with. Packaging is great and no hassle even for delivery way down here in New Zealand.NZ
The overall service provided by Steel Vintage Bikes is always first rate. Delivery and packaging is always timely and well done. I cannot fault Steel Vintage and have been a customer for a number of years.. Plan to get to Berlin hopefully in the near future, stop in for a some Kaffee und Kirchen and a bike geek mooch around the shop.IE