OPERA Leonardo – authentic bike of D.MENCHOV, Team Illes Balears 2004 – SOLD18/11/2022
TOMMASINI Super Prestige, Campagnolo C-Record Delta, 55.5cm (1986/87) – SOLD19/11/2022
BARTALI Corsa by GALMOZZI, Campagnolo Record 1st gen, 57.5cm (early 1960s) – SOLD
Gino Bartali (18 July 1914 – 5 May 2000), nicknamed The man of steel, Gino the Pious, Ginettaccio, was one of the biggest champions of road cycling history. He was the most renowned Italian cyclist in mid/late1930s – ealry 1950s having won the Giro d’Italia three times (1936, 1937 nad 1946), the Tour de France twice (1938 and 1948), Italian championship 4 times (1935, 1937, 1940 and 1952), Milano – San Remo 4 times (1939, 1940, 1947, 1950). His second Tour de France victory in 1948 gave him the largest gap between victories in the race.
Bartali was a good climber and a pioneer of using gears and derailleurs. His style was unusual: he rarely danced on the pedals and often stayed in the saddle throughout a 15 km climb. When others attacked, he stayed in the saddle but changed up gear, to a sprocket three teeth smaller. He rode smoothly over the mountains but every now and then freewheeled, always with his right foot lowered with his weight on it. Then a second or two later he would start pedalling again.
Bartali earned respect for his work in helping Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis during the time of the Italian Social Republic. It emerged in December 2010 that Bartali had hidden a Jewish family in his cellar and, according to one of the survivors, saved their lives in doing so. Bartali used his fame to carry messages and documents to the Italian Resistance. Bartali cycled from Florence through Tuscany, Umbria, and Marche, many times traveling as far afield as Assisi, all the while wearing the racing jersey emblazoned with his name. Neither the Fascist police nor the German troops risked discontent by arresting him. People all over the world praise him as a hero.
Gino Bartali finished his racing career in 1954. In early 1960s he became a sports director of Team San Pellegrino and the entire team rode Bartali branded bikes made by Galmozzi factory.
Happy to present another legendary Italian steel racing machine – BARTALI Corsa by Galmozzi, which dates back to early 1960s. The frame is made of light steel tubing and equipped with Campagnolo Record 1st gen groupset, Universal 61 brakes, and TTT special stem, Easy to recognize typical Galmozzi head lugs and fork crown, beautiful Bartali headbadge and decals on downtube and seat tube.
Nice catch for every vintage bike collector.
Frame & Fork: BARTALI Corsa by Galmozzi
– seat tube (c-t): 57.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 13.2 cm
– standover: 80.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Shifter: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Brakes: Universal 61
Brake levers: Universal 61
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (no Record sign)
Stem: TTT Special
Saddle: San Marco
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Handlebar Tape: cotton, blue
Bottle cage & bottle: metal, vintage
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original setup. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are workig fine.
Era: early 1960s
Price: SOLD (February 2023)