Battaglin Giovanni is a legendary former cyclist and was born on 22nd July 1951 in Marostica (Vicenza, North-East Italy). In 1981, in space of less than two months, he won Vuelta and Giro and was only the second rider after Eddy Merckx to win the Vuelta-Giro double. In early 1980s, on the wake of his cycling’s successes and after a violent bike crash, he decided to start building bikes in a tiny workshop near his hometown. Very soon he launched his first bicycle.

We are offering one of his early bicycles  from early 1980s – Battaglin SLX built with complete Shimano Dura Ace EX7200, never ridden. It stayed in small a bikeshop for 30 years…

Nice collectible bike in mint&original condition for a fair price.


Frame & Fork: Battaglin, Columbus SLX


  • seat tube (c-t): 57cm
  • top tube (c-c): 56cm
  • headset tube: 14,5cm
  • standover: 82 cm

Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Headset: Shimano Dura ace EX7200

Bottom bracket : Shimano Dura ace EX7200

Stem: Shimano, 120mm

Handlebar: Cinelli, 40cm (c-c)

Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Hubs: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Rims: FIR EL45

Tires: Michelin Hi-Lite Pro

Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace EX7200

Seat: San Marco Rolls

Chain: Sedis

Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7200EX

Handlebar Tape: original

Condition: NOS condition. The frame has no cracks or dents and is not bent. Just one touchup on the downtupe due to storage, easily to get a new decal.  All parts are in superb condition and are working perfectly.

Era: Early 1980s

Price: SOLD (September 2017)