Guiseppe Drali was born on November 11th 1928 in Milan, son of Carlo Dralli who opened his his bike shop back in 1925. As a kid he was helping his father and later in 1950s he took over and ”Drali bikes” and started tu build very quality bike frames. A legendary person in cycling world, has worked with greatest Italian champions including Coppi and Bartali. Mr. Dralli adjust and built bikes for 60 years, at age 82 he has been appointed to ”Cavalliere dell Lavoro” (Knight of labour) by Italian Republic.
Proudly presenting an amazing story about this milestone of Italian bike hancrafting – Drali Pokerissima Aero. >> In a period of few months back in 1949, Fausto Coppi won a 4 very prestigious races (Giro d’Italia, Tour de France, Milano San Remo and Italian Championship), and he was a the biggest idol of Guiseppe Drali who was impressed about Coppi’s ”Poker”. Few years later Guiseppe Drali’s dream come true when he worked in Bianchi Reparto Corse team with his idol Fausto Coppi (Il Campionissimo). In 1970s Dralli started to create his own frames and named his top model from late 1970s /early 1980s by Coppi’s 4 extraordinary wins from 1949.<<
Here we are offering one of the first 1980s aero frames with all internal cables along the frame. Very rare frameset shows extraordinary paintjob, very elegant aero shifters mounting, beautiful ”tile” engravings and cut-out under the bottom bracket shell. Built with top level Campagnolo Super Record groupset with stunning Campagnolo Cobalto brake calipers, pantograh stem and San Marco Profile saddle.
Very rare piece and a nice catch for every collector for a fair price.
Frame & Fork: Drali Pokerissima Aero, Columbus steel
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record, PAT 84
Headset: Campagnolo Super Record
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Super Record
Stem: 3ttt, Drali pantograph, 110mm
Handlebar: 3ttt, Super Criterium, 42cm (c-c)
Shifters: Campagnnolo Super Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Cobalto
Hubs: Campagnolo Super Record
Rims: Ambrosio Super Elite Durex
Tubulars: Schwalbe Milano
Seat: San Marco Concor Profile
Pedals: Campagnolo Superleggeri
Condition: Used, but in excellent condition. The frame has no cracks or dents and is not bent. Original paint and decals. All parts are in very good condition and are working fine.
Era: early 1980s
Price: SOLD (shipped to Germany, November 2016)
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