Frejus was founded in 1896 in Torino, Italy by Emmo Ghelfi. He named his brand after the nearby Monte Frejus (on the border of Italy and France) and was one of the first bike manufacturers in Italy (alongside with Bianchi). Emmo and his brother designed and hand-built every frame Frejus produced, focusing on sleek lines, simple lug-work and balanced handling. The Frejus was sposnsoring also their own team called FREJUS which existed from 1935-1956. Their team immediately achieve a success when the great Gino Bartali won 1935 Giro d’Italia on a Frejus bike. Later Giovanni Valetti won the 2 editions of the Giro d’Italia (1938 and 1939). Many successes follow,ed: 6 world championship titles, Ferdie Kubler’s win of the Tour de France in 1950.
Ercole Baldini (born 26 January 1933) is a retired Italian cyclist. As an amateur he won an Olympic gold medal in the road race and the world title in the individual pursuit on track, both in 1956. Next year he turned professional, and in 1958 won the World Championships and the Giro d’Italia. In 1959 he was riding IGNIS-Frejus Team and the entire team were using Frejus racing bikes, very similar to the one we are presenting here.
Happy to present another legendary Italian steel racing bike – FREJUS Professional, which dates back to mid 1960s. The frame is made of very light Reynolds 531 tubing and shines in beautiful champagne gold paintjob. Easy to recognize typical Frejus details like lugs, fork crown, seatstay, seat clamp and braze-on lubricators for headset. Fully built with Campagnolo Record 1st generation groupset, Balilla brakes, BROOKS saddle, NiSi rims. Beautiful steel racing bike ready to participate at L’Eroica.
Nice catch for any vintage bike collector. Original condition.
Frame & Fork: FREJUS Tour de France (L520) / Reynolds 531 tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 59 cm
– top tube (c-c): 57.5 cm
– headset tube: 15.5 cm
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (172.5mm)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Headset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Shifters: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Brake Levers: Balilla
Stem: ttt special (105mm)
Handlebar: ttt competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Cassette: Everest (5s)
Pedals: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Leather straps: Alfredo Binda
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: cotton, red
Condition: Used, but good condition. Original paint and decals. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1960s
Weight: 10.35kg (as on photo)
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