Licinio Marastoni was born in 1922 in Reggio Emilia and was a successful amateur racer. He was originally destined to become a priest but left school at the age of 11 and decided for cycling and how to build bikes. He was so good that by his 17th birthday, he made frames under his own name. After the war he had to restarted to built bikes, which were pretty advanced for their time.
The Marastoni brand is affirmed in Italian cycling history as a guarantee of traditional craft with the passion for a totally custom approach. The 1960s, 1970s and 1980s represents the golden age of Italian cycling and Marastoni embodied, among other brands, the values of historic framebuilders worldwide. Licinio earned its reputation in top level framebuilding by hand-built meticulous and craftsman’s attention to detail. He built frames for a numbers of pros, including a TT frame with Bianchi decals for Coppi, and a severals frames for Moser, including one used for one of Giro d’Italia victories. Sadly, Licino’s only child Marco Marastoni died in a car accident in 1972, and Licinio stopped with bike bussines. After many requests, he decided to return to the torch.
Proudly presenting beautiful vintage bicycle from mid 1970s, the Marastoni SL shinning in original paintjob. The frame is work of art, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect from mid 1970s racing machine. Only the best parts are good enough for a frameset like this and by no surprise it’s build with superb Campagnolo Nuovo Record (PAT.75) groupset, 3ttt Marastoni pantograph cockpit, NiSi rims and Selle Italia Super professional saddle. No much words needed.
A work of art. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Marastoni SL Marastoni Licinio / Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 63,5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 59 cm
-headset tube: 19 cm
-standover: 87 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (53/42, Pat.75)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Pat 75)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Stem: 3ttt Marastoni (115 mm)
Handlebar: 3ttt Modello Superleggero (44cm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seat: Selle Italia Super Professional
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cages / Leather straps : Christophe (new)
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: yellow, cotton
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some tiny signs of normal use. Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.