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 and 1970s 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.
Here we are proudly presenting another vintage Italian steel jewel, the Marastoni SL. The frame is work of art, featuring the perfection and attention to details to providing the best performance you might expect from late 1960s racing machine. The lugs, seatstay ends and fork crowns indicates that this late 1960s frame made by Licinio Marastoni who was one of the first framebuilders who experimented with braze-on shifters. Only the best parts are good enough for a frameset like this and by no surprise it’s build with very early Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli cockpit, original late 1960s BROOKS saddle. No much words needed.
A work of art. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Marastoni SL Marastoni Licinio / Columbus SL
-seat tube (c-t): 55,5 cm
-top tube (c-c): 54 cm
-headset tube: 12 cm
-standover: 79 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (52/42,)
Bottom bracket : Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (Patent)
Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Stem: Cinelli (95 mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro d’Italia (44cm)
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rims: Fiamme Ergal
Cassette: Regino Oro G.S. Corse (5speed)
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Toe cages / Leather straps : Christophe
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar Tape: biege, cotton
Condition: Used, but good condition. No cracks, no dents, not bent. Some tiny signs of normal use. Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset is in very good condition. All parts are working fine.