BIANCHI Bovet Vittoria Margheritta gears, 57cm (mid 1930s) – SOLD26/11/2020
CINELLI Supercorsa SLX, Campagnolo 50th Anniversary 56cm (1986) – SOLD30/11/2020
PASSONI Prima Titanio, Campagnolo Record 10s, 55.5cm (2000) – SOLD
PASSONI is a small custom frame building company based just outside Milan, Italy. Luciano Passoni started building frames in 1989 incorporating bike fitting and bio-mechanics from the beginning as he realised that his ambition to build bicycle frames started with a bike fit. This is a company that only has built less than one frame a day from highest-quality titanium and stainless steel. The history of Passoni reads something like a classical Italian Opera with serendipity, family and romance as well as tragedy at the heart of the story.The importance of all this history however, is the passion it creates at the heart of the company and this is something Passoni has a wealth of.
There is no escaping from the fact that Passoni’s are very expensive bikes. Rarely does a Passoni leave the workshop with anything less than the best build kit and once this is factored into the price, there is little chance of getting it in under €10,000. It takes three days to polish a titanium frame to achieve the renowned smooth welds of a Passoni. A truly artisan ride.
But Passoni is about something more, about appreciating a beautiful object as well as thoroughbred racing machine. Owning one is about knowing that the geometry is carefully made to fit your body and that the frame has been handcrafted by some of the finest in the bike business. Simply, you will not get that from a stock size S-Works, or even a Lightweight Urgestalt. You will not get that with any frame that is mass-produced in Asia.
Proudly presenting one of the finest bike that ever came to our store. Vintage Passoni is pretty hard to find and own, but this is a dream for every bike collector – PASSONI Prima Titanio which dates back to 2000. Extraordinary titanium frame with carbon forks, Passoni titanium seatpost, Campagnolo Record 10s groupset, Corima carbon wheels, ITM Millenium cockpit all in new old stock condition.
A dream bike for every collector.
Frame & Fork: PASSONI Prima Titanio
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– headset tube: 14.5 cm
– standover: 81.5 cm
Wheels: Corima Carbon
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 10s (172.5mm , 53/39)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 10s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 10s
Shifters / Brake Levers: Campagnolo Record 10s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record Titanium 10s
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 10s
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Passoni Titanium 27.2mm
Handlebar: ITM 7075
Bar tape: Leather, black
Condition: Mint/ NOS condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Ridden a few km.
Era: early 2000s
Weight: 7.6 kg
Price: SOLD (April 2021)