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.
Here we are proudly presenting one of the best looking mid 1990s italian titanium masterpiece – PASSONI Top Titanio. Vintage Passoni is pretty hard to find and own, but this is a dream for every bike collector. Extraordinary titanium frameset with integrated titanium bar&handlebar version, Passoni titanium seatpost, Campagnolo Record 8s groupset (1995), Campagnolo Omega wheels, all in amazing condition.
A dream bike for every bike collector.
Frame & Fork: PASSONI Top Titanio
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– seat tube (c-c): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55.5 cm
– headset tube: 14.3 cm
– standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 8s (172.5mm , 53/39)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 8s
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 8s
Levers: Campagnolo Record 8s
Brakes: Campagnolo Record 8s
Stem and handlebar: Passoni integrated titanium (115mm)
Headset: Campagnolo Record 8s
Seatpost: Passoni Titanium 27.2mm
Seat: San Marco Rolls
Rims: Campagnolo Omega
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 8s
Pedals: not included
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Bar tape: Leather, black
Condition: Used, but very good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Era: mid 1990s