After World War II, Stelio Belletti joined his father in his workshop in the Ortica district of Milan. The mechanical workshop specialized in the construction of frames and other metal tubing structures. During the 1950s and 1960s, the Belletti Workshop collaborated significantly with important aeronaticaul and motorcycle companies and was one of the first companies in Italy to own and operate with a TIG welding machine.
Stelio Belletti has always been a huge cycling fan and as a boy was part of local amateur cycling team. Since the early 1970s, his experience as a welder fabricating motorcycle frames and aircraft fuselages pushed him to begin experimenting with the production of bicycle frames, combining steel tubing with TIG welding which at the time was a new technique in the bicycle industry. Encouraged by his father and by the results he had obtained, in the spring of 1973 he decided to found the Stelbel brand allowing him to distinguish the production of racing bicycle frames.
The Strada model was introduced in the early/mid 80s, and still today boasts all the features that make it the longest-running model in the Stelbel product range. It boasts a classic look with unparalleled modern performance providing riders with exemplary manageability that sets it apart from the competition. This attention to detail and high-performance is thanks to the TIG welding technique used to constructed frames, a technique which has always been a trademark of Stelbel production.
Here we are proudly offering one of steel vintage jewels by great Stellio Belletti – STELBEL Strada TIG. Extraordinary frameset is made of TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welded Columbus SL series tubing ands shows modern design and clean lines, which was very advanced back in the days. Build with Shimano Dura Ace 7402 groupset (7speed index shifting), NiSi rims, Selle Italia RS saddle.
Classic beauty. For all vintage bike enthusiasts. Fair price.
Frame & Fork: STELBEL Strada TIG, Columbus SL tubing
– seat tube (c-t): 58 cm
– top tube (c-c): 56 cm
– headset tube: 14.8 cm
– standover: 82 cm
Crankset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Bottom bracket: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Headset: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (7 speed index)
Brake Levers:Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Stem: Silver 105mm
Handlebar: 3ttt Mod Competizione
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Freewheel: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (7 speed)
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace HG
Seatpost: Shimano Dura Ace 7402 (27.2mm)
Seat: Selle Italia RS
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace 7402
Tubulars: Vittoria Strada (new)
Leather straps : Christophe
Handlebar Tape: Benotto, black
Condition: Used, but good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents, not bent. Original paint and decals. Some signs of normal use. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.65 kg (as on photo)