Treble is level
The golden hour
Better than NOS - resprayed in brilliant red by Sungraphics
Getting personal - Athena 11s control
Land of the long shadows
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Original C Record cranks with 11s chainrings
Baby got seatstays!
#BAAW
A shade short of NOS. Immaculate C Record Shamal hoops.
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Originally without paint in the fork crowns, Sungraphics added a splash of Italia.
11s Skeletons for slowing if necessary
Seat stay design drawn from the shape of Sophia Loren
More #BAAW
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Beautiful capped fork dropouts
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22 speeds to be precise
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Treble is level

The golden hour

Better than NOS - resprayed in brilliant red by Sungraphics

Getting personal - Athena 11s control

Land of the long shadows

Polished 3ttt bars and NOS 3ttt Columbus stem

Original C Record cranks with 11s chainrings

Baby got seatstays!

#BAAW

A shade short of NOS. Immaculate C Record Shamal hoops.

Originally without paint in the fork crowns, Sungraphics added a splash of Italia.

11s Skeletons for slowing if necessary

Seat stay design drawn from the shape of Sophia Loren

More #BAAW

Follow the leader

Beautiful capped fork dropouts

22 speeds to be precise

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Gianni Motta

Hallelujah

The original post included this 6 and half minutes of perfection.  I see no reason to discard it

 

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Made by the name on the frame

Like a lot of old pros, once they hang up the sidi’s a lot fancy themselves frame builders come bike companies and Gianni Motta was no different.  Unlike Kypo who used the tagline ‘Made by the name on the frame’, Motta, Merckx, Fondreist and Lemond never actually made the frames, what they put on the frame was their name and the associated value it held.

Motta’s frames, particularly the later Personal 2001 featured the evolutionary ‘trans-tork’ seat stays which were accompanied by marketing gumph to attest claims made.  What I love about them is the dead sexy curves perhaps taken from Sophia Loren, with capped dropouts similiar to the designs used by Japanese masters.

Che bella!

 

MASSIVE

 

Don’t mean a thing if it don’t got that bling.

LD’s Gianna Motta with Campagnolo a blend of current Athena 11s, and a to-die-for pair of Shamal clinchers.

The frame has been a bare metal restoration by the best in the business – Sun Graphics using Cyclomondo decals, finished with a coat of protective clear.

FYXO sourced groupset, components, and other NOS nice-ities.

Routing of cables particularly exquisite on this dish.

Buon appetito!

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