Beltramo Rare Artisan Road Bicycle 1967
- Manufacturer: Beltramo
- Size: 54 cm
Beltramo was a famous frame builder in Turin (Italy) during the golden era of the Italian cycling sport. From the 1930s to the early 1960s he made magnificent pieces. Though he was an artisan craftsman with a small workshop, he had some success and was able to sell a significant number of bikes, which can be recognised immediately by their special features. You can, of course, find them also on our Beltramo Rare Artisan Road Bicycle from the 1960s.
Beltramo was among the first ones who decided to consequently connect the tubes with fillet brazed joints. The neatless, flat sloping fork crown (yes, it is not something Cinelli invented) is also very typical and suggests that there was an early collaboration between Beltramo and Galmozzi. Another particular feature are the oiler holes which are rather small and placed in the center of tubes or joints. The oiler hole for the bottom bracket is right in the center of the fillet brazed joint of down tube and seat tube. You will rarely see that anywhere else.
The bike could not be painted in any other colour than the typical Beltramo 'azzurro metallizzato', metallic azure. The paint has been refurbished, taking care that the original decals are left undamaged.
Our Beltramo has likely been one of the last classic ones, that left the workshop in Turin in the 1960s. The top tube cable guides and the braze-ons on the bottom bracket shell suggest this. By the way, Beltramo was one of the first frame builders who consequently added a braze on for the front derailleur shifting cable to the already existing one for the rear derailleur cable which was offered by Campagnolo.
As for the tubing we have Libellula butted tubing here. One of the favourite tubings in the mid 1900s. The groupset is formed around a 1967 Campagnolo Nuovo Record A very new groupset by then.
Something special are the wooden rims which are offering a nice and soft feeling when ridden. The bike is undoubtedly a top quality piece of Italian craftsmanship. You will not find the same one a second time but if you decide to make it your own, its fine construction will carry you a lifetime. »See Details
- Condition: Used. The bike is in very good condition. The frame has no cracks and no dents it is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. All parts are working fine.
- Era: 1960s
|Frame & Fork||Beltramo; Libellula tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Headset||Campagnolo Nuovo Record|
|Crankset||Campagnolo Nuovo Record; 172.5mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||Campagnolo Record|
|Stem||3ttt Grand Prix; 90mm|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 39cm|
|Brakes||Universal mod. 61|
|Rims||700c wooden tubular rims|
|Tires||Hutchinson Supersprint tubulars|
|Seat Post||Campagnolo Record|
|Handlebar Tape||cloth tape|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 54 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 53 cm
- Head Tube: 11 cm
- Standover: 78 cm