Classic "Time Capsule" Original Italian road racing bike
A one-owner bike that has been in storage for 22 years and lightly used before then.
Almost exactly as it was when it was built up with components from Ten Speed Drive
(Only the seat, grips and 2 chain rings were replaced)


- Serial number 54M (?) -

See a 83 picture gallery of this bike

The Buy It Now option is set at a very reasonable
Don't lose this auction to a last minute sniper.

Guerciotti has been a popular "pro bike" since the 1970s

Mike Kone and Sheldon Brown wrote:
     "The tale goes that the Guerciotti brothers entered the world of frame building with the guidance of Cino Cinelli. This makes plenty of sense - the frames bearing their name ride superbly!
In the early 80's Ten Speed Drive Imports brought unpainted Guerciotti frames into the U.S and painted them with Dupont Imron. The idea was to have Italian frames with more desirable U.S paint. Values of Guerciotti bicycles depend on condition, quality of construction, and interesting pantographed components."


Wikipedia says:
     "The company was founded in 1964 outside Milan, Italy, by brothers and former cyclocross racers, Paolo and Italo Guerciotti, with advice and assistance from Cino Cinelli. In 1976, Guerciotti began sponsoring professional road cycling teams, supplying bikes to the Fiorella Mocassini team. In the following years, teams such as Fiorella Citroen, Magniflex Fam Cucine, Santini Selle Italia, Alfa Lum cycling team, and Dromedario Sidermec road Guerciotti bikes. During this period, the Magniflex Fam Cucine team won 5 stages in the 1979 Giro d'Italia, and finished 3rd overall with Bernt Johansson."
    "In 1977, Paolo Guerciotti founded the GS Guerciotti cyclocross team. This team would go on to enjoy incredible success, winning two professional and seven amateur world championships."
    "In 1984, Antonio Mondonico became a partner and supervised the production of about 2,000 frames a year. However, the partnership with Mondonico ended in 1989."

     This particular bike was from the peak years for Guerciotti in the USA. These frames were imported unpainted and finished to a high level in Florida by Ten Speed Drive Imports (1972-1991) main distributors of Italian cycling products from Campagnolo, Cinelli, Ciocc, Woodrup, Guerciotti, Rossin, Nisi, & many other marques.  The small engraving on the rear brake bridge is Ten Speed Drives logo.

     Ten Speed Drive also checked the frame alignment, chased all the threadings, and generally did an exemplary job of delivering top notch products.  In 1983 this bicycle was purchased an enthusiast who rarely actually rode it. It has remained in storage for many years. So the winner of this auction will be the second owner!


Tube set:  COLUMBUS SL Chrome Molybdenum (Italy)
Details: Campagnolo forged dropouts, investment cast fork crown. The lugs, fork crown, seat stay tops, and rear brake bridge are engraved.
Color:  Yellow Imron enamel 
Head tube angle:  73 degrees
Seat tube angle: 73 degrees
Seat tube:  55.25 cm center-to-top / 54 cm center-to-center
Top tube:  54.5 cm  center-to-center (horizontal top tube)
Fork offset (rake):   4.5 cm
Wheelbase:  99 cm
Front Center: (center of bbkt to center of front fork dropout)  59 cm
Stand-over height: 81 cm at center-of-top tube 
Bottom bracket height:  27.3 cm
Chain stays:  41 cm
Bottom bracket: Italian thread 


Headset:  Campagnolo Super Record aluminum alloy
Stem:  Cinelli mod 1R, black anodized & extensively pantographed
Handlebar:   Cinelli Campione Del Mondo mod 65, 40 cm wide 
Tape:  Benotto Professional Cellotape, translucent red
Seatpost:  Campagnolo Super Record aluminum alloy  27.2 mm diameter 
Seat:   Selle San Marco mod ROLLS in an unusual finish (note: the small medallion on RH nose is missing)
Brake calipers: Campagnolo Record aluminum alloy
Brake levers:  Campagnolo Super Record drilled aluminum alloy
Shifters:  Campagnolo Record aluminum alloy, custom cut out.
Hubs:  Campagnolo Record aluminum alloy
Rims:  NISI Moncalieri SOLIDAL hard anodized "sprints" or tubulars or sewups
Freewheel:  13t - 21t Regina BX 6 speed
Crank set:  Campagnolo Super Record aluminum alloy 170 mm with 53t x 42t
Chain: 1/2 x 3/32" Regina
Pedals:  not included
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record aluminum alloy, black anodized and Titanium pivot bots. Marked 1983
Front derailleur:  Campagnolo Super Record aluminum alloy with black anodized arms.
Tires:  Unmarked tubular or "sew ups" 22 c, like new.


    This is a lightly used 1983 bicycle. There are signs of wear and use, but it is in amazing condition for a 33 year old bicycle. There are the normal small scuffs & blemishes in paint, some have been carefully touched up.  Please study the photos to see the superb condition of this bike.



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