53.5cm Cicli Brescia Vintage Italian Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1970s
✓ Super lightweight for the era - only 2.5 kg!
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Though branded Cicli Brescia this intriguing frame was built by 2T Tecnotelai in Bologna, Italy. 2T Tecnotelai were one of the first contract builders who produced frames for a number of brands and bike shops, as well as occasionally with their own branding. Headed up by renowned artisan frame builder Orazio Grenzi (who worked alongside both Paletti and Marastoni), 2T Tecnotelai had a number of signature frame-building techniques, the most interesting of which is present on this frame; the integrated top tube brake cable clips. 2T Tecnotelai only produced frames for a few years, and in low numbers making this a very rare opportunity indeed.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!

The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.


Era - 1970s
Country - Italian
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Columbus badged but resprayed
Weight - 2.45 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R52V


Size Guide* - Small/Medium (Approx 31 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 53.5 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 52 cm
Head Tube - 107 mm
Chainstay Length - 42 cm
Wheelbase - 98 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.


Rear Spacing - 120 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.2 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - Recessed Allen Key
Brake Drop - 50 mm / 51 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - Italian Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 42 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Braze-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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We accept returns, please notify us within 14 days and ensure the item arrives back with us no later than 30 days after the order was received.

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