55cm Coppi Campionissimo Vintage Italian Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1960s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Like a lot of great cyclists of his time Fausto Coppi decided in the later years of his career that he should have a bike company. He turned to Italian contract builders Fiorelli in 1954 and they agreed to build bikes with the Il Campionissimo's name on. Coppi's last year of professional racing was with the Tricofilina Coppi Team who rode on Fiorelli built, Coppi branded bikes. After Coppi died in 1960 Fiorelli continued to produce bikes for the brand, often with a similar design to those they produced with their own name on. Further success was achieved when Ole Ritter broke the hour record aboard a Fiorelli built Coppi in 1968, and production continued up until 1990 when the Fiorelli factory closed after nearly 60 years of building bikes.

This beautiful and rare Coppi Campionissimo was probably built at the start of the 1960s around the time of the might Fausto Coppi's untimely death. The fully chromed frame with 'chromovelato' varnished over panels still show signs of the world championship bands, and the badge on the fork is of the early design. Built by Fiorelli under contract these frames are very similar to those that Coppi himself rode in his last year of professional cycling. A high end and expensive bike in its time, it would have been kitted out with Campagnolo Record, Universal centre pull brakes and the finest Italian parts available. Today, especially in original condition it is a very rare and collectible frame, ready to built up back to its former glory.

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.


Condition Notes - The underside of one seatstay cap has come away slightly as seen in the photos, not a structural part of the frame but could be sealed/filled if required. Also a small indentation under the down tube and very tiny ding at the centre of the top tube as seen in the last few photos.
Era - 1960s
Country - Italian
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 3.12 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R73V


Size Guide* - Medium (Approx 32 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 55 cm
Head Tube - 132 mm
Chainstay Length - 43 cm
Wheelbase - 101.5 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 - 126 mm
Front Spacing - 100 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.2 mm
Wheel Size - 700c/28"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 49 mm / 60 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 41 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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