Handmade in Italy in size 56cm
Ottusi Super Record 56cm Pantographed in great condition. Ottusi only produced a few bikes for professional riders. The frames were supplied by Tommasini or De Rosa. Molteni team bikes were also labelled Ottusi. This bike is superbly finished with Super Record components and is a very rare bike. The frame has many features of a 1970's Tommasini so it is likely the frame and forks were made and supplied to Ottusi by Tommasini.
Pantographed frame and forks
Handmade in Italy
Condition - Excellent original condition as per photographs . No cracks, no dents. Paintwork and decals are original. Some stone chips and signs of use
Frame Size - 56cm
Seat tube - 56cm (c-t)
Top tube - 55cm (c-c)
Frame - Columbus Steel SL
Speed - 6 speed
Crank - Super Record
Gears - Super Record
Brakes and Levers - Super Record
Seatpost -Super Record Pantographed
Headset - Super record
Handlebars and stem - Cinelli
Wheels - super Record
Saddle - TBA
Pedals - not included but quality vintage pedals are available
Ottusi was a professional road mechanist working for Koblet and Learco Guerra in the 50ies. Opened his own shop, he was a big name for the leather saddles (in the 60's he worked on Brook saddles, every road professional biker uses at that time mastered Ottusi saddles, for example Fausto Coppi. In the 70ies and 80ies he produced only a few racing road and road machines (see below) for professional purposes and riders. Due to his friendship to Tommasini and to his really small workshop in Milano he used to exchange some ideas in order to complete his bikes.
Ottusi never built frames himself. His father discovered De Rosa and worked with them until the 70s, Ottusi also bought Tommassini frames. Ottusi in the 60s provided team frames (excluding De Rosa). There are some Some Molteni team training frames that were labeled Ottusi.