Paletti frame, next project

jamesdak

Devout Dirtbag
Just thought I'd share this here, my latest find. It's a beautifully built and painted Paletti but I have no clue as to the model. Currently planning on building it up with a Campagnolo 10 speed Record groupset I have on hand. Mix in some Eurus rims and Cinelli bars and I think it'll turn out just fine.

Here's some pics of the frame:

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jordic1968

Retro Guru
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Paletti's are very very expensive and hard to find but in my opinion, that frame is a piece of art, built with the best materials... And superb paint; pearl white with blue deails and the exact ammount of chrome.... Did you notice this is one of my dreamed frames ? Congrats for the project!!
 

jamesdak

Devout Dirtbag
By coincidence, I finally am getting around to this one. Landed a pretty much mint looking silver Chorus 9 speed groupset for it. For now it will get some nice silver handbuilt wheels I have on hand but I'll be looking for some sweet tubulars for it once the bike funds recover. I've settled on using a silver 3T mutant stem which should match up well with the frame. Headset with be a new Record one, of course.

Here's a quick pic I snapped yesterday as I mocked it up to measure for the proper size stem.

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Stunning.

Paletti has his shop in Modena, near where my wife's family live. He has kept loads of his old vintage frames- all hanging up in the shop. I'd give my right arm for one of his frames. One had a gold Campag super record groupset

https://www.ciclipaletti.com/

Check out the vintage tab. He's redone the website and there aren't so many shown as there used to be.

There was a stunning black frame with roses adorning the tubes. Absolutely wonderful. I asked him if any of them were for sale and he just looked at me blankly then walked off to serve someone else (that will be a "no" then :) )
 

jamesdak

Devout Dirtbag
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I do feel so lucky to get my hands on this one. It's more art than bike in some ways. He is such a superb master.
 
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