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1970's Tecnotelai pista

Sometimes you see a trackbike that makes you raise a question ??? This was one of them.. 2 week ago i saw this trackbike on a second hand website The Bianchi decal made me instantly have doubt which raised the suspicion what did i just "found" . Looking things up on the internet, I didn't find any satisfying solution, though there's threads dealing with the problem. This one for example: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph ... fork-crown It is true that Losa, Monark, Mercier and surely others used crowns but they were all different. And then, putting a crown on the crown seems a rather obvious thing to do. Most of these threads suggested Losa or Monark/Crescent, but I do have my doubts. Especially after finding this thread. My frame is definitely related to 2T Tecnotelai Bologna. The crown is the same, and the lug cutouts in the link is the same as the cutout on the fork crown. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 0#p2031859 (The 2T symbol) Does the crown on the fork crown really have anything to do with 2T? Yes, it does. Does 2T really stand for Tecnotelai? Yes, it does. Tecnotelai Bologna to be precise. Over the last hours, I found more evidence and frames or complete bikes with the crown in question, though they often had different lugs, in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany Italy and UK. Of the one's that were still labelled, I could trace some back to bike shops. None had decals of another proper manufacturer. Not much info to be found on Tecnotelai.... Tecnotelai from Bologna Italy. Repainted as a "Bianchi" ( And added a Reynolds transfer ) 52 CC 54 CT 52,5 TT

Frame:
Columbus

Fork/Headset:
Columbus / Soffatti

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Spidel / Ofmega

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
47-15

Handlebars/Stem:
3ttt / Atax

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks / SR

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic / Maillard 700 pista / Clement

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic / Maillard 700 pista / Clement

More Info:
* sold *.

Added by kobe. Last updated over 3 years ago.

As of over 3 years ago, kobe has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

4 Comments

moik

moik says:

Your post made my day! I finally know now I have a Tecnotelai too - thanks!!! It's still filed under "Carlos" here on PR but I have to change this soon...
http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/carlos-sp...

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

That's nice to hear man :)

I've searching for some hours and found out
Your road bike is nice!

Posted over 3 years ago

moik

moik says:

Great finds you made with your bike and your research! I was always wondering about the cut outs of the lugs but nobody could help. Never even heard of the brand before - but then you brought your track bike in.... :)
Love the bow in the rear stay !!

Posted over 3 years ago

kobe

kobe says:

Thanks allot man
that is very nice to hear :)

Now i gotta see what i will do with her ;)

Have a good day !

Posted over 3 years ago