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1985 Stella Veneta

I bought this bike from the first owner who even gave me a copy of the receipt! He took good care of it and kept it original except for the aero-levers which he added in the early 90's. Although made from entry-level Aelle tubing, the frame is meticulously finished, with engravings on the seatstays and fork crowns. Colour is a fantastic candy-apple red which is almost impossible to capture in pictures, unfortunately. While a bit on the heavy side, it's a great long distance tourer. The headset and downtube decals are missing and I'll recreate them in the near future. I would appreciate some high-resolution photos of these if anybody happens to have some! Other plans for future changes include a period-correct Turbo saddle, Super Record front mech to match the rear one, Veloflex tubulars, and non-aero Miche/Modolo Speedy levers with tan 919 anatomical hoods.

Frame:
Columbus Aelle with Columbus engravings

Fork/Headset:
Columbus Aelle, Campagnolo Super Record Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Miche Competition 52/42 crank, Campagnolo Super Record BB

Pedals:
Miche Competition

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Regina Extra CX 13-21 cog, Regina chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Campagnolo Super Record RD + shifters, Miche Competition FD

Handlebars/Stem:
Stella Veneta pantographed stem, Cycloman handlebars

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbo re-issue saddle, Miche Competition seatpost

Brakes:
Miche-labelled Modolo Speedy calipers, Dia-Compe 251 levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Miche Competition hubs + Nisi Moncalieri rims

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Miche Competition hubs + Nisi Moncalieri rims

Accessories:
Fizik Microtex tape, O.M.A.S. bottle holder

More Info:
The Stella Veneta brand is almost unknown outside of the Piave region, one exception being the Stockholm area, since the company AB Frabo imported Stella Venetas directly from Italy during the 80's. The brand belonged to the Michelin family from Santa Lucia di Piave, who also owned the Miche and Cicli Piave brands.

Added by nikbergerac. Last updated over 6 years ago.

3 Comments

grangeyard

grangeyard says:

Very good.

Posted about 7 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Red bike alert! another beauty. Vintage class.

Posted about 7 years ago

nikbergerac

nikbergerac says:

Thanks! I'm very happy with it & use it frequently - already put 3500km on it this season!

Posted about 7 years ago