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53cm Biemazetta (Biemazeta) Palo Alto

Palo Alto Bicycles framesets were made by contract builder Biemazetta (also spelled Biemazeta) in Italy back in the 1980's and were stamped "BMZ" on the bottom bracket shell along with the c-c size (53cm in this case) of the frame. I built this frame up with Campy parts because I thought they fit the character of the bike a lot better.

Columbus tubing throughout with Columbus chrome engraved seat stay ends; Gipiemmi dropouts; chrome right chainstay

Columbus fork with chrome Columbus engraved crown and Gipiemmi dropouts; Campy Record Strada headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campy Victory


Regina 6-speed freewheel; Campy chainrings; Sedisport chain

Campy Victory (or Triomphe)

Cinelli 64-40 handlebars; Cinelli XA stem (95mm reach)

Selle Italia Turbo saddle, Campy Nuovo Record seatpost

Campy Victory

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sun MA13II rim; Campy hub; Panaracer Pasela tire 27 X 1"

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sun MA13II rim; Campy hub; Panaracer Pasela tire 27 X 1"

Vintage water bottle cage, Benotto handlebar tape

More Info:
I bought this frame new from the Palo Alto catalog a long time ago and this is the bike I finally built it into after several other iterations of it.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Handlebar and stem change
  3. Campy swap

Current Stage Info:

I decided to switch this bike over to Campy and Cinelli parts because I thought they would better compliment the frame's Italian heritage. Most of them are from the Triomphe group.

Added by taguy4. Last updated 12 months ago.



taguy4 says:

Thanks for the compliment. I need to update this bike because it's now equipped with Campy parts and the Shimano parts got used to upgrade another bike I bought. I haven't been on this forum for a while: I didn't know how much effort to put into keeping my bike list up to date because most of the bikes here seem to be fixed gear bikes these days and I didn't know if anyone would be interested in my bikes any more since none of them are that way.

Posted almost 4 years ago


Merckx says:

Nice build! I sold my PAB frame back in '87...

Posted almost 4 years ago