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Sabatini Track

My first track bike.

Frame:
F. Sabatini / 53,5cm /1979

Fork/Headset:
Tokyo Fixed / Chris King

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Pista Record / Shimano

Pedals:
Exustar PT-12

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
KMC K710 Kool - 17/50

Handlebars/Stem:
No name / Cinelli A1

Saddle/Seatpost:
Selle Italia Turbo / 26,8 Brand-X Inline 6061

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Super Record / Campagnolo / Bontrager

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Campagnolo Record Pista / Mavic Open Pro / Bontrager

More Info:
My first track frame, Build by F. Sabatini in 1979 “Francesco “Franco” Sabatini made bicycles in Perugia, Italy at home up until 1987. He handmade each one with his wife who did the decals and built up the wheels … According to his daughter, Claudia, he knew he needed help (sons) with the business, but soon learned that he would be working with a daughter. He ended up with three daughters … but they were all very enthusiastic about the business. His daughter recalls that “many of the bikes were made ‘tailored’ for specific riders … he took the measurements of leg and arm … this was a very special job.” All of Sabatini’s bikes were made with Columbus tubing and Campagnolo components, mostly Super-Record. The higher end bikes were all pantographed. In 1978-79 a Canadian bicycle shop (International Cycling) told him he would buy many of the bikes (about 30). Sabatini built all of them by hand and sent them to Canada in two shipments. .. the first order of about 10 bikes was immediately paid … the other 20 bikes was never paid and he was never able to get the money. There were never any other shipments abroad and Sabatini never shipped a single bike to the United States. Many of the bikes we see here are a part of those original 30 Canadian bikes of which most were never paid for. The last bicycles built by by Sabatini were for Gino Bartali and were logoed with Bartali decals in 1987."

Added by WilliamVinther. Last updated over 7 years ago.

5 Comments

kobe

kobe says:

nice... i also got a sabatini :)

Posted over 7 years ago

_vic_ky

_vic_ky says:

nice bike!, added to favorite!

Posted over 7 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Very nice.
Is it Brown or gold color?

Posted over 7 years ago

WilliamVinther

WilliamVinther says:

Thanks!
It's brown, the first picture is most true to the color.

Posted over 7 years ago

Rdnt

Rdnt says:

Nice

Posted over 7 years ago