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Sancineto Brain, 1997

One of the last framesets built by the Sancineto family (production 1919-1997). Columbus Brain OS with a tear-drop shaped down tube. Combines lug and fillet brazing techniques. Weight 8.6 kg without pedals. No carbon in the build.

Sancineto Brain OS, tear-drop down tube. Lugs + fillet brazing.

Sancineto, Stronglight A9

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record, Campagnolo Chorus

Shimano A600

Campagnolo 52/39, KMC X9-93, DuraAce 7700 cassette

Derailleur, front: Campagnolo Chorus, rear: Dura-Ace 7700 9 speed (hubbab). Shifters: Campagnolo Mirage 10 speed.

3TTT Morphe 36 cm / ITM 110 mm

Selle Italia Triathlon / Control Tech 27.2

Shimano Ultegra 6600

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano 105 HB-5500 32H / Sapim Laser / Nisi Sludi 390 / Continental Grand Prix TT

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura Ace 7700 32H / Sapim Race (DS) and Sapim Laser (NDS) / Mavic Open / Continental Grand Prix TT


More Info:
Weight 8.6 kg, no carbon, TT (cc) 53.5 cm, ST 50.5 cm, HT 11.5 cm

Added by dsevast. Last updated over 3 years ago.



Oldairhead says:

Hi, Just curious at how you determined the date of this frame? Some particular characteristics indicate that this frame is from an earlier year.

Posted over 3 years ago


dsevast says:

To my knowledge, Brain OS was introduced in 1995-1996, ca a year after the regular Brain. Which means that the frame was probably built around 1996-1997. This fits with the info I got when buying this bike years ago. Frame characteristics may be not quite standard here as Sancineto had to use fillet brazing to incorporate the teardrop shaped down tube, which is a rare design feature on steel bikes. The seat stay pantograph and coloring indicate 1996 or later. In theory it may be from 1996 but in my view it's less likely than 1997. Why do think this frame is from an earlier date?

Posted over 3 years ago