South Salem Cycleworks
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Guerciotti Frame

Currently, we have no Guerciotti frames for sale.

The Guerciotti brothers, Paolo & Italo, began producing Guerciotti frames and bikes in the mid-1960s. By the 1970s, with the business now in Paolo's hands, the demand for Guerciotti product exploded. In the U.S., the top distributor of professional goods at the time, Ten Speed Drive Imports, made Guerciotti their signature brand.

Wanting to get a handle on quality control, Paolo Guerciotti teamed up with Antonio Mondonico to form GMC (Guerciotti-Mondonico Cycles). With the closure of his father's shop, Mondonico was then building frames for Colnago. Mondonico brought the old Lombard technique of pinned frame construction with him to GMC. This avoids the usual technique of tack-brazing each joint, meaning each joint is heated twice during building. With pinned construction, a steel pin is pressed into a drilled hole to hold the tubes and lugs in place for final brazing, meaning each joint is heated only once. It's time-consuming work, but it makes for a special frame.

Mondonico and Guerciotti ceased their partnership in 1989.