Torelli 20th Anniversary Bikes and Frames, new old stock and beautiful used frames
Torelli was started in 1981 by Bill and Carol McGann. From the start, they were dedicated to importing the finest bikes, frames and equipment. Until the era of carbon fiber began in the early 2000s, all of their frames and bikes were built in in small shops in northern Italy. With rare exception, the top end frames were built in the Mondonico shop in Concorezzo, just outside Milan.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, in 2001 Torelli had 100 special commemorative frames built. Each one was made for a specific customer, either for a shop or retail client. There was never any inventory of 20th Anniversary frames in Torelli's warehouse. Special decals were commissioned and each frame was numbered. All 100 frames were sold. With the exception of the special 650 wheel frames, all were built by Mondonico.
We have a few of these Torelli 20th Anniversary frames. They are steel frames and possess a beauty and quality of ride that only the Italian masters can bring to their art.
If you want to know more About the Mondonico shop, here's a photo gallery and history of this remarkable framebuilding shop
We have more Torelli frame and bikes listed on other pages
Frames on this page are posted in size order, smallest to largest.
Built with Columbus Genius tubing and a Reynolds Ouzo Pro carbon fork.
The beauty of using 650 wheels is it allows a shorter top tube and shorter seat tube. Also, the bottom bracket is not too high, giving a proper center of gravity for good handling and lower top tube for a comfortable bike. Overall, this means a better fit for a smaller rider.
This frame was built in a small shop in Veneto (the Italian region containing Venice).
Custom 650 wheels built with Torelli Modular sealed-bearing hubs laced on to Mavic Open Pro rims
TA crankarms (165mm) with Stronglight chainrings, fitted to a Phil Wood sealed bottom bracket
Mavic brake calipers with leaf springs. These calipers are perfect for riders with short fingers. Superb modulation.
Campagnolo Chorus shift levers & derailleurs
Stronglight O'Light sealed headset
3T women's-specific Eva bars, 3T Mutant stem
Thompson aluminum seat post
San Marco saddle
Note the TA triple crankset and wide range rear cluster
A view of the seat tube and rear triangle. The Columbus Genius decal is near the bottom bracket and the 20th anniversary number 47 is near the seat cluster.
Front view showing carbon forks that have been painted to match frame and special wheel built with Torelli Modular Hubs.
Another view of the front end of the bike.
This shows the special commemorative head tube decal, the Mavic brake calipers and the 3T Eva handlebars
Campagnolo Record Gruppo
Torelli modular hubs laced on to Torelli Triumph balanced rims
Cinelli XA quill stem and Contact bar
Easton EC 90 carbon seat post
Avocet O2 saddle with Titanium rails
Chsris King headeset, specially ordered with red/green interfaces.
Note this bike has generous chrome and special 20th limited edition red and green chain rings
Photo shows Antonio Mondonico's signature on the top tube and the special decal noting this frame is number 92 of 100
Front view showing Torelli Modular Hub and radial front-wheel spoking
See, even the skewer and hub are red and green
Detail shot of the special engraved bottom bracket shell and the Columbus Nemo tubing decal
Profile view of 57cm 20th Anniversary Torelli frameset
Close-up of limited edition #12 decal and monostay
Back of 20th Anniversary frame showing beautiful fillet-brazing of seat tube monstay to seat lug
Detail of bottom bracket showing special engraving and tubing decal
60 cm Torelli 20th Anniversary frameset signed number 99/100.
60cm seat tune x 58cm top tube with tricolor paint.
Columbus Nivachrome Nemo 7-4-7 tubing. Available as frameset ($2,999) or complete bike (price according to customer's equipment wishes).
Complete bike with Campagnolo Chorus
Head tube showing signatures of Antonio and Mauro Mondonico
Seat tube detail showing special 20th Anniversary engraved lug
Seat tube front showing numbered 20th Anniversary certification decal