Torelli Bikes and Frames, new old stock and beautiful used frames
We have a few new Torelli frames built by Antonio and Mauro Mondonico in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These frames were built by the masters in their small shop in Concrezzo, Italy. These are steel frames with an extraordinary ride that possess a beauty that only Italian master can bring to their art.
Torelli 20th Anniversary bike and frames are posted here
Torelli Gran Sasso complete bike: with Mirage triple groupset, 50 cm and 62cm
53cm seat tube x 54cm top tube
- Full carbon fork
- Campagnolo Mirage kit with Mirage triple crank x 9-speed 13-26, Veloce Calipers
- Wheels are hand-built with Campagnolo Centaur hubs, Torelli Triumph rims and alloy spoke nipples
- Seat post is Torelli Bormio, Stem is 3T Mutant, Elite water bottle cages
- Frame was Tig-welded in a small Italian shop (it is a Torelli, after all) using Columbus Zona Nivacrome triple-butted asymmetrically drawn tubing.
This bike is not new, but it had almost no use before we bought it.
A lovely example of the Italian framebuilder's art
Front view showing the hand-built wheels and carbon forks
Close-up of the rear triangle
Close-up of the head tube. The Torelli Triumph rims have machined sidewalls for ultra-smooth braking
Close up of the bottom bracket and Columbus Zona tubing decal. Though the frame is mostly tig-welded, it does use an investment-cast (lost wax) bottom bracket shell.
54cm seat tube x 54.5cm top tube
This is simply a superb, hand-built Italian frame mounted with a stunning set of components.
This Torelli Countach was TIG-welded using Torelli's proprietary Columbus Nemo 747 tubing. The paint is Dupont Imron, applied in the U.S. by famed paint shop The Cyclesmiths. All Torelli frames undergo a thorough pre-assembly preparation. All the threads are cleaned using Campagnolo-made tools and the alignment is checked, both before and after painting, on a Marchetti+Lange alignment table.
The derailleurs and 32-hole hubs are Centaur grey. Cranks are Campagnolo Record 172.5 triple, 30/40/50, mounted to a Campagnolo Chorus bottom bracket.
Complete bike as shown without pedals: $4,000
This Countach comes with wide-range gearing and fenders. Go anywhere and enjoy getting there. That's an Avocet O2 Titanium saddle. Cages are Elite Gel SS.
The wheels are hand-built using 32-hole Torelli Triumph rimes. The rims are not only balanced at the factory, the sidewalls are machined for superb, controlled braking. The spoke & nipples are DT Revolution. Tires are Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp. Protecting the tubes are Rox SuperDutE rim strips.
Front view showing the 3T Mutant stem connected to a Cinelli Nerve handlebar. Those are carbon-fiber Campagnolo Chorus ergopower levers and an Easton EC 70 carbon seat post
Back view, showing the raised stem for more comfortable riding. That's a Stronglight O'Light headset.
Rear wheel. Note investment-cast rear dropout. No shortcuts here.
This frame was built in the early 1990s by Antonio Mondonico for his best customer, Bill McGann, founder of Torelli Imports. That is why the frame has a 55.5 cm seat tube. Mr. Mondonico wanted this bike to be perfect for McGann.
McGann so loved this frame he nicknamed it "The Baby". It has a 55.5 cm seat tube and 56 cm top tube and is built with Columbus EL-OS tubing. A look at the photos will show that this extraordinary example of the framebuilder's art is in lovely condition.
Since health considerations prevent Mr. McGann from properly enjoying this frame, he felt a bike this extraordinary should be owned by someone who can give it the miles it deserves.
Here's a quote from Road Bike Action's July 1994 review of the Nitro Express:
"The Torelli can rekindle the most hidden passion to go fast and take chances. It delivers awe-inspiring confidence on fast and twisty descents. Everything feels so right."
We are offering the frame, fork and headset for $1,200.
The frame was built in Italy by Antonio Mondonico and painted in the U.S. with Dupont Impron
The bike's paint and chrome is in excellent condition
A view of the Nitro Express' rear triangle
60 cm Torelli EL-OS Nitro Express
Seat tube detail showing EL-OS seat tube decal
Torelli Nitro Express showing lugless fillet-brazed fast-back seat stay attachment. Beautiful!
Torelli TIG Countach, 62 cm
Frame only, 62cm seat tube, 60cm top tube, $1,250
This late-generation Torelli Countach was TIG-welded in Italy. While most Countach frames were made from Torelli/Columbus 747 tubing, the 62s were made with Columbus Zona Nivacrome tubing to keep the ride quality high, with the thin section of the tubes drawn to 0.5mm.
We have lots of forks, both steel and carbon, in stock to go with this frame.
Built in Italy and painted in the US. Note the traditional horizontal dropouts.
Front view. Note reinforcement rings brazed to the top and bottom of the head tube.
Torelli Countach rear view. Though most of the frame is Tig-welded, the use of an investment-cast bottom bracket shell makes for a stiffer bottom part of the frame.