South Salem Cycleworks, 4071 Liberty Road South
Salem, OR 97302-5752
(503) 480-2001
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM; Closed Sunday

 

South Salem Cycleworks is closing May 31. That means discounts! We have to sell off nearly all of our inventory by then, including most bikes, new and used, most parts as well as our rental bikes & skis. Come on down and save. But you better hurry! More info

Torelli Mountain Bike, prototype built by Richard Cunningham

Complete Torelli mountain bike. Used. $1,500

42.5cm seat tube (center to center) x 57cm top tube (measured level from head tube)

This Torelli mountain bike frame was built by Richard Cunningham, of Mantis fame. It was built for Bill McGann, who was then owner of Torelli Imports and was seeking help in designing a mountain bike. He went to the very best, Richard Cunningham, who was then the owner of Mantis Mountain bikes. Mr. Cunningham built this frame for McGann in the mid-1980s.

McGann had The Cyclesmiths paint shop give it a super 3-color Dupont Imron paint job.

The bike has not been ridden in over 12 years and is being sold only because health concerns prevent McGann's properly enjoying this wonderful piece of the framebuilder's art. A bike this good should be ridden.

Torelli Mountain bike

It is trail or road ready. Seat bag with flat repair kit, water bottle and pump are included.

Torelli mountain bike

The front derailleur is top pull. But Mr. Cunningham included a pulley for bottom-pull derailleurs. Rear wheel has alloy nipples.

Torelli mountain bike

The front end

Torelli mountain bike

Close-up of the cockpit.

Drivetrain

The drivetrain. It has a freewheel, not a cassette hub. Those are Torelli chainrings mounted on Sachs New Success cranks.

Torelli mountain bike

From the other side. That's a Guyo pump, which became the Torelli Mountain Bike Bike Pump, and its bracket attaches on the water bottle cage bolts. The bottle cage is stainless steel.