South Salem Cycleworks: Salem, Oregon
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Mondonico Frames: new old stock and beautiful used frames & a new steel threaded fork

We have a few new 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 masters can bring to their art.

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If you'd like to know more about these wonderful artists, here's the story.
And here's a photo gallery and history of this remarkable framebuilding shop

And here's the importer's Mondonico brochure from the late 1990s, full size (thumbnail of the brochure is just below)
Mondonico brochure

Geometry for Mondonico stock frames. Custom frames can deviate from these specs.
Measurements for seat tube and top tube are center-to-center

Frame size Head tube Seat tube Top tube Chain stay
48 cm 72° 76.5° 51.5 cm 40.5 cm
50 72 75 53 40.5
52 72.5 75 53.5 40.7
53 72.5 74.5 54 40.7
54 73 74.5 54.5 40.7
55 73 74 55.5 40.7
56 73 74 56 40.7
57 73.5 73.5 57 40.7
58 74 73.5 57.5 41.3
60 74.5 73.5 59 41.3
62 75 72 60.3 41.4
64 75.5 72 61.5 41.4


Mondonico women's geometry:
Stand-over is the distance from the top of the top tube from the ground

Frame size Head tube Seat tube Top tube Stand-over
48 cm 70.5° 76.5° 51.5 cm 74.5 cm
50 70.5 75 53 76.5
52 71.5 75 53.5 78.5
54 73 74.5 53.5 80.5


Mondonico Frames on this page (in size order): 53cm Futura Leggero | 54cm Spirit | 55cm Nemo 70th Anniversary | 56cm Futura Leggero orange | 56cm Ultrafoco | 58cm ELOS wishbone red | 60cm Airplane w/carbon monostay | 61cm Foco Final World Tour | 63cm Spirit Fixie/Track | 64cm Futura Leggero orange | 64cm Futura Leggero blue

Mondonico fork & decals: Chrome-plated fork | decals

Mondonico 53cm Futura Leggero with Torelli steel fork. Used. Frame: $1,400; Fork: $200.00

53cm seat tube x 54cm top tube

  • Frame and fork are available separately or as a set.
  • Fork (made by Antonio & Mauro Mondonico) has a 1" threadless steering tube that is 226mm long.
  • Mondonico-made fork has Torelli "T"s engraved in its investment-cast fork crown.
  • Included with the frame are a 1" threaded Chorus headset and a set of Campagnolo UltraTorque cups.
  • Frame is pinned, being produced in the Mondonico shop in Concorezzo, near Milan, by Antonio & Mauro Mondonico.
  • Shipping will be from Fair Oaks, California.
  • Made with the special Mondonico/Torelli blend of Columbus Nemo lightweight steel tubing, drawn down to 0.4mm in the three main tubes (0.7mm at the butted ends).
  • Painted in Italy.
  • This is a used frame with some scratches. We have pictured some of them to give an idea of the frame's excellent, but imperfect condition

Mondonico Frameset

A lovely piece of functional Italian art.

Heatube of mondinico

View of the headtube

Mondonico frameset

The seat cluster, showing the Nemo tubing decal.

Mondonico frame

The frame is not without a few scratches.

Mondonico frameset

The bike has been built up and ridden The front derailleur braze-on shows that. There is also some chipped paint on the left chainstay near the BB shell. The Campagnolo UltraTorque cups can be seen.

Mondonico Futtura Leggero

Braze-on with adjusting barrel for the rear derailleur.

Torelli steel fork

Close-up of the Torelli steel fork made by Mondonico

Mondonico 54 cm Spirit. $2,300.00/frame only.
54cm seat tube x 55.5cm top tube
Head tube is 130mm

Spirit tubing is drawn using Columbus' most advanced steel alloy, Niobium. With Columbus Spirit tubing, a frame can be made out of steel that is marginally heavier than aluminum, yet has the lively springy feel of steel. The top tube is drawn to only 0.45 mm in the unbutted section and the seat tube is just 0.4 mm thick in much of its length. This frame was one of the last frames Antonio and Mauro Mondonico built.

Mondonico Spirit frame

Mondonico 54cm Spirit bike painted a beautiful cream color in the U.S. with Dupont Imron.

Mondonico Spirit

Head tube view

Mondonico Spirit frame

Rear view showing investment-cast rear vertical dropouts

Mondonico Spirit frame

Mondonico 54 cm Spirit seat tube showing tubing decal

Mondonico 55cm 70th Anniversary Nemo tubing tubing frameset
w/ Silca pump painted to match and Campagnolo steel pump head
Number 56 of 70 built
55cm seat tube x 55cm top tube
$2,999 frame and fork

Mondonico 55cm 70th Anniversary frameset

Mondonico 70th Anniversary 55 cm frameset

Mondonico 70th Anniversary frameset

Detail showing number 56 of 70 built along with fillet-brazed fast-back seat stays and Nemo Nivacome tubing decal

Mondonico Futura Leggero 56cm
56cm seat tube x 56cm top tube, $1,670.00
The price includes frame, carbon Torelli Aspect SL fork with carbon steering tube and Torelli/Tange headset.
This was the distributor's Mondonico display frameset for the Las Vegas Interbike bicycle trade show a few years ago. It was so beautiful we took it home with us.

Mondonico retired after doing a Farewell measuring tour in 2005.  For a few years after, he had a trusted friend build frames using his specific geometry, but did not insist on pinning the lugs of the frame.  This is a Mondonico approved frame, not one built by Antonio himself.

Frame geometry:

  • Head tube: 73 degrees
  • Seat tube: 74 degrees
  • Top tube: 56cm
  • Chain stay: 41cm
  • Wheelbase: 99cm
  • Headtube:  149mm

Mondonico Futua Leggero

A lovely piece of functional Italian art.

Mondonico Futura Leggero

The view from the back. It's hard to capture the beauty of the pearlescent pain in a web picture. The paint is gorgeous.

Mondonico Futura Leggero

Front view with the carbon fork

Mondonico Futura Leggero

Close-up side view

56cm Mondonico Columbus Ultrafoco frame

56cm seat tube x 56cm top tube
Frame only, $4,545. A fork would be $450. Of course, the are many options when deciding how to build up this lovely work of art. Give us a call.

Mondonico Ultrafoco

Side view of this masterpiece of the framebuilder's art

Mondonico Ultrafoco

Rear view. Note the investment-cast dropouts and bottom bracket shell

Mondonico ultrafoco

Head tube view.

Mondonico Ultrafoco

View of the seat tube cluster, highlighting the beautiful paint scheme

58cm Mondonico EL-OS wishbone frame. $2,299.99

Part# 94690

  • 57.5cm top tube
  • 160mm (16cm) head tube

Mondonico 58cm elos frame

We have a wide array for forks suitable for this work of art, both steel and carbon.

Mondonico EL OS

The rear triangle.

Mondonico EL Os

And from the front. Lugged Columbus steel built by a master builder. The way bikes should be.

60mm Mondonico Columbus Airplane with Carve carbon monostay

60cm seat tube x 59.5cm top tube

Frame: $1,749.99

This frame is built with Columbus' advanced 7000 series Aluminum tubing. Columbus has designed each tube's shape to optimize both stiffness and comfort. The Columbus Carve monostay makes this an especially lightweight and good feeling racing frame.

Mondonico airplane frame

The chainstay has been polished rather than painted. Changing a wheel won't scratch the paint.

Seat tube detail

Seat tube detail showing the curved carbon stays and the Columbus Airplane tubing decal

Mondonico Airplane frame

Head tube close up. You can see the special top and down tube profiles.

Mondonico Airplane

Rear view showing the Columbus "Carve" carbon fiber monostay

61cm Mondonico Columbus FOCO 2005 Final World Tour signed frame

61cm seat tube x 60cm top tube
Frame: $2,499, Fork: $399

A special note about this frame:
Upon receiving the frame, a defect was discovered in the derailleur hanger. These things happen. In the process of performing the repair and re-plating, the plater ruined the chainstays. We ordered a set of Foco chainstays from Columbus in Italy and had the chainstays replaced one of America’s premier builders, Russ Denny.
While Mr. Denny doesn’t used the pinning method, his work is world class. We know you'll love this frame.

61 cm mondinco foco

Generous chrome makes this masterpiece a standout

Head tune

Special World Tour head tube art

Seat tube

Seat tube with special World Tour decal

Foco seat tune

Seat tube and bottom bracket close-up

Mondonico 63cm Spirit-tubing Road Fixie/Track frameset. New, Frame only: $2,500.00; Fork $300.00
Frame built with Columbus Spirit tubing, fork blades are Dedaccai steel.
63cm seat tube x 59cm top tube
This frame was built after Mondonico retired, in a shop he approved.

Mondonico frameset

Lots of chrome to complement this frame's beautiful workmanship.

Mondonico 63 spirit frame

Here's the Spirit tubing decal. Also, with two water bottle bosses, it can be built into a fixie road bike that will go the distance.

Mondonico spirit tubing frame

From the front. Who doesn't love chrome lugs?

Mondonico Spirit frame

From the back showing the chrome rear triangle.

Mondonico fork

The fork has a full-sloping investment cast crown.

Mondonico 64cm Fire Orange Futura Leggero with Mondonico steel fork. New, $1,529.00/framest

  • Built with Torelli/Columbus Nemo tubeset designed for large frames.
  • Made with classic downtube shifter bosses and front derailleur braze-on.

Mondonico frameset

One of the last works of art to come from the Mondonico shop.

Mondonico frameset

Here's the frame turned around to show its other side.

Mondonico frameset

Close-up of the fastback seat cluster and engraved investment-cast seat lug.

Mondonico Futura Leggero

Front view

Mondonico Futura Leggero

The front from the other side.

Mondonico 64cm Blue Futura Leggero with Reynold Ouzo Comp carbon fork
Frame: $1,179.00; Reynold Ouzo Comp carbon fork: $350.00
64cm seat tube x 61 cm top tube
Built with Torelli/Columbus Nemo tubing set designed for large frames
We have performed the Frame Saver rust protection service to this frame, which is included at no extra charge.

Mondonico 64 cm Futura Leggero

Mondonico 64cm Futura Leggero with Reynold Ouzo Comp carbon fork

Mondonico Futura Leggero

Seat tube close up showing fillet-brazed fastback seatstay and Nicacrom Nemo tubing decal

Mondonico chrome-plated fork with 245mm steering tube. Lightly used, $500.00

This fork will fit most 64cm frames. Upon request and and receipt of non-refundable prepayment, we can cut and re-thread the steering tube so that it will fit other frames.

  • Made with Mondonico pantographed (engraved) investment-cast (lost wax) fork crown & fork tips
  • Columbus fork blades and steering tube

Monodnico chrome fork

Front view

Mondonico chrome-plated fork

Side view. Mondonico bought straight fork blades from Columbus and raked (bent the forks so they have the forward curve) the forks himself.

Mondonico fork

Here's the fork from the other side

Mondonico chrome fork

It is made with Columbus fork blades

Mondonico fork

Close-up of the fork tips. There is some rust under the peeled chrome.

Mondonico fork

Here are the fork tips from the other side. You can see how the cast tips have been fitted into the fork blades, brazed and finished

Mondonico fork

Close-up of the front of the fork crown

Mondonico chrome fork

The back of the fork crown, showing it is made for an "incassio" allen-key nut for the brake.

Mondonico fork

Looking up into the steering tube you can see that this fork is pinned. That is, rather than tack-braze the parts before fully brazing them, Mondonico would drill a hole and drive in a pin to hold the parts in place before brazing. This way a tube would be heated only once. Mondonico might have been the last Italian builder to use this time-consuming, laborious technique that preserves the tubing's resilience.

Mondonico frame & fork blue decal set. New, $50.00/set

  • We still have 13 sets of Italian-made Mondonico decals
  • The set includes: decals for the down tube, seat tube, fork blades, seat stays, and chain stays. The Mondonico signature decals are in two colors and the "Hand Made" decal is in Italian colors.
  • Please note that these are basically blue decal sets. We do not have other colors than what are shown.
  • The blue letters have gold keylines.
  • We do not have any head tube badge decals and the decal sets we have for sale do not include them.

Mondonico decal set

Here are most of the decals that are in the set. The "Made in Italy" decals didn't make the picture.