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Torelli Mountain Bike Frameset, prototype built by Richard Cunningham

Complete Torelli mountain bike frameset. Used. $400.00

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 frame this good should be ridden.

  • It has no tubing sticker, but we are pretty sure it is Tru-Temper Steel
  • Fork: Rock Shox Mag 20. The fork has never been serviced
  • Headset: Rudelli roller bearing
  • Frameset will accomodate either a top-pull or buttom-pull front derailleur

Torelli mountain frameset

We touched up some scratches on the chainstay. Note the fork has been painted to match the frame.

Torelli Mountain bike frameset

From the back. You can see that the framset will accomodate either a top or bottom-pull front derailleur.

Torelli mountain frameset

Front view

Torelli Mountain bike

Close-up of the head tube and the Rudelli rolller-bearing headset. Note the second-generation head-tube graphics.

Torelli Mountain bike seat stay cluster

The seat stay cluster

Torelli Mountain Bike

The bottom bracket

Torelli mountain bike downtube

The downtube-headtube joint, showing the reinforcement Cunningham welded in.

Top tube cable stops

The cable stops on the front of the top tube.

Torelli Mountain bike top tube

Top tube rear brazed-on cable stops.

Steat stays

Looking down the seat stays

Right dropout

The right dropout

Torelli Mountain Bike frameset

Back of the seat tube.