NOS TITAN Road Bike Frame: Wild Custom Paint by Dossena Carlo, Swiss, Columbus SL Lugged Steel
This Swiss made Titan is a gorgeously fabricated 1980's lugged steel road frame with an intricate paint job. It is New Old Stock, and has never been built up! Several years ago an Italian distributor uncovered a handful of these, and sold them on Ebay. Most of them were "Varnished by Dossena Carlo", though I have not seen another with a paint job like this. These frames were all Columbus SL or SLX. This one does not have rifling in the tubes, so it is an SL frame. The brake bridge is unique, being wing shaped and hollow. De Rosa "heart" lugs, chrome stays, and Campagnolo dropouts round out the build. This is a high quality racing bicycle frame. It would look amazing with a Super Record or black 1st generation Dura Ace group, or even a black Suntour Cyclone / Superbe build!
SIZE: 57cm (c-t) will fit someone roughly 5ft 9 to 6ft 2. The top tube is a bit shorter at 56cm c-c, and the head tube is 140mm tall.
THE PAINT JOB: Dossena Carlo is an Italian bike painter who has been around the works. His paint jobs can be found on Ciocc, DeBernardi, and many other high end Italian bicycles. He applies a decal that says "Varnished by Dossena Carlo" on all of his works.
Condition: NEW OLD STOCK and perfect! It has never been built or ridden, as evident by the immaculate condition of the dropouts, bottom bracket shell, and headtube faces. Not a single scratch or ding in the paint.
- Includes: Frame, seatpost binder bolt
- Seat tube: 57cm c-t, 54.5cm c-c
- Top tube: 56cm c-c
- Head tube: 140mm
- Front derailleur required: Braze on
- Rear wheel spacing: 126mm
- Seatpost diameter required: 27.0mm
- Bottom bracket required:Italian 36x24, 70mm
- Headset required: 1"
- Wheel size: 700c