Firenze, Italy

    "Vasco Montelatici and Cino Cinelli raced together as Juniors before WW2. After the war, Vasco opened a bicycle shop and sponsored racers, Cino opened a shop and made frames and components. When Vasco needed "house" frames to put his name on, he went to his old friend Cino. He apparently also went to Galmozzi."

    "In 1955 Sante Ranucci won the amateur world championship (riding a Montelatici bike), thus earning Montelatici the coveted 'World Championship stripes'."

via Matteo Brandi, Firenze, Italia

Vasco Montelatici 
passed away in 2003

Click on images to see larger view...                                   Updated 6.27.2013

Anne Phillips "What's a Monte?" web page HERE

Vintage frame road bike with modern components

Anne Phillips road rocket!
First as a frame alone


This frame built up into a complete bike:


Brian Baylis elaborately painted Monte!


 Frame set from this same approximate era.

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