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

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


Anne Phillips "What's a Monte?" web page
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Vasco Montelatici 
passed away in 2003

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!

      

The web master's frame set

 
                     

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