Classic

Custom Steel Road Frame

As a traditional Italian custom-made frame, the Classic inherits more than half a century of Italian racing history. Mr. Formigli, who apprenticed to Cino Cinelli as a young man, loves steel. He loves building frames in the old way: one at a time, each made specifically for the individual customer.

italian steel road bicycle

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Frame

Columbus SL Steel

Fork

CrMo4 Steel custom size and rake

Colors

 

Build Time

From the date of confirmation of your frame geometry and receipt of your deposit, build time is approximately 60 business days.

Deposit to start build process

$500.00 USD

Frame Price

$2900.00 USD

Frame Material Italian SL steel made by Columbus
Steel Specs Niobium is a special steel with manganese,chrome, nickel, molybdenum and niobium. Columbus’s special chemical composition, the combined effect of strengthening for precipitation and reducing the alloy grain size are incredibly enhanced compared to standard steels.
 Niobium proves more effective than Vanadium as an alloy-strengthening agent. After specific processes of progressive drawing and forming, NIOBIUM undergoes a special heat treatment that gives to the steel its final characteristics. It is a steel designed to provide superior mechanical characteristics and higher resistance to environmental effects than conventional carbon steels.The only serious choice for a competition or top-of-the-line frame, where lightweight and reliability are essential.
Mechanical Characteristics Rm: 1050÷1250 MPa, Rp0.2 ≥ 750 MPa, Ap5 >14%.
Fork CrMo4 Steel custom size and rake
Seat post Frame compatible with seat post diameter  27.2 tapered seat tube
Front Derailleur Braze on
Dropouts material Steel Drops
Bottom bracket Italian or English BSA
Headset 1 inch on request with thread
Cables Externally routed
Top tube Traditional
Size Made to order custom for each customer, we have no stock frames
Paint Black, Blue, Red
Finish Glossy or matte
Paint options Glossy or matte
Lugs Painted lugs is standard option. 24 k gold dipped lugs or chrome lugs optional upgrade.

FrameSpecs

Size CT CC TT TH SCO TL CL FC SAº
42 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
45 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
48 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
50 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
52 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
54 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
56 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
58 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
60 Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom Custom
CT Seat tube length (centre to top) SCO Seat cluster offset
CC Seat tube length (centre to centre) CL Chainstay length
TT Top tube length FC Front centre
TH Top tube length (horizontal) TL Tube length
SAº Seat angle

Something remarkable happens when you know the provenance and history of a handmade bicycle. Even more so when that bicycle is hand built from carbon, in Italy.

Take Your Own Measurements

Send Formigli your bone measurements and body ratios. Watch the video for a visual of the method and read the below instructions.

Instructions for Measuring Your Body’s Geometry

C: The crotch measurement

Put on cycling shorts and take off your shoes. Stand with your back against a wall, with the legs naturally opened (15-20cm apart). Place a level between legs and draw it up to the point it causes you uncomfortable pressure where it meets the pubis. Establish that it is level using the bubble and mark this point on the wall. Measure from this point on the wall to the ground.

TG: The Trunk + legs measurement

Take the measurement on both on right (TG-DX) and left sides (TG-SX).

Stand with your back tall, with the legs naturally opened (15-20cm apart), extend arms out to the sides parallel to the ground (making a T shape), face palms forward. Find the top of the shoulder, where the collarbone ends and the upper arm bone begins. You will feel the notch between these 2 bones. Measure this notch to the ground.

BA: The arms measurement

Take the measure both on right (BA-DX) and left side (BA-SX)

Stand with your back tall, with the legs naturally opened (15-20cm apart), extend arms out to the sides parallel to the ground (making a T shape). Face palms forward. Find the notch in the center of the chest where the 2 collarbones meet. Measure from the center of this notch to the beginning of the middle finger where it connects to the palm.

A: The forearm measurement

Take the measure both on right (A-DX) and left side (A-SX)

Stand with back against the wall. Touch shoulders and upper arms to the wall. Bend elbow 90 degrees to create a right angle (shape arm into an “L”). Hold a broom stick handle (or any tube approximately the diameter of handlebar). Measure from the elbow where it touches the wall on a straight line parallel to the ground to the beginning of the tube.

Submit Professional Fit Data

A second option is for you to get fit by a professional fit expert or biomechanic of your choice and send Formigli your custom fit data. We accept any fit system data. Submit your fit data.

If you work with a fit expert and submit your data, we also require the measurements from the Formigli Measurement Form. You and your fit expert can discuss the optional geometries and confirm your choice.

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