Luciano Paletti Super 1978.
Paletti Master of innovation.
Luciano Paletti was one of the most innovative frame builders, always trying to push out the current boundaries of technology.
Luciano Paletti built high-quality road bikes since the early 1970s and introduced innovations 30 years before the biggest international companies did. He patented the down tube inner cables shifters, the braze-on front derailleur and the Oria shaped tubes.
Paletti was born in 1947 in Modena, Italy. He started his career as a racer and he was always fascinated by the manufacturing process of the bicycles. In the 1960s he worked in the workshops of many skilled craftsmen, like Ugo De Rosa, founder of one the most famous bike manufacturing company in the world, and the brilliant frame builder Orazio Grenzi, from whom Paletti learned their techniques.
In the mid-’70s Paletti developed the idea of fixing the front derailleur directly to the frame. The prototype he produced was lightweight, elegant and height-adjustable and in 1978 he patented the first braze-on front derailleur.
This Paletti Super is from 1978 with the Paletti patented front derailleur. Full Campagnolo Super Record Groupset.
With the rare Campagnolo ‘Portacatena‘ chain holder!!
Paletti Pantographed stem, seat post and chain ring.
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Europe Zone 1: 80 euro
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Worldwide: 160 euro