Updated: June 4/2020

1984 Picchio Special

Bought this Picchio Special on March 25, 2013. Angelo Picchio build framesets for many champions, including winners of The Tour De France, The Giro d'Italia and the World Championships. His assistant was Francesco Trentin, who had been team mechanic for the Torpado team in its glory days. All Picchios were brazed either by Angelo or Trentin. In the United States, Picchio's were exclusively imported by Wm. Lewis Imports (Austin, TX). One of their advertisements pertaining to this model read as follows: "Angelo Picchio has been handcrafting championship bicycle frames in Italy since 1946. By using proven Columbus SL tubing, and adding a crease down the tube, Picchio has added a new wrinkle to his world-famous frames. The Rigido indentation adds increased rigidity without hurting riding comfort. Available also in in Aero Frame, with aerodynamic Mazzucatto tubing and in Rigido Tandem frames". According to Richard Sachs, when he visited Picchio's shop in 1979, he was "creasing" the tubes in-house, using tools that he made or were made for him. THE BIKE Frame: Columbus SL Rigido model.With the exception of the top and head tubes, all other tubes are creased, including the forks. Original paint. Brakeset: Campagnolo Super Record brake levers and calipers. Handlebars: Cinelli Mod. Campione del Mondo Stem: Cinelli Mod. 1/A, stamped Cinelli Milano Headset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record. Clamp-on. Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Patent 84 Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (1984, 144 mm BCD) Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Wheelset: Campagnolo hubs laced to Wolber Super Champion Aubisque rims. Chain : No name Freewheel: 6 speed Regina CX/CX-S Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (27.2 mm) Saddle: Avocet RS