Montagner (Mon-tan-yair) Time Trial Bike

Completed restoration of a Montagner low profile time trial bike. The bike over the years had been modified, repainted and long since depleted of its original parts by previous owners Đ it had originally been owned by Madonna Harris (Commonwealth Games and WorldŐs medallist).

The attempt was to restore the entire bike and make it look as though it had been built up and stored all these years. Montagner frames were built by Luigi Montagner, whose claim to fame was being builder to the Czech and Polish national teams in the 80s.

Many of the original Gipiemme parts needed replacing, it didnŐt help these components were rare in New Zealand. The search of eBay started for new old stock (NOS) items - such as headset, shifters, bottom bracket, rear derailleur, chain, also replacement handlebars, stem and saddle. Over the next 6 months various parts made their way to New Zealand, from Mexico, Poland, Italy, Holland and America.

These bicycles (650c front wheel) were not that common in New Zealand and following the UCI banning them for use in competition in the early 1990Ős they were relegated to history.

So, these bikes will remain as a snapshot of bike design in the 80Ős with their quirky bent steel tubes.

Montagner Time Trial Bike specifications:
Frame/Fork:- Oria ML20
Disc Wheel:- Mavic Comete +/- (including 12 x removable steel weights)
Front Wheel:- Mavic Mach 2 CD 650c/Omas Big Sliding Ti Hub
Headset:- Gipiemme Crono Sprint
Bottom Bracket:- Gipiemme
Crankset:- Gipiemme Crono Special
Chain:- Regina Superleggra
Freewheel:- Regina America Superleggera 7 Speed
Derailleurs:- Gipiemme Crono Special/Sprint
Brake Levers:- Modolo Master
Brake Calipers:- Gipiemme Crono Special
Handlebars:- Cinelli LA Bull-horns
Stem:- Cinelli Handlebar
Tape:- Benotto
Seat Post:- Gipiemme
Saddle:- San Marco Rolls
Bidon/Cage:- Profil

Tony Hooper
New Zealand

hooper.tony@xtra.co.nz

 

Montagner TT Bike - driveside view

Montagner TT Bike - front quarter view

 
Montagner TT Bike - rear quarter view

 

Montagner TT Bike - frameset detail
 
Montagner TT Bike - shifter detail
 
 

 

 

 


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