For sale we have this exclusive Cicli Boschetti MultiShape masterpiece from the early 1990s
The bike is build on the very rare Columbus MS tubing which was developed in collaboration with Gilco Design in the beginning of the 1980s and released in 1987.
Each of the tubes has a different shape: The top tube is slightly oval, the non-drive side chainstay is triangular shaped and oval on the drive-side, the down tube is in teardrop shape with pointed edge facing the ground.
The bike was just awarded Oldvelos Bike of the month. It's fair to say this bike is a piece of art. The lug work is exceptional and pantographs can be found everywhere, even on the dropouts.
The bike is in excellent condition, paintwork is original and all parts are in full working order.
Size: 52cm x 54cm
- Campagnolo Record front/rear derailleurs
- Campagnolo Record crankset 170mm - 52/39
- Campagnolo Veloce Ergo Shifters
- Campagnolo Record brakes
- Campagnolo Veloce headset
- Campagnolo Boschetti panto seat post
- Campagnolo Omega clincher rims
- Modolo Q Race stem
- Deda Anatomic 250 handlebar
- Selle San Marco Regal saddle
- Vittoria Open Corsa tyres in new like condition
Cicli Boschetti was founded in 1973 by Rino Boschetti in Marano sul Panaro (MO).
Before building his first bicycle in 1971 Mr. Boschetti was manufacturing wheels for Cicli Negrini, which at the time was one of the leading bicycle brands in Italy. As technology developed and automatisation took over, Boschetti could no longer compete with the decreasing prices for wheels and decided to build bikes.
He quickly gained a reputation for building tailor made bicycles and soon semi-professional teams started competing on Boschetti’s bikes. In collaboration with master frame builders MAZA (Mattioli & Zanasi) he build some truly special bikes, such as the Francesco Moser like time trial machine. During this time Mr.Boschetti and his former friend and rival Luciano Paletti were the leading innovative frame builders in the region around Modena.
Due to his ever curious nature and continuous search for improvement Boschetti was able to gain the respect of the bicycle industry leaders. Selle San Marco at some point started to produce an elasticized saddle based on Boschetti’s idea to incorporate a spring. He’s part of an exclusive group of frame builders that was entrusted by Columbus with their special MultiShape tubing in the lat 1980s.
Apart from the high quality materials Boschetti bikes distinguish themselves with a particular paintwork as well. Most Boschetti bikes have been painted by Gianni Schivazappa from Parma who is considered as one of the finest of his craft.
Although he never made it to a cycling pro team (Paletti received the honour instead), Boschetti found considerable success in the triathlon world. Noteworthy collaborations include perennial Italian triathlon champion Fabrizio Ferraresi and Edith Cigana who both rode to numerous victories on Boschetti bikes.
Now in his late 70s Mr Rino Boschetti is still working on some projects in his little workshop in Marano at the foot of the Appenines.