Ital Cicli Systems (ICS) was founded in Zurich sometime around the late 1970s. Founder Artemo Granzotto tuned high-end Campagnolo components for his racing bikes. Frames were made in Italy by Giovanni Losa who also made frames for Cinelli (among others). This example illustrates several ICS signatures. Note the C-Record group (including Delta brakes) that have received the ICS treatment. Shifter bosses were mounted to the top of the down tube instead of the sites to improve aerodynamics. The chainstays were shorted to the point that the seat tube is indented to accept the rear tire (not a lot of tire clearance on this frame...). The seat post is a Campagnolo post modified to a quil post. There are no binder bolts on the frame making for a clean look. Leather wrapped bars. The cage on the rear derailleur is slightly bent (see picture) but still shifts although shifting to the smallest cog is sometimes difficult. Cinelli stem is missing the black Cinelli logo on the front of the stem.
The frame itself is in very condition. No dents and no rust. There is paint chips and wear commensurate with age. The bike has vintage tubulars that are not appropriate for riding (but great for display). We will include a new set of Challenge tubulars with the bike. This is a unique piece of Swiss/Italian racing history.
- Seat Tube 57.5 cm CTC, 58.5 cm CTT - Top Tube 55 cm - Columbus SLX double butted tubing - ICS tuned Campagnolo C-Record RD, FD, Delta Brakes, crankset - ICS tuned Campagnolo quill seat post - ICS Pantographed, anodized, polished - Leather wrapped bars - New Challenge tubulars included (bike will ship with vintage tubulars as well)