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    Early fillet brazed Corratec frame / fork

    This frame is almost NOS (built up but never ridden) and has some interesting details. Supposedly was one of Corratec's first bikes and was handmade in Italy (likely by Sannino?). Original price was in the realm of $2000. Frame and fork weigh 5.4 pounds.

    If anyone has any history on early Corratecs, especially the parts build on this, I'd love to hear it.
















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    That's cool.

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    Thats a very pretty frame ya got there...
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    Nice!
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    I don't know much about Corratec, but if that frame was built by Sannino it must be nice. Back in the late 90's I had an '89 Sannino road frame built out of lugged SLX tubing and it was the nicest riding bike I had owned up to that point, and one of my top three of all time. Very well made, straight as an arrow, and super smooth. Unfortunately I got creamed by a Jeep while riding it and it was destroyed, but I wouldn't mind having another one if I can ever find one in my size.

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    Interesting touch, the adjuster screws on vertical drops. What were they thinking??

    Regardless, one very cool frame, wish I had info for ya.....

    Pics when built please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Interesting touch, the adjuster screws on vertical drops. What were they thinking??

    Regardless, one very cool frame, wish I had info for ya.....

    Pics when built please!
    they're semi-vertical -> singlespeed!

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    Never heard of them but that is a beautiful frame......
    Seek: Old Mtn. Goat Bar Stem Combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Interesting touch, the adjuster screws on vertical drops. What were they thinking??

    Regardless, one very cool frame, wish I had info for ya.....

    Pics when built please!
    My 92 GT has screws as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rigidftw View Post
    they're semi-vertical -> singlespeed!
    That's what I was thinking. Maybe all black components for "murdered out" SS? Also, the Columbus EL tubing seems to lend itself to SS. It's a lightweight road tube set.

    Corratec is a smallish German company. I believe they started around '89/'90.

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    Probably a Sannino. I remember Sannino imported Corratech tires, and this very frame looks like a Sannino (especially the top of the seat tube)
    Last edited by even; 03-27-2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    I meant to bid on that on ebay a couple weeks ago! I don't know anything about it but it looked quality and ended up selling for a song. Glad to see it here though. Good score

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    I was surprised I was the only bidder.

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    Wow, you really did get that for a steal! (curiosity got the better of me, had to go and check old ebay listings :P )

    If it were a NOS Fat Chance or something like that, you'd have paid through the nose. And this is just as well built and arguably more interesting.

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