Dei Campione d’Italia, racing bicycle, 1926, Italy
This model was called “Campione d’ Italia” (“Italian Champion”) and won the title with Giovanni Brunero in 1926.
Alfredo Binda came second. At the time this was the most expensive racing bicycle. It’s also a very rare piece.
UMBERTO DEI: Company established in Milan in 1896 by the homonymous racing cyclist. Since it’s birth, Umberto Dei wanted the build high-quality vehicles and always followed this belief. After WWI the company started producing motorcycles too.
- Swedish ultrathin steel frame tubes
- BOWDEN brakes
- Double pinion free/fixed
- DEI patented hubs (removable)
- Removable pedals to replace the gear more easily
- Little tube located under the seat to refill the oil for the transmission
- Hub and pedal bearing oilers
- Special reinforced wooden racing rims
- Detachable racing fenders