Mystery(-ish) bike

It looks great with the red Selle Italia Turbo saddle and Cinelli (Priest?) handlebar. A chrome frame is such a nice canvas for customization.

Oh, and total weight of 8.2 kg (18.1 lbs)? Really? If true, then that’s light!

$_57 cpsi(8)

Martelly Reynolds 531 – 1981

Hi there. For sale is this beautifully chromed Martelly. It’s been a nice and interesting detective job to find out what frame this is. Some people were fouled by the clover engraving that looks like Colnago’s but it’s not. Yes, this frame is a very nice build, so I started to search all about it. I’ve found on some forums a similar frame and the discussion brought Eddy Martens in our attention. Mr. Martens was saying in an email to a customer that after he took his father frame building business in the 80s, when it was called Martens, he named his company Martelly and he has build frames for several brands including his own, Martelly. This frame in particular is made from reynolds 531 tubings, campagnolo dropouts, fully chromed and I equipped it with a mix of Dura Ace EX and Suntour components from the early 80s.

Everything has been cleaned, lubricated and tuned. All components are in a very good condition optically and functionally. The chrome is perfect.

You can judge the actual condition in the hi res pictures. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Seat tube c-c 54cm, Top tube c-c 54cm

Frame & Fork: Martelly Reynolds 531, st 54cm – tt 54cm frame weight 1780gr / fork weight 680gr
Headset: gold Cambio Rino
Hubs: Dura Ace EX 36H
Rims: Fiamme tubular + Hoshi doubble butted spokes
Casette: Dura Ace 5sp 13-25
Crankset: Sugino Super Mighty Competition 171 52/42
Shifters: Suntour barend friction shifters
Rear derailleur: Suntour Cyclone GT
Front derailleur: Dura Ace EX
Chain: Sedis NOS
Bottom bracket: Dura Ace EX NJS
Brakes: Dura Ace EX
Brake levers: Dura Ace EX
Seatpost: Ritchey 27.0
Saddle: NOS Turbo red suede leather
Tires: new Continental Giro tubulars
Cork: Benotto style
Handlebar: Cinelli 26.2
Stem: Ritchey steel stem
Total weight 8.2 kg


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