1964 was a good year for Gianni Motta: it was the year he won the Tour of Lombardy. 1966 was even better, convincingly winning the Giro d’Italia. In 1967 he won the Tour de Suisse but in 1968 Gianni tested positive for doping and was kicked off that year’s Giro. He retired in 1974 but, like so many colleagues, went on to manufacture some excellent and extremely colorful bicycles.
This is the Personal. It’s not his personal bike, but that’s what he named his catalog’s top model for many years. The Personal 2001R frame featured seductively curving seat stays that contributed to a reputation for efficient power transmission and stiffness. They were also often recognized by a tre coleri paint scheme available in nearly every color combination.
This immaculate Personal 2001R belongs the the eclectic collection of Sweden’s Numerius, which predominantly consists of classic time trial bikes and includes some rare birds. He knows what he’s talking about, bedecking his Motta with a well-matched NOS Dura-Ace group set. See more on his flickr stream and if you can read Italian, research Gianni’s career in more detail on his website.