MODOLO

Updated 8.1.2004    Click on images to see larger view

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1985: Modolo Bottechia
"KronoTech" show bike

"Adamo Modolo founded MODOLO in 1952. In the beginning they were just
component suppliers for touring and "every day" bikes. by 1975, Modolo equipped 1 million bikes. They got into the racing business in 1976, when son Domenico joined thecompany and designed the Professional brake..."

1977: Modolo introduced the Professional brakeset and the self-lubricating housing.
1978: The brakes were produced in different colors and the levers drilled.
1979: Speedy and Flash brakes introduced
1980: Kronos levers (first aero levers with internal cable routing). These were made of carbon.
1981: Kronos brakes: reduced center pull, very light and little wind resistance. Only 3000 produced!
1982: Corsa, Sporting and Cross brakes. "919" anatomic grips introduced. First anatomic grips worldwide.
1983: Master-Pro brake featuring titanium bolts, anthracite hard anodized calipers, white levers, sinterized brake pads w/o rubber or asbestos, Ridden by Hinault, Fignon and Lemond (Renault-Elf-Gitane) including Lemond's World Championship.
1985: Hydraulic brake for road cycle,for Colnago-Ferrari prototype-bike.
1985: Kronotech mono-body full carbon bike by Bottecchia/Modolo.
1986: Anatomic bars - another first.
1987: Two-piece stem and series "90" brakes

Side pull brake models:
Master Pro
Pro Super Prestige
Pro             Equipe
Speedy        Flash
America    Corsa

Other notable products:
- Kronos brake set
- Kronos shift levers
- Morphos shift_brake levers
- Handle bars & Stems

Anatomic gum hoods

 

 Pro calipers

 

Master Pro schematic....

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Kronos brakes
A revolutionary specialty brake set that didn't work that well but looked great!


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Pro Super Prestige set
Next-to-the top model

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Kronos shift levers
Somewhat famous for breaking, they none-the-less set a new standard for lightness.

           

 Model "Speedy"  brake levers

  
  

Lower end model Flash brake set

   
  

A more recent  adjustable stem, "mod 777"
Photos courtesy Stephen Maasland

     

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