Vasco Montelatici and Cino Cinelli raced together as Juniors before WW2. After the war, Vasco opened a bicycle shop and sponsored racers, Cino opened a shop and made frames and components. When Vasco needed “house” frames to put his name on, he sometimes went to his old friend Cino, as well as Galmozzi and Patelli.
In 1955 Sante Ranucci won the amateur world championship (riding a Montelatici bike), thus earning Montelatici the coveted ‘World Championship stripes’.
In 2011-12, a “stash” of new but never painted Montelatici frames was discovered in Italy and a small number (12?) were imported into the USA. Brian Baylis painted most of this group and these below are representative.