A Century Long History


Cicli Galetti was born in Milan in 1920.

The name Cicli Galetti took inspiration from the heroic cyclist Carlo Galetti, winner of 3 Giro d’Italia in a row (1910-1911-1912). The Cicli Galetti brand quickly became popular for its commuting bikes, some road bikes and even some mopeds. The start of WWII halted the production and marked the end of the company.

Similar to Galetti, many other artisan activities of the time had to deal with the constraints dictated by the war, but the economic recovery that was taking place in the early 1950s brought the name Galetti back to life together with the Alessi family from Rossano Veneto (in the heart of the Italian bicycle district), which in 1952 took over the brand and restarted production which had stopped a decade earlier.

In the last decades the Galetti brand has been owned by the Zen family, that have added a racing and refined touch to the brand’s DNA.

Hundred years of history are nowadays condensed into refined products with a very high content of craftsmanship, the iconic Italian craftsmanship that is also appreciated abroad.

The SAG [Solo Acciaio Galetti] project was born by the will of Massimo, a true lover of Italian craftsmanship and the eldest son of the Zen family. This project was born in 2013 with the aim of enhancing the historicity of the brand through the noblest construction material: steel. Steel is a material that is “alive”, that must be understood and which is not easy to work. Massimo began therefore to design, in a modern key, four of the models that were built in the 1960s. This particular fabrication, which is 100% handmade and made in Italy, over the years saw the birth of other products with a racing pedigree.