Monday, March 14, 2011

Rose Cinelli Project Update

This is an update of my very first post, which related to an approximate 1976 rose-colored N.O.S. Cinelli Speciale Corsa frameset.  Since my first post, I have built the frame up with period-correct Campagnolo Super Record components.  The components used include a Super Record titanium bottom bracket (hollow with bolts rather than the later type which used nuts), a Pat. 76 Super Record rear derailleur, Campagnolo Super Record brakes, shifters, front derailleur, headset, high-flange hubs, and Super Record crankset.  Hubs are laced to Fiamme Ergal  rims with butted spokes.  Also used is a milled Campagnolo 26.2 seat post, an Everest light alloy six-speed freewheel, and Everest light-weight slotted chain.  I found a nicely matched N.O.S. Cinelli Unicanitor saddle, as well as matched Benotto handle bar tape. All components are either N.O.S. or in near-N.O.S. condition. As mentioned in my original post, the frameset has original paint and decals, is N.O.S., but has some shop-wear from being bounced around in the attic of  a Belgian bike shop for 35 years.  As built, the bike is very light at a little over 18 pounds, sans pedals.  Here are the photos as the bike looks now:


  1. Beautiful! Your work rocks, thanks for the vintage bike porn.

  2. that's a beautiful bike Jeff! Wonderful color!

  3. Hi, I really enjoy your blog - what a collection! In fact I've used your silver Cinellis as reference for my '74 that I've just finished and thought you might like to see some pics. If I'm being super-critical the fork shape is a little out but the bike looks and rides great. Thanks for the inspiration.