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CINELLI Laser America, Campagnolo C-Record Cobalto, 54cm (1986) – SOLD

The story begins in the mid 70s, when Antonio Colombo joins his father’s company A.L. Colombo, a giant involved in producing steel tubes for bicycles, cars (like Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, etc.), motorbikes (Moto Guzzi, etc.), aeroplanes (like Caproni, the very first plane to fly over Atlantic Ocean). In 1977 he resigns as A.L. Columbus president and separates Columbus from the rest to develop bicycle tubing production, giving birth to one of the most famous brand in cycling history.

In the early 80s Colombo takes over Cinelli, a small  high end bicycle and components factory founded by Cino Cinelli, a former pro rider between 1930s and 1940s, winner of three Giro d’Italia stages (1938, 1939), a Giro di Lombardia (1939) a Milano-Sanremo (1943) and many other races. In 1948 Cino decides to retire from pro cycling to found his own factory that will become a benchmark in the cycling world. He is a father of the first aluminium handlebars, the first seat with a plastic core, the first pedal straps, the first quick release pedals.

Antonio Colombo’s thinking is different, more visionary, with a gaze that sees beyond the present. The company is transformed, and the inventions of “design made in Cinelli” begin to find their way around the world. The bicycle changes, the vision of the bicycle changes too. People begin to talk about a total design approach. The result is Laser, the first frame to overtake joints introducing TIG welding for road-bike frames. This is the only Italian bicycle to win the Compasso d’Oro (1991) design award, as well as over 28 gold medals at Olympic Games and World Championships.

Proudly presenting the holy grail of vintage bikes – Cinelli Laser America. This magnificient piece dates back to 1986, made of Columbus SLX tubing, built with high-end components: Campagnolo C-Record 1st gen groupset, iconic Cobalto brakes, Ambrosio wheels, Cinelli Volare SLX saddle, Cinelli stem and handlebar.

The holy grail!



Condition: Used, but very good condition. Original paint. No cracks, no dents, not bent. All parts are working fine.

Year: 1986

Price: SOLD (December 2023)