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CINELLI Modello B, Campagnolo Record 1st gen, 55.5cm (mid 1960s) – SOLD

Cinelli was founded in 1948 by Cino Cinelli (born Montespertoli, Italy, 9 February 1916, died 20 April 2001), a former professional road racer and president of the Italian Cyclists’ Association. He was a professional racer from 1937 to 1944, winning Milano-San Remo in 1943, the Giro di Lombardia in 1938, and the Giro dell Appenino in 1937.

Failure to interested manufacturers with his ideas in 1948 led him to start his own company. His brother Giotto was making steel stems and bars in Florence and Cinelli moved the business to Milan, the centre of the Italian cycling industry. He made stems, bars and frames also for other companies. Someone may remember him as a rider, many others remember him as the father the first aluminium handlebars, the first seat with a plastic core, the first pedal straps, the first quick release pedals.

The Modello B is known as the ‘little brother’ of the Modello S.C., still one of the most  one of the most elegant and competitive bikes available in early 1960s. The elegance and performance of the Modello B are legendary. Viktor Kapitonov’s victory on road race of 1960 Olympic Games on a Model B is unforgettable. Still today, the collectors around the globe are trying to get hold of good pieces.

Here we are proudly presenting one of t in our store, the CINELLI Model B, which dates back to early 1960s. Extraordinary details of lugs, fork crowns, seat stay clamp makes you understand why Cino Cinelli is one of the most appreciated framebuilders. The frame shines in beautiful paintjob, with chromed fork crowns. Top of the line components like Campagnolo Record 1st gen groupset, Cinelli stem and hanldebar, Brooks saddle, Mavic rims.

L’Eroica ready. Fair price.



Frame & Fork: Cinelli Modello B


– seat tube (c-t): 55.5 cm

– top tube (c-c):  55 cm

– headset tube: 12cm

– standover: 79 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (170mm)

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Shifters: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Brake Levers: Universal 68

Brakes: Universal 68

Hubs: Campagnolo Record high flange

Rims: Mavic Argent

Freewheel: Regina Oro

Seatpost: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Seat: Brooks

Stem: Cinelli

Handlebar: Cinelli (Giro d’Italia)

Pedals: Campagnolo Record 1st gen

Leather straps: Christophe (new)

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

Handlebar tape: cotton, biege


Condition: Used, but good condition. Restored and refurbished. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in good condition.

Era: mid 1960s

Price: SOLD (February 2023)