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.
Proudly presenting one of the most beautiful bikes in our store, the CINELLI Supercorsa. This highly collectible jewel dates back to 1961-62 and is one very earlier Supercorsas. Extraordinary details of lugs, tubes, fork crowns, bottom bracket braze-ons for lubricating makes you understand why Cino Cinelli is one of the most appreciated framebuilders. The frame shines in beautiful metalic blue paintjob, with partly chromed forks and seatstay. Completely original and period correct build with Campagnolo Gran sport derailleur, Campagnolo Record 1st gen high flange hubs, cranks, pedals, Cinelli cockpit and saddle (Cinelli stem is late 1960s model), NiSi rims.
The trandescent beauty of this steel icon remains unrivalled. Highly collectible. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Cinelli Supercorsa
– seat tube (c-t): 55 cm
– top tube (c-c): 54 cm
– headset tube: 11 cm
– standover: 78,5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Record 1st gen (170mm)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Shifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Brake Levers: Universal 453949
Brakes: Universal 453949
Hubs: Campagnolo Record high flange (no Record sign)
Cassette: Regina (5 speed)
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo Record (26,2 mm)
Seat: Cinelli (original)
Pedals: Campagnolo Record 1st gen
Tubulars: Continental Giro
Handlebar tape: cotton, biege
Condition: The frame was completely re-chromed and refubrished by professional guy. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in excellent condition.