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 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 bicycle world. 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.
Antonio Colombo’s thinking is different, more visionary, with a gaze that sees beyond the present. The company is transformed, vision of bikes is changed too, and the inventions of “design made in Cinelli” begin to find their way around the world.
Proudly presenting one of most desirable Italian steel bicycles – Cinelli Supercorsa which dates back to early mid 1970s. Superb frameset is made of Columbus SL tubing, featuring absolutely stunning details of lugs, fork crown, seat stays and 26.2mm seatpost. It’s shinning in beautiful silver paintjob, completely built with Campagnolo Nuovo Record groupset, Cinelli stem and handlebar, NiSi rims,
Cinelli Unicanitor saddle. It comes with vintage Cinelli air pump in the color of the frame.
Highly collectible. Love at first sight. L’Eroica ready.
Frame & Fork: Cinelli Supercorsa / Columbus SL
– seat tube (c-t): 52 cm
– top tube (c-c): 53 cm
– headset tube: 9.5 cm
– standover: 76.5 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (170mm, 53/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Shifters: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brake Levers: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Nuovo Record high flange
Freewheel: Regina Oro
Chain: Regina Oro
Seat: Cinelli Unicanitor
Seatpost: Campagnolo Nuovo Record (26.2mm)
Stem: Cinelli (90 mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Mod. Giro d’Italia
Pedals: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: cotton, vintage red
Condition: Used, but good condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. Groupset and components are in very good condition and are working fine.
Era: early/mid 1970s