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 another highly collectible Italian vintage steel jewel – Cinelli Supercorsa SLX which dates back to 1986. Superb frameset is made of high-end Columbus SLX tubing, shinning in iconic Laser blue paintjob, completely built with Campagnolo 50th Ann groupset (no.12126), Cinelli cockpit, San Marco Concor saddle, Mavic rims. Love at first sight.
Highly collectible. Amazing condition. Love at first sight.
Frame & Fork: Cinelli Supercorsa / Columbus SLX (frame no. 86463)
– seat tube (c-t): 56 cm
– top tube (c-c): 55 cm
– headset tube: 13.3 cm
– standover: 81 cm
Crankset: Campagnolo 50th Ann (170mm 53/42)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Shifters: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brake Levers: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Brakes: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Hubs: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Cassette: Regina CX
Seatpost: Cammpagnolo 50th Ann (27,2mm)
Seat: San Marco Concor Supercorsa
Stem: Cinelli Campagnolo 50th Ann (120 mm)
Handlebar: Cinelli Criterium
Pedals: Campagnolo 50th Ann
Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)
Handlebar tape: Leather, black
Condition: Ridden a few times. Excellent condition. No dents, no cracks, not bent. All parts are working fine.
Weight: 9.1 kg (as on photos)