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CINELLI Supercorsa SLX, Campagnolo C Record Delta, 55.5cm (late 1980s)

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 late 1980s. Superb frameset is made of Columbus SLX tubing, featuring absolutely stunning details of lugs, fork crown and typical Cinelli seat stays. It’s shinning in original paintjob, built with Campagnolo C Record Delta groupset, Cinelli stem and handlebar, Cinelli Volare SLX saddle, Fir rims. Love at first sight.

Highly collectible. Fair price.

 

Frame & Fork: Cinelli Supercorsa, Columbus SLX

Size:

– seat tube (c-t): 55.5 cm

– top tube (c-c):  55 cm

– headset tube: 12.3 cm

– standover: 79.5 cm

Crankset: Campagnolo C Record

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo C Record

Shifters: Campagnolo C Record

Brake Levers: Campagnolo C Record

Brakes: Campagnolo C Record Delta

Hubs: Campagnolo C Record

Rims: Fir GL125

Seat: Cinelli Volare SLX

Stem: Cinelli (105 mm)

Handlebar: Cinelli Criterium

Pedals: MKS

Tubulars: Continental Giro (new)

Handlebar tape: Benotto, light gold

 

 

Condition: Good condition. Original paint and decals. No dents, no cracks, not bent. All parts are working are working fine.

Era: late 1980s

Price: 3099€ (was 3699€)

*Shipping worldwide available. Due to copyright reasons the photos are in lower resolution and marked with watermark. If you are interested in buying, have any questions or would like to request  a full HD photo album of the bike please feel free to contact us.

 

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