Friday, May 14, 2010

CINELLI “Bic-Eclectic”

Caught a glimpse of this one in my shelf; A scale bicycle like no other, fitted with a mix of unusual parts.
A spur to revisit my 1:1 unusual bicycle…



My Cinelli revisited
A good friend gave me this vintage Italian bicycle (detailed story somewhere in my earlier blog). I restored it but took a different route. I’ll call it Neo-Vintage; a mix of well-worn vintage parts (with oxidation, rust & scratches), refinished vintage parts and updated with non-conformist use of newer parts. A eclectic blend of old and new stuff.
Cinelli bikes have cult following in the same vein as Vespas, Lambrettas & Lamborghinis. They are design objects of desire!

My 60’s Cinelli head-badge. Brass & enamelled. 51mm size

They don't make them like they use too; intricate lugged brazing : Cinelli CS stamped lugs.

70mm x 36mm Bottom bracket lugged brazing detail

Vintage 1971 model Shimano Crane GS (DR 102) works! The very first Dura-Ace model.

Drop-out are Campagnolo 1010A , read : BREV CAMPAGNOLO

Vintage 1972 Shimano Dura-Ace EA-100 works! The first generation Dura-Ace model.

Old-school bracket, clamp on

Vintage 1960's Campagnolo 1006/A front hub by on Campagnolo fork ends

Newer quick release

Vintage hub on Campy drop-out

Meaty Panaracer tire on Ritchey makes for a comfortable ride

Vintage Cinelli stem 1A with the old logo

Newer Truvativ crank

Vintage legendary Unicanitor saddle in new cover

Vintage Belgian Weinmann Type 500 brakes

Weinmann Type 730 brake clears the big tire

A new use for vintage shifter bracket

A new use for one vintage bicycle….my personal joy ride!

10 comments:

Jovet's Garage said...

I'm not into bikes but just looking and reading this makes me wanna ride too. naaaahhh! it's too hot to ride! maybe down slope from Tagaytay to Batangas will help me change my mind...and HOT BULALO after. hahaha!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

very very nice Erwin! hope to get a bike also soon! :-)

komenda said...

Hi Jovet, glad you liked the idea of trying out 2 wheels :-) Riding early morning would do the trick :-) Tagaytay, vintage bike and bulalo would definitely make for a blast of fun!

komenda said...

Thanks Mike! You getting a bike soon is wonderful news :-) a healthy hobby is most welcome development! Enjoy!

danielh said...

nice restoration! your bikes now looks better than those in the showroom.
hmmm, i missed my cycling days. I used to cycling to school in my early teen years and yes, rekindles down the memory lanes.hehe.

komenda said...

Thanks Danielh!
Cycling does brings back childhood memories :-) one that makes you happy!

BRIAN VESPA of Diecast Japan! said...

Erwin, I want to have a vintage bike and I looked at a bike shop in Aurora BLVD this noon. I like some of them but would be better if you can point me where to go sana.

Thanks!

komenda said...

Hi Brian, glad you like vintage bicycle too. It would be a great combination to vintage Vespas!
The best place to go is from cubao take edsa northbound. Turn left to kamuning st. Be on a lookout on kamuning st on the right side of a shop selling vintage hub caps and restoration of vintage cars. You can’t miss it. That one restores and sells real vintage 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s bicycle!
Welcome to vintage bicycle ownership!

BRIAN VESPA of Diecast Japan! said...

Will do that tomorow bro! Ganda ng vintage bikes.

komenda said...

Goodluck :-)
Do let me know if you got one already :-)