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!