Thursday, February 26, 2015

Antonio Colombo with Laser


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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Köthge



Thanks to reader Ingo who sends this photo of #1248 that is painted in "Köthge", adding "Has probably been a long time in Milan ... used very little .... some parts NOS."

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Centurion

From previous posts we know there were made-to-look-like Cinelli bicycles, Windsor  and Raysport, and the Centurion Professional.

Below are photos of a Windsor badged as a Centurion. The story behind this bicycle is supposedly that when Western States Import Co. (WSI), owner of the Centurion brand, decided to offer their top of the line Professional model, they first went to Windsor to have them built. Later, the production of the Centurion Professional switched to Japan (as shown in the Centurion link in paragraph above).







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Thursday, January 1, 2015

UVI Pista N.5

Let's start 2015 with this: a circa 1956 Cinelli Super Corsa Pista- Built for and raced by the Italian National Pursuit Team UVI (Unione Velocipedistica Italiana); Dolomiti saddle, unknown headset, Magistroni crankset, Wippermann inch-pitch block chain, Magistroni bottom bracket, Campagnolo cog, FB Hubs, Cinelli stem, unknown bars, Sheffield pedals.

These bikes don’t have serial numbers per se, but rather their UVI number is stamped on the right/drive side of the seat cluster (see last picture). These UVI bicycle are extraordinarily rare. Here are pictures of N.5. (the highest number I'm aware of is 48):






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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Maestro Saddle




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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

1985 Milan Bike Show, Cinelli display

Photographed at the 1985 Milan Bike Show. The first is a photograph of a Cinelli bike I've never seen before.







Photo, used by permission, by Jim Merz. Jim Merz, framebuilder of Merz Mfg (1970s to 1982) in Portland, Oregon, maintains a Facebook page here.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Tandem

Spotted in Berlin, was a DDR team bike:

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