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Cinelli Speciale Corsa - 1972

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: James Sage

FrameCinelli Speciale Corsa, frame number 2244 -1972; 57cm x 57cm
Three hole detail lugs and Cinelli slope shoulder fork.
WheelsMartano rims on Campagnolo Record small flange quick release hubs with Robergel Trois Etoiles spokes; Clement Seta Extra tubular tyres
ChainsetCampagnolo Record Double 144BCD; 172.5mm; Patent Campagnolo stamping to Chainrings, Chainring bolts and dust covers
PedalsCampagnolo Record SL Pedals early cage shape; Christophe ‘Speciale’ clips; Binda straps
Gears Campagnolo Nuovo Record Patent 72 Rear; Campagnolo Record flat cage with circlip front; Campagnolo Record clamp-on shifters with redundant cable stops
BrakesCampagnolo record sidepull ‘normal’ reach calipers with Campagnolo Record ‘long reach’ levers and ‘world’ logo hoods
Stem/BarsCinelli Model 64 Giro d’Italia bars 40cm x 26,4mm with 110mm Cinelli 1A ‘milano’ logo stem with recessed bar clamp bolt
SaddleCinelli Unicanitor No 2 suede unpadded saddle on Campagnolo Record 26.2mm dia twin-bolt post.
Extra detailsThe bare frame was obtained in poor condition then fully refinished and bike rebuilt using NOS parts. Previous owner believed the frame was manufactured in 1972 and all efforts were made to be period correct to that year with the build. 1972 saw detail changes for some Campagnolo and Cinelli components filtering through including front derailleur, stem, brake levers and pedals requiring a few educated guesses as to the most likely item. A beautiful bike. It hasn’t been ridden.

In my quest to be absolutely period correct I have tried to scrutinise everything and there are two or three items I am still to be fully satisfied one way or the other are the items that would have been found on this bike in 1972 :
§  Cinelli Unicanitor – colour of stamping to saddle (not sure when silver stamping became available)
§  Regina ‘ORO’ freewheel and chain – Regina ORO products seemed to have appeared in catalogues in early 70’s but may not have actually been available until mid-1970’s
§  Campagnolo front changer version – the version used is a ‘generation 6’ which became available from 1972 – not sure whether this was actually available to bike builders in 1972

Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: James Sage

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