Cinelli Super Corsa Leggerissimo
Owned by: Chris Wimpey
| Cinelli Super Corsa Leggerissimo. Seat tube 61cm
ctt, top tube 58cm, wheelbase 99cm, chainstays 42cm
A lightweight frame, made by special order only through
Brügelmann in Frankfurt, Germany. Through an exclusive
arrangement with Cino Cinelli, these frames were built from special
lightweight Columbus tubing and lightened lugs. In particular, the
bottom bracket was drilled, and the rear dropouts were reshaped.
Available only in the Brügelmann colors of yellow with red
panels with no chrome.
This frame is an early one, and has no serial number. The only
braze-ons are the cable guides on top of the bottom bracket shell and
the rear derailleur cable stop
|Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo 36h hubs laced to Nisi
Moncalieri rims 4x. 14-28t Regina freewheel. Vittoria tubular tires
||Campagnolo Record 172.5 cranks with 42/54t rings.
||Campagnolo with Christophe clips and Alfredo
||Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear, Patent 72,
Campagnolo Nuovo Record front
||Campagnolo Nuovo Record, flat quick release
levers, with Nuovo Record brake levers
||Cinelli 1a stem with oval logo, 110mm: Handlebar:
Cinelli Giro d'Italia, crest/shield logos
Record seatpost with milled grooves, Cinelli Unicanitor Buffalo saddle
the bare frame and fork in a very well-worn state, missing a lot of
paint. Luckily it still had some of the original transfers. Brian
Baylis did a beautiful job of repairing the bike, and applied a
faithful and historically accurate paint job.
I have built the bike with 1972 components, all Campagnolo Record and
Nuovo Record, except the Nuovo Tipo hubs and Nisi rims.
Above and below: Special
paint colours exclusively for Radsport Brügelmann of Frankfurt
Left: Drilled bottom bracket shell
only found on this special model
Campagnolo rear ends
Chainstays showing the Brügelmann transfers. When I acquired
the frame and fork it still had the remains of the chainstay transfers
in place. I carefully removed them and made high resolution scans.
These I sent to Greg Softley in Australia. He used them along with
images from other bikes to create a full set of transfers, which I used
on my bike. He has the sets available on his ebay store. He does
excellent work and is a great resource.
Nisi Moncalieri rims
Head, Cinelli Unicanitor Buffalo
saddle and Campagnolo Record twin-bolt seat pin
I have started a registry of these bikes and have so far
found only nine of them. Perhaps more will show up! Send
details for the Leggerissimo registry to