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Cinelli 'Speciale Corsa' - 1972
Submitted by James Sage
In my quest to be absolutely period correct I have tried to scrutiny 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
Cinelli Unicanitor No 2 saddle with Cinelli Speciale Corsa fastback seat cluster detail
Campagnolo Record ‘long reach’ brake levers, early logo Cinelli Model 64 Giro D’Italia bars with triple clamp rings
and Cinelli 1A ‘Milano’ stem with recessed bar clamp bolt introduced in 1972.
Campagnolo Record flat cage clamp-on front derailleur with pivot bolt circlip introduced in 1972 ;
Campagnolo Record chainset 144 BCD – no date stamp to back of arms
Campagnolo SL pedals with early version pointed cage, Alfredo Binda straps with brass clasp rollers
and Christophe ‘Speciale’ toeclips – each clip size has different logo design
Campagnolo Patent 72 Nuovo Record rear derailleur and Campagnolo low flange Record rear hub in non-standard 125mm
width available on request in early-mid 1970’s. Straight-lever quick release.
Cinelli Unicanitor No 2 saddle with Cinelli Speciale Corsa fastback seat cluster detail - alternative view
Early 1970’s version Cinelli headbadge
Cinelli 3-hole detail lugs - introduced in late 1960’s and phased out in early 80’s – and classic Cinelli sloped shoulder fork crown lug.
The finished article
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