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1968 Cinelli Speciale Corsa

1968 Cinelli Speciale Corsa
serial no. 3808

Purchased on eBay in September 2009 as a complete machine. This had been meticulously restored by its previous owner with a Brian Pritchett repaint, some of its original components and NOS replacements. Back on the road 11 November 2010.

The Restoration
This came with a TA triple crankset and bottom bracket and this was replaced by a period correct Campagnolo Nuovo Record “no date” Strada double crankset and Campagnolo bottom bracket. The wheelset comprising Campagnolo Record high-flange hubs and Super Champion Competition rims was replaced by a beautiful late 1950-60s one that I had on hand comprising Campagnolo “no Record” high-flange hubs and Fiamme “Longhi” red label rims with valve hole eyelets. A NOS Regina five-speed Corsa 13-19t freewheel and chain were fitted.

Material: Columbus SL double butted tubing frame and forks
Finish: Brian Pritchett repaint: Cinelli silver, chromed head and seat lugs, drop-out facings and fork crowns
Size: seat tube 60 cm (c to c), 61.5 cm (c to t), top tube 57.5 cm (c to c)
Chainstay length: 42 cm (c to c)
Bottom bracket height: 11 inches
Wheelbase: 101 cm (40) inches (c to c)
Angles: 72º head 72º seat
Fork offset: 1½ inches
Rear spacing: 120 mm
Lugs: Cinelli pattern, chromed
Fork Crown: Cinelli sloping with chromed caps
Dropouts: Campagnolo forged with no mudguard eyelets
Braze-ons: chain stay cable stop and gear lever bracket peg on down tube undershell
Serial nos: 3808 on bb

Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1020/a “pat.” (no date)
Front derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record 1052/1
Gear levers: Campagnolo 1014 with Campagnolo clamp and REG covers
Chainset: Campagnolo Record Strada 1049, 46t x 52t, 172.5 mm cranks, no date code
Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record
Headset: Campagnolo Record 1039 Italian thread
Stem: Cinelli 1A, 100 mm, bolted nut fixing
Handlebars: Cinelli no. 65 Criterium, 40 cm, Olmo red plastic tape and red Cinelli plugs
Brakes: Universal 61 centre-pull
Brake levers: NOS Universal
Brake cable clips: Campagnolo chrome-plated
Seatpost: Campagnolo Record
Seat binder bolt: Cinelli bolt
Saddle: Ideale 90
Pedals: Campagnolo Record with toe-strap loops
Toeclips and straps: Cinelli alloy old logo, Alfredo Binda red toe straps
Rims: Fiamme Red Label polished alloy 36-hole sprints with valve hole eyelets
Hubs: Campagnolo "no Record" 36-hole high-flange with Campagnolo straight-lever quick release skewers
Spokes: 3x 15/17 double butted, stainless steel
Freewheel: Regina Corsa, 13-14-15-17-19t, five-speed
Chain: Regina
Tyres: Tufu S33 700x21 sew-ups
Accessories: Silca frame pump and Campagnolo pump peg
Weight: 23 lbs


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