To be considered as new, it looks like it was kept in a time capsule. Hope you like it, cause it’s now for sale
Today we received a couple of pictures of something that looks quite spectacular. An Italian collector ask us if we were interested in sharing these pictures of what it looks like a primordial Cinelli Laser, and after seeing the pictures, indeed we were. It’s hard to come to a definitive conclusion, but all details lead us to believe this can be a genuine Laser prototype. We did’t receive many pictures, but here is what we have to share with you.
A stunning Gianni Motta model “pista inseguimento” with a 24″ front wheel is something rare to come across, especially if preserved and well kept as this one. Now, it’s even more rare… the frame have been autographed by Gianni Motta himself, that we tracked down and found doing some gardening at home! Now we know where you live Gianni, we’ll be back!
Our selection of pictures taken at Milanese expo and swap-meet of vintage cars&cycles, an event that since several years is taking place twice a year just next to the Linate Airport in Novegro. Mostly focused on engine-based items, but in the latest years, showing more and more interest on vintage bicycles. A good occasion to meet old and new friends, that gave us the opportunity to be inspired to start working on new projects and maybe new collaborations.
After all the rain that came down the previous day, we didn’t think it would be possible to have so much fun on Sunday. It was, however, a seriously great day with great people around. Thank you to all the friends that came down to Tuscany with us, especially to Gianmarco from 341 Production for the great photo shoot, thank you to all the people that made this happen, thank you to all the enthusiasts that participated, and thank you to Cicli Corsa for the support and of course for the really useful “Servizio Corse” Vespa. Here the link to our Gallery. Hope you’ll enjoy it.
You can consider yourself quite lucky if you’re able to put your hands on such vintage tube-set, even more if you already have in stock a bb shell, a serie of lugs and an original seat-post… Time to find a frame-builder and make something nice out of it.
Marino Super pista, made out of Columbus PS tubing in 1978. Francesco Marino (but often called Franco) is its maker. A man that for 40 years have been working as a framebuilder for most of the major brands of the north of Italy. Based in Treviglio, he was mostly working behind the scene, branding with his own name only a very few bikes. One example of his great craftmanship is this stunning and perfectly preserved ”Super Pista”. Extremely tight clearances, Columbus Pista Sprint (PS) reinforced tubing with oversize chain stays, and a “cromovelato” copper finish. Completely equipped with a Campagnolo Record pista gruppo. The bike was used by a local pro-rider mostly inside the velodrome of Dalmine, back in the late 70′s. Mr. Marino is retired now, after an entire life spent brazing bicycle frames.