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This unique Cicli Berlinetta Pista is fresher than freshly squeezed orange juice!

Here’s a one-off custom bicycle that really exemplifies what we’re all about. Columbus niobium steel alloy tubes are joined with our own specially cast lugs, featuring our distinctive crown motif. The rear triangle incorporates a very contemporary wishbone design at the top of the seat stays, in marked contrast to the front fork which utilises […]

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We enjoy building bicycle wheels, and we’re sure you’d enjoy riding a pair

After the frame and fork, essentially the heart or the skeleton of the bicycle, the single most important parts have got to be the wheels. Sure, you want a lightweight bicycle frame. But did you know that weight saved from reciprocating mass is worth three times any weight saved elsewhere? Which is to say, if […]

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Patelli Champion Special – a silver dream machine!

With apologies for mentioning a tacky pop hit from’80s UK, we present a sleek, svelte, subtle, silver speed machine of a similar age from the Patelli works. Our store contains more than a few peacocks, in the form of gaudily coloured bicycles all competing for your attention. This is a bike that doesn’t shout in […]

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A lovely day, a lovely bicycle, what more could you ask for!?

We’re feeling very much “in the pink” at the moment, and not just because the Giro d’Italia is heading to a thrilling conclusion. As the late spring days lengthen and the plentiful sunshine adds an extra sparkle to everything in our shop window, we spend our weekdays wrenching on fine bicycles from yesteryear, wrestling with […]

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Colnago ‘Carbitubo’ twin-downtube carbon and aluminium road bike

In the early 1990s Ernesto Colnago, manufacturer of road bikes of the highest pedigree, partnered with Ferarri, constructors of (more often than not) bright red and (in every instance) blitz quick motorcars, to pursue every possible material advantage in state-of-the-art bicycle design. One of the results of this intense research and development exercise was the […]

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So the Giro d’Italia has got you feeling all sporty!? We’ve got just the thing for you

It’s that time of year for the first of the three great European stage races, the Giro d’Italia. Watching the fastest riders tearing through the scenic Italian landscape gets us in the mood to go for a fast bike ride ourselves. Should you also be struck by the sudden urge to emulate the exploits of […]

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A pair of delightful classic Italian road bikes

After having thoroughly enjoyed refurbishing these two pedigree Italian road racing bicycles we were happy that they both swiftly sold, but also just a little bit sad to see them go! Every bike we build at Cicli Berlinetta is imbued with a bit of our love, so when their new owners pedal out of the […]

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Time to clear up a commonly made mistake in cycling jargon

Cicli Berlinetta has quite the reputation for being vendors of some of the choicest items from cycling yesteryear. We often describe unused items that are sometimes still in their original if sometimes shop worn packaging as being NOS. By which many think we mean New Old Stock. Well, yes, but in the specific instance of […]

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People keep asking “How do we get all our NOS (New Old Stock) goodies?”

Seen here is a rare photographic image of the incredible ‘Way-back-when-omatic’ Time Machine which we at Cicli Berlinetta use to locate the cool unused bicycle components we all covet, and bring them safely into the present day for sale at tomorrow’s prices, right here on our incredible new webstore. As you can clearly see the […]

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Candy apple red metallic CBT (very) fast touring bicycle

Here’s a really rather splendid fast touring bike that we’ve just built up for a customer. We are, quite simply, passionate about assembling swift and stylish handbuilt bicycles such as this. The frame and forks, which are NOS (New Old Stock), were constructed in Italy using Reynolds 501 Competition tubing, featuring particularly nicely shaped chainstays, […]

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