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Bianchi Specialissima X3 road racing bicycle

“Mamma mia! Bellissima! Che bella bicicletta piccola.” This little racer, constructed from Columbus SL tubing, and sporting a fully chromed aerodynamic fork with a sloping crown, is finished in the traditional ‘Celeste’ colour scheme that immediately identifies it as a Bianchi. The bike has been assembled using a complete Campagnolo component group featuring friction gear […]

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Freschi Supreme Super Criterium

This Milanese masterpiece is a short wheelbase Criterium racer with a distinctive twin tube arrangement rather than a typical single seat tube. Utilising a pair of chain stays in this innovative fashion Emiliano Freschi crafted a highly distinctive frame, also featuring a vertically ovalised down tube, internal cable routing and tidily integrated ICS gear shift […]

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1970s De Rosa Professional

This De Rosa road racing machine is at least 40 years old, judging by the decals, which are in remarkable condition for their age. As is everything else on this black beauty, which is assembled with a period correct combination of Super and Nuovo Record components from Campagnolo. Note the pantographed stem and chainrings, and […]

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Jens Heppner’s 1997 Telekom Pro Team Pinarello

  Two decades ago the Deutsche Telekom Team was one of the dominant forces in professional cycle sport. The numerable victories of Ullrich and Zabel were of course only made possible thanks to the close support of their wingmen, one of whom was Jens Heppner. This is one of the bicycles which ‘Heppy’ rode during […]

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’80s Wilier Triestina Super Leggera

We recently refurbished this delightful Wilier Triestina Super Leggero road machine. After having received a loving makeover in our workshop it only sojourned in our display area for a short while before being sold to a new keeper, and making its way back home to northern Italy. The bike was in remarkably good condition for […]

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Peak ’80s – the Cinelli Laser

Every decade or so, the state of the art of bicycle manufacture is lifted a degree or so higher than had previously been dreamt of or even actually manufactured. The ’80s were graced with the Cinelli Laser, an aerodynamically optimised racing bicycle developed by Antonio Colombo, Paulo Erzegovesi and Andrea Pesenti. It featured new multi-shape […]

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Cicli Berlinetta went to the Deutschen Meisterschaft der Steher, Chemnitz, August 2018

Things went a little bit quiet here on the Cicli Berlinetta Blog recently, for which we ask you to accept our heartfelt apologies. It being the summertime, we’ve been pretty busy, not to say all over the place, in actual fact. We’ve been all over the world in the last couple of months, of which […]

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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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