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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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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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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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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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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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Wow! The website has changed! What’s going on?

Hello! A very warm welcome to the all new Cicli Berlinetta website. It’s been quite a long time coming, and it isn’t completely finished, but we’re delighted to have you here nonetheless. Check back sooner rather than later and we might even have posted something actually worth reading! Catch you again soon then…

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