Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Cinelli 2012 bicycle range
Well I have just come back from a one day trip to Tokyo to view the 2012 range from Cinelli. The distributor in Japan is a company called Dinosaur that also sells other road cycling related brands as well, but it was really only Cinelli & the saddle manufacturer San Marco that we were interested in viewing. After arriving the the Tokyo Prince Hotel we went straight to the show hall where Dinosaur was holding their event. 1st up with two new color schemes for their lightweight alloy track MASH frames and one was designed by the MASH crew from San Francisco and the other from Benny Gold. Both look very nice and brakes can be fitted with the front fork having a pilot hole that needs drilling and a rear brake can be fitted with a Kerin training brake consisting of two alloy back plates bolted onto the seat stays. Also it seems that my work mate Hiroshi is eyeing up one of Cinelli Super Corsa frames for himself !. These are the last frames to be manufactured in Italy by Cinelli and only one older staff member is in charge of making them, buy one now as they may not be around forever . They are a outstanding work of art and the finish on the Super Corsa road & track frames are fantastic. Also on display was a limited edition Laser Nostra track bike, very few of these have been made so I'm sure they sell out rather quickly.