Posts Tagged ‘cinelli’

Raleigh Professional Track.

May 27, 2009

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I was looking for one of these in my size for quite some time and to my amazement just recently I managed to snag one and here it is, just completed, my 1974 Ilkeston Built, 531, Raleigh professional track bike. It wasn’t in the best of conditions to begin with but after a bit of tender love and care and a trip the the chromers for the forks it is back on the road and in full effect!

I need to grip an original Headbadge for it and a set of Campy cranks but apart from that I reckon it’s done. Boom, Here is to a great summer!

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Mike Giant for Cinelli.

May 6, 2009

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Mike Giant produced a nice graphic, showing off his ‘64 Black Cinelli Super-Corsa bike and offered it to the Italian bike maker. They liked it so much, that they will soon be releasing it as a limited edition poster.

Words form Highsnob.

Cinelli x RVCA

March 3, 2009

This is almost old news but I recently stumbled upon pictures from the opening show / party that I must share.

For those who don’t know about the collabo…
Cinelli has always combined design, competition, technology and art.

Art is in Cinelli’s DNA, and creative talents like Keith Haring, Mario Schifano, Alessandro Mendini and Maurizio Cattelan have made their contribution with catalogue covers, installations, performances, one-offs that are constantly traveling in prestigious exhibitions. RVCA is a rapidly growing young Californian company of surf and skate wear whose success is the result of collaboration with artists, most of them from the area of street art.

Here too the artists not only collaborate on the creation of products, but also function as an observatory, with antennae to catch new cultural trends.

The encounter between these two companies with a similar approach has led to the works of 13 highly acclaimed artists* who have reinterpreted the Cinelli Supercorsa Pista, an icon of worldwide cycling. Some have made sculptures, while others have kept the models in working order, always in the fixed-gear track version.

The choice of Cinelli was a precise acknowledgment not only in terms of culture, but also regarding the company’s unique history of competitive success.
Cinelli’s Lasers have won an impressive quantity of world and Olympic competitions, and today the development of the track and fixed-gear program is the main objective of the company.

Besides the 13 one-offs, a bike produced in a limited edition of 50 pieces has been designed by Barry McGee, the most famous street artist in San Francisco, whose works are featured in many museums.
Barry himself, like all the invited artists, is an excellent rider… when he was a kid he rode a Supercorsa Cinelli which he now displays with pride in his studio.
The bikes were all ordered on the first evening, at the opening of the event called “Pressure” in the RVCA gallery at Ashbury and Haight in San Francisco.

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Keith Haring x Cinelli

February 11, 2009

One of my favourite artists to come out of the 80s, Keith Haring on a collab with Cinelli.

Peep those god damn wheels son!

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Sit your ass down!

December 4, 2008

A bunch of sweet saddles just in at the Tokyo Fixed Gear pop up shop down in the big smoke. Especially feeling the white Cinelli but damn that sh*t would hurt on the daily grind, on an aluminium frame too… ouch! Am I prepared to pay that price for style? watch this space.
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Go visit sometime… remember people, its a pop up shop so wont be there forever!


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