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1984 Chesini X-Uno

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Chesini X-Uno, Columbus SL-SP-Air tubing. / 56cm / 1984

3ttt Paris-Roubaix / Chesini pantographed 3ttt

Chesini "Aero" fork crown with Columbus "Air" blades / Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Campagnolo Record high-flange hub laced with Sapim spokes / Mavic GP4 / Vittoria Nuovo Pro tubulars

Campagnolo Record high-flange hub laced with Sapim spokes / Mavic GP4 / Vittoria Nuovo Pro tubulars / Regina Oro freewheel.

Campagnolo Super Record.

Selle Italia Turbo Special / Chesini pantographed Campagnolo Super Record

Campagnolo Super Record / Sedis

Chesini pantographed Campagnolo Super Record / Campagnolo Super Record

Campagnolo C-Record Delta / Modolo Kronos

Front: 52/42, rear:13/14/15/17/19/21

There is nothing like the ride on a well built steel frame.
The black anodized and pantographed stem, seatpost and chainrings were on my wishlist in ´84
but my wallet hurt as it was from the frame alone, so I had to go with parts
I already had on hand. When they turned up on eBay 24 years later as New Old Stock
it was a no-brainer...
Also, the pedals are recently changed from old Look ones to Campagnolo Chorus.
The rest of the bike is like I built it in 1984.

It isn't obvious in the photos, but the paint job is a deep red metallic finish.

EDIT July 11, 2009: Now sports 2nd generation Campagnolo Record Delta brakes.
EDIT Oct 30, 2010: Changed the Brooks Colt saddle for a Selle Italia Turbo Special and put back the original Campagnolo Super Record pedals that I had on it for a brief period when the bike was new.

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hOLA!, Ohhh a gem!!, "Sweet dreams on the Road", ZZZ-ZZZ-zzz-zzz. Desde Méjico D,F.

i could stare

at this work of art all day, thank you for sharing, pure class

Machines like this remind me

Machines like this remind me of why I love bicycles. This is a bike one can only dream to own.

a perfect bike!

Why not useing the Turbo Special mounted on your Miyata Century with this bike and vice versa?


Turbo is coming soon...

Thank you! I can live with perfect :-)

I agree that the Turbo would look better than the Brooks on the bike.
But this bike has been in heavy use and the Brooks is molded perfectly to my butt, I can spend whole days on it. My rear doesn't agree quite as well with the shape of the Turbo.

Secondly, the Turbo came with the Miyata and as I've restored it to catalog spec and keeping it that way, the saddle stays there!

However, I have just recently retired the Chesini from active duty - I've got myself a modern carbon wonderbike - and I actually have another NOS Turbo Special in the stash. The leather has the same texture as the Miyata one but the color is black. Also, the rails are black as opposed to the golden rails on the Miyata saddle. Seeing that the Chesini will mostly serve as eye-candy from now on, it will soon sport a black Turbo Special. I think I'll also put back the Super Record pedals that I had on it originally.

Nicest Chesini on the WEB !!

I really think this is the nicest Chesini on the web. All parts remind me of the time I spent hours in the bikeshop, wishing I could buy one myself (1970-1985). Yes I know, I am getting old.


I love your bike. It has pretty much all the bells and whistles one could ask for in a fine 1980's Italian bike. It's exactly the kind of bike I continue to love to this day.


I love it. Especially the pantographed stem, post, rings, all in matching black. Very very nice. From one X-Uno owner to another....she's a beauty.


Curious how you dated the frame to 1984. I don't know anything about Chesini's serial numbers, but something about that internal cable routing, the brake levers, and the aero tubing make me think it is newer than 1984. Great looking bike nonetheless.

1984 for sure

Thanks for looking!

I don't know anything about Chesini's serial numbers either. In fact my X-Uno doesn't have one. Anyway, it's definitely 1984. My bike shop ordered it specially from the factory in Italy, since they didn't carry the X-Uno as a stock item and I still have all the paperwork.

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