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"Tossini" Track bike

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? /53.5cm x 55cm/ ?

Cinelli Critanium/Cinelli

Original double crown chrome undrilled track fork with Campagnolo ends. Currently fitted with unknown Chrome drilled track/tt fork.

Miche Primato/Mavic CPX33

Miche Primato/Mavic CPX33

Ofmega Minstral pista crankset with Campagnolo chainring

Custom made leather saddle on Brooks Swallow Ti rails/ Unknown aero seatpost

Time Atac Carbon XS


Modolo TT close clearence caliper fitted to current forks.



Now I really should have done some homework before I bought this guy, with a name like Tossini it must be an Italian frame right, and look - there's an SLX sticker.

However it wasn't until I gave it a bit of a service that I realised he wasn't who he's pretending to be. First off - the tubing is pretty nice, light with a good "ping" and takes a 27.2 seatpost - but it ain't SLX as there's no rifling down the seat-tube. It also takes a British threaded BB, so the chances of it being Italian are greaty diminished!

That said - it's still a lovely bike and I'm planning on respraying it soon as the paint is really showing it's age. It's probably been resprayed at least once in it's life as there's evidence of sandblast in the seat-tube.

My theory is that it's probably a 60's/70's Dutch/Belgian frame that someone bought in the 80's and "Italianised" it as was the fashion. If anyone could throw any light over it I would greatly appreciate it... the lug's in particular are pretty unique:(although badly painted!)

People who friended this bike quidose, dirkbang, knapprobert, dicklips, craiglowery, cannonhugodale, velocepedestrian

I'd be kind of worried about

I'd be kind of worried about the extension on that seatpost, is it above the minimum insertion line?

Yeah that is similar.

Yeah that is similar. Although all the Raleighs I've seen have got serial numbers - this one doesn't... Nice find though - thank you!

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