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1966 Cilo

Bike tags: Road bike | campagnolo | CILO | Gran Sport | nuovo record
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Cilo 531 DB / 54cm / 1966

Ambrosio / Ambrosio adjustable stem

Cilo 531 / Campagnolo Super Record (French)

Campagnolo Record / Weinmann concave clincher / Gommitalia gumwall

Campagnolo Record / Weinmann concave clincher / Gommitalia gumwall

Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Brooks / Campagnolo Nuovo Record

Campagnolo Gran Sport

Campagnolo Gran Sport

Universal 61

This poor old bicycle came to me as a paint-stripped frame and a bag of sad parts. I spent quite some time trying to figure out the correct build for it, and with help from Stefan at Speedcycles I was able to pice together a close approximation of what it would have been, given my budget and what parts I had in stock. For example, the Weinmann concave clinchers are a little later-era, but I had them and I just don't want to deal with tubular punctures when riding this to a Sunday picnic.

I also wanted to use the opportunity to learn about 1960s racing and touring bicycles.

The only thing original on it is the frame chrome and seat tube decal. All else had been raped of it when I found it. I shot the paint, and the fork chrome is new.

I do love it. It's smooth, flexible, comfy.

UPDATE:This now lives in Japan, where it gets ridden much more than I could ever offer it!

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Its a beauty

Matching brake rubbers is a nice detail

like the paint

and the chrome. i have a pair of brake levers just like those that i am contemplating using on a build, but finding hoods has been a challenge. your solution looks great on your bike, although i must admit to being a gum man myself.

what's your position on dust caps? i think they would look terrific here.

I think I have one dustcap

I think I have one dustcap in the bin, just waiting to stumble on another. The leather "hoods" were just a patterning challenge I wanted to try. Didn't feel like dropping fifty bucks on replacement gum hoods!

Pretty Epic

!

Super classy...

as always! I love the use of the excess elk hide for the hoods. Great idea!



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