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    1985 Cinelli Supercorsa SLX with first-gen Campagnolo C-Record group

    I was recently lucky enough to become the next custodian of this heretofore one-owner 1985 Cinelli Supercorsa SLX built up when new with a first generation Campagnolo C-Record group. To be honest, I approached the opportunity more to sate my curiosity - it's a Cinelli! - and because, well, it was there, not because I was head over heels in love with the bike. Red isn't my color, I said to myself. I prefer Super Record, I said to myself. I like the older ones better, I said to myself. But I soon discovered that to spend time with the bike and to ride it is to fall in love with it. Quickly. In the end, it took less than 24 hours for me to be sold on it completely.

    I feel very fortunate to be able to own and ride such an exquisite machine. Please enjoy these loving (and slightly awestruck) close-ups that I took.




















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    Nice score. You can get replica cobalto gems on ebay for about 10 bucks. I'm sorry for pointing out the one tiny thing I saw wrong on your amazing bike. Does the crank arm have a 4 or a 5 engraved on it? If it has a 4 it is a prototype first gen. If it has a 5 it is a 1985 group. It's funny how we fall in and out of love with our bikes. I used to think it was all about nuovo record, then super, then c-record, and now I'm on a drillium kick, the cobalto brakes are fantastic. When put directly next to super record or triomphe, the details of them really pop out, the quality is superbe. Enjoy your new toy. Many peoples grail.
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    The crankset and rear derailleur is what makes that group. That bike is what I dream about in my dreams.

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    Wow, that's beautiful.
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    That is HOT!

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    That is a beautiful bike.

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    Very nice. Work of art.
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    Beautiful bike, Congrats!
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    We often have an ideal bike, color, components in mind. The ride is really what makes a bike special. Ive had a few experiences like this, over the years. One of them I still own & ride. Wasn't love at first sight. Love at first ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72Paramount View Post
    Leegf-
    Nice score. You can get replica cobalto gems on ebay for about 10 bucks. I'm sorry for pointing out the one tiny thing I saw wrong on your amazing bike. Does the crank arm have a 4 or a 5 engraved on it? If it has a 4 it is a prototype first gen. If it has a 5 it is a 1985 group. It's funny how we fall in and out of love with our bikes. I used to think it was all about nuovo record, then super, then c-record, and now I'm on a drillium kick, the cobalto brakes are fantastic. When put directly next to super record or triomphe, the details of them really pop out, the quality is superbe. Enjoy your new toy. Many peoples grail.
    I was hoping someone else would point it out so that I wouldn't be the one. They are cool looking brakes. I had one of those prototype "4" cranks. Very beautiful.

    I haven't ridden an 80s Cinelli in ages. Congrats to the OP - it is a beautiful bike. I feel like I've seen it before, and the Cobalto rings a bell. Did you get this from a member?

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    Very nice bike and even better photography. Love the forced focus in shot #8 of the Campy decal. Very nice job, congrats on a beautiful ride and an excellent photo spread.

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    Only thing better would be a set of wheels with Corsa Record High Flange 32 hole hubs.

    This bike reminds me that a local pro oriented shop (now gone, divorces kill businesses) was selling a Cinelli frame set cheap long ago, it was just when 9 speed Ergo was introduced, the shop ordered the bike for the group! They used it on another frame for a client who just had to have the latest and greatest first.

    I did not buy it but should have, a road not taken.

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    Beautiful!

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    Very nice bike. Well done build, full Campy including the rims, pedals and bar plugs.
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    Amazing.
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    Awesome bike to match your awesome avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    Amazing.
    It really is a beauty.

    Save that Campy water bottle for glamor shots though.

    Too expensive and awkward for everyday use.

    What tires are you running on the Cinelli?

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    Wow. Just wow.
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    Another bicycle added to my dreams. Beautiful.

    (and nice camera, btw)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    It really is a beauty.

    Save that Campy water bottle for glamor shots though.

    Too expensive and awkward for everyday use.
    I always wondered if there was any sense at all to these waterbottles. I've a line on real cool Shimano AX bike, including on of those funky bottles. I don't expect much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    I always wondered if there was any sense at all to these waterbottles. I've a line on real cool Shimano AX bike, including on of those funky bottles. I don't expect much
    Somebody out there loves them.

    At one time I had eight of them in boxes that I purchased from a shop.

    Still have a couple of nice ones if anyone needs one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    I always wondered if there was any sense at all to these waterbottles. I've a line on real cool Shimano AX bike, including on of those funky bottles. I don't expect much
    Those bottles are hard to find...or at least sellers not impersonating pbbikes selling them are hard to find. It's a fun group, but keep your functional expectations low, and the AX pedals/crank lead to some weird fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Those bottles are hard to find...or at least sellers not impersonating pbbikes selling them are hard to find. It's a fun group, but keep your functional expectations low, and the AX pedals/crank lead to some weird fit.
    yes - luckily, it's an all original bike.

    Oh, and OP, sorry for derailing your thread, might I add that your photography is great too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
    yes - luckily, it's an all original bike.

    Oh, and OP, sorry for derailing your thread, might I add that your photography is great too?
    +1 on the pics.

    I should take lessons from the op.

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