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This frame has caught my eye, anybody heard of VICINI?

Old 04-25-12, 04:00 PM
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This frame has caught my eye, anybody heard of VICINI?

Looks pretty nice to me, particularly the cool cutout dropouts and head tube shield......

https://www.ebay.com/itm/251047805725...84.m1438.l2649
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Old 04-25-12, 05:43 PM
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Wow! that frame is very nice!

I'm not familiar with Vincini frames but I sort of think I heard of it a long time ago. I suspect that it's just one of the many low production frame makers in Italy, so It's more like an Artisan/custom frame. I wouldn't be surprised if that thing eventually sells for big bucks as it has all the nice touches one looks for in a late 70's/80's steel frame.
It's nice that the builder did not go to far and turn it inot another 80's Italian "Peacock" like many Cioccs, Guerciottis and Colnagos turned into. That makes it classy in my book. I suspect that this frame was made made sometime in the mid 80's judging from its FD mount and full sloping but not "uni" crown. the Columbus SL tubing decal seems to put it more toward the mid 80's and maybe slightly earlier, as artisan/low production frame builders tended to have moved on to Columbus SLX tubing and Reynolds 753 for something with this caliber of frame details by the mid 80's and later. The large amount of chrome exposed on the fork and rear triangle also places it more toward the mid and earlier 80's. Those started hiding behind more paint in the later 80's
That frame built up would make such a nice addition to a collection of classic 80's bikes. Problem is, if you were planning on trying to buy it, you posted it here, now the there will be a C&V frenzy feeding for it in the last few minutes of that auction.....
But good luck anyway if you decide to go for it!

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Why yes I have.

Here is a little "light hearted fun" around the theme of Vicini.

Amazingly enough, I remembered this thread and I actually was able to use our sometimes functioning search function.

https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ghlight=vicini

Enjoy, and nice looking frame!
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Nice frame! Years ago I picked up an old Torelli, one of the ones with the pantographed stem, seatpost, and chainring. In tracking down the shop it was built at (Torelli's were contracted with different builders, Mondonico, for instance), I discovered it was a Vicini. Middle/smaller volume builder, and they did nice work.
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Beautiful survivor, that one! Lots of nice little details, too, just like my Spinella (Olympia): full chrome rear triangle and headtube, engraved headtube "badge", nifty windows on the chainstay sockets of the BB shell...looks almost like it could've been built by Olympia

Have a look here for more info:

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Vicini.htm

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Vicini of Cesena is/was one of the bigger and well-known italian bicycle factories. They have been around long enough for Cambio Corsa-equipped specimens to be around. They do the full range of cycles, a bit like Bianchi or Atala, from typical italian urban rides to quite nice racers. I don't think they ever supported a major team, though, maybe thats why they aren't as big a brand in prerception.
Most Vicini racers i see around date from the 70ies and 80ies. I read once most were actually made OEM by Billato.

The popularity of certain brands depends a lot on whether they find an industrious importer. Vicinis were quite often seen in southern germany for that reason.
I aquired 3 of them over the years without ever actively looking for them.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Problem is, if you were planning on trying to buy it, you posted it here, now the there will be a C&V frenzy feeding for it in the last few minutes of that auction.....
But good luck anyway if you decide to go for it!
I'd be willing to take my chances outbidding members of this forum!
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
I'd be willing to take my chances outbidding members of this forum!
Ain't that the truth!

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Wow, that's really over the top! I must admit it is not to my taste, but that's hardly relevant.

I think it's a little odd, to have the derailleur cable routed through the chain stay, but all other cables run externally. Is there a reason for this that I don't know of?
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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
I'd be willing to take my chances outbidding members of this forum!

Ooops!, I guess I did forget that most C&Vers are cheapskates.....most of the time...

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Originally Posted by iluvnoise View Post
Beat me to it! That is exactly what I thought of when I first saw this thread.


Seriously.... nice looking frame.
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I have one in Portugal from 1984

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"I think it's a little odd, to have the derailleur cable routed through the chain stay, "
rhm.

Not really.
LOL

https://www.bikeforums.net/south-amer...le-thread.html


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