Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Cycling tattoos

Some people are obsessed with bicycles, and some people are obsessed with tattoos....and when the two worlds collide some choose to display their obsession for all to see.

I don't have any tattoos, but I'm almost tempted to indulge after seeing these images of cycling tattoos.

For some strange and seductive reason the Italian "Campagnolo" brand (pronounced Cam-pan-yolo) attracts much attention. Campy enthusiasts love to display their commitment to the brand by permanently marking themselves with the famous label.

For whatever reason the famous Japanese "Shimano" brand just doesn't attract the same amount of attention for those willing to tattoo themselves. I suppose some cyclists don't want their passion mistaken for the passions of a fisherman! 

So whilst we're all loving the Campy brand lets have a look at these images of Campagnolo products that show us why some people love the brand so much...

Campagnolo C-Record Sheriff-Star hubs.

Campagnolo 50th Anniversary gold plated groupset.

Campagnolo Delta styled brake set.

Polished modern Campagnolo Record hubs.

....need I say more!

The polished silver Campy Record hubs for Campagnolo 11 speed courtesy of Jonathan Bell from www.noble-wheels.com

Please ride safe.

James @ PVC

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Early 1990's Cinelli Supercorsa

Here is a beautiful bike - an Italian built Cinelli Supercorsa in red with chromed lugs. 

First produced by Cinelli in 1960, the Supercorsa was introduced as the Model S.C. Since then Cinelli have continued manufacturing the steel Supercorsa frame which has become a very collectable item for those interested in vintage bikes. An outstanding feature of the frame is the famous Cinelli flying 'C' logo pantographed on each side of the fork crown....a beautiful addition to an already stunning frame. 

This bike features Campagnolo Delta brakes which were way ahead of their time. The Supercorsa frame features the 'fast back' seat post bolt system that was first introduced by Cinelli in 1953.

The drive train is a Campagnolo C Record 7 speed groupset, which was a high end groupset that was very typical of the time. The frame is fitted with a standard Cinelli 1R 26.0 stem and Cinelli handlebar.

The bike glides along on Mavic Ceramic rims that were first introduced by the French wheel manufacturer in 1991.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Safe riding.... James @ PVC.