Lugged steel Italian track bicycle by Andrea Pesenti. 53cm seat tube, 54 cm top tube. This was a training bike for a member of the Italian national track team in the early 1980s. Formula Bici was a subsidiary of Cinelli, for whom Pesenti was the chief frame builder for a decade. A little known fact; it was he in fact who built each and every Cinelli Laser frame!
This Columbus SL frame set is finished in a metallic smoky grey-blue with gold and red decals. Single gold stripes down sides of seat tube. Cinelli S. C. bottom bracket casting. Engraved FCI (Federazione Ciclismo Italiano) seat stay caps. Flat crown curved fork with signature double dot drilled crown casting. Campagnolo drop-outs. Frame number 061. Very good condition, but for some paint chips from thirty years of wear and tear.
Built up with a Campagnolo 1“ threaded headset. Campagnolo seat post wears a black Concor saddle by Selle San Marco with gold FCI embossing. Gipiemme low flange Pista 36 hole hubs laced to Mavic Monthlery Pro polished eyeletted rims. Both hubs are painted black on the non-drive side, a distinguishing mark used by the FCI to make sure their riders’ wheels didn’t get mixed up at the Velodrome. Vittoria Atlanta Competition yellow tubular gyres. Gipiemme Pista crankset, 165mm length. Cinelli 105mm quill stem and 40cm Pista bars, half taped in black cloth.