Cino Cinelli’s Speciale Corsa has been described as ‘The Quintessential Italian Racing Bike’, and while there are definitely other Italian marques and frames whose craftsmanship is more refined, none can deny the near cult-like following the brand with the winged C has garnered.
There were two levels to the Speciale Corsa, A and B. An A can be discerned by Cinelli’s proprietary sloping fork crown and, visible only upon closer inspection, a 26.2 seat post. This is an A series from 1967, residing in Stefan Schaefter’s Speedbicycle collection. Finished in ‘Snow White’, it’s equipped with a Campagnolo Record gruppo – including a pantographed chain ring, Universal Super 68 brakes, a Cinelli Campione del Mondo bar with 3ttt Gran-Prix stem, and a stitched Cinelli Unicanitor saddle.