Late ’60s Speciale Corsa

It’ll cost you.

(A minimum of $2,500, to be exact.)

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seat tube: 61cm center-to-center
top tube: 58cm center-to-center
Cranks: Magistrone
Chainrings: Magistrone 53, 47
Shifters, Front Derailleur, Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Rims: Fiamme
Tires: Vittoria competition (ONLY PART THAT IS NOT ORIGINAL!!)
Saddle: Cinelli Unicanitor (minor scrapes on side)
Seatpost: Vitor
Handlebars: Cinelli Giro D’Italia
Stem: Cinelli 125mm
Pedals: Campagnolo
Cages: Christophe Speciale
Straps: Lapize

Brake hoods are dried and cracked and wrapped with tape, levers have scratches.
Decals in excellent condition
Metal Headbadge
Cranks have a hollow spindle, aluminum spider and aluminum chainrings!

Owned by Valerio Berteotti, who was a professional racer in Italy during WWII. After the War he emigrated to the United States, where he made the purchase of this fine bicycle, which of course was never raced! During his career, which began in 1943 and ended in 1948, he came first in Coppa San Geo, the National Championship for Cyclocross Elite in Italy, and the Coppa Citta Bassano. Racing first on team Dopolavoro Caproni Tentro, he later raced on Olmo, spent several years as riding individually and one year on teamVC Trentino.


One thought on “Late ’60s Speciale Corsa

  1. I was fortunate enough to be able to successfully bid on this beauty – it is sitting in my basement as I write this. I was able to get it for less than $2500 (not a ton less, but enough to matter). From comparing it to the Cinelli timelines, I am convinced that it is from the early 1970s (best guess: 1972), not the late 1960s. I have kept all the parts shown here, but to make it rideable for me it is currently running Nitto bar and stem (the get wider and higher bars), an old Brooks Pro (to preserve the classic Cinelli #3 saddle), a long plain Jane seat post (the frame is a bit smaller than my usual size and the Nitor post shown is quite short – it would be unsafe at the height shown), Campy NR brakes and levers (just because), 48 & 30 tooth chainwheels from Velo Orange instead of the original 52×49 (gotta be able to get up hills), a 14-28 freewheel instead of the 14-24 it came with (same reason), and a Campy Rally RD (gotta be able to wrap enough chain to use the 48×14 high gear and 30×28 low gear). Oh, and it has Suntour barcons (I am not longer as young and flexible as I once was, so barcons beat downtube shifters for me, I couldn’t get the lever nut on a Campy barcon to loosen, and the Suntours work great). It is has been my Eroica California ride the past two years. Great ride, lots of fun, lots of turned heads.


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