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1980 Cinelli MX.1

1980 Cinelli MX.1

Rare Italian bike from 1980 - 1981

1980 Cinelli, an Italian road bike company, entered the BMX market with a very SANO frame and fork!  The frame features a 5" head tube, tear drop Columbus tubing, integrated seat post clamp, recessed rear brake mount, Euro bottom bracket, and very light weight!

They also produced a very trick alloy stem and seat post with built in stop for seat mounting.

All these awesome features and in all my years of racing never saw one at a track!  This frame, fork, seat post, and stem were all NOS with shelf ware before mounting.  Guess Italian frames didn't go over too well here in the states so the ones here probably sat around just like this guy.

Cinelli and Campagnolo, another Italian company, partnered to introduce products into BMX from 1980 thru 1981.  The "Campy" products were more successful but didn't make enough of an impact to continue BMX specific products.  Many racers began to use Campy parts in the mid to late 70's and carried on through the 80's as the Campy quality was so remarkable.

VEHICLE

Frame - Cinelli MX-1
Fork - Cinelli MX-1
Stem - NOS Cinelli
Bars - VDC alloy 
Grips - NOS original Oakley .5's
Brake lever - NOS Dia-Compe
Brake cable - NOS Dia-Compe 1981
Caliper - NOS Dia-Compe MX-1000
Brake pads - Mathauser finned
Headset - HATTA alloy
Hubs - Campagnolo BMX
Freewheel - NOS Suntour
Spokes - Double butted
Nipples - Brass
Rims - NOS C & G
Front Tire - Mitsuboshi Competition II Yellow label 20 x 2.125
Rear Tire - NOS Cycle Pro Snakebelly 20 x 1.75
Chain ring - NOS Campagnolo
Chain - NOS HKK
Spider bolts - Campagnolo
Cranks - Campagnolo
Bottom Bracket - NOS Torker
Pedals - NOS Suntour MP-100
Seat - Unicantor suede Italian
Seat post clamp - Integrated
Valve caps - Alloy
Plate - NOS original Haro lightning bolt

Submitted by JT

  • Race
  • Company: Cinelli
  • Model: MX.1
  • Wheel Size: 20"
  • Headtube size: 1"