Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cilo bicycle of 1983

Vintage road bike from ebay auction:
 




 
This bike was handbuilt in Switzerland by Cilo Swiss. It was probably one of there more mid range bikes as it doesn't feature the Columbus tubing that was used on their nicer models. It is equipped with a full Shimano 600 component group, so it's definitely not an entry level model.  Feature "HT Tubes".  The bike has a beautiful blue finish accentuated with nice lug work, and a high polish chromed fork.  The Shimano components all have a matching date code of 1983, making it the bike either a 1983 or 1984 Cilo.
 
Measurements:
58cm Top Tube (center to center) 
59cm Seat Tube (center to center)
 
Specifications:
Suede Leather Italian Saddle
SR Laprade Seatpost
Shimano 600EX Sealed Mechanism Headset
Unknown Stem (100mm)
Kusuki Japan Handlebars (cm center to center)
Shimano 600EX Brake Calipers
Shimano 600EX Friction Shifters
Shimano 600EX Front Derailleur
Shimano 600EX Rear Derailleur
Shimano 600 Uniglide 6 speed Cassette.
Shimano 600EX Crankset
Shimano 600EX Brake Levers 
Shimano 600EX hubs laced to Mavic Module "E" rims (700c Clincher)

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