Happy new year, check this video

This video dates back from 1989, a documentary about bicycle design/production/etc. from Channel 4.
There's some really nice stuff in.

Here is a glimpse of Mario Camillotto’s workshop when he wa building for Cinelli. Lovely and tidy workshop, can’t praise him enough

Columbus factory

And Monty young from Condor Cycles, shown building wheels.
It is great to think that some of those tools are still around here, along with his truing stand. I do feel honored to have worked for a couple of years with him

And a shot from Condor’s old shop in Grays Inn road, nice to mention that the shop is still on that road, and grown to need a much bigger space nowadays

Campagnolo factory.
A nice look at the hubs production line, those do look like been Chorus rear hubs.
The music in background is the famous “Và pensiero” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “Nabucco”

And dr. Alex Moulton (who sadly passed away last year) showing his legenday space-frame

 

And last, a view of a Cinelli Laser track

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About gattonero1974
You may know me as a Bike-addicted and Anime fanatic guy. Or for the love of Veg Sushi & Japanese food and art? Or maybe for the love of girls with Red hair and High heels? And I like red wine, Leffe and Gulden Draak beer. Sometimes, I like to go out, Clubbing 'til late, but I hate the journey back home....! :-

One Response to Happy new year, check this video

  1. Coru Nieddu says:

    Bellissimo documentario, a vederlo quasi non si direbbe che sia passato tutto questo tempo. Cambiano i componenti, i materiali, spesso dettati dalle mode del momento, ma ancora oggi per fortuna non è cambiato il modo di realizzare un telaio in acciaio e spero che tutto questo “know how” non vada perduto per colpa di scelte sbagliate di mercato, ma anche per colpa dei tanti ciclisti ignoranti che non sanno apprezzare questo magnifico materiale che sapientemente plasmato dalle mani dei sapienti artigiani si trasforma in una vera e propria opera d’arte.

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