Perhaps one of the most recognized bicycle brands in the world, the Raleigh Cycle Company emerged from a modest twelve-person operation on Raleigh Street in Nottingham, England in 1886 producing 3 bicycles a week. Frank Bowden, an ill lawyer and businessman given less than 6 months to live, purchased a bike from the workshop under advice from his doctor, â€œIf you want to save your life, take up cyclingâ€. With that one sentence the course of the bicycleâ€™s history changed for the better.
Ask any cyclist about their preference of handlebar tape — soft or cushy, black or colored, cork ribbon or fabric — and you’ll receive an array of answers and as many suggestions for your own ride. Ask them what brand they prefer and the majority will have the same answer: Cinelli. But Cinelli’s contributions go well beyond handlebar tape.
– Bianchi Specialissima Frameset – Campagnolo Record Drivetrain – TTT Gran Prix Bar and Stem – Fiamme Red Label Rims – Cinelli Unicanitor Saddle