[CR]Pino & Cecil

Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 12:17:27 -0600
From: Todd Kuzma <tullio@TheRamp.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <BA8324C9.4072%dupe@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Pino & Cecil

This talk of Pino Morroni reminded me of one of our customers. It seems that this gentleman became friends with Pino and wound up with quite a few Pino-built or Pino-modified components. He described Pino disassembling some Campy hubs to polish the races and modify the seals.

He then went on to have Cecil Behringer build him a number of frames. I believe that he has 4 Behringer tandems and at least 2 singles.

He has had us equip some of his frames with modern Campy Record components so I had the chance to look them over. They are quite interesting. The lugs appear to have been thinned. This is especially noticeable at the top of the seat cluster where the point appears to be paper thin against the seatpost.

The rear dropouts were also a bit unusual in that the derailleur hanger hung down from the forward portion of the dropout rather than behind the axle. I was a bit concerned that this would provide too much chain wrap around the cassette to get good indexing, but it worked just fine.

I never remember to snap any pictures when this fellow brings his goodies by. I'll have to make a point of it next time.

Todd Kuzma Heron Bicycles Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776 http://www.heronbicycles.com http://www.tullios.com