Fw: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan? Hopefully readbale this time...

Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 19:34:50 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Benson <bensondoc@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: Fw: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan? Hopefully readbale this time...
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I hope this is in now in readable format. Apologies for the html gobbledego ok in my last post. DB Ak, NZ

Last year I wrote a blog about Clapt on's Cinelli obsession, with some links to some photos of Clapton hisself ' con Cinelli': http://retroride.blogspot.com/2006/12/confluence-of-fanboy-ob sessions.html Two of the bikes on Clapton's blog are also on John Barron 's Velostuff site: http://www.velostuf.com/cinellisilvertrack1.jpg & http:/ /www.velostuf.com/PA130024.JPG Are these Clapton's bikes, or John's or n either? DB Ak, NZ

http://retroride.blogspot.com http://www.o utside-the-tent.blogspot.com/

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Fr om: "kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net" <kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net> To : Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com>; CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <Classicrendezvous@bik elist.org> Sent: Monday, 30 July, 2007 1:05:30 PM Subject: RE: [CR]Er ic Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?

Clapton is appa rently a big Cinelli fan -- page through that same blog some more and yo u'll find more evidence:

http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/archives/2006/1 1/goretex.html

http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/archives/2006/11/hello.ht ml


on s ome of these pages, you might have to scroll down a couple pictures to s ee the bikes.

Thing is, I remember reading years ago (like, 20 years) in one of the cycling magazines -- possibly Bicycling, but more likely, Bicycle Guide (which I liked infinitely better, and subscribed to, and miss a lot) -- that Clapton was big into cycling and there was this phot o of him taking delivery of a new bike. I don't have the magazine anymor e, but I seem to remember that the bike was a new Colnago with the full Campagnolo SR gruppo, and he was taking the bike from Sr. Colnago himsel f. The article mentioned that growing up he had ambitions to be a bicycl e racer, but the music became the bigger deal for him.

cool stuff

Kyle Brooks Akron, OH

> [Original Message]
> From: Tam
   Pham <terminaut@gmail.com>
> To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <Classicrendezvous@ bikelist.org>
> Date: 7/29/2007 5:23:56 PM
> Subject: [CR]Eric Clapto n is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?
> By cosmic coincidence ( *1), I stumbled onto this page:
> http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/
> Check out the 4th photo down on the blog entry from July 23rd!
> Tam Pham
> Huntington Beach, CA - USA
> *1 - I believe I've
   fondled that exact saddle...