Re: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?


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From: "kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net" <kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net>
To: "David Benson" <bensondoc@yahoo.com.au>, "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>, "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 09:46:25 -0400


This is the more correct version of the memory I had of Clapton getting a new bike (20 years ago! Man we're gettin' old, and my memory's going) -- and Dave Martinez said he remembered it from Bicycle Guide, as well. So why was I thinking Ernesto Colnago? - Because he presented a new full-Campy Colnago to the Pope. The Pope. . . Clapton. Hmmmm. . .

Kyle Brooks
Akron, OH


----- Original Message -----
From: David Benson
To: kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net;Tam Pham;CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS
Sent: 7/29/2007 10:02:53 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?


Last year I wrote a blog about Clapton's Cinelli obsession, with some links to some photos of Clapton hisself 'con Cinelli': http://retroride.blogspot.com/2006/12/confluence-of-fanboy-obsessions.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 neither? DB Ak, NZ

http://retroride.blogspot.com http://www.outside-the-tent.blogspot.com/


----- Original Message ----
From: "kyle-chrisbrooks@earthlink.net"
To: Tam Pham ; CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS
Sent: Monday, 30 July, 2007 1:05:30 PM
Subject: RE: [CR]Eric Clapton is a vintage Cinelli / Unica Nitor fan?


Clapton is apparently a big Cinelli fan -- page through that same blog some more and you'll find more evidence:

http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/archives/2006/11/goretex.html

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

http://blog.honeyee.com/eric/archives/2006/11/xmas.html

on some of these pages, you might have to scroll down a couple pictures to see 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 photo of him taking delivery of a new bike. I don't have the magazine anymore, 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 himself. The article mentioned that growing up he had ambitions to be a bicycle 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 Clapton 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...