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

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To: "David Benson" <>, "Tam Pham" <>, "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <>
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

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From: David Benson
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': Two of the bikes on Clapton's blog are also on John Barron's Velostuff site: & Are these Clapton's bikes, or John's or neither? DB Ak, NZ

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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:

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 <>
> 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:
> 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...