Re: [CR] Brugelmann Cinelli Leggerissimo

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Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:37:28 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Brugelmann Cinelli Leggerissimo


Cool bike, though besides the drilled BB shell and the out of place looking modded brake levers it looks to me exactly like An SC that didn't get sent to the chromers and got the Brugelmann paint job.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Jeffery Pyzyk <jpyzyk@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> A very unusual and rare bike was just listed by Speedbicyclescom on E-bay:
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> http://ebay.com/<blah>
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> I understand that these were made especially for Brugelmann of special lightweight tubing, and came in the yellow and red paint scheme with drilled bottom bracket shell from the factory.  Brugelmann supplied the German national team in 1972.  They were a big Cinelli retailer, and also sold a lot of cool drillium components.
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> I wonder when the "Leggerissimo" first began, and also if the practice of Cinelli drilling its lugs in the late 1960's is associated in any way with this model?
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> Adding more confusion to the question of Windsor vs. Cinelli, Windsor frames in the mid '70's had bottom brackets drilled in a similar fashion to the Brugelmann pattern.  However, and as mentioned, the Windsor frames had flat/semi-sloping fork crowns, a different seat tube diameter (26.8 vs. 26.2), and also had a serial number stamped on the side of the seat lug.
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> Jeff Pyzyk
> Milwaukee, WI