I’ve been wanting to shoot photos of Melissa and her Cinelli Bolt since this summer but never got the chance to. Earlier this week, my Mamiya 7ii came in the mail and I had to do a test roll, which is when I finally bumped into Melissa with a camera in hand. The photos came out great and although I can see a few things I’ll have to be mindful of (keeping those vertical lines straight, proper exposure with the meter, etc), I’m very pleased with the Mamiya 7ii. Even scanning medium format on my dinky Epson v600 produces great results (see above).
Pardon me while I talk under these photos of Melissa…
So why buy ANOTHER camera?
Photos by Ainis Permins
The last Cinelli I featured in a Reader’s Rides post was all about low-visibility. As a striking contrast, Ainis Permins‘ Vigorelli is about as as far from low-vis as you can get. This one’s bright but pretty damn sharp! See more below.
Photo by Andy White
Oh man. It’s time for another classic Cinelli road photo gallery from Fyxomatosis. Make sure you’ve got a napkin handy (for your drool). See the full set here.
Photos by Andy White
These hands have graced some of the most pristine bicycles in Melbourne, many of which were brought in by Andy of Fyxomatosis. While Dan from Shifter Bikes supplies the obsessive, compulsive and meticulous workflow, Andy steps back and documents for the world to see. You’ve gotta check out the full photo gallery at Fyxo. It should be inspiring to anyone who finds themselves drawn into the details.
Oh and, see you guys in April!!!!!!
One of the first alleycats I raced in was Monster Track. At the time, it was one of the most exhilarating experiences I have had. It’s crazy to think that this race is in its 14th year and has influenced alleycats the world over. Check out the details for Monster Track 14 at the Facebook page and pick up one of these Cinelli shirts exclusively at the race.
Antonio Colombo has had a crucial role in the identity of Cinelli and last year at the 2012 Bicycle Film Festival, this interview was shot. Listen up (or read) to five minutes of reflection on the brand.
Photos by Arthur Alvarez
Kevin Mihovich wanted his Cinelli Mash track bike to stand out from the rest by being hidden. Does that make sense? So he commissioned West Coast Hydrographix in Redwood City, CA to cover his bike in real tree camo. Then, he enlisted the help of his friend Arthur Alvarez to do a photoshoot in the woods. Pretty clever. Check out more below!
Photo by Andy White
No one photographs the ladies like Andy White. Just look at her. Gumwall 23c tires, suede Unicanitor, Campagnolo Nuovo Record, and that frame, she’s perfection! See more at Fyxomatosis.
Let’s face it, hardcover books last a lifetime and the newest from Rizzoli New York features a lifetime of accomplishments from famed Italian brand, Cinelli. I recently received a copy of Cinelli The Art and Design of the Bicycle and I still haven’t finished absorbing all the lovely photos. Dive right in below with a few more shots and pick this up at your local book or bike shop!
Love the Cinelli Laser? Not into the new carbon model? Got $17,000 collecting dust? Look no further.