Cilo Swiss Classic Road Bike
- Manufacturer: Cilo
- Size: 60 cm
Cilo was a Swiss manufacturer of bicycles that filed for bankruptcy in 2002. The bicycles were produced on the shores of Lake Geneva in Romanel-sur-Lausanne in the Vaud canton.
Cilo is an acronym for Charles Jan Lausanne-Oron. The abbreviation of the name from the manufacturer "Jan" was transformed in "i" for pronunciation purpose in French. "Lausanne-Oron" refers to a holding in Lausanne, associated to the industrialisation of the city at the turn of the 20th century.
The company was founded in 1914 and became pretty successful.
Hans Knecht became world champion in 1946 riding a Cilo bicycle; other notable riders include Ferdi Kübler, Hugo Koblet and Tony Rominger.
Cilo co-sponsored the cycling team Cilo–Aufina with Aufina from 1980 to 1986, and then with Atari and Ciclolinea in 1992.
The bike we present here is based on one of their popular 1970s models. The Cilo of the 1970s was a beautifully crafted racing bicycle made of Reynolds 531 with the typical Swiss attention to detail. Regarding the design, Cilo usually went the classic way with little extravagance and decent colours. The material and geometry were as classic as the appearance.
We thoroughly checked this bike and built some new parts on it to help prolong its life another 40 years. Among other parts, we chose a new wheelset and puncture-safe Continental tires. That way, the bike is capable of handling longer touring as well as shard plastered city streets.»See Details
Change the tires to some more vintage looking ones and you even have a great bike for vintage bike rides!
- Condition: Used. The bike is in good working condition. The frame has no dents, no cracks and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. Decals partly rubbed off and scratches on the paint. Little oxidation. All parts have been checked and are working.
- Era: 1970s
- Storage: BMB03-04
|Frame & Fork||Cilo Swiss; Reynolds 531 tubing|
|Front Derailleur||Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport|
|Rear Derailleur||Campagnolo 980|
|Crankset||Sugino; 170mm; 52/42|
|Bottom Bracket||New Neco sealed|
|Stem||Sakae Custom; 110mm|
|Stem Bar||3ttt; 40cm|
|Shifters||Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport|
|Hubs||New Quando. Freewheel 14-28|
|Rims||New Rodi Skorpion|
|Tires||New Continental Touring Plus; 28-622|
|Seat||Selle Italia Turbo Bernhard Hinault|
|Chain||New YBN Classic|
|Handlebar Tape||New Classic|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 60 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 59 cm
- Head Tube: 16 cm
- Standover: 84 cm
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