Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Cinelli Carbon Disc Wheel
Photos of a Cinelli carbon disc wheel currently on ebay. These wheels date to the 1980s. While I'm not familiar with the history of them the seller writes, "Very hard to find Cinelli Laser Carbon Fiber front wheel for Cinelli Laser. The first Carbon Fibre wheel in the history of cycling. This is a part of the big history of the Cinelli Laser." Over at the Italian Cycling Journal there is reference to Rossin having pioneered the carbon disc wheel in 1983 (see here). So, who was first?
See what the wheels look like mounted on a Laser here.
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