Today we bring you another post about the famous cycling wear from Wingedstore, the official Cinelli store. In this case we want to show you another of their new "vintage style" cycling caps, the Columbus Ingegneria Ciclistica, black and red cycling cap.
This cap is part of a new collection that celebrates Columbus' rich history of 'Ingegneria Ciclistica' or 'Bicycle Engineering', that made it the world's number one maker of steel bicycle tubing. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show celebrates the art of frame building in its purest form, and Columbus will be there meeting with the many artisan frame builders that rely on Columbus steel for their craft.
Color: Black and red strap and logos
Made in Italy
Genuine product from the Cinelli official store
Size: One size fits all
The story of the most famous steel tubes in the history of cycling began in 1919 when A.L. Colombo founded his steelery with the ambition to “to do business in iron and steel and make a fair and honest profit”. In the 1930s Colombo created the name Columbus for cycling specific tubes: producing the first reinforced tubes with a tapered thickness made of molybdenum chrome steel in the history of cycling, as well as the first cold-rolled elliptical fork blades.
In 1977 Antonio Colombo separated Columbus from the main steelery A.L. Colombo in order to concentrate solely on high-performance cycling tubing. The result was the history of cycling as we know it: legendary tubesets AIR, MAX (first tube-set to break the tradition of conventional diameters and introduce concept of orientated ellipses and differentiated sections), SL, SLX, NIVACROM (EL and Genius), Altec, Starship and Spirit right up to the most 2009’s XCR, the world’s first ever seamless stainless steel tubeset which allows for the production of a steel frame competitive (and out-performing in some categories) at the highest level of the sport on all levels: weight (sub-1400g), rigidity, fatigue resistance and of course the remarkably superior handling of steel.
In the 80s and 90s Cinelli owned and operated a series of cycling stores under the name ‘Gran Ciclismo’ based in Milan. These stores, originally conceived by Antonio Colombo, were revolutionary and a forerunner in what would eventually become high-end sports retail. The cutting edge ‘Concept Store’ format dedicated almost entirely to a single brand was unheard of at the time. Winged Store is the evolution of this idea, a single point of reference in a truly expressive environment available for the world to experience.
Our mission is to spread the spirit of Cinelli. Brought to life by Cino Cinelli in 1948 and continued by Antonio Colombo when he took the reins in 1978 and built a cult icon for generations of cyclists all over the world. We are enthusiastically dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of the Cinelli and Columbus trademarks, their beauty and value for money. We want their names and logos to endure, and we want as wide an audience as possible to appreciate them, and to enjoy the Cinelli experience for now, and for the future.
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