[CR]RE: Information about the 1972/73 Cilo Sprintx road bike

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 20:14:21 -0500
From: "Kim Hetzel" <trhetzel@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: Information about the 1972/73 Cilo Sprintx road bike

Hello, I bought a 1972 Cilo Sprintx road bike in the fall of 1973. The componentry on it included Campagnolo Nuovo Record cranks, pedals with Christophe toeclips and straps, f/r derailleurs, high flange hubs, seatpost, downtube shifters, a bottom bracket double cable guide, and headset. The brakes were Weimann centerpull - 999 ? The handlebars were 3TTT as well as the stem. The saddle was a Brooks Professional, as best as I can recall. The wheels were red label Fiamme tubular rims. I do not recall whether the rims were 32 or 36 hole. The spokes were double butted. The bike came with a black Silca Imperio presta pump with a Campagnolo steel pump head. The frame and fork was make from Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing with Bochemia lugs. The frame and fork color was silver The seattube was adorned with a bunch of colorful decals, indicating that it was assembled in Switzerland. The words "BASS SPORTS" ran paralel with the seattube. The bike accerlerated like a scared wild ass being chased by a onry wasp.

I have only known three other Cilos. There was only one Cilo in the bikeshop back in 1973 and no other. I bought it for $380.00 back then.

My questions are : how many were produced ? was it on limited scale ? Did the componentry vary or was it consistent ? I would like to have better pictures of this bike sent to me, if any of you out there have an original Cilo Sprintx road bike. The pictures I have are very poor.

I still have this bike, however, about six months after I purchased it, I changed all the componentry on it into a sports touring bike. The only things I have kept that was original are the frame/fork, the frame pump and the Campy quick-release skewers . Your help would be most appreciate and enlightened to me.

Thank-you in advance,
Kim Hetzel
outside of Olympia, WA