Lotus Design Cinelli Record

1986 Lotus Design Cinelli Catalog Page
The Lotus Design Cinelli  Record represented the pinnacle of an entire generation of Lotus bicycle production. The finest bicycle to proudly carry the Lotus name.

"Through an exclusive association of Lotus and Cinelli Bicycles"  Lotus imported the Campagnolo C-Record equipped Cinelli Supreme featuring Cinelli frame components, chrome fork with Cinelli Wing design fork crown and Columbus SLX double butted tubing.

Every component on the Record used top-of-the-line Campagnolo, Cinelli, Ambrosio, Regina and Vittoria components.  The Cinelli seat stays, Cinelli stem and Campagnolo outer Chainring were pantographed with the LOTUS name.

The Record frame also featured chrome head lugs, chrome seat stay caps, seat lug, and a chrome chain stay.

Lotus imported three other Design Cinelli  models.  The SupremeTriomphe and Victory.  All of the frames are similar in design, but vary in the amount of chrome details, Columbus tubing grade and fork crown style.  In fact, if the decals are missing, the easiest way to differentiate the four different frames is by their different fork crowns. Each complete bicycle featured a different Campagnolo Grouppo, but shared wheels, saddles and other Cinelli components. 

We have been informed, on good authority, that the Lotus Design Cinelli  models were also available in 1985, with the addition of the Lotus Victory model only available during that year.  The photo shown above is a scan of a color copy of the 1986 Lotus Catalog page describing the Lotus Design Cinelli  models. Interestingly enough, we believe the colors pictured in the catalog were not available on the models as photographed.  If you click on the photo you can read the catalog page at 1200 x 1610 resolution.

The scan below shows the Record in the Pastel Blue used on the Cinelli Supreme. The Record was only listed as being available in Ferrari Red, which is shown in the catalog on the Cinelli Triomphe. We do not know if the Cinelli Record was ever available in Pastel Blue.  We believe the bicycle specifications changed after the catalog was printed as all of the Lotus
Design Cinelli colors are shown on the wrong models.

We would love to find photos of an original Cinelli Record, if you are fortunate enough to own one, please contact us here.
Catalog Scan of Lotus Design Cinelli Record
1986 Lotus Design Cinelli  Record
Frame Details Cinelli lugs and Cinelli bottom bracket shell, stay ends, bridges and fittings, LOTUS pantographing on stays. Top tube cable guides, shift lever bosses on downtube, pump peg, chain hanger, chrome chain stay, two pair of water bottle bosses, recessed brake bolts. Cinelli decal on left chain stay. Chrome head and seat lugs.
Frame Tubing Columbus SLX Internally Rifled DB Headset Campagnolo C-Record
Fork Columbus SLX, Chrome  Cinelli  Fork Crown and Chrome Fork Blades Handlebar Cinelli w/ Cork Tape
Colors Ferrari Red Stem Cinelli w/ LOTUS Pantograph
Frame Sizes 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63 cm Brakes Campagnolo C-Record Levers w/ Super Record Calipers
Crank Campagnolo C-Record  w/ LOTUS Pantographed Chainring Seatpost Campagnolo C-Record
Pedals Campagnolo C-Record w/ Toe Clips and Straps Saddle Cinelli Volare SLX
Shift Levers Campagnolo C-Record Rims Ambrosio Durex Synthesis Heat Treated 
Front Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record Hubs Campagnolo C-Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo C-Record Spokes Stainless Steel
Freewheel Regina CX  Tires Vittoria Corsa CX Tubular 
Chain Regina CX Weight 20 lbs. 
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