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Lotus Design Cinelli Supreme

Lotus Pantographed Campagnolo CrankThe 1986-87 Lotus Design Cinelli  Supreme was an all-out hand-crafted Italian racing machine, offered as a limited production model only. 

Fully Campagnolo Super Record equipped, the 
Design Cinelli  Supreme also carried LOTUS pantographed Cinelli stem and Campagnolo chain ring, LOTUS engraved seat stays as well as a Cinelli chrome fork crown. A "Design Cinelli" decal is on the left chain stay.  

Pastel Blue was the only color offered and shown for 1987.

Lotus teamed up with Cinelli to produce four all-Italian bicycles, beginning in 1985.  Those models were the Record, Supreme, Triomphe, and Victory.

Please check the Lotus Design Cinelli  Record page for more information on all the Design Cinelli  models.
1987 Lotus Design Cinelli Supreme

The photo above, scanned from the 1987 Lotus Catalog, shows the Lotus Design Cinelli  Supreme in Pastel Blue.  The inset photo shows the Design Cinelli  decal on the left chain stay.  1987 was the last year for the Lotus Design Cinelli  line, the only Cinelli model available was the Supreme. The Triomphe and Record were replaced by the Sugino 75 equipped Elan 75 and the Dura Ace equipped Prestige.
 
The image below is a scan of a photocopy of the 1986 Lotus Catalog.  The bicycle is photographed in Pearl Coral, but the text and specifications from the catalog show the Supreme was only available in Pastel Blue.  Pearl Coral and Emerald Green were available on the Cinelli Triomphe. It is unknown if the Lotus
Design Cinelli Supreme was actually produced in any color other than Pastel Blue.

If you are the proud owner of a Lotus
Design Cinelli  Supreme, we'd love to have photos of the actual bicycle.  Please contact us here if you can help.
 
1986 Cinelli Supreme
1986-87 Lotus Design Cinelli  Supreme
Team LOTUS Racing Series
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.
Frame Tubing Columbus SLX Internally Rifled DB Headset Campagnolo Super Record
Fork Columbus SLX, Chrome LOTUS Pantographed Cinelli Cast Fork Crown Handlebar Cinelli
Colors Pastel Blue Stem Cinelli w/ LOTUS Pantograph
Frame Sizes 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 60, 63 cm Brakes Campagnolo Super Record
Crank Campagnolo Super Record 42-52 w/ LOTUS Pantographed Chainring Seatpost Campagnolo Super Record
Pedals Campagnolo Record Superleggeri w/ Toe Clips and Straps Saddle Cinelli Volare
Shift Levers Campagnolo Super Record Rims Ambrosio Durex Synthesis Heat Treated 32 Holes
Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record Hubs Campagnolo Super Record
Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record Spokes 14-15 Guage DB Stainless Steel
Freewheel Regina CX 13-21 Tires Vittoria Corsa CX Tubular 
Chain Regina CX Weight 20.5 lbs. for 54cm
Notes 1986 Accessories:Benotto Handlebar Tape
1987 Accessories: LOTUS Water Bottle, Rim Cement, Alloy Bottle Cage.
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