Cicli Corsa Classico offers professional restoration services on vintage Italian bicycles and frame.
We’ve been breathing new life into your classic Italian steeds since 2009.
Send us an email contact us via our form with some pictures and details on what type of restoration you would like to have done.
We provide free quotes for all restorations.
Below are the following steps normally involved in each restoration we perform:
Alignment and Structural Check
Before we begin a restoration on your complete bicycle or frame, we check to see if it is still safe to ride by performing a complete alignment and structural check.
Old steel tubes, exposed to the elements for many years, will be treated with the utmost care removing old layers of paint carefully without damaging the tubing in any way.
Secondary Safety Check and Small Repairs
With the bare tubing is exposed, it becomes easier to see if there are any small dents or flaws due to oxidation, use or previous poorly executed restorations. Any issue uncovered during this step in our restoration will be fixed.
When the frame has major structural issues
On occasion, there are frames that have bigger issues than a few small dents. In these cases, we collaborate with professional frame-builders who will skilfull fix the frame staying faithful to the original nature of your bicycle. This includes replacing bent, dented or oxidised tubes.
Re-chroming a frame is a key step in the restoration process (where applicable), and can be what really makes the difference between an amateur and professional restoration. A new chrome-job breathes new life into a frame with stunning results.
New Paint and Decals
Faithfully replicating paint and decals can be a long and complicated task if you want the job done right. For the most part, we are able to replicate most Italian paint-schemes between the 30s and 90s, including some special Colnago patterns such as Master and Arabesque models.
We are also able to replicate water slide decals based on the originals.
The steps we normally follow are: Chromed surface masking, surface preparation, up to 3 layers of base coating, between 3 to 6 layers of color – depending on the job – and up to 3 layers of a finish coating.Between each and every layer of paint, the frame is carefully sanded to ensure paint adheres properly and has a smooth finish. The final step is to polish the frame.