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The Worlds Best Bike Shop? | Corsa Corsa Tokyo

(dramatic echoing impacts) (metallic slashing) – Now, being a real avid
bike geek like myself, I’m super excited to be here in Japan, because there’s a shop which I’ve been following on Instagram for
a while, called Corsa Corsa. And now I’m in Yutenji,
which is inside Tokyo. I’ve actually managed to come here. Now I’ve never been in here in my life, but I’m very excited, because
from what I’ve seen online, they’ve got some absolutely
amazing bits of kit. And I’m here because, well, they speak Campagnolo
here, as you can see. So, I’m gonna go inside
and meet the owner, who is going to show me some
of the most amazing bikes in the world, at least I hope. Let’s go and do it. (laughing) Wow. (upbeat electronic music) Kids, do not turn off the TV, because this is the future
of aerodynamic bikes, or at least it was back in the ’80s. Check out the filled in sections in between the tubes, to
reduce air turbulence. I remember growing up going to time trials with my father and seeing
guys riding bikes like this, and it was absolutely brilliant. I loved them, and you still do see a few artisan frame builders
making bikes like that. In fact, I looked at one
back at the bespoke show in the UK, back in April. But this one is ever so special because, importantly, the front wheel is 24 inch. Why is that, though? This gets super low, super aerodynamic. The rear though, that is a 700C wheel. And, well, finding wheels for this bike isn’t necessarily gonna be that easy, because to get period-correct parts, yeah, that’s not a simple job. So check out that behind
me, that’s a 24 inch wheel, Campagnolo Ghibli disc wheel. I’m lost for words, because
I never thought I’d see one. I’ve heard they exist, but I’ve seen the 26 inch, never the 24. Oh, and this one, that’s just
one of Miguel Induráin’s bikes just hanging around behind me. So, part of Sachi’s job is actually to kind of fulfill his clients’ dreams which I think is an absolutely
amazing job to have, because the pleasure of doing that, especially when your passion is bicycles, must be absolutely amazing, so I would love to be in his shoes. So, take for instance this bike, this Rasen, this actually belonged to a rider called Alberto Fernandez back in the 1980s, so, the early 80s, and he was a big rival
of Giuseppe Saronni, who was the world champion
back in ’82 in Goodwood. And well, his client came
along, saw his own bike, so, saw Sachi’s bike, and said, “I want one just like that.” So, Sachi went to work,
and look at what he’s done. He’s created an almost perfect replica. There’s only a couple of
differences I can actually spot. All brand-new, amazing. It’s done in such a way
that, like I say, you know, he’s fulfilling someone’s dream. That he’s seen that bicycle, and they would like to
have the same thing. So, the chrome at the
rear end is the same, the pantographing, it’s
taking my breath away, again, because I simply can’t believe that these things are possible, because I’ve searched high and
low on the internet, myself, to try and find these sorts of parts, and I’ve never been able to. I’ve seen them on
people’s Instagram pages, and I’ve always wondered, “Where on earth have they got them from?” I’ve met the man who finds these bits, and makes people’s dreams
well and truly come true. (light techno music) Something else that has
come to light in what I’m only gonna call the Aladdin’s cave for bike lovers, is this. The Campagnolo record 50th anniversary group set in the original box. It also comes in a zip-up bag, as well. Everything brand new, never been used, never been fitted onto a bike. Now this one is actually
model number 4721. So that’s the 4721st edition of this 50th anniversary group set. So this is from 1983, and to
be honest, between the years of 1983 and probably
1985 is kind of vintage, or classic Italian era of
bike parts and bikes, really. you might even be able to see
something in the background which I’m going to come onto shortly, but the actual quality
of it is very different to the other record from
around about that time, in that the finish of it is noticeably different from the standard components. I can’t explain how or why, but there are even some
Americans out there who think that it’s made
from a different material. (upbeat electronic music) A lot of it is quite new to me because I was only three
years old at the time, but, I’m pretty sure
this is the first time I’ve ever actually been able to touch one. I mean, we’ve got everything in here even the gum-colored brake
lever hoods, as well. I was never a fan of that color, really. I always thought it looked
a little bit weird, but, when they’re brand new, they look amazing, especially when you’ve
got a little gold bit of low going on there, too. I’m really worried about
damaging it, to be honest. I mean even the gear levers, they’ve still got a bit
of the paper packaging that they came fitted with. You’ve got a brand new headset,
a brand new bottom bracket. Of course, there’s no sealed
bearings on all of these parts. Well, they are sealed,
obviously they are cup and cone rather than cartridge bearing. So that’s right, a hub from back then. No free hub on it, and so it’s a screw on freewheel that would go on there. Probably a Campagnolo, something like a 13 to 18 freewheel, or maybe a gold setted one, if you were feeling really, really flashy. But these quick release skewers as well, one of my favorites because of the hinge. But there’s actually kind of like, this really cool little hinge here which you can then flatten up against the locking nut of the skewer. Toe clips of course, bringing
back nightmares for me, falling off at traffic lights. Yeah, look at it, though. 50th anniversary group
set in the box, wow. (light electronic music) Now many of you at home will
be absolutely going wild if you’re anything like me. Miguel Induráin’s bike, this
one is actually from 1996, and it is an absolute beauty. And it’s really customized,
actually, which did surprise me. Now I’m unsure of who
the builder of this was. I know that when Induráin
was using steel frames, he was having Dario Pegoretti, the late Dario Pegoretti,
build some of his bikes. This one however, is an alloy frame but with a steel fork on it. Now, the frame itself
is slightly undersized, if you like, for Induráin, because he was six foot two in height,
which is about one meter 88. And traditionally, he used
to use a built up head tube there at the front, which
he does have on this, too. But by having a smaller
diamond, if you like, of the frame, it’s actually
gonna be a bit stiffer, and in doing so, there’s a
couple of customizations done. So, for instance, the top tube,
it’s slightly ovalized here where it meets the seat tube,
and I guess that’s actually to increase the strength and rigidity. Also, the same can be
said about the domed tube. He’s got a mountain bike stem on here, so an ITM tomahawk stem,
which has a slight rise on it. So, in order to have a
smaller frame, of course, you are gonna need your
bars at the correct height. So by using that stem,
he’s got them there. Now, the cranks on this
bike, pretty unusual. 180 millimeters in length, which
is not that common, indeed, and the reason they are of that length is because in Induráin has
got really long femurs, so that’s actually this bone here. And I remember reading years and years ago that someone said that’s
why he made such a good Grand Tour rider, because
of the length of his femurs. Or in fact, maybe it’s because he was such a good time trial
rider, I can’t remember. Either way, I’m gonna carry on talking about the customized bits of tech, because this has got a
nine-speed group set on there, one of the first ones from Campagnolo. So it does look like an eight speed, particularly the levers, but
there are nine teeth on there. Now that cassette, 1223. That’s right, 1223, 5339. Now, Grand Tour riders these days, they have a 28 cassette on the back there. So, yeah, Induráin, he was
really something special. Sticking with this back
wheel, look at the spokes. Sapim bladed spokes, tied and
soldered on the drive side. Because he was putting out so much power, that wheel needed to be super strong. Staying with these wheels,
Campagnolo Barcelona 92 rims. I always wanted a pair of
these when I was a kid. And now I’m not a kid,
I still want a pair. Now, glued on to them, a pair
of Vittoria Corsa CX tires, tubulars, of course,
in 21 millimeter width. That’s right, 21 millimeters. Those of you at home
who love riding around in your 25 millimeters, Induráin, 21. 21. And the last bit on this bike, is the forks are actually made of steel. So you can see here, because
of the chrome finish. And one of the reasons
behind that is it is incredibly difficult to make
a really good alloy fork. It’s just simply trying to
get them in the correct lines and such, like, it’s not that easy to do. Well, Induráin, he knew a thing
or two about it, didn’t he. But, one final thing,
actually, I’ve just noticed is that the handlebar tape
is wrapped differently to what I would advise and
that most people advise, where you start at the at the
bottom and finish at the top. In this case he starts at the
top, finish at the bottom. But this sort of tape isn’t gonna curl up like it would do with a cork style tape, instead, it will remain nice and flat. And I do like that,
actually, because you don’t have to use any finishing tape at the end. Now if you’re thinking high tech bike, I know what you’re thinking! But this is high tech. This is from probably
the early 70s or mid 70s. Get this, pop-up lights. Probably inspired by
something like a Lamborghini. And, well, that’s not where it ends. This is its lock for the front wheel, so you just simply put that in, remove the key and go away,
leave it somewhere safe. But even more interesting
is the fact that this bike has got an electronic derailleur on it. Well, alright, the trailer
itself is not electronic, but it is in fact
electronic gear shifting. Now, the Maruishi, it’s
not ready and working, so I can’t demonstrate it. But, check out that, there’s
actually a gear lever that you can use and, essentially it goes, I’m just being passed this,
it fits onto the top tube. Look at that, it’s like a gear lever you would find in your car. So you put that on there,
it connects to a motor which is attached there on
the rear end of the bike, and in turn, that motor actually moves the cable adjusted rear derailleur. so it’s not like your Di2 or
SRAM eTap, or Campagnolo EPS, but well, for a 1970s
edition, it’s not bad, is it? (gentle electronic music) Now, when I walked through
the door of Corsa Corsa, I was met with this, the Colnago c35, a carbon fiber bike which
looks quite frankly, space age now, so imagine
what it looked like back in 1983, when it was first released. Incredible bit of kit. Now, I mean, for a start,
the fact that it had five spoke wheels with it back
then, that was incredible. Nothing else out there
had five spoke wheels. And in fact, it took a long
time for the Mavic five spoke, the Mavic iO, I think
that was released in 1996. So, that’s some time later, isn’t it? That’s 13 years on. If we look at the group set, though, while we’ve got a mixture
of silver and gold, of course the gold is to
complement the C35’s gold decals as well as, check out the gear levers, where they are on the down tube. They’re met in the center of the tube, rather than the outside, to give you a little bit of an aerodynamic gain. And whilst we’re on those levers, look at that, internal cable routing. Again, this is so far into
the future for back then, because it actually took a long time for technologies like that to actually become commonplace on road bikes. The swooping tube
styles, the regal saddle, again, with the brass rivets, and that always crocodile-like
skin, if you like, there. Then, check out that bar tape. That matches in perfectly, both
of the weave of the carbon, as well as the actual perforations, I guess you could call
those, on the saddle itself. This is truly a work of art. Now, all of these gold finishing details, that’s not standard, that’s
been done by Sacchi himself, because he truly loves to
customize bits for bikes to his own dream or his customer’s dreams. So, that’s why you may not have seen a gold Campagnolo seat
post before, or levers, or shifters, or breaks, or
cranks, or rear derailleur. (gentle electronic music) I honestly feel right now like I have died and I’ve gone to heaven. I’m absolutely, I’ve got goose bumps. I don’t if you can see that,
it’s a bit embarrassing. I’m, yeah. For a start, We’ve got Mavic
Perry Roubaix SSC rims. I don’t think I’ve ever
touched any in my life, and they are, people still
dream about getting them, and I’m absolutely amazed. Veloflex Criterium tubular tires. I mean, Campagnolo, – [Sacchi] C record first generation. – First generation of
C Record, and it looks, it looks absolutely brand new. I’m absolutely, sheriff star hubs. – [Sachi] Yes. – Sheriff star hubs. This is from an era I don’t know loads and loads about, but I know a little bit. Also got the chain tabs here, so that’s to stop the wheel from moving
when you lay down the power. I don’t lay down enough
power to worry about that. But, a Kalavinka frame,
this is incredible. The paintwork and the lugs, everything. It’s absolutely blowing my mind. We’ve got the stitched on
handlebar tape, as well. Campagnolo bar ends, Vinito bottle cage. It’s things which I’ve seen
and I’ve always dreamt about being able to get up close
to, but now I’m able to. It’s just simply stunning. (light electronic music) This is the road-going
version of the very much sought after by collectors, Cinelli Laser. Now, there are very very
few of these still out there in the world, and this one is the 75th one to come off of the production
line, because in fact, it is stamped down there on
the bottom bracket shell. Now, this bike is from 1984, and it’s got the first generation C record group set from the same year on it, too. And this bike I reckon, kind of started the whole aerodynamics game. So it is just 12 speed
gears, but importantly, it’s fully internal
cabled, so as you can see, where the cables leave the gear shifters that are mounted in the
center on a raised up boss, they go straight down into
the dome tube tube there, and the front derailleur
one pops out just there by the rear tire, and then
the rear derailleur cable just pops out at the
chainstay really neatly, and I never knew that
existed on these bikes, because like I say, I’ve never been able to get up close and personal with one. Talk about the gears though, 12 speed. Six speed there on the
rear, and the wheels have actually got a
really nice configuration. I had this on a bike of
mine back in the 90s, so I was a little bit out of date in fact, when I thought I was quite futuristic. we’ve got a three cross, or two crossed, sorry, in this case, drive side, and we’ve got radially
laced non-drive side. I always think that
looks super, super cool. Front wheel fully radial,
with slightly bladed spokes, just to cheat the wind a little bit more, matching up with the
frame’s characteristics. And if one Cinelli Laser wasn’t
enough to write home about, well, we’ve got another one here. Nothing much really to say about this one. Actually there’s a lot but I’m not gonna go fully into depth on this one just yet. But, something of incredible
interest to me on this one is that it’s a track bike,
so as you can see here from the horizontal rear
facing dropouts, but, it does in fact have water
bottle cage mounts on there too. Now, I don’t think it’s
been used in time trials or anything like that,
because there are no signs of any brakes being fitted in the past. However, it makes me think that
maybe somebody was training for, maybe, possibly the hour
record, and wanted to have an exact replica of the bike
they’ll be using for it, so they opted for one
with bottle cage mounts. It’s incredible that this bike has still stood the test of time and I
love the fact that someone’s keeping it nice and safe and,
well, it’s not being destroyed in any way at all by using it
out on the road, for instance, as some track bikes do tend
to find their way going there. But with a bike as iconic as
this, it deserves its place rightfully on a wall, I think. (light electronic music) So we’ve got a Campagnolo
SGR pedal here, which, is rare as hen’s teeth,
to be perfectly honest. And this one has been
kind of chrome-plated, but with a gold effect finish, and then with Campagnolo
printed on the side there. So if gold’s your thing, then maybe these are the thing for you. You don’t find these at all anymore. (scoffing) Wonder if he’ll notice if I take it. I simply had to include
this Bianchi Tintin REO. So this celebrates the hundred
year anniversary of Bianchi, so this is from 1985. And if you look at it,
it looks like it could still be from 1995, because in fact, bikes didn’t change that
much in those 10 years. But, if we look at it in detail, you are gonna see so many
fine details on there. We got all the pantographing
here saying Bianchi Centenario, as well as using the
beautiful Celeste color as well, in the inset here of Bianchi. And that is on every single
component on the bike including the seat post
there, you can see, even the rims have got Bianchi on them. Those rims, pretty sure they’re probably a pair of Ambrosios. Even the tires though, they’ve been made especially to match this
bike, and the rumor has it that this is probably one of the last 100% Italian built bikes
coming out of Bianchi. I just got to say as well, look at this, even the pump has got leather hand stitched onto the handles, so you’re not going to get,
well, sore hands, necessarily, when you’re pumping up your flat tire. Although, I don’t think this
bike is going to be used that much in order to get flat
tires, to be perfectly honest. Even the bottle, that’s
even got some leather wrapped around it too,
as has the handlebars, and matching brake cables. This bike is something
just to behold and look at. As for the paint work,
well, there isn’t actually any paint work on it, it’s
a chrome effect finish. It’s really hard to
actually notice and spot, but it’s certainly
something oh so special, as are those seat stays
actually, I just noticed how slender and thin
they are where they join the seat tube lug there at the back. Please can I take it home? Please? There many of you who know how
much I enjoy cleaning bikes. Having a clean bike is a happy bike, and we all want to have
a happy bike, after all. But if I owned this Masi Gran Criterium, I think that cleaning
a bike would be taken to the next level because,
just simply check out these cutaways here on the chainstay, horizontally going through,
it’s minus material, as well as up here on
the seat stays to where they join the top tube and
the seat tube again, missing. And then what’s super cool
is on the front forks, also. Coming from the front, you’re gonna see there also is missing material. It’s just purely for design, I don’t think it’s for function, anyway,
because these bikes, they’re not gonna be the most aerodynamic
racing going machines. But to look at, well, that looks fantastic, don’t you agree? (gentle electronic music) I have had so much fun visiting Sachi and all of his bikes and parts
and everything like that. I wish I could stay here for
longer, but it’s dark outside, that’s why we’re having
to finish off here, rather than leaving the shop, because, well, there’s no daylight left. But let me know which of these bits of tech were your favorite down there in the comment section down below. Again, I wish I could have
shown you everything, because it’s absolutely ram packed
full of amazing, great stuff. Now, as ever, remember to
like and share this video with your friends, I’m
sure you’re gonna do that, especially on this one. And don’t forget to check out the GCN shop at shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com,
where we have a whole heap of goodies
for you to check out. And now for another great
video, click just down here, and I’m gonna have to
be probably thrown out of here, because I don’t want to leave.



May 5, 2019, 11:22 am Reply

This has to be one of the most engaging videos ive ever watched. As a vintage lover myself I fully get how blown away you were to be up close to some of these bikes. Long live Campagnolo the absolute best..Colnago..and that Cinelli Laser TT…I wouldve lost it too…great vid Jon. ?

gareth hynds

May 5, 2019, 5:23 pm Reply

pure bike porn


May 5, 2019, 1:46 pm Reply

The part that can fit my bike. My lokas bike shops sucks. Oh wait. This is my spot

Thu Nell Ⓥ

May 5, 2019, 5:21 pm Reply

Why does he use or at least has to microphones? The big one seems like being there only for looks…

frank doster

May 5, 2019, 3:48 am Reply



May 5, 2019, 3:28 pm Reply

I love all of this. This is my era despite being in my 30s


May 5, 2019, 9:53 pm Reply

If you are a car guy . An you come by the 10:20 mark i know what you are thinking.

Les Flynn

May 5, 2019, 9:56 am Reply

Lovely John. I'm old enough to appreciate these bikes but wow. You must have been drooling.

Ib Erik Söderblom

May 5, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

Had those caramel-colour brakehoods. Loved them. Never had anything with that perfect anatomi and grip ever since !
Really miss my own old bike from those days, with a lightblue metallic colour Reynolds double butted, Campagnolo Record seatpost, Dura Ace derallieur, one of the first oval chainrings (around start 1980's) / a crancset with roller bearings, 105 rim brakes, Mavic rims…
Miss it.

That Colnago is HOT !!!


May 5, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

cycling connecting everyone here ?

JD Cox

May 5, 2019, 3:46 pm Reply

10:13 for all the Up To Speed watchers out there. #PopUpHeadlights

academic person

Jun 6, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

This is an absolutely fantastic video Jon and all these bikes and parts are truly works of art! Your knowledge and love for bikes is infectious. I am not a big fan of the gold plated stuff because I think it is a bit tacky and ostentatious and much of it is custom done later. I am a bit of a purist. Besides I have seen how horrible it looks when it starts to flake. But any video you do on vintage stuff is fantastic so thanks.


Jun 6, 2019, 1:10 pm Reply

Awesome video!!! Been drooling for the past 20+minutes lol. Definitely need some more vids of shops like this!!!??

Eric L

Jun 6, 2019, 6:41 pm Reply

Wow! I wish this video was 2 hours long the best!!

Alessandro Maccarrone

Jun 6, 2019, 2:04 am Reply


Jesse Chao

Jun 6, 2019, 5:35 am Reply

I come. I came.

Patrick Radcliffe

Jun 6, 2019, 9:42 pm Reply

Gussets are cool

nes suno

Jun 6, 2019, 1:58 pm Reply

Lookup "Beppe Raggi Storti" or and of "Giuseppe Beppe Federico" on Facebook for similar goodness but direct from Italy ?

Derek Henderson

Jun 6, 2019, 9:09 pm Reply

Wonderful wonderful machines, , ,my word ! they knew how to engineer back then, it functioned perfectly, the gears and transmission, the hubs, rims, brakes, and the frame build, everything was spot on and instantly serviceable if there was a malfunction, and if its looked after it will last for many many years, as these machine's have.
Give me a vintage racer every time. . .Fabulous , nice one Jon.

Cesar Cruz

Jun 6, 2019, 3:55 pm Reply

Now i have to go to Japan!
Watching Jon's reactions gave me goosebumps, no wonder he stayed at Corsa Corsa all day!

Johnny Vegas

Jun 6, 2019, 1:37 am Reply

Lived outside of Tokyo for five years and this is typical Japanese style…they have such attention do detail in all that they do. They take pride in their work from a bike artist like this to a cleaner. There is respect for all and something we could use over here in America to say the least.


Jun 6, 2019, 6:43 pm Reply

The beauty of these bikes cannot be matched by todays carbon bikes. Nothing even comes close to that Indurain bike, absolutely stunning….

Welber Salles

Jun 6, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply


Sam Jackson

Jun 6, 2019, 8:55 pm Reply

That shop would be robbed over and over until it closed if it were in the states

Kaizer Seloterio

Jun 6, 2019, 10:15 am Reply

yowamushi pedal

Bibi Bike

Jun 6, 2019, 10:15 pm Reply

AMAZING SHOP !!! More videos of vintage bicycles here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn8TjDmAlrJI1dscKZ1hmgg?view_as=subscriber

max gonzalez

Jun 6, 2019, 8:58 pm Reply

Bicycles are one of the greatest inventions in the history of humankind: It's a means of transport, fitness equipment, time machine and antidepressant , all in one beautiful package, because my bicycle takes me from a to b while improving my fitness and health, making me feel like I'm 13 again and filling my heart with joy, I don't remember ever being on my bike and not feeling happy.

Philip Donelan

Jul 7, 2019, 5:40 am Reply

Art at its best!
Beautiful timeless pieces of art.
Incredible collection.

Thank you for sharing your passion with us

Sergei Babich

Jul 7, 2019, 10:42 pm Reply

What a great Video! Would love to see more videos of this sort! Maybe a Pista Episode???

Joseph Cabalquinto

Jul 7, 2019, 2:28 am Reply

Seeing Jon geek out throughout the video is fantastic! He must have been exhausted after filming! ??


Jul 7, 2019, 4:10 pm Reply

90 dislikes from Scunthorpe Grifter club

Buck Buck

Jul 7, 2019, 11:15 pm Reply

More of this please.fantastic

6666 666

Jul 7, 2019, 5:16 am Reply

tone of Italian bikes , so much love

Rob in Canada

Jul 7, 2019, 10:54 pm Reply

WHOA!! ?Now that's my kind of candy store!!
Works of art!!

Pantani 1998

Jul 7, 2019, 10:36 pm Reply

Amazing…A Japanese shop that actually has taste!
Campagnolo,Colnago,etc,and no bland Shima(NO!) garbage!

philip bryde-hennessy

Jul 7, 2019, 11:52 pm Reply

Agreed, best bike shop I’ve ever seen….great upload. More please!


Jul 7, 2019, 9:52 am Reply

Japanese shop, Italian vintage parts.
When I was in Italy for the giro, the locals were all on Shimano and only shook their heads when I mentioned Campagnolo. ?

Bill Ghorban

Jul 7, 2019, 11:15 am Reply

I went from bick like this to carbon fuji d6 and for some Rezan I been going back word to old still bikes agayn and I injoy riding the old stile moor then fancy new carbon but upgraded my old bikes with the carbon weels and Geers off new bikes

Erik Yang

Jul 7, 2019, 4:07 am Reply

Jon is my kind of guy…


Jul 7, 2019, 4:33 pm Reply

never in a million years will I understand why people are willing to spend so much time and money on these old pieces of junk, they probably feel like compete crap to ride. A bike is meant to be used not just sat on a wall stared at…

Nick Harper

Jul 7, 2019, 7:56 am Reply

As the shop is in Japan surprised not to see a Panasonic titanium frame there, as ridden by Peter Post's squad back in the early 90's.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:38 am Reply

Amazing seeing that Campag Record Group-set from the mid-1980s. It included seat-pin, hubs, pedals etc. Nowadays, you get none of this and even allowing for inflation – pay about ten times more. I guess that's what they call 'progress'?

Hertog von Berkshire

Jul 7, 2019, 8:31 am Reply

Oh dear, the old tied & soldered myth.

Hertog von Berkshire

Jul 7, 2019, 8:41 am Reply

The Kalavinka, yessssss!


Aug 8, 2019, 12:51 am Reply

11:30 – Apparently the C35 is actually from 1989, not 1983. Here's just one of the many links I found saying that it's from 1989: https://www.theproscloset.com/blogs/road-bikes/1989-colnago-c35
Which makes sense. 1983 seemed way too early to me. It was the late 80s that carbon bikes really started to appear. The Look KG86 from 1986, which you've featured on this channel before, was the first carbon bike to be ridden by pros I believe, and even that only used carbon tubes joined with aluminium lugs. So the crazy, single-piece carbon fibre frame of the C35 would surely be later. So yes, 1989 makes more sense to me, and that's what the internet is giving me as an answer.

Siclmn Cyclerider

Aug 8, 2019, 1:05 am Reply

A guy gushing over old technology. Yawn. Not interested.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:12 am Reply

I can't even afford a 160$ road bike and my life is broken without the bike ?

Louis Faasen

Aug 8, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

This was extremely special cycle video! Don't know what to say! Absolutely something else, those bikes … to die for

Muz Berwick

Aug 8, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

Colnago C35….released in 1989, not '83


Aug 8, 2019, 12:20 pm Reply

Only in Japan…… folks there do it to the enth degree

Cryptic Critter

Aug 8, 2019, 6:07 pm Reply

Is this guy breathing? Calm down man ?

Mike Lozano

Aug 8, 2019, 1:45 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 3:52 pm Reply

I think this guy might like bikes or something.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

9 teeth? Or 9 sprockets?

christian dedier

Aug 8, 2019, 3:25 am Reply

You should do a part 2

Andrew White

Aug 8, 2019, 7:56 am Reply

Managed a boutique style small road bike shop in Australia with primarily Italian high end framesets, groupsets and assorted French and Italian rims around 1984/85.
Every bike was built in shop to spec from the wheels up including frame finishing to fit headsets and bottom brackets. Even the odd seat tube needed to be 'reemed'.
Yes we had one of a dozen 50th aniversary groupsets for sale nationally on display…. mesmerizing then and pricey, but you knew it was special.
Miss the feel of a great handmade, silver brazed, beautifully painted and fluted cro-mo steel frame… ah!
Classic frame with modern components or classic components on a modern frame? Interesting comparison but probably not possible.
Great video … many thanks.

ReCycle Spinning

Aug 8, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Wow one of my first bike was a 1982 Rossin Record with all campy Super Recod. I sold it recently , but I did myself a Casati Ellisse, withcamp Centaur gruppo. It is amazing also.

ReCycle Spinning

Aug 8, 2019, 4:28 am Reply

Beautiful but hanging on a wall?? They are made to be ridden, especially those bikes…sad…


Aug 8, 2019, 8:24 pm Reply

Miguel Indurais is 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) height


Aug 8, 2019, 7:19 am Reply

Just as well making love to a bike is illegal. If it wasn't we would have had the first GCN show censored.

elco thelosen

Aug 8, 2019, 9:27 am Reply

on the M. Indurain bike..when i build a track bike or fixed..i would put the bar-ribbon from top to bottom it gives more grip when going from top to the bottom of the handle-bars. if slippery from sweat.

Mustafa Bircan

Aug 8, 2019, 6:18 pm Reply

If I were the owner I would have covered the bicycle height of the wall of my shop with a soft texture, maybe leather or smth, just simply can't leave those bikes leaning on the rough wall..

M.r. Moon

Aug 8, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

I've been using 700x20mm tires since 1992…folding clinchers of course, much better than that glue-on stuff.
…half the fun of riding is SPEED and you won't get much of that with fat tires.


Aug 8, 2019, 1:19 am Reply

Great enthusiasm, even if it showed that he didn't know much about bikes or groupos from before his time. Problem is an officionardo could fill a video just talking about the Campy 50th anniversary set.


Aug 8, 2019, 5:54 am Reply

I don’t really care about bikes. But just watching someone so enthusiastic about it made me watch the whole thing.


Aug 8, 2019, 6:33 am Reply


Gregory Vinson

Aug 8, 2019, 3:24 am Reply

You should not be handling that 50th Campy set without gloves. Especially those gum lever covers!

Max Mue

Aug 8, 2019, 7:55 pm Reply

Awesome video!

Man Nerv

Aug 8, 2019, 9:36 pm Reply

Was missing some introduction to the owner.


Aug 8, 2019, 2:52 am Reply

Can't get enough of this sort of content

Josip Kresonja

Aug 8, 2019, 11:57 am Reply

C35 was presented in 1989, not 1983.


Aug 8, 2019, 4:52 pm Reply

This is amazing! Rumor has it that Jon actually never made it out of there, and he's still interviewing campy derailleurs and six-speed cassettes to this day….

Jay Houghton

Aug 8, 2019, 3:04 pm Reply

So did you buy anything?

Ian Maki

Sep 9, 2019, 1:25 am Reply

"and this one here has been chrome plated but with a gold effect finish"????
Umm…. Brah, those are Campagnolo, not costume jewelry, they are plated in gold. Real. Ass. Gold.



Sep 9, 2019, 7:41 am Reply

Rewatching this, loving Jon's Adidas ZXs

Burton’s Attic

Sep 9, 2019, 4:14 pm Reply

I had a Benotto as a teen that looked just like the Rossin at 2:28. Wish I still had it today! Going from a bmx bike to it was awesome as I could cover so much more ground!

Stephen Woolson

Sep 9, 2019, 2:02 am Reply

Having grown up in cycling in the 80s this was a fantastic ride back in history. Thanks Jon!

Arief Jati Nugroho

Sep 9, 2019, 8:34 am Reply


brad hunt

Sep 9, 2019, 6:20 pm Reply

Jon respectfully you should write a book about all the really cool bike componentry out there. Good program today.

Joshua Valentino

Sep 9, 2019, 12:12 pm Reply

Hey GCN Tech, I've a cold relationship with my Merckx Corsa Extra since my backwheel always slides forward (DS). I guess the dropout doesn't support newer wheelset, since newer ones don't need to be super tightened (right?). In fact, I've tightened it until it's very hard to open the QR, but still it slides forward whenever I'm on a climb, or entering a sprint mode. Could you do a hack on this matter?
Thank you very much.

mega smacky

Sep 9, 2019, 11:22 pm Reply

There's a part of me that still thinks putting anything but Campy parts on a nice Italian frame is blasphemous. I'd love to visit this shop.

Lala Lala

Sep 9, 2019, 3:24 am Reply

What's with the crank on the cinelli.. Thier at 12 and 3 instead of the normal across from each other


Sep 9, 2019, 11:44 am Reply

"Der-rail-uhr" not "der-rail-ee-uhr". Look at how it is spelt.

Oscar colliedog

Sep 9, 2019, 7:53 pm Reply

I will start to do the Euro lottery, so when i win it i can go to Japan and offer for the whole shop.

betty jones

Sep 9, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

Fantastic video. Heart warming and very touching. Sitting at home we could participate in such splendour. My favourite is Bianchi Centenario. A timeless classic. But they are all beautiful. Thanks, John


Sep 9, 2019, 9:36 am Reply

Some rich knob watching is probably thinking of making a fixie with those.

Osvaldo TV

Sep 9, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

you can see in the beggining he´s getting there in the morning.
hahaahah the day going by is the funniest

Chris Bentley

Sep 9, 2019, 12:03 pm Reply

Only in Japan could you leave bikes out on the sidewalk like that as decor/advertising.


Oct 10, 2019, 3:30 pm Reply

what a collection!


Oct 10, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

"brand new never been fitted to a bike"….well then it is no better than plastic junk washed up on a beach apart from the plastic was at least used once. This kind of BS is why the planet is ruined, we use natural resources to satisfy our egos and not our real needs.


Oct 10, 2019, 4:35 am Reply

Jon,,,,, you are just kid at heart,,,,,,,,,love it ,, love it. Welcome to the rest of old farts who love metal bikes……


Oct 10, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

"Alloy frame"? Really?? You mean ALUMINIUM, which is an alloy, but then again STEEL is an alloy and so is nearly EVERY metal used in bike frames. "AL" is the atomic symbol for ALUMINIUM, not for the word "alloy". There, you're less fucking stupid. You're welcome.

Rick Harker

Oct 10, 2019, 10:35 pm Reply

Those bikes were constructed by passionate, proud builders. Now its all about marketing and quality suffers. I wonder if Jon looked for somewhere to live close to the shop.

Randell Hayes

Oct 10, 2019, 1:33 am Reply

Great story should do a tour around the world of famous bike shops hay.

Jimmy 666

Oct 10, 2019, 1:58 pm Reply

If heaven is a bike shop, this is it!

Ted Edwards

Oct 10, 2019, 6:35 pm Reply

Just found this Jon and I can see why you were see enthusiastic to see these bikes. They're bikes that just like todays prestigious bikes that were out of the price range of most cyclists. Actually met Indurain in Val -d' Isere at the end of a stage and managed to shake his hand it was like a piece of steel, solid. He was also famous for having large lungs. Took a photo of his bike so I will now have to compare to this one. Now how can I get over to that shop.

Exodus Velo

Oct 10, 2019, 10:00 pm Reply

pegoretti could also weld aluminium and titanium, not for his own brand bikes in the latest years, but before that, they guy knows how to weld anything and he did worked with alu in the past. this frame looks very pegoretti too, by the way, specially the upper headtube part. Road racing bike frames are always downsized, not just this one. But if you look at the stem stack, you can see thsi is a custome frame to fit, telagista telaggio. Is not downsized, it's custom fitted for tour the france gc and legend sized. It would be downsized for any other regular human being, not for the owner though.


Oct 10, 2019, 6:46 pm Reply

Bikes should be ridden not put on a wall that is just a sad

giovanni spinotti

Oct 10, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

Oh man, from the days when my fellow Italians would spill all of their passion in making perfect bikes. So much beauty. And they worked well too. I've seen an interview with Masi, the man is pretty old now but still runs his shop. He never wanted no young apprentice because he says they are too lazy and with no passion. And he recalls the times when Mercks would secretly get into his shop to have a bike handmade by him with the fake french sponsor name on it, because italian bikes were just so much better.

Tim Smith

Oct 10, 2019, 6:34 pm Reply

Oh ooh oooh cinelli laser track weapon!!!!!! Sorry just jizzed my pants

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