Cinelli 1A stems in black

Cinelli 1A black stem, I've been looking for some in good condition. But as much as these were used in the 1980, so hard to find these are now. Heavily scratched, drilled, worn, but never in mint condition. This was my lucky week: 2 pieces new in box, perfect 130mm length, very, very attractive price. Offered by an unknown Polish webshop, so was it too good to be true? Because it didn't cost I fortune, I decided to take the risk. And it was absolutely worth it. A Cinelli 1A stem is nothing special, but it was the overall standard in the 70s and 80s. Suddenly it became high fashion and "professional" to have a black stem, combined with aluminium coloured bars and seat post. And no, not all 3 parts in black!

Track parts for sale

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Rossin track frame (50 cm centre to top) and fork for sale: coming up soon...

Restored my Adidas cyclocross shoes

I have two (!) pairs of very good Adidas cyclocross shoes, but the 1980s rubber soles tend to live their own life and seperate or fall into pieces. The owner of shoe repair shop in my town did his magic and gave my shoes a second (or third) life.

Adelaar Apeldoorn - Harry Rodink club jersey

Although I've never been a club member of Apeldoornse Ren- en Toeristenvereniging De Adelaar, I've raced against those guys since 1979 and I've carefully made my first laps of track cycling on their outdoor track. Today, I can still call their indoor track in Omnisportcentrum my hometrack, although the Amsterdam (Sloten) track is almost at the same distance and it's since 2019 or so that I've done my last laps on the track.
But owning a Reco track bike (by Ben Regter, RIP), I can almost justify having a nice 1970s-1980s (???) Adelaar - Race Shop Harry Rodink club jersey and wearing it on special occasions.
2nd photo: me (WSV Emmen), leading in front of Charles Veenhuizen in Wierden, 1980.