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Cyclops Vini

This is a 1980s Cyclops-painted Vini Racing Bicycle. This bike is jam packed with history: Dave Viney and Rees Bateman built Vini frames in Marmora, Ontario in the seventies. Unfortunately his frame shop, situated in an old cheese factory, burnt down in the early eighties. I picked up this Vini, from the original owner who claimed he was friends with Dave back in the 1980s. The owner told me some things that he remembered from the past about Vini. He told me that there were only about 100 Vini's ever made due to the fire in their shop, they stopped making bikes. He told me that Dave never had a paint booth so he outsourced all the painting of bikes, mainly to Mike Mulholland of Cyclops. Finally, He told me that after his shop burnt down, Dave actually went to work for Cyclops to build frames.

Frame:
Vini, Cyclops painted 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Campagnolo

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sachs New Success

Pedals:
suntour

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Sachs New Success

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Sachs New Success

Saddle/Seatpost:
turbo/ 3ttt

Brakes:
Sachs New Success

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic

Added by mokala. Last updated over 3 years ago.

As of over 3 years ago, mokala has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

toronto_alex

toronto_alex says:

Wild. Love the history and the bike.

Posted almost 4 years ago

mokala

mokala says:

Thanks so much! Canadians made some awesome bikes!

Posted almost 4 years ago