One of a kind, custom-made aero-tubing Cannondale Track made for the indomitable Mario Cipollini circa 1999. Most of the “track” frames built him used traditional round tubes and were ridden on the road in the off-season to improve his pedal stroke and efficiency. Most of the round tube “track” frames still had mounts for a rear brake and water bottles. This aero track frame most likely saw actual use on the track, since it was built without brake or water bottle mounts and it boasts sponsor decals. The frame was designed in the CAD software Pro Engineer in Bethel, CT and then the tubes were laser cut to Cipollini’s specific geometry at the Cannondale factory in Bedford, PA. The frame was then welded, heat treated, and painted in that same facility. A true piece of historic American craftsmanship and Italian racing history.
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