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Yann Lewandowski’s Cinelli Laser 2012 Concept

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Cinelli Laser 2012 concept bike by Yann LewandowskiIf you have been cycling for a long time, you no doubt remember the beautifully sculpted Cinelli Laser from the 80s (or better yet, this version). Those bikes were, and still are, highly coveted (by me at least). There has been some talk about a limited edition reissue of the Laser for about a year now, but I haven’t heard anything about it lately.

French designer Yann Lewandowski apparently couldn’t wait for an official reissue from Cinelli, because he “started trying to imagine the 2012 Cinelli Laser, using 3D software” in his spare time about 6 months ago. He felt like the 2012 Olympics in London, which will feature a beautifully designed new velodrome, would be the time and place for Cinelli to unveil an updated version of the classic bike. The carbon fiber frame that Yann designed pays tribute to the form and geometry of the original Laser, but is intended to be a modern track racing bike rather than a replica. He also designed a few new “Shark” components for his 2012 Laser. See more pictures, and read more about the project on Yann’s Behance Network portfolio page.

Update: Check out more pictures of classic Cinelli Lasers at the Cinelli Only blog.

Cinelli Laser 2012 frame


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  1. Androo July 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    It’s nice enough, but it’s disappointing that it doesn’t have anywhere near the drama of the original, despite being fashioned out of such a versatile material. Some sort of integrated stem is the least he could do…

  2. Carabo July 29, 2011 at 11:16 am -  Reply

    Exactly, it’s a rather uninspired interpretation of the original(s). This concept seems to be all style over substance, where the original definitely did have interesting technical advancements.

  3. ddt August 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Thanks for all those links! I, too, lusted above all and beyond all hope for a Cinelli Laser, though my ideal wasn’t the radical up/down frames here, but a more road-shaped one with the most fluid joints I’d ever seen and a light flake coat over paint. It drove me to go for fillet brazing on my first handbuilt race bike (hi, Land Shark).

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