Timm's 1970s CDI Italian Road Bike

Here are some pics of a 1970's Italian-made bike by CDI. I wanted a commuter bike, but I wanted something with history and style. I did some overhaul and lots of rust removal and put on all new cables. Anyone know anything about this frame maker? I can't find info about CDI anywhere. Next, I might outfit it with some wooden fenders when I have the money and the time. I welcome any thoughts or advice.

CDI Road Bike. Made in Italy. Circa early 1970s.

Cottered cranks which I drilled-out to 9.5mm to fit the more readily-available cotter pins.

Campy 'Valentino Extra' rear derailleur.

Balilla center-pull brakes.


Gnutti hubs and QR.

Italian steel, English leather. Blasphemy? Maybe. But I love the look of that honey-coloured seat with the white and steel frame


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