I have seen a racer for sale in BKK, for 2500 Baht, in a scrap yard. It is a bit of a hybrid, but the frame is apparently branded Vicini:

Vicini logo on the frame's down tube

The bicycle in full

However, the logo doesn't match that which I found on the web. This is the logo, on the bicycle that I found:

Logo on the head tube

This is the logo that I found on the web, from this page:

Vicini logo from the web

Does anyone know if this is a good brand, and whether I have found a dusty nugget of treasure, or is it just a no-brand fake clone? I have googled for Vincent branded bicycles and not come up with all that much.

Additional photos and info

FWIW, the rear derailleur mechanism is a Exage 300EX, the gear shifts are Shimano (although the photo is unfocused unfortunately), and the rear brake cable is threaded in-frame inside the top horizontal tube:

In-frame rear brake cable

The logo can also be seen on the seat tube:

Logo on the seat tube

Exage 300EX rear derailleur

Pedal crank arm

Gear shifters

Markings on handlebars

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    Note also that the classic "vicini" logomark was all lower-case.
    – DavidW
    Aug 10, 2020 at 15:33
  • That is interesting. You wouldn't happen to have a link to an image, would you? I'm wondering whether the logo on the bike is a new modernised version/look. Aug 10, 2020 at 17:07

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After going over the photos again, and then googling "Vicini Special Pro" (as is seen on the seat tube), I found this frame on eBay, going for over 200 Euros:

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Even though the frame isn't exactly the same (the rear brake cable doesn't go inside the frame's top tube), the logos all look the same.

Another link shows a complete bike (with the same frame (brake cable internal)) going for 400 Euros (original image):

VICINI-Special-Pro-Retro-Stahl-Rennrad-Campagnolo-Veloce (enlarged)

I think that the whole bike for ~50 Euros (equivalent to 2500 baht) is probably worth it...

There's even an interesting Wikipedia page about Mario Vicini with the following information:

You can tell his frame and fork sets by the Vicini name stamped into the top end of the seat stay flutes and the V in the top of each side of the fork crown.

As DavidW states in his comment, the original logo was in lower case, like so (source):

Original Vicini logo

So, the logo appears to have had a "recent" revamp.

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