I also remember steeling some pink nail paint of my sisters to touch up any scratches or chips in the paint as the colour was way off the normal colour charts. Well made bikes, I changed out my stem for a roller type one for the handle bars but I still have the original.
I'm dead chuffed this bike has a following because it was off the radar in buying terms in its day because no one knew who cinelli was. After that I had a clock work orange another off the radar bike! And now I have a Scott atb. It's all coming back to me now in my bmx racing days I rode a custom bmx made by Steve Wilson in the Midlands. From memory he's claim to fame was making motor bike frames for trails bikes but made the frames for the Halfords BMX team and then he started making bmx frames. So I've never had normal bikes apart from my purple chopper, which has been my best chat up lines with girls for years " hey I used to have a purple chopper" and your in ........ Lol
That wasn't WhiteHawk you rode BMX for was it? shop in Horndean, spent most of my weekends there in the 80's
"I wonder if Florence is a virgin?"
"Drops 'em for sure" said Noddy and he's the biggest stud in Toytown!