Wednesday, August 19, 2015

1953? Cinelli SC Restoration

Bob from England writes in with, "I thought you might like some ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of my 1953 SC. The frame was retrieved from someone’s loft here in the UK where it had been since the early 70s when the owner stopped riding.

He bought the bike secondhand in the late 1950s and even though it has braze-ons for Simplex JUY 53 and JUY 51 mechs always rode it on a fixed wheel, the Simplex rear gear hanger had been sawn off. He hand painted the frame in the late 60s. I assume from the semi sloping fork crown and chrome bands on the seat tube (I found when removing the paint) that it may be a SC Lusso although it doesn’t have a seat pin clamp.

The frame is considerably lighter than my 1958 SC and mid 60s Mod B. I am collecting the Simplex equipment to build it and will send photos when it’s finished."


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SC 4757

Randy writes, "This is my bike that I bought new from Oscar Wastyns in Chicago around 1971 . The serial # is 4757."

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunglasses


Cinelli, together with Rh+, have announced a sunglasses collection.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Cinelli SC Restoration










James writes in with, "I wanted to share some photos of a recent restoration project – my first vintage bike project. The frame was a tired pre-loved 1972 SC with several coats of new paint but very sound. I embarked upon a period-correct restoration and the frame was completely stripped back and refinished with new chrome and period-correct paint and decals – the latter specially made by Cyclomondo based on research for a 1972 bike. At some point I perhaps unwisely got the idea to use only NOS parts and the next 18 months were spent sourcing the parts needed – quite a learning curve for someone unfamiliar with the variations that occurred in Campagnolo and other componentry in this era. I tried to ensure everything was accurate right down to the date on the hub lock nuts. The smell that comes out of original packaging when opening is addictive and the handmade parts of this era are like stunning pieces of jewellery. After the bike was assembled and these photos taken by Andy White at FYXO I thought my journey was finally over with a beautiful result. However since then several helpful vintage bike collectors have highlighted minor inaccuracies which have been progressively attended to in my quest for accuracy. Recent changes have included the seatpost clamp bolt (now version 2 instead of version 3), saddle (yellow text instead of silver), rear hub (no stamping on freewheel landing) and front derailleur (no-circlip) – there is one part I know to be still needing replacement which I am searching for and probably a few more than I have yet to learn about but there is plenty of time for that. I have learnt to accept that this Cinelli will remain very much an enjoyable work in progress which provides a focus for enjoyable dialogue with fellow passionate collectors and opportunity to exchange knowledge and stories. Of course being a Cinelli the opportunities for good stories are many. I hope you enjoy."

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pista









Andrej writes from Moscow, "Hi! I just want to share with you some photos of my Cinelli Speciale Corsa Pista. I found this frame in Moscow, originally it was from Noginsk velodrome (Moscow region). Frameset was not in good cosmetic condition so i ask guys from Italian CicliCorsa.com to restore it.

I guess frame from 1970 or 71, number on BB is 5674. If you can assist me to get more info about this frameset i would be happy!

List of components: Frame: Cinelli Speciale Corsa '70

Fork/Headset: Cinelli Speciale Corsa / Campagnolo Record pista

Crankset/Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record pista 151 BCD / Campagnolo Record pista

Pedals: Campagnolo Record pista

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain: Regina chain

Handlebars/Stem: Cinelli steel pista #3 old logo / Cinelli steel pista #14 old logo

Saddle/Seatpost: Cinelli Unicanitor old logo / Campagnolo Record

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire: Fiamme Iride rim / Campagnolo "No Record" pista hub

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire: Fiamme Iride rim / Campagnolo "No Record" pista hub

Accessories: Alfredo Binda straps / Benotto tape"

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Laser Collection

From an incredible collection in Taipei, see http://wearefactoryfive.com/blogs/factory-five-blog/19055655-the-worlds-most-amazing-collection-of-bicycles

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Studio Alchimia



Cinelli bike and accessories by Studio Alchimia (Alessandro Guerriero and Alessandro Mendini), 1980s? One such bike was sold from Bud's Bike Shop in Claremont (east of Los Angeles), California.

Thanks to velo-retro.com, Chuck Schmidt, for the image and information.

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