Back in February, 2011, I received a note with photos from Gordon Claughton about his Cinelli which he purchased in Singapore in 1961. Fast forward to this past week when I received a note from Robert Freeman with photos of a restoration he did on a "1961 Cinelli from Singapore". Robert had come to own this Cinelli and I was able to put him in contact with Gordon.
"What a great piece of luck to hook up with him, 51 years after he bought the bike," wrote Robert. "Gordon said the bike went away for awhile and he got it back eventually. Had been repainted 3 times before I got it. The bike means so much more to me now."
Robert is co-owner of Elliott Bay Bicycles and does restorations of Cinelli bikes (and other makes). His gallery of this Cinelli restoration is here.
Serial number 6286.
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