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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've managed to ID the lugs after much searching, they seem to be Cinelli CS lugs.http://classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Cinelli/cinelli_cs_lugs.htm.
...And there seems to be very little information on them online. Can't seem to find out what frames would have used them or at what period they were common. Anyone come across these before.

I'll try not to post for a bit, hat trick of posts without replies! :oops:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:09 am 
Dirt Disciple
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I'm not an expert at all but after retiring two SLX frames - Basso Loto & Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra - I'll throw in my assumption:

This one is very likely pre 80s - so I agree with others here. Aren't the cable guides on the bottom bracket lug the best hint? This brings up one important issue in my view: bottom bracket thread - what is the condition? I hope no bad surprise.

You might already know... anyway I'll just bring it up:
One thing with those old lugged frames: FLEXING or lack of stiffness = softness
It's really a lottery with used frames - unfortunately. :?
If you're only going to take it out for a 'hipster' cycle it's nothing to worry about. If you want to cycle it properly it might be annoying.
It will understeer heavily and bend so much when sprinting that the rear rim will touch break pads. Don't get me wrong: Depending on rider and weight all italian stallions do that but it definitely gets a lot worse with age.
anyway, keep us updated of your project !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:39 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well... Just over a year on(!) Here's the more or less finished article built up and rideable. Unfortunately, though, I still have no idea what frame this is, so what decals ought to go on here remains to be seen!

It has a 105 groupset on it currently with a campy front-derailleur; eventually I'll do it all out with italian components but these are bits I had lying around...

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