Hey guys I haven't posted much on this forum but thought I would post re my Rejuvenation of my new find
Well after having the fright of my life when I came home to see the Courier company had damaged the box but luckly not the frame ( thanks to VeloHub's packing ) I now have my Cinelli pista project home with me in Sunny Rockhampton.
There is not much in the way of LBS that know what they are doing with older bike up here so the point of this thread is for me to ask questions the the BNA peeps when I come up against a hurdle.
Here is Tom's story ( the man I bought it off )on the ride
picked this up off a mate who works as a removalist. came with steel 650b rims laced to a rear record hub and front first gen dura ace, got rid of them pretty quickly and replaced with 32/40 record(pre stamped) laced to gold fiamme rims.
other parts are:
cinelli #1 stem/#14 bars
first gen record pista cranks/bb
25 tooth campagnolo chainring
the coventry chain
So First things first this is going to be a rejuvenation type project trying to keep it as original as possible....
The frame and it's parts are not in the best condition and the first thing on the cards is to pull the whole thing down and give it a bit of a clean with dishwashing liquid. I'm going to give Oxalic Acid a go on the chrome parts and see how they come up and if need be use a rust converter to finish the job.
There are a couple of parts still to chase being a Head tube badge, 60's Campy pista pedals.
It's almost impossible to work out a build date due to Cinelli's SN system but Judging from the Cinelli Register It may have been built in 1965.
It has not oil ports in the BB and the tanges on the inside of the forks have no holes but if anyone knows any more that can help with dating please chimp in... ( SirKev, Spirito )
Here are some showtime pics taken today
Heading home from work soon to begin and will take more better pics.