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 Post subject: Cinelli Supercorsa
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

My early 80's Cinelli Supercorsa, just repainted/rebuilt.

The frame has the old style drilled lugs but has the newer 27.2 seatpost and the newer style brake bridge. I was told this was an '83 or '84, and it also has no date stamp on the bottom bracket?.

Campy SR groupset, Campy Cobalto brakes, Wolber Profil 18 rims, Cinelli bars and stem, Cinelli Volare saddle, Campy Chorus seatpost.

Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:07 pm 
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By the 80's all Cinelli frames should have had a serial number (as instituted by Colombo for all Cinelli bikes/frame). It should start with the first two digits corresponding to the year the frame was built.


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 Post subject: Cinelli Supercorsa
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Yes your absolutely correct it should have serial number (as instituted by Colombo for all Cinelli bikes/frame). The story behind this frame is that three of these frames were found stored away after many years in the Cinelli factory in Milan. Someone I bought the frame from worked in the factory. Apparantly all three frames were not stamped with a serial number?. Enclosed is a pic of the bottom bracket.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:55 pm 
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Nice to see such a special SC on here , love the colour , must be the last frame with drilled lugs made . You could contact Angelo at http://www.cinellionly.blogspot.com/ I think he has contacts at the factory , and I'm sure he would be interested in your bike .


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 Post subject: Re: Cinelli Supercorsa
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:16 pm 
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toby1974 wrote:
Hi,

Yes your absolutely correct it should have serial number (as instituted by Colombo for all Cinelli bikes/frame). The story behind this frame is that three of these frames were found stored away after many years in the Cinelli factory in Milan. Someone I bought the frame from worked in the factory. Apparantly all three frames were not stamped with a serial number?. Enclosed is a pic of the bottom bracket.


I've been in the factory a number of times and actually emptied out a good portion of the "vintage" stock that was left there a few years back. Had the frame had a serial number, it would more than likely have been a warranty repair frame that had been returned with the customer getting a new replacement frame. According to what I have been told was Cinelli's old standard procedure, the returned frame was then to be repaired/repainted, after which it was to be placed back in stock. It is therefore more than likely that the frame was pilfered (happens everywhere, just ask a business owner) either in Cinelli or perhaps between a third party framebuilder and Cinelli.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:18 pm 
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chipper wrote:
Nice to see such a special SC on here , love the colour , must be the last frame with drilled lugs made . You could contact Angelo at http://www.cinellionly.blogspot.com/ I think he has contacts at the factory , and I'm sure he would be interested in your bike .


It is actually Angel without the O at the end. When he lived in Verona, he quickly learned it was easier to give his name as "Angelo senza la O" which is "Angelo without the O".


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:06 am 
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It is so nice that it absolutely deserves an own thread in Reader's bikes :)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:50 am 
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Elev12k wrote:
It is so nice that it absolutely deserves an own thread in Reader's bikes :)


x2, looks great. Be interesting to find out why the frame lacks a serial but doubt we'll ever know 100%.


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 Post subject: Cinelli Supercorsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:40 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Thanks for all your comments, appreciated. I'll do some digging to see whether I can find out more with regards to the history behind the frame.
In the meantime enclosed are some more pics, enjoy...

Toby


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 Post subject: Cinelli Supercorsa
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:47 am 
Dirt Disciple

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And a few more pics...


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