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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:51 pm 
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Truly beautiful it's so ahead of its time, a design classic, why did they ever stop making this style of frame


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:09 am 
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It really is lovely. Nuovo Record is just made for this frame - can't wait to see it finished.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:42 am 
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absolutely exquisite


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:53 am 
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Great bike, also love the picture with the yellow bike in the background!! Looks really tidy.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Steven,

Another potential rBOTM?

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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:04 pm 
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'The donor bike, either ironically or fittingly, was a 1970 Windsor also known as "The Mexican Cinelli." '

Merckx hour record bike was branded 'Windsor' when he broke the record in Mexico City. As a local brand they presumably wanted some publicity and connection to the attempt so possibly they paid some of his expenses etc.

Your Cinelli is lovely, I really like the small understated Red highlights.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:43 pm 
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You are correct in you speculation Old Ned.

Windsor was a prominent bike boom brand in the Americas and the Profesional, the Spanish spelling, was there top model. It has been branded "The Mexican Cinelli" because to the untrained eye it looks exactly the same as a Speciale Corsa. In fact they are very similar with the main differences being the location of the serial number, the fork crown, set post size and number of drillings in the head and seat lugs. Many a repainted Windsor has been sold over the years as a Cinelli. The Windsor was a very decent bike and the company brought frame builders from Italy to set up their Mexico City factory. In the end inconsistent product quality doomed the brand and the Profesional ceased in the early 80s. Windsor has been revived recently but I am unaware of any connection to the original builder.


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:25 pm 
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stunning, a special and very beautiful frame.. great job


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:56 pm 
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beautiful!!!, no other word


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 Post subject: Re: 1969 Cinelli SC
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 3:50 pm 
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Wow, love that frame, timeless.


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