Re: [Classicrendezvous] Cinelli stem timeline and questions?


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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 12:17:03 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: Lee Berg <lberg@ventoux.com>
CC: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Cinelli stem timeline and questions?
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Lee Berg wrote:
>
> Sorry if this has been hashed out before...
>
> Can someone briefly list (or point me to a timeline showing) when the
> 1A, 1R, 1E and X/A were introduced and (except for X/A) when each went
> out of production?
>
> What is the difference between a 1A and a 1E?
>
> Bonus question: When did the various Cinelli logos (or no-logo) appear
> on these stems and on handlebars?
>
> Lee Berg
> Palo Alto, Calif.

Hi Lee,

Cino Cinelli (pro for seven years, won Tour of Lombardy and the '43 Milan-San Remo) started making steel bars and stems in 1946. He took over the operation from his older brother Giotto, who made them before WW II.

Cinelli came out with his first alloy stem, the 1A in 1963. It was an immediate industry standard and striking in its graceful design and use of AllenĀ® bolt clamp. The 1/R with the hidden binder came out ten years later, in 1973.

I don't know the intro dates for the newer stems unfortunantly...

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, California