[CR]Is this true? Cinelli Raleigh 84 olympics and paint?

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From: "Dan Kasha" <kasha.lists@cox.net>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 19:24:10 -0500
Subject: [CR]Is this true? Cinelli Raleigh 84 olympics and paint?

I was wondering what all the experts (which I unfortunately am not) think of the description of this bike?

http://ebay.com/<blah> &rd=1

It says it is a Cinelli track bike used in the 84 olympics and labeled Raleigh? I don't have reason to doubt the 84 or the Raleigh part. I wonder if the Cinelli part is just that the lugs are Cinelli?

But, mostly, I wonder about the claim that race bikes were painted in a special way to reduce weight - and don't last.

I don't want this to come across as a doubter, just mostly interested in the paint statement, and wondering about the rest.

Thanks Dan Kasha Providence RI (I think they finally are running out of road salt down here, and we get to have snow on the roads as compared to mud).