Thanks to the generous donation of time from a number of knowledgeable list members, I've been getting a real education in the subtleties of dating the Cinelli Model B. For those interested, links to a number of "before" images are given below followed by a list of the pieces currently attached to the bike. I'm inclined to a mid fifties date at this point and am feeling very guilty about my 18 years of neglecting the old gal. The paint and (faded) decals appear much as they did 20 years ago but the chrome has bloomed with a non-trivial amount of rust. I plan to clean things up as best I can and wax to prevent further deterioration.
Suggestions of alternate plans would be very welcome as would list members assistance in establishing a definitive dating.
I really appreciate your help.
Martin Needleman Annapolis, MD
CHAIN SET: Agrati three arm cottored steel, two Agrati chain rings, half step
PEDALS: Agrati quill
BOTTOM BRACKET: Unknown at this time
BRAKES: Universal Mod.51 Extra with QR - BREV. 453949
STEM: Ambrosio Champion [Ambrosio = Made in Italy]
HANDLEBARS: Ambrosio Champion
SADDLE: Super-Rosa Calolziocorte
HEADSET: Stronglight Competition
FRONT DER.: Campagnolo Gran Sport (second version?)
REAR DER.: Campagnolo Gran Sport
SHIFT LEVERS. Campagnolo open C (downtube)
REAR DROPOUTS: Brev. Campagnolo with eyelete
FRONT DROPOUTS: Canpagnolo with eyelets
HUBS: 3 piece Campagnolo with open C QR, 32/40 hole
TIRES:"Pneumatici Clement Milano" ,28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 700 x 32c, whitewall.
Seat tube (top to bottom)
Cinelli crest (large)
"CINELLI" 9on both sides)
Cinelli crest near top and what
appears to be the remains of
"cinelli" vertically below
Small (1") olympic band above badge