[CR]Cinelli Dating Progress Report

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Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 15:44:33 -0400
From: Martin Needleman <mrndlmn@toad.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <3F0C8DDD.606BF9DE@toad.net>
Subject: [CR]Cinelli Dating Progress Report

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

http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/rightside.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/leftfront.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/leftrear.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/headlugs.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/forkcrest.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/agrati.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/worstchrome.JPG http://www.toad.net/~mrndlmn/images/gransport.JPG

The pieces:

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

RIMS: Unknown.

TIRES:"Pneumatici Clement Milano" ,28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 700 x 32c, whitewall.

   Seat tube (top to bottom)
    MOD. B
    Olympic Stripes
    Cinelli crest (large)
    Olympic stripes
   Down tube
    Olympic stripes
    "CINELLI" 9on both sides)
    Olympic stripes
   Fork blades
    Cinelli crest near top and what
    appears to be the remains of
    "cinelli" vertically below
   Head tube
    Small (1") olympic band above badge