Re: [CR]RE: Difference between Cinelli Speciale Corsa and Super Corsa


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Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 14:27:03 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]RE: Difference between Cinelli Speciale Corsa and Super Corsa
References: <20030917.152618.-220627.4.airart4@juno.com>


Hi Mike,

The two older Cinelli on Carsten Rehbein's web site: Cinelli 1960 #7814 Cinelli 1962 #174

Both have the "Mod.S.C." decal on the seat tube. No where does it say on the frame "Super Corsa". It does say Super Corsa in Carsten's title _he_ has given his bikes.

None of the Cinelli catalogs list both Speciale and Super together.

Take a look at Mark Petry's Cinelli serial number registry and see where Cinelli 1962 #174 fits in: http://www.petry.org/markp/cinolog.htm

Switching gears for a moment, there is a '54 Masi "Speciale Corsa" with that spelled out on the down tube on Alex Clarke's Vintage Velos website: http://www.vintagevelos.com/images/masi54-decal.jpg And then the Masi "Special" from the sixties.

But the Cinelli seat tube decal always is abbreviated "S.C." so what does it stand for? My belief is that "S.C." was originally Speciale Corsa and then the bike was renamed Super Corsa in the early 70s but still used the same "Mod.S.C." decal on the seat tube.

Witness the late 60s intro of Universal _Super_ 68 brakes in response to Campagnolo's side pull brake (1968), and the early mid-70s intro of _Super_ Record group.

Times change and certain words become the vogue.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA http://www.velo-retro.com

airart4@juno.com wrote:
>
> Hi Chuck,
>
> That is what I thought initially but I have seen a Super Corsa (the one
> that is in Germany and has a web site) dated 1962. I have seen others
> later than that -- in the 70s and of course all the way through to the
> modern era. It appears that they did coexist at certain times.
>
> Mike Short,
> Austin Texas
>
> On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 10:42:00 -0700 Chuck Schmidt
> <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net> writes:
> > Difference between Cinelli Speciale Corsa and Super Corsa?
> >
> > To the best of my knowledge these two model names were never used in
> > the
> > same time period.
> >
> > Speciale is an older term than Super and was a popular in the 1960s
> > and
> > before for a model name in Italy. The name Super comes into general
> > use
> > later; a more modern term.
> >
> > Chuck Schmidt
> > South Pasadena, CA
> >
> > .