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


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Subject: Re: [CR]Difference between Cinelli Speciale Corsa and Super Corsa
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 18:11:14 -0400
Thread-Topic: Re: [CR]Difference between Cinelli Speciale Corsa and Super Corsa
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From: "Silver, Mordecai" <MSilver@iso.com>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


The earlier Cinellis that I've seen simply have the "Mod. S.C." decal on the seattube, but at least some of the later ones, from the 1970's, have "Speciale Corsa" spelled out in full. For examples see: http://www.rydjor.com/bikecollection/1975cin.htm, http://www.cord.edu/faculty/sprunger/bikes/cinelli/, and http://www.dreambike.com/cinelli.htm, with more pictures at http://www.dreambike.com/images/cinelli/ (the latter is Mike Short's bike, isn't it?).

In the CR archives I found this interesting fact in a post (dated 23 Nov. 2002) by Dave Martinez: "For what its worth... According to an early 50s German H'O'MANN catalog the Cinelli line-up is: CINELLI 'A' (Riviera), CINELLI 'B' (Mod. B) and CINELLI 'C' (Mod.SC)." It seems strange to call your top-tier frame "C" and your third-tier "A", but at least it leaves room in case a new top-tier model is introduced, to be called "D"!

Mordecai Silver
New York, NY