[CR]was, "that Olmo"...now: Unicanitor seatposts?


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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 10:52:52 -0800 (PST)
From: "Dale B. Phelps" <losgatos_dale@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]was, "that Olmo"...now: Unicanitor seatposts?

I'm trying to identify a Unicanitor saddle that came with the Olmo Special discussed some last month: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7112567520

The bike has a fair amount of its original bits, "no-record" hubs, fiamme red labels with the ferrules on the valve stem hole, older 151 bcd crank w/very square-looking arms, early record ft derrailleur, etc that all help to date it (I haven't checked the lock rings on the hubs yet) as ~1961.

My question is this, there's a unicanitor alloy seatpost that I am sure is much newer and likely a replacement part in the 40+year lifetime of this bike. It has a cast head with big round red (plastic?) discs that are clamped between the old "english" style discs with a single long bolt (sorry if this description isn't the right lingo) anyone have any idea the vintage? The bike also has a sueded unicanitor saddle with "cinelli" printed on the back, so I suspect the post is ~ early 80's?

Dale Phelps, Longmont CO

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