I'm trying to identify a Unicanitor saddle that came with the Olmo Special discussed some last month: http://ebay.com/
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?
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