RE: [CR]Terminology

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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:45:44 GMT
Subject: RE: [CR]Terminology


Cinellis were made in lots of variations to meet lots of needs. Winter training might require fenders for instance. At the time the bikes were built they were utility items and were not collectable when new. Now, it you have a survivor that is 40 years old, one should probably treat it with a bit more care. Don't go mugbogging or rain riding on the Cinelli; better to dress in a plastic bag and take out the Cannondale or beater Bianchi or whatever and have a good(?) time.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA

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I am no linguist but the only cycling nation in the world that calls them anything translating into "fenders" is the USA.

All good fun. And besides the no. 1 maker of such things for lightweights was Bluemels and they never, ever made a "fender".. just lots and lots of those white plastic mudguards with the pain-in-the-ass little nuts and screws that always fell off!

Whilst (while) on the subject: can anyone educate me as to why mudguards seemed to be a feature of Cinellis? I don't associate such things with lightweight, non-touring machines other than British ones and yet they were a real trademark of the brand and coveted today. Their best feature has to be the neat little Cinelli emblem on the front that you can contemplate whilst cycling. Of course, I wouldn't dream of getting rain let alone mud on my Cinelli...

Peter Kohler Washington DC USA

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