> 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
Why treat it with more care than you would treat any other bike? Unless you own it as an investment, why would one more scratch or a bit more wear on the chainrings matter?
Bikes are for riding. And if you have a bike that's been designed for bad weather riding, and if you like riding in bad weather, why wouldn't you ride it?
I have a German camera that's older than I am. Some collectors would be horrified to see what I do with it. My God! He's taking a picture! Gasp! ;-)
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