Hi CR folks,
I'm wondering if anyone has any definitive knowledge of early record rears with the sprung upper pivot? I just assumed they existed because a friend has one and another one hit about $600 on ebay about 6 months ago. In retrospect, these mean nothing if they are rare and exist soley because they were modified units that are mistaken for real production items.
As further evidence,it turns out that my friends record with spring came off a bike that was a Spence Wolf machine - which is consitent with it being a modified version. There is a chance my friend might be able to bring it to the Cirque for analysis.
Other "open" questions from the Cinelli dialog include:
During what periods was the 74mm shell width used?
When did Cinelli last use lugs with ears on the SC's?
When did Cinelli go to the smaller headbadge and did they always use small ones from then on?
These should be straightforward questions, and are questions that I thought I had a pretty good feel for - but the more everyone shares with me on these the fuzzier my brain is getting.
Mike Kone in Boulder CO