Re: [CR]ebay outing: gaudy Cinelli

Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 21:40:54 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: gaudy Cinelli
From: "Richard M Sachs" <>

it's funny how subjectivity is. i thought that "look", when cleaned up well, was quite nice - especially in lieu of all the power tools and "undercutting" that was rampant prior to that technique. i believe both marchetti + lange and bikemachinery made the power press bits that created the slot plus depression you are talking about. like anything - in the hands of a cowboy framebuilder, it will look horrendous. e-RICHIE chester, ct writes:
> can someone tell me why, in the mid-1980s,
> cinelli and colnago went to these incredibly
> ugly crimped stay ends at the drop-outs?
> Looks like it was done with a vice-grips
> or something of the sort.
> Ugh.
> I look at this frame and think "how the mighty
> were fallen..." although, of course, someone
> will love it, I'm sure.
> Charles "unregenerate retrogrouch" Andrews
> soCal