In a message dated 10/27/2005 9:54:28 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
<< Has the 1A been out of production long? I've seen them occasionally offered in the usual bike catalogs within the last five years (longer? Doesn't seem like it) I think. >>
I am not absolutely certain but I would be willing to bet that there are a bunch of those 1A stems still in bins in a back corner of their warehouse. I am also willing to bet that they are not "in production."
Because of this surplus, they are included in the catalog. The clamping diameter is the key bit of info. Cinelli switched to 26.0 and converted it's entire line to that standard so it is really unlikely that someone in that factory (TTT? Supposedly Cinelli & TTT are all made in the same place) is cranking out old school 26.4s.
Also, just because a product (there are other "albatrosses" in that catalog) is listed, does not mean that it is really available for sale through distributors/importers. They buy from Cinelli only what they think dealers will buy. So much, even a majority, of that stuff shown on the Cinelli web site will be hard or impossible to actually buy......
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