Garth; Rust is a real concern and the main reason I'm disinterested in the 1950s Hetchins Nulli Secundus on Ebay. The bike was I believe, barn stored, and I'd be reluctant to get into that much of a project knowing from the photos on Ebay that many if not most of the componants are somewhere between lightly to heavily rusted. It makes me wonder about the condition of the frame overall. It is a shame because the cycle is complete and original.
I missed the email on the Cinelli. Was it on Wool Jersey or another site.
Peter Naiman Glendale, WI
Bianca Pratorius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: I loved the gallery of photos of Tom's mystery Cinelli. Is this a 56 cm? (c-c)? A great fear I would have about buying a bike like this is the ability to eliminate any rust from chromed areas. Another concern would be if this is an indication of any permanent internal damage. In the opinion of those who have nothing more to go on than these photos, would a purchase of a bike like this, say on E-bay be considered risky, slightly risky or a safe bet for those who are willing to undergo a complete frame restoration? In any event, a bike like this would be my favorite for utility, performance and style. Congratulations on your plan to rebuild Tom, and best of luck. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Garth Libre in Miami Fl.