Re: [CR]Cinelli forks

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 09:04:34 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cinelli forks
To: Jan Heine <>,
In-Reply-To: <a06230962c14abf1b6fdf@[]>

I can only help with one one your questions; i.e. the one about the Columbus steerer tubes. My 1969 Atala - purchased very early in the year - has the rifled Columbus steerer. So I would suspect that they were available in 1968 at the latest.
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- Jan Heine wrote:

> Question regarding Cinelli forks...


\r?\n> Is there a way of determining the age of a Cinelli Supercorsa

\r?\n> fork?

\r?\n> All I can see so far is that around 1970, holes in the

\r?\n> stiffener

\r?\n> tangs on the inside of the blades appeared.


\r?\n> Questions:

\r?\n> - Did the Campagnolo dropouts change in any way between 1955

\r?\n> and 1970?

\r?\n> - When did the rifling on Columbus steerer tubes appear?

\r?\n> - Any other potential identifying marks?


\r?\n> The question is whether a fork is original to a frame or

\r?\n> whether it

\r?\n> was replaced for a newer fork at some point...

\r?\n> --

\r?\n> Jan Heine

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