Re: [CR]Question about Cinelli hanger: How-To.

Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:58:35 -0800 (PST)
From: dave martinez <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Question about Cinelli hanger: How-To.
To: Jay Sexton <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Hello Jay,

When installing centerpull brakes on a Cinelli, one is challenged with the rear cable hangar. You could get lucky and find the rare and proper Universal cable hanger with integrated quick release or you can go about modifiying a MAFAC cable hanger.

When setting up my Raysport I encountered the same dilemma. Using the MAFAC brake hanger, I reamed out the two holes to fit the binderbolt. Then I filed a small pizza slice shaped notch on each side of the bottom of the hanger, dont take off too much metal. With the Raysport Cinellike seat cluster I had to do additional filing and reshaping to the MAFAC hangar to make it fit over the faces of the seatcluster. I then attached the MAFAC hangar to the seatcluster and tighted down the binder bolt, said a quick Hail Mary and proceeded to gently but firmly bend the MAFAC hanger until it assumed the correct angle in relation to the centerpull cable stirrup.

Hope this helps.

Regards, Dave Martinez Fremont Ca US of A

Jay Sexton <> wrote: Dave Martinez' response to Dale's question:

Hello Dale,

Its a Cupertino Bike Shop Spence Wolfe modification. I was inspired to do the same thing to the MAFAC rear brake hanger on my Raysport. I'll be posting pics of my Raysport as soon as I figure out how to get them in the new fangled Wooljersey site.

Regards, Dave Martinez Fremont Ca US of A wrote: In reference to:

Hey Cinellisti, the rear brake cable hanger on this bike... Do you think it a man-handled, i.e., "modified" standard Mafac hanger or something special? Whatta ya think? Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

I'm missing something here. The rear hanger looks like a standard rear Mafac hanger to me. What exactly has been done to the hanger?

What brand of headset is on this bike? Pretty neat looking.

I love bicycles (well, not ALL bicycles...this Cinelli most definitely) in this "as found" condition. I think it's beautiful and has real character. Tear it down; clean, regrease; quick glo the chrome, carefully wax up the frame, and go.

It's my size but I doubt I'll be able to afford the price it eventually commands. sigh

Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA