Re: [CR]Cinelli Dating

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 17:40:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: randy dugan <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cinelli Dating
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Last month I bought Supercorsa number 83125 from the original owner, who purchased it new in 1984. I'm assuming that the first two digits are year of production.

83125 does have the three holes in the head/downtube lug. So, if my assumption about the first two digits being the production year is correct, and 83707 doesn't have them, and these bikes aren't anomolies, then the holes disappeared sometime in 1983. By the way, you are correct, the holes make me much faster, the ride more sublime, and serve notice that i am a shrewd investor (j/k).

83125 does not have the portacatena drop-out, so I suppose then that that was dropped between 82222 and 83125. The top-tube braze-ons have disc bases, and it has only one set of bottle bosses, so i guess we learn nothing from that.

I noticed looking at pix of more recent SC's that there is a little flying-C "button" above the seat binder bolt. When did that come in, and is mine missing them, or was it born that way?

Cheers, Randy Dugan Van Nuys, CA

>>>>>>>>>>>>> David Bilenkey wrote:

After a bunch of searching I finally found the registry

I'm looking for info on a Cinelli Supercorsa that has a serial number of 8222 (or 82222 I forget). The seller has it equipped with late 80's/early 90's parts, it has only one set of water bottle bosses, top tube cable guides have a sort of round disc shape where they attach to the top tube, and a 2-hole porta catena drop out so I have a hunch it's earlier than the components and possibly in CR timeframe. It also has the 3 holes in the head/down tube lug.

My Supercorsa that has a serial number of 83707 does not have the three holes in the head/down tube lug.

So I'm thinking his frame is more like 1982 after looking at details and serial numbers.

What's the date info on those holes, when did they disappear? Did Supercorsas ever end up with two sets of WB bosses? Any appreciable difference in ride or market value once those three little holes disappear? Or was it all down hill years before? ;-)

Thanks for any info,

David -- David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada