RE: [CR]A tale of two Cinelli Unicanitors

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Subject: RE: [CR]A tale of two Cinelli Unicanitors
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2007 20:15:28 -0700
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Thread-Topic: [CR]A tale of two Cinelli Unicanitors
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <Mark@bulgier.net>
To: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Tom Sanders wrote:
> I just got two Unicanitors. One is a rather conventional # 4 with the
> usual tubular frame beneath,

I'll bet those are solid steel, not tubular. Tubular seat rails, other than the ill-fated "The Seat" from CoolGear, all came out later than CR time as far as I know.
> The other, however, says Unicanitor cast into the bottom, seems to
> have never had logos on the side aprons and has a very heavy rather
> square shaped aluminum wishbone frame. I take it this frame
> difference says something about the relative ages of these two?
> When does this one with the heavier frame date from?

The aluminum frame one is newer... and here I am offering to bet again - I bet it's lighter. It just looks massive. It was intended to be lighter, and marketed as such, but I never weighed them - maybe they actually ended up being heavier than the steel rails? That would be funny.
> Did it have the side logos once and they are just
> rather perfectly worn off?

I seem to remember that all the AL-railed ones had the newer-style winged-C logo, which was applied up near the nose, rather than the aprons halfway back on the saddle. That nose location gets a lot more rubbing in use, so it's normal for them to be completely gone after not too many miles. Like the Hinault badger on Turbos, which often went away in no time.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA