[CR]Cinelli fender eyelet dating

From: "Greg S" <gtsoftley@ozemail.com.au>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 11:12:56 +1000
Subject: [CR]Cinelli fender eyelet dating

Hi Crew, Can anyone Cinelli-istas out there give me a rough guide as to which year Cinelli stopped using fender eyelets in their drop-outs for the SC. My 1972 doesnt have them but my 1958 does, as does my Mod B. I have a jaw dropping project where I am using what seems to be lugs from a 1967 SC (number accodring to the Cinelli registry) but has the three holes drilled in the lugs which are slightly later in period. Regardless, I have both types of drop-outs on hand, with and without eyelets, and would like to get a handle on what would be appropriate for this year. This project started as a SC frame ready to be scrapped in the US, I bought it, had the seller slice and dice the frame into a small box of tubes and lugs and posted to me for nickels and dimes. Out of this pile of bits I hope to get a beautiful addition to the stable and also show that there is another way of getting cheap freight to Australia. Keep your hacksaw handy and blade sharp! Oh yes folks, Masi, Maasi, Olmo and Gios Brooklyn decals ready soon.
Greg Softley
Coffs Harbour