Let me preface this by saying that I know nothing about Cinellis, but I seem to recall a thread not too long ago about this exact subject, the outcome of which was that there is no hard cutoff date for fender eyelets.
There was a comment that sticks in my mind that said, in essence; "factory builders grabbed what was in the bin at the time and used that".
I realize that doesn't answer your question, but it might be a place to start.
galen "who rode his VERY off-topic mountain bike many miles in Marin County today" pewtherer San Francisco, CA, USA
On 7/21/07, Greg S <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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