Re: [CR]Cinelli Bottom Bracket "Vents" ??

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Cinelli)

Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007 13:16:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "dave martinez" <dmart84815@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Cinelli Bottom Bracket "Vents" ??
To: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
In-Reply-To: <200708021932.l72JWa87012096@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Hello Don,

I think it was marketed as the Wing or Spoiler. An aerodynamic thing. Personally, I think it cheapened the marque, rather than have subtle beauty and function, Cinellis became gimicky. Note how many flying C decals are on Cinellis from that period verses Cinelli logos found on bikes from the 70s and prior.

Regards, David Martinez Fremont Ca US of A

Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca> wrote: Why do Cinelli bottom brackets have the apparent "vent" or "duct" shape on the bottom ?? I would think that this shape probably makes the bottom bracket very heavy. I have never understood the reason why it has this shape, thanx.

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- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA