[CR]New to me: c1963 Cinelli


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Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:06:48 -0500
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]New to me: c1963 Cinelli

Hi all,

I have just acquired a rare 1963 or 1964 Cinelli SC (serial number 1193) in remarkably well preserved original condition, although currently in pieces. And it's within my size range at 63cm c/c!

You can see some poor quality photos taken by the seller here:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/David-G-Whites-Bikes/

The decals, paint and chrome seem to be remarkably good for a 45 year old bike. It's got what appears to be mostly original equipment. The crankset, is rare 1st generation TA Criterium; the crank that was a blend between modern cotterless and older cottered cranksets. See: <http://www.blackbirdsf.org/ta/ref1500.html>. The stem is a steel Cinelli Milano (not as rare as a Firenze stem). The rims are rare Mephisto rims that Japanese collectors pay fortunes! to obtain. The brakes are Mafac "Top 63"s. (see <http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/parts/Mafac/Mafac_top63.htm>). It has an unusual modified rear derailleur -- I'm not sure whether this was a factory modification made by Cinelli, or done afterwards (anyone know?).

My cousin picked it up for me, so I won't have it in my hands for a week or two.

I'll post more photos after I receive it and after rebuilding it.

I can hardly wait to receive it!

Cheers!

David