BTW: many, many thanks to Charles Nighbor for bringing this wonderful bike to my attention!
Thanks, my friend!
David G. White Burlington, VT
David G. White wrote:
> 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:
> 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
> 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!