Re: Cinelli clones, was Re [CR]My bike.


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Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 05:01:46 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: Cinelli clones, was Re [CR]My bike.
To: hsachs@alumni.rice.edu, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <4686438C.10606@verizon.net>


True, my Windsor Pro does not have a 26.2 post. But 26.2 was fairly common on French bikes.

Regards,

Moos

Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net> wrote: Jerry Moos wrote:

A Cinelli is easy to spot. Most models have a very unique seatstay attachment shared only by a very few Cinelli clones, mostly the Windsor Pro. It looks like this:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Cinelli/Cinelli_cluster.htm

+++++++++++++++++++++ I could be wrong, but I believe that all of the vintage Cinelli SC models use an otherwise rare 26.2 seat post, because the upper 4 cm or so of the seat tube has a brazed-in shim to reduce the diameter there. I like this feature, since it reduces the likelihood that the seat post will get horribly stuck. Please correct me if needed, but I don't think the Windsor or other clones had this feature.

thanks
harvey sachs
mcLean va