No doubt I'm late to this discussion, but I say leave it alone. Clean it up, wax the frame, fresh grease in the bearings, cables and housing if necessary, and ride it!. If I had the cashola I'd outbid y'all.
Jay (swooning over a 1960 B Cinelli) Sexton Sebastopol, CA
Message: 11 Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:22:35 -0500 From: Leonard Diamond <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [CR] Ebay 1960's Cinelli To: 'George Allen' <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-ID: <000a01ca622a$65d13b80$3173b280$@net> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Taking advantage of the clear photos in this auction what would you do if you ended up being the buyer of this bicycle as far as cleaning it up/preserving it? Areas I'm particularly curious about would be the rust on the top tube and the chrome deterioration on the stem/front brake hanger. Assume it will not be a wall hanger but be brought out for rides on special occasions.
Ridgewood, New Jersey USA