<<.. it seems that those who aren't seemingly in the know will break such a piggy for that object, obsessiveness perhaps? >>
Well, let's stop & think a minute.
What if you have been patiently waiting for this exact size Cinelli to come up at auction?
If the new owner had access to a reasonable priced repair & paint facility, he could theoretically remove the braze-ons & bridge, replace the bridge and spray it a nice silver metallic (single color)... decals are readily available and for around $3K have a very nice 1960s or maybe even earlier Cinelli frame set, arguably the most collectible Italian bike... Could be worse! :)
Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA
-----Original Message----- From: Tom Jue <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Sent: Mon, Jul 5, 2010 5:55 pm Subject: [CR] Question on vintage Cinelli - SOLD
Thank you all who discerned this anomaly of the subject, and cared enough to
comment through your replies. At $2500.00 USD, the eBay winning bid, along with
another $145.00 USD for its international shipping, I for one will use much more
discretion when getting excited about such a venerable vintage namesake as
Cinelli, being that my eyes did pop when I viewed the photos of the bottom
It's really too bad, that it seems that those who aren't seemingly in the know
will break such a piggy for that object, obsessiveness perhaps?
And then, what if I did save the $2500 for the real McCoy? Would the "market"
in these days have justified the price/correct-item? Is there a market? We'll
have to wait and see...
Tom M. Jue, S.F., CA