Re: [CR] Was the Cinelli Model B Intended for touring? (Josh Berger)

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Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:20:46 EST
Subject: Re: [CR] Was the Cinelli Model B Intended for touring? (Josh Berger)

Thanks all who answered my question. The video of the 1960 Olympics is especially cool . So it appears that the model B was intended as a serious racing bike, with slightly cheaper tubing and components. And the geometries of bikes of that era would make it suitable for relaxed riding, too, by today's standards. P.S. I just signed up for Cirque; the Battleground Inn is filling up! Josh Berger Bronx, NY USA

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Message: 1 Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:08:05 -0800 From: Joel Niemi <> Subject: Re: [CR] Cinelli B lore To: classicrendezvous <> Message-ID: <BLU151-w62752CD13F2EBF9123F314B5F00@phx.gbl> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

This may be a rehash for some, but Viktor Kapitonov won the road race at the 1960 Rome Olympics (helmets? who needs a helmet, other than maybe the one rider being carried off bodily)

and the story I've read elsewhere is that the soviet team rode cinelli B's. They visited Cinelli on the way home, and all were given Supercorsas -- the story being that Cinelli didn't want the world to know that it was possible to get a gold medal on the second-tier bike.

As I recall, in the mid-80's Kopp's Cycle in Princeton, NJ sold quite a few of them. Dick Swan told people who wanted a color other than red that the color didn't make the bike go any faster.

- Joel Niemi / Snohomish, Washington, USA