[CR] Cinelli road models: Ron Kitching Everything Cycling catalogues


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From: "Peter Brueggeman" <4peebee@peterbrueggeman.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 09:38:14 -0800
Subject: [CR] Cinelli road models: Ron Kitching Everything Cycling catalogues


About Cinelli road models (adding onto previous CR discussion), here's the Ron Kitching Everything Cycling catalogue specifications.

1958 Everything Cycling catalogue

Corsa: standard road racing model in best quality Italian tubing; available in two finishes as follows: Italian finish [green enamel; chrome fork crown, front and rear ends, top and bottom head lugs; three coloured rings on seat tube]; English finish [green enamel; chrome front forks, rear ends, top and bottom head lugs, seat lug; four coloured rings on seat tube]. Fork ends standard or for Simplex gear. Extra: Campagnolo front and rear gear fork ends. [no mention or illustration of fork crown]

Super Corsa: best quality Italian road racing frame; triangle tubes in Reynolds 531 double butted, forks and rear stays in Columbus double butted tubes; available in two finishes as follows: Italian finish [ivory enamel; chrome fork crown, front and rear ends, top and bottom head lugs, seat lug; Olympic bands above and below seat tube badge]; English finish [ivory enamel; chrome front forks, rear ends, top and bottom head lugs, seat lug, four chrome rings on seat tube]. Fork ends standard or for Simplex gear. Extra: Campagnolo front and rear gear fork ends. [no mention or illustration of fork crown]

1960 Everything Cycling catalogue

Corsa: 72 parallel head and seat angles; finish [green or silver; chrome plating on fork crown [note: flat fork crown], front and rear ends, top and bottom head lugs; coloured bands around seat tube]; forged standard or gear pattern fork ends. Extra: Campagnolo Gran Sport fork ends.

Super Corsa: frame design as Corsa; triangle tubes in Reynolds 531 double butted, with forks and rear stays in Columbus double butted; Campagnolo Gran Sport fork ends; finish [white or Mars red or ivory; chrome plating on full streamlined front forks [note: sloping fork crown], rear dropouts, top and bottom head lugs, seat lug; four chrome rings on seat tube].

1963 Everything Cycling catalogue

Corsa: 72 parallel head and seat angles; finish [Italia green or Star silver or Metallic red; coloured bands round seat tube; chrome plating on fork crown [note: flat fork crown], front and rear ends; top and bottom head lugs]

Super Corsa: frame design as Corsa; triangle tubes in Reynolds 531 with forks (note: sloping fork crown) and stays in Columbus double butted; finish [Grecian white or Mars red or ivory or Olympic yellow; chrome plating on full streamlined front forks, rear dropouts, top and bottom head lugs, seat lug; four chrome rings on seat tube].

Riviera model listed in 1963 catalogue but not in previous catalogues

1970 Everything Cycling catalogue

Corsa B [note: earlier catalogues do not refer to Corsa as 'Corsa B']: 72 parallel head and seat angles; Campagnolo Gran Sport or standard forged fork ends; Columbus main triangle tubes, Falck fork blades and rear stays; finish [Metallic Red; chrome plating on fork crown [note: flat fork crown], top and bottom head lugs, front and rear fork ends]

Super Corsa: Campagnolo Gran Sport fork ends; tubing: Columbus reinforced throughout or with Reynolds 531 main triangle tubes on request; chrome on full front forks [note: sloping fork crown], top and bottom head lugs, seat lugs, rear fork ends, four chrome rings on seat tube; finish [Star silver with two Olympic bands on seat tube; other colors to your own choice by special order with several months delay]

These catalogues are available as copies from Chuck Schmidt Velo Retro http://www.velo-retro.com and are an invaluable and interesting resource for vintage bike enthusiasts. It's fun simply to page through them....

Peter Brueggeman
La Jolla California USA
4peebee(at)peterbrueggeman.com