Help w/60's Cinelli identity...
I know, worthless without pictures. I haven't bought it yet, and didn't take my camera...nonetheless, what can y'all tell me about this one?
It's a claimed mid-60's Cinelli. Old-school Columbus decal. Seat tube sticker says "Mod SC", and I understand there was a period where both the Speciales and the Supers (Corsa) got the generic "SC" decals. Serial #1193. Frame is burgundy w/chrome lugs, fastback stays, seat cluster lug chrome all the way around. Has a BB oil port, solid lugs and probably original sloping crown fork. This makes it a Speciale (Model A), yes?
Componentry looks as though it's been jury-rigged. Stronglight crank w/triangular BB spindle (!), Mafac brakes, Record hubs, Campy post, Cinelli bar/stem. Anybody see the $6k Gran Sport derailleur just gone on eBay? This has a GS body in the rear, which has been *******ized with the addition of a long-cage Simplex pulley cage
Frame is huge (63cm) and in good condition...straight, no dents, paint is pretty clean, decals good, chrome is reasonable except for heavily pitted seat cluster lug.
Seller knows it's special, and is very wary of being sold short. I'm wondering *how* special, and am very wary of overspending.
Any opinions welcome...