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Old 01-27-12, 11:01 AM   #1
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Identifying approximate year of Cinelli Model B

I just discovered this 60cm Cinelli road bike sitting in a garage unused for decades. It was a single owner bike which I got from the original owners grandson. I think it is all original. It is shown in the pictures exactly the way I have found it. I am wondering what the approximate year of this bike is? Am I accurate in thinking very early 1960's? See some photos at the link below.....

http://escapethis.pinkbike.com/album/Cinelli/
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Old 01-27-12, 11:07 AM   #2
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That's what is commonly referred to as a "grail bike". Really. Take good pictures of the drivetrain components and post them.

I'm going to go have a little winge over in the corner now. Sigh.
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Old 01-27-12, 11:17 AM   #3
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Holy S***T .. Here we go again. Fantastic bike. You'll get a lot of responses on this one, including some, like myself, who fall out of their chairs.

I can't believe it. If you are still in touch with the grandson, please get some people info, history, etc., on the person who owned it.
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Wow. That is amazing. My size, too. Clubman, move over, can I sit down next to you here?
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Do the brakes say 'Universal 61'? 61 refers to the year they came out. I think....

If your mechanicaly inclined remove one of the front hub lock nuts and flip it over...there's a date code.

And out of the wood work they come....
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Wow, reflectors and everything. I am "bathing" in its glory.
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Yeah, my size too. First thing, welcome to the forum Fortunefact. You just found one of the all time great bicycles. Don't do anything to it until you hear from the experts here.
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Wow !! Another great looking Cinelli.
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Slick. Did he have the fenders for it?

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I am not going to be touching anything. I think it is nicer displaying as-is with only a very basic wipe-down (with not even a cloth, just my finger)[to just simply remove the glory garage dust]

I am excited about this bike and I think its size (60cm seat tube c-c) would have been a lot less common at the time.

Tires are the only thing not original on the bike

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Old 01-27-12, 11:29 AM   #11
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Identifying Cinellis soley on their serial numbers is like herding cats, as someone said in this Cinelli appraisal thread:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...y-60-s-cinelli

Some good links here:

http://www.cinellionly.blogspot.com/

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/Cinelli.htm

http://cinellionly.blogspot.com/sear...el/Cinelli%20B
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Hey Jet Sanchez - This is Cam here. I recognize your name as being Toronto local. No fenders

I am new to the forum here but I own and operate a specialty bike shop here in Toronto. I deal with a lot of high-end 1980's road. I have been selling for years and have always sold locally.... very little ebay

I am going to find out more about the original owner as I am still in contact with his grandson. He told me his grandfather was a passionate cyclist all his life.

Something really fun that was included with the bike was some trophies and all of his grand fathers cycling clothing. I am certain that one of the trophies is for cycling but the other maybe not. It was a 6th place trophy for a German race on August 28th 1949 - 120km. The other I was told was for cycling but I am unsure. I will post some pictures of the trophies on here in a bit.

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So, you are not, it seems, completely unaware of what you have here. Good. An incredible find, Cam. When you get a chance, please do post some good close ups of the components and details of the bike. It looks to be in amazing condition. Fantastic machine. Congrats on finding it. This would look cool on display, with his cycling kit and trophies, if you have the space in your shop.
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Somebody's gotta ask: what's it doing in the bathroom?
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I definitely have some good knowledge when it comes to classic road bikes. I have many, and have sold hundreds. I deal with mostly 1980's. I would just love to identify a specific date range in which this bike was built / is from.

I sell on the local craigslist and from my store. I am word-of-mouth based as I have been selling this stuff locally for years now. See my current ads here..... http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/sear...inAsk=&maxAsk=
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Holy crap. The condition is absolutely spectacular. And personally I like the blood red over the blue of one that just sold for $5,600. Don't get too excited as that price is an anomaly. But then again, you never know.

As miamijim pointed out, your best bet for a date is on the lock nuts of the hubs. Otherwise, the best you could do is 1961-late 60s. Not many Bs were sold after the late 60s.
Is the RD Gran Sport, Record or Nouvo Record? GS=1961-1963. R=1963-1967. NR=1967+
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Somebody's gotta ask: what's it doing in the bathroom?
Same bathroom?:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ark-Road-Shark

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Yes. I had sold that just the other day.

Pictures of the memorabilia included with the Cinelli coming right up
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Fortunefact, are you the bathroom CL seller?
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"Fortunefact, are you the bathroom CL seller"

Yes. I am CAM on craigslist Toronto. All my photos are taken in my bathroom on my toilet


Here are the photos of the clothign and trophies included with the Cinelli..... http://escapethis.pinkbike.com/album/Cinelli/
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Pretty cool, man. You have a lot of nice bikes.
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"As miamijim pointed out, your best bet for a date is on the lock nuts of the hubs. Otherwise, the best you could do is 1961-late 60s. Not many Bs were sold after the late 60s.
Is the RD Gran Sport, Record or Nouvo Record? GS=1961-1963. R=1963-1967. NR=1967+"


No dates anywhere. Gran Sport rear derailleur

1961-1963 Cinelli Model B?
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Awesome find, man! BTW, I still have your wheelset in my car.

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I take it back. I would make one change. Remove the reflectors from the spokes. Just a guess on my part but that stem looks later. As does the pump perhaps. Been customized with little red paint touches here and there. Are those Campy Tipo hubs? Or GS?
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Are those Campy Tipo hubs? Or GS?
Good point. They look Tipo. Tipos started production in 1967(?). I thought they could be what I call "Medium Flange" (or Sportsman) hubs made in the early 60s. The difference is the Tipos have a more conical transition from the flange to the barrel where the Medium Flange is a more square transition.

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