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    Colnago Master or Cinelli Supercorsa

    Been debating between the 2 for a few weeks, neither one is Vintage but both to me are Classic's. Looking to build a NEW super record spec'd bike once I find someone to buy my Carbon bike. Which one would you choose and why? I don't race, mostly do 50-75 mile rides on weekends with the random century every now and then.

    Will be making the purchase sometime mid-summer once I have all the parts stocked up ready to put on my last new bike for awhile.


    Last edited by mbbiker; 01-16-13 at 08:52 PM.

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    Cinelli... it looks more C&V with the curved fork. I'd probably remove the newer decals and replace them with the earlier style.
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    The Cinelli, especially if they make it in silver.

    The master with the external socket rear dropouts just does not do it for me. Maybe it is the straight leg fork too. In that color scheme I just keep thinking of the original Supers in the red & white, the changes just don't hold for me.

    The Cinelli has some differences too, the shell while made by Cinelli never found its way to the SUpercorsa before, the rear dropouts are different too, but the overall look is more successful.
    It would look pretty good with nuovo Super Record too.

    With either frame, build up spme traditional 32 hols 3 cross wheels, with something like Ambrosio Nemesis rims... not the low spoke count wonders of today, and natural tan sidewall tires too.

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    I'm picking the Cinelli for the fork, too. Not really because of the curve (though I'm not a straight fork man), but for the crown. I just like the look of the Cinelli's better.
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    Cinelli all the way.
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    Cinelli, hands down IMO.
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    I think they're both very nice.

    FWIW, and I'm only bringing this up because I was checking the Cinelli out on the Cinelli site and it listed the frame's weight (54cm-1790 grams); I think the Colnago frame is likely about a quarter pound lighter than the Cinelli. I think it's fairly safe to say that the Cinelli 54cm frame weighs AT LEAST 1790 grams (3 lbs, 15 ounces), since that's Cinelli's claimed weight. I weighed a 2011 Master X Light frame on a digital scale, and it weighed 3 lbs, 11 ounces (56cm frame). The Master X Light frame I weighed is the lightest lugged steel frame I've ever weighed.

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    I've ridden the Master, but not an SC.

    Thought the Master, to be sure, was overpriced.

    Guess that leaves the SC.

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    I know nothing of the Colnago, but I sure love my Cinelli. (fairly new, Great Western Bike Rally, 1984)
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    Cinelli. Not a close call.
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    Go with the Cinelli! What a great looking bike and ride.

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    I'm lucky enough to have both and their both wonderful bikes but I'd sell the Master Piu before I sold the Supercorsa. The Supercorsa will probably be my last bike if I ever had to sell off every bike I own.





    To be very honest, the Colnago has the better geometry and is a nicer bike to ride. The Cinelli, of this '85 vintage, is very twitchy with a quite upright, criterium geometry. I'd still keep the Cinelli over the Colnago.
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    The Cinelli, I don't like traight forks.

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    Cinelli. Never seen a Colnago that did anything for me. And I was even LESS impressed with the ones I actually rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gioscinelli View Post
    Go with the Cinelli! What a great looking bike and ride.


    Thanks for that picture, thats beautiful right down to the Ti stem. Curious whats the weight of it?

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    cinelli XCR!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbbiker View Post
    Been debating between the 2 for a few weeks, neither one is Vintage but both to me are Classic's. Looking to build a NEW super record spec'd bike once I find someone to buy my Carbon bike. Which one would you choose and why? I don't race, mostly do 50-75 mile rides on weekends with the random century every now and then.

    Will be making the purchase sometime mid-summer once I have all the parts stocked up ready to put on my last new bike for awhile.

    I would get the Cinelli for the following reason if no other - the Colnago comes with a threadless fork, and the Cinelli comes with a threaded fork for use with a classic and elegant quill stem.





    The Cinelli distributor in the U.S. normally carries the red color and the titanium grey color in even numbered sizes but will special order any of the other colors in the following color chart for you as well as the odd sizes:


    http://www.cinelli.it/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=1&sub=3&product_id=174&flypage=cinelliflypage.tpl&vm cchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=9&lang=en
    Last edited by Fred B; 01-17-13 at 10:52 AM.

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    I agree with FredB above. Cinelli for the sole reason Colnago comes with a threadless fork. This from a Colnago guy!

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    Sorry in advance for the derail, but can anyone tell me what saddle that is on the red Cinelli in Fred B's post?
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    Cinelli - for the understated graphics and the graceful threaded fork. Some folks think all Italian wheeled vehicles should be red, but that blue in FredB's post would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperLJ View Post
    Cinelli - for the understated graphics and the graceful threaded fork. Some folks think all Italian wheeled vehicles should be red, but that blue in FredB's post would be my choice.

    That blue is Azzurro Laser or Laser Blue, and it harkens back to a classic Cinelli track bike called the Laser from the early 1980's that was the same color. You could not find a color that is more closely associated with Cinelli than Laser Blue. Nice choice!

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    I like mine


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    i don't like the looks of the new « classics »... for some reason...

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