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Old 02-20-05, 09:38 PM   #1
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cinelli bikes?

I saw the most beautiful track bike chained in the staircase at my school. All i know is that it's a cinelli track bike, new one with a larger downtube. matte black and just the most beautiful thing in my opinion. I tried to search for people that sold cinelli bikes but haven't really found anything. Does anyone know what models are the cinelli track bikes, and how much one of those things cost. must be a sh*tload but i must know and start saving a small fortune by starving myself to get one. please help! it's driving me nuts not knowing
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Old 02-20-05, 10:23 PM   #2
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i've a strong passion for the cinelli track frames as well. i couldn't justify spending the extra 500 dollars, or i would have bought one instead of my de bernardi. the cinelli olympic track frames utilize columbus thron tubing, as do the de bernardi track frames. what do you get for the extra 500 dollars? a decent paint job, chromed chainstays and seatstays, flat crown fork (chromed fork crown) and no ugly drillings. according to business class, production has ceased on the cinelli olympic track frames. you can still find them though, at...

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Old 02-20-05, 10:25 PM   #3
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Are you sure you weren't looking at a Bianchi Concept or something like that?
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that wasn't what i saw. the one i'm talking about is a newer bike with a larger downtube and possibly carbon forks. flat black paint. could it be a conversion?
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that wasn't what i saw. the one i'm talking about is a newer bike with a larger downtube and possibly carbon forks. flat black paint. could it be a conversion?
Definitely a conversion. That sounds like a new road bike they have out. You really like how they look? Did it look like this?
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yeah, kinda, but i guess a conversion to track, and matte black paint. can't tell exactly the geometry cuz the bike had the front wheels off locked up together with the back. so how much does a new cinelli cost, I don't see many places in the US that sells cinelli.
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oh... and yeah i do like how they look, but don't get me wrong, i also love the classics. I have a 65 schwinn that i was considering converting to a track but decided to keep everything original, maybe go out and hunt down a cheap old schwinn frame and build that up to a track. the only problem with the old frames is the weight, the steel frames weighs a ton.
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Old 02-21-05, 08:53 PM   #8
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I got a Cinelli from www.gvhbikes.com. They should have the flat black frame you saw. I admit I fell for the design as well, but I got mine Ravenna Red, with Velomax Circuits.. looks really nice, but I've yet to ride it. If you save the pic in my sig, you can see it. Supposed to be stiff frames that climb and sprint really well.

Hope they can help you out.

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is yours a road or track bike? I checked out the site and seeing as how i've just finished a build project this past weekend, i don't think i'll be able to afford any cinelli frames for awhile. thanks though, let me know how they ride. very jealous of you, long may you ride
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Just finished building up a matte black Cinelli Unica road bike: Finished my first build and first century (with pics)


It's got vertical dropouts...I haven't seen any new Cinelli track frames at GVH bikes.
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nice pics.
i used to do a regular training ride there; santa barabara to ventura, then up to ojai and back past lake casitas to santa barbara.
that's great part of country to rise in.

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