Cinelli track bike came upon it today for very inexpensive
Please rescue this bike, take off that brake, and take it home-- to the track, that is.
You'll have to find the right fork, though.
I'm not an expert but it's not necessarily a Cinelli. Cinelli made bottom bracket shells that many, many builders used.
First red flag was the lack of smooth sculpting of the track ends where they're brazed to the stays.
Run What 'Ya Brung
QP is right and it's probably not a Cinelli, but if you didn't pay Cinelli-prices, then you still got a good deal. I wouldn't hesitate to spend a little on a handmade Italian (presumably) track bike of an unknown marquee. I doubt the quality is any lower than a Cinelli.
Originally Posted by doofo
Definitely not a Cinelli. Cinelli never did seatstay caps like that, and wouldn't have left the dropout/stay connection unfinished like that either. If I had to take a fairly WAG, I's say either a small custom builder or a garage builder, maybe even someone who wasn't capable/confident in making a fork for it. Especially if the fork is original, I'd place the frame mid to late 90s.
As far as worth, I don't have a really good idea. The fixed gear craze has pushed the prices up for bikes like these; you may be able to get $500 dollars for it -- but you might only be able to make $300 or $350.