Old 01-17-19, 05:07 PM
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wawine
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Bikes: 1959 Bianchi Team issue ex G Barale, 1964 Garlatti, 1971 Cinelli SC Spence Wolfe, 1980 Bianchi Rekord 748, 1982 Raleigh Comp MKII, 1989 Vitus 979 / Chorus

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
So cool, love it, great color although original would be better to many.

Spence was a fan of Merz and sold many frames from him. They were the the standard bearers of touring at the time, legendary to be sure.
itís funny. The guy ordered a silver frame, waited 6 months, then it showed up in yellow, with different chrome than he ordered. Spence knocked a few bucks off, built it up with black bar taped and delivered it. The guy rode it for about a year, but just couldnít stand the color. His dad was getting his Porsche painted, so the painter offered to do the bike at the same time. He added a dash of black to tone it down and called it good. He also swapped out the Unicanitor (which he also gave me) for the Brooks Pro, put on yellow bar tape, then never rode it much.

I know the color is not stock, but it is part of the early history of the bike, so it stays.

how many other Cinelli SCís are painted this color!
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