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Cinelli Supercorsa 1991

Old 05-20-22, 03:15 PM
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Cinelli Supercorsa 1991

It has sort of a dogs breakfast of parts, but what is this thing worth? Most of my interest is in the frame.

Seller says it's a 1991. It's at the bottom of my size range but curiosity has me returning to look at the ad (it's local) and I'd like some guesses.

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Old 05-22-22, 04:50 AM
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Wow...on the parts. What’s the seatpost...I assume it can be removed..

At least no one butchered it.
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Just look at solds on frame sets only on eBay. Deduct about 20% for local. Realize seller will have at least 15% in fees on eBay, plus they will have to pack and ship. When I sell a bike, if I can get 65% or more of eBay pricing, I will GLADLY sell locally.

Beautiful frame there!


Parts have essentially zero value as far as valuing the bike itself. The Brooks saddle and DA crankset do have good value.

+10 make sure stem and seat post are not stuck.
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Frame and fork, I'd say $800-1000 + whatever you feel the parts are worth. I got my '89 frame/fork NOS for $700 and feel like I got a steal. Seatposts jammed that far in always make me nervous. You can also use the sticker on the seat tube to negotiate the price down.

A new Supercorsa, I think still made from SLX, costs somewhere around $2500
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Seller no doubt wants $1,000+
if not $1,500
1k will with parts recoup allow for reasonable amount on the frame and fork.
double check that the seatpost is the correct size.
a friend bought a bike recently where one would fully expect the correct size... was under
there was no reason other than whoever had fitted the post just did not have the correct size.
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Thanks for the input!

Yes the seller listed the bike a week ago for $1,000 firm but I think there may be some wiggle room, especially with cash in hand.

The seat post concerns are valid, so a post and stem check would be done if I checked the bike out in person.

The sticker on the down tube is registration, and not easily removed.
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The sticker on the down tube is registration, and not easily removed.[/QUOTE]

BT2S,
I hope that you get it...try a heat gun on low or hairdryer on the decal...it always has worked for me.
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Assuming you have a pile of parts, I'd have no problem paying $1000 for that bike. I figure I'd get $150 to $200 back on the saddle and crankset.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Assuming you have a pile of parts, I'd have no problem paying $1000 for that bike. I figure I'd get $150 to $200 back on the saddle and crankset.
should work out- I would want to know what is under the black bands, possibly tape? On the fork blades about half way up.
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should work out- I would want to know what is under the black bands, possibly tape? On the fork blades about half way up.
Yes, if you get to that point, have the seller agree to you removing the tape. I had one bike I bought from a shop, that had the price tag taped in an odd spot on the top tube. Sure enough, the tag covered a nasty dent on the top tube.
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Super Corsas are gold here in Japan, I would happily pay $1500 for that bike, I could likely resell it for $2500.
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Alright, I reached out and will try to take a look.

Good spot on the black tape repechage , I didn't see that.

And yep, a heat gun would probably do it xiaoman1 . The paint is growing on me and it would be much cleaner without!
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The bell mounted to the down tube cable stop is a little concerning, hope they didn't do a weird tap or drill out to make that work.

Is that a standard location for a bell? Doesn't ring true for me.
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Bell looks like its mounted on the shifter boss.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post

At least no one butchered it.

Unless you consider someone turning this once proud machine into a Townie to be butchery
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds View Post
The bell mounted to the down tube cable stop is a little concerning, hope they didn't do a weird tap or drill out to make that work.

Is that a standard location for a bell? Doesn't ring true for me.
what kind of ding dong would do that, I'm certainly not at Liberty to say.
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...I have bought two of these Cinelli SC's locally. One cost either 800 or 900 bucks (I forget now), but the paint was rough, so I ended up repainting it.
The other one was in better shape cosmetically, but still did not look as good paintwise as that one. I paid $1200 for that one.

Both of them had all the original build components on them though, one New Record and the other Super Record, so It's hard for me to decide what I'd have paid were I only interested in the frame.
Maybe in the $500-600 range ? But if you already have all the stuff to rework it, maybe it's worth more to you ? Be careful on that "lower limits of my size range" business.
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I have a (nearly) full Super Record group in my collection that I've been waiting to hang on a worthy frame, so this could work.

Pretty wild how different value estimates are for this. I could probably get out from underneath it pretty easily in case it doesn't work for me, just not as a local sale.
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I have a (nearly) full Super Record group in my collection that I've been waiting to hang on a worthy frame, so this could work.

Pretty wild how different value estimates are for this. I could probably get out from underneath it pretty easily in case it doesn't work for me, just not as a local sale.
...the guy I bought this one from locally, for $1200 (I think that was the final number) was happy I showed up, because he had it listed on e-bay for a little more (to cover their commission), and the guy who wanted to buy it lived in Switzerland. My guy was not looking forward to packing, shipping, dealing with international boundaries, and stuff like that. This was 4 or 5 years ago. I have the impression that the Euro market for these is hotter than ours, but it's just my impression. A lot of this stuff is less difficult to find and buy, now that many of us who value it are aging out of the marketplace.

I'd be lying if I said it's not a nice bike to ride around on, if you put some good wheels on it.


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