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Old 04-19-10, 05:44 PM
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What can you tell me?

about these.

Raleigh Clubman. What year? Is it worth anything?






Basically my sister just moved into a new apartment and i found these in the basement. The landlord said i could have them.
I just got into fixed gears and plan to build up the cinelli for myself and the raleigh for my girlfriend. I have a lower end 80's raleigh frame that im running now (pursuit) that I've had some problems with. Would these be an improvement?
How could I get the finishes better on both of the bikes? just good old soap and water?

And also this was on the cinelli, Brooks b17 champion narrow.



I did some research and was able to find out a little about the champion series, but I was unable to find out when it was available.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-19-10, 05:44 PM
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And the cinelli
Model? year? Is it worth anything? etc?








It's half pulled apart right now, I have the complete bike. Sorry for so many pictures, I wasn't sure what would help.
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Old 04-19-10, 05:52 PM
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Sorry, I have no useful information. I just had to say how much I want that Cinelli. I want it a lot.
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Old 04-19-10, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau
Sorry, I have no useful information. I just had to say how much I want that Cinelli. I want it a lot.
is cinelli a nice brand? I know it is today, but was it back in the day?
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Old 04-19-10, 05:58 PM
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Give me that Cinelli now.
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Old 04-19-10, 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted by JonRinehart
is cinelli a nice brand? I know it is today, but was it back in the day?
Nevermind that, if you wanted, it would fetch quite a hefty sum on eBay.
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I'd say the Raleigh is a fine candidate for a conversion. The Cinelli should be properly restored into a vintage road bike with gears. If you convert it into a SS or FG, a lightning bolt is likely to come down from the heavens and strike you dead.
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Old 04-19-10, 06:02 PM
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you'd be better off posting in the classic and vintage forums. they'd probably be able to tell you more about their origins. the cinelli is almost certainly worth something just by virtue of being a cinelli. it's definitely worthy of a restoration in my opinion.

the raleigh on the other hand may be a different story. a lot of old school raleighs used a weird size bottom bracket that is nearly impossible to find replacements for (more info here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26.html). so you may run into a lot of problems trying to convert it for fixed gear use.

either way good find!

edit: just found this info about the raleigh clubman: https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...an-kohler.html

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I can't even say how jealous I am of that Cinelli right now.
I think I'm going to go look in my basement for some treasure too now.
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Convert the raleigh, restore the cinelli.
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Originally Posted by sharpsandflatts
you'd be better off posting in the classic and vintage forums. they'd probably be able to tell you more about their origins. the cinelli is almost certainly worth something just by virtue of being a cinelli. it's definitely worthy of a restoration in my opinion.
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I want that cinelli aswell.... it would go nicely alongside my vigorelli
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Old 04-19-10, 07:56 PM
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i agree with going to the Classic & Vintage forums, they will have more information.

that said, if you really want to ride a fixed gear, i would sell that Cinelli and use the money to buy a nice FG. i would not be surprised at all if you got $500-700 if it's a complete bike (which you said you have all the parts, right?) that could get you a sweet fixed gear and allow someone else to restore that cinelli into the vintage road king that it is.

as for the raleigh, someone else already mentioned it, but they had some weird proprietary sized back in the day, so watch out! sweet lookin frame though. how tall is your girlfriend? that bike shouldn't be ridden by someone under 5'10"
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Old 04-19-10, 08:20 PM
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Alright, thank you too all who provided info. I had no idea that the cinelli was anything that special. I feel ridiculous for even contemplating turning it into a fixed gear now. I definitely would like it to go to someone who would get full enjoyment out of it. I posted it in the inquiry section of the vintage section. thanks.
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Old 04-19-10, 08:21 PM
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O and now that I am not going to be using the cinelli I probably will use the clubman, the bottom bracket seems smooth enough as of now. And idk... my gf can hold off on a bike, she would have been to short for the raleigh anyway.
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Are you selling that Cinelli?
I would love more than anything to restore it.
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie
I'd say the Raleigh is a fine candidate for a conversion. The Cinelli should be properly restored into a vintage road bike with gears. If you convert it into a SS or FG, a lightning bolt is likely to come down from the heavens and strike you dead.
/agree
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Moving this thread to C & V appraisals.
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