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Vintage Cinelli Laser

Old 09-03-10, 03:27 PM
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Vintage Cinelli Laser

Hi everyone !

I was thinking about selling my vintage Cinelli Laser. I have all original parts on another Giordana Bike . The frame itself is in very good to almost excellent condition. I can eventually post pictures but is there ball park price for this? I have heard anywhere from $4000-$8000.

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Old 09-03-10, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Pauls1982 View Post
Hi everyone !

I was thinking about selling my vintage Cinelli Laser. I have all original parts on another Giordana Bike . The frame itself is in very good to almost excellent condition. I can eventually post pictures but is there ball park price for this? I have heard anywhere from $4000-$8000.

Thanks
Now may be the time to sell as Cinelli has stated they will reissue the bike, and one can bet it will be lighter than the original and stiffer.

Frame size will be a factor. And there is more than one version of the Laser. The early ones are worth most, this is also a bike that will probably be worth more whole than apart.

Allegedly the early ones were mostly steel, the later ones steel, brass and Bondo, lots of Bondo (bodyfiller for the pc set) If your frame shows shrinkage cracks or stress cracks from flexing it will take its toll on value.

In this market I would place the floor at $3k. For the big dollars it will need to be PERFECT, and of a popular size.
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Old 09-03-10, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Now may be the time to sell as Cinelli has stated they will reissue the bike, and one can bet it will be lighter than the original and stiffer.

Frame size will be a factor. And there is more than one version of the Laser. The early ones are worth most, this is also a bike that will probably be worth more whole than apart.

Allegedly the early ones were mostly steel, the later ones steel, brass and Bondo, lots of Bondo (bodyfiller for the pc set) If your frame shows shrinkage cracks or stress cracks from flexing it will take its toll on value.

In this market I would place the floor at $3k. For the big dollars it will need to be PERFECT, and of a popular size.
Thanks a lot for the reply!
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Old 09-04-10, 07:58 AM
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How would I go about telling which version it is? Is there a way to tell if its straight steel or mixed with brass and bondo? I'm not seeing any stress cracks or shrinkage.
Any recomondtions for how to sell this in the ny/nj area because this isn't something I would want to list over the internet unless it was a local pick up.
As for the parts , I have everything except the rear derailer.
I'll post pictures shortly!
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Old 09-04-10, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Pauls1982 View Post
How would I go about telling which version it is? Is there a way to tell if its straight steel or mixed with brass and bondo? I'm not seeing any stress cracks or shrinkage.
Any recomondtions for how to sell this in the ny/nj area because this isn't something I would want to list over the internet unless it was a local pick up.
As for the parts , I have everything except the rear derailer.
I'll post pictures shortly!
Thanks
The magnet test, while there is a paint now that will allow a magnet to attach to wood... I am sure it was painted before that. Start at the constant section tube region, then work into the fillets.
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Old 09-07-10, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
The magnet test, while there is a paint now that will allow a magnet to attach to wood... I am sure it was painted before that. Start at the constant section tube region, then work into the fillets.
Ok I did the the magnet test and it pulls everywhere strongly, so I would assume this is all steel. Also the frame is a 23"

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Originally Posted by Pauls1982 View Post
Ok I did the the magnet test and it pulls everywhere strongly, so I would assume this is all steel. Also the frame is a 23"

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Cool. I have seen guys that can hammer metal into that shape, lots of work. I am sure there is brass and or filler at the tangencies of the transitions. Frame size helps, a popular size. Looks like its wall art right now.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
Cool. I have seen guys that can hammer metal into that shape, lots of work. I am sure there is brass and or filler at the tangencies of the transitions. Frame size helps, a popular size. Looks like its wall art right now.
Yea I have to transfer all the original parts back onto it , any idea which version or model this is?
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Old 09-08-10, 06:54 PM
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hey pauls, check out this fellow on Flickr, he has a neat Laser and is quite knowledgeable about these bikes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cronobi...7614022563533/
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Originally Posted by terrors View Post
hey pauls, check out this fellow on Flickr, he has a neat Laser and is quite knowledgeable about these bikes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cronobi...7614022563533/
Thanks a lot for the info!
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Old 09-10-10, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by terrors View Post
hey pauls, check out this fellow on Flickr, he has a neat Laser and is quite knowledgeable about these bikes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cronobi...7614022563533/
Bondo is not just for damage repair, but is in structural?
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Hi Pauls, do you still have your Laser? If so, so you want to sell it.
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Originally Posted by olivierio View Post
Hi Pauls, do you still have your Laser? If so, so you want to sell it.
Yes I still have it and am looking to sell it still , just haven't had time to list it somewhere. If your interested send me a pm. - Thanks
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Hello Pauls,

is it sold? Can you give me a PM of your mail address or phone number. I can pick it up!!
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I will buy the laser if you still have it.
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