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1991 Cinelli the Machine (mountain bike)

Old 11-05-11, 04:21 PM
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1991 Cinelli the Machine (mountain bike)

I have a 1991 Cinelli mountain bike and I am wondering what it is worth. I have the original Cinelli flat bar that came with it and think that the whole bike is all original. Would be grateful for any information you have about it.

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Old 11-05-11, 04:42 PM
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Don't know much about this bike. Yet I can tell you that early 90's mountain bikes are a hard sell in most markets and one is hard pressed to get much more than $200-250 for one no matter how nice it is. Good luck on selling the bike though.










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Old 11-05-11, 05:28 PM
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That's the kind of thing where there really isn't an established market. It'll all depend on which two people are watching when it's listed and how much they want it.
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That's the kind of thing where there really isn't an established market. It'll all depend on which two people are watching when it's listed and how much they want it.
+1

It's an awesome bike and I'd personally love to have it, but it's a hard sell. Vintage MTB collectors probably aren't searching for Cinellis, and Cinelli collectors probably aren't looking for MTBs.

I think this is one where selling it on ebay could potentially get you a lot more money. Still, I'd be surprised if you got more than $300 for it.
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Old 11-05-11, 06:24 PM
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for 250 i would consider it, and for 200 i would take it home
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+1 Rare for an early 90s MTB to bring over about $150 to $175. Clean this one up, and I think you could get $250 for it due to the name and nice components. And you could get a higher number potentially on ebay, just need two people that want it.
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It's just so weird...I kind of want it. I like the odd balls.
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Old 11-06-11, 01:03 PM
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I agree it is a bit big for a MTB for me but for $200 I would snatch it right up. it is still pretty tempting at 250 for a skinny tire tourer/city bike conversion like I did mto my Grizzly.
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I'd definitely pay $250. $300 would be about my ceiling though.
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I will say it has Big chainstays. The price could go anyplace between $150 and $400. As stated folk are not looking for Cinelli mtb's. This bike is from a time when front suspension was coming in.
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I think that is a very cool bike. Should be able to get $300. Has nice components too.
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I'd pay $300 after thinking about it...it's a cool bike. Did Cinelli actually make these or rebadge something else?
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I may have to try and look into this. another MAX especially an OR always has a place in my flat, it just seems like a big frame
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No bites on CL, maybe its the gold handlebar tape putting people off?
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I'd pay $300 after thinking about it...it's a cool bike. Did Cinelli actually make these or rebadge something else?
I think Gary Fisher made them.
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
I think Gary Fisher made them.
Sounds right. I'd be interested just because I've never seen a MAX OR frameset.
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Thanks for the infomation
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Sounds right. I'd be interested just because I've never seen a MAX OR frameset.
Here is another. I have a pic of a Serotta MTB in MAX OR somewhere but I can't find it

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Here is another. I have a pic of a Serotta MTB in MAX OR somewhere but I can't find it

I REALLY like this - the perfect drop bar MTB set up.
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If it was smaller I'd be all over this. Cool bike but too bad it didn't have one of the Campy MTB gruppos instead of ShimaNO.
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I REALLY like this - the perfect drop bar MTB set up.
actually it is 700c
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actually it is 700c
Perfect cyclocross in that case
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