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ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C.

Old 01-24-21, 01:32 PM
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ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C.

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I thought that some of you may be interested in seeing an original paint ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C. with somewhat rare 1958 first generation Campagnolo Record crankset, 3 piece Campagnolo hub set (dated 1959), laced to Fiamme Brevetto Longhi rims. Description and many pictures on my Flickr site (https://www.flickr.com/photos/652143...57717989394392).

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That bike is beautiful. Did you refinish the paint? The blue and the red is very sharp.
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Old 01-24-21, 01:45 PM
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As mentioned, the bike is in original paint and very difficult to find in such condition, especially in the not so common "maroon" red. Thank you for looking. John
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I missed that in the original post. Very cool.
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Neat.

No fenders? Or was that on later years?
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Fenders would have been available around this time. Unfortunately, they are very difficult to find and go from between $500 and $1000, depending on condition.
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thanks so much for sharing this beauty!

slightly surprising to see a 1961 example wearing a Gran Sport front mech when the Record launched 1959-60

perhaps it is a case of using up what was in the parts bins...

have always loved the look of the first generation Record chainset without the webbing between the two lower spider arms and the crank arm. and then there are the pedal hole "dustcaps."

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Thank you for your message. It seems that this bike was put together by a mix of parts, and although the Record front derailleur existed, possibly as early as 1958, the bike was outfitted with the Gran Sport front derailleur. Also, as mentioned, the Gran Sport 3-piece hubs are dated 1959 (Record 1-piece hubs were in production ca 1958) and the Brooks b17 saddle is dated 1960. BTW, one of the pedal dust caps is a reproduction, and as you know, they go missing if you use a longer thread (greater than ~ 10 mm) pedal spindle.
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Thanks for sharing, John. Beautiful Cinelli. My first impression was that it must be a repaint. Amazing to find one with original paint in such excellent condition.

I clicked through your Flickr page. Wow, what an amazing collection! I could get lost for days looking through your albums. That Eisentraut paint scheme is wild. Highly recommend a visit:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65214324@N02/albums

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The Eisentraut was built for John "Marmaduke" Dawson of the country rock band, the New Riders of the Purple Sage.
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Very Nice, but you neglected the money shot of the crank to spider intersection. Machining that was discontinued in short order.
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Friggin' beautiful!
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There are a few "money shots" on this bike, the deep machined cutout at the crank-to-spider intersection being one of them.
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@katsarasj - most exquisite.
And beyond the frame,
also how you have detailed,
set-up and presented the beauty.
And the size is ? 59/60 ctc

I took the question (in my silly brain) to possibly be: How did you treat that original paint to get such a lustre?
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Rubbing compound and a lot of elbow grease. Usually, between 20 and 40 hours of work per bike, depending on its original condition. The Cinelli was closer to the 20 hour mark.
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That's not a bike, it's a time capsule. Absolutely gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by katsarasj View Post
Rubbing compound and a lot of elbow grease. Usually, between 20 and 40 hours of work per bike, depending on its original condition. The Cinelli was closer to the 20 hour mark.
Do you have any shots of the Cinelli before all the elbow grease?

Just any old rubbing compound? I ask because I have a 1973 Cinelli that was outside for many years and needs some attention...
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Neat.

No fenders? Or was that on later years?
I have heard it said that, BITD, just about everyone, at least everyone in the US of A, tossed the fenders. You know, because fenders ain't cool. That's why Cinelli fenders are so rare now and, hence, so outrageously priced if you can find them.
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That's a story that I have also heard, and probably not far from the truth. With regard to rubbing compound, almost any of the available car products can do a good job. Frame needs to be free of all parts and then the work begins.
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Pictures of the bike as I bought it are toward the end of my Flickr album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/652143...57717989394392).
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Q-tip around the decals?
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No need. Most decals are reasonably robust, and in fact brighten up almost to their original state. As with everything, proceed with care until you know what will work and what will not work.
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