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Old 12-04-21, 08:52 PM
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Cinelli stem identification

So I picked up this Cinelli stem. It has the logo etched on the front. Is this specific for anything? I was told it was made for Schwinn. Thank you.

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Old 12-04-21, 10:01 PM
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For what it may be worth, my 1987 Schwinn Super Sport features that stem with the engraved Cinelli Logo and matching "64" Bars. The catalog for that year suggests only the Circuit and the SS were so equipped.
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Old 12-05-21, 07:37 AM
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Thank you. It did come with a set of the 64 bars as well. I guess what I am really asking is would you find it on anything else other than a Schwinn?
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
Thank you. It did come with a set of the 64 bars as well. I guess what I am really asking is would you find it on anything else other than a Schwinn?
probably not out of the bicycle carton, smarter customers might want or need a different length stem, this gets removed, goes into inventory and who knows where it goes.
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it's a 1/A stem, prolly later production, that Cinelli logo might be aftermarket

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Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
it's a 1/A stem, prolly later production, that Cinelli logo might be aftermarket

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No, actually it is a "1E" Cinelli Stem, as it is embossed.


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Thank you. It did come with a set of the 64 bars as well. I guess what I am really asking is would you find it on anything else other than a Schwinn?
I don't know the answer to that question. It's a query requiring knowledge of a vast Universe of Bikes across many years. If you find out, and you might if you ask the Internet the "right" questions, please relay your findings? As the owner of a bicycle with such a Cinelli Logo engraved stem, I am curious. (Not curious enough today to go down that Rabbit Hole, Because Too Nice and I'd Rather Ride, but now that you have raised the issue, a little curious. Did Schwinn order these, or engrave them in house, (which I find unlikely), to adorn the top two bikes in their lineup for 1987 out of their new plant in Greenville, MS? I don't know. Aber Scheiße zu wissen ist gut)
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Thank you. I will try to find out more as I can. It was bought at the local swap meet and the seller claimed they were made for Schwinn. Another onlooker mentioned that they were part of the "Schwinn approved" parts. These guys aren't stupid....but yes, I took that with a grain of salt. Thanks for your help.
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FWIW that 'winged C' logo is said to have been adopted in/around 1985 when Antonio Colombo (of Columbus tubing family business) wanted a style update, tho he had been at the helm for several years by that time, having stepped into the CEO Gucci loafers since 1978-79. So also take that with a grain of salt, I think the new logo was more of a "rolling change".
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A bunch of the Schwinn Tenax bikes from Greenville had Cinelli stem and bars.
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