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Sweaty 1950s? Cinelli info

Old 02-03-23, 07:50 AM
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You might flip the front wheel, that skewer lever just looks vulnerable.

the rear mech needs to come apart, hopefully the grease has just petrified limiting spring tension. There are adjustment points for the spring to increase tension. The springs do weaken over the decades.
be sure to repack the jockey wheels also- those appear to be the ball bearing type.
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Any update on the Cinelli? Would really like to see how it turned out.

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Your photo of the Gran Sport rear derailleur doesn't clearly show the p-spring cover cup. The thickness of this cup helps deterimine the date range of the derailleur. Your photo does show the cable adjuster, which makes it from the 1950's. Here is a blog page with an explanation of the various changes and a rough idea on the dates. https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site...erailleur.html

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I have always looked at the cover cup measurement and could not find an explanation of how to measure? Do you know, from where to where?

"Your photo of the Gran Sport rear derailleur doesn't clearly show the p-spring cover cup. The thickness of this cup helps determine the date range of the derailleur. Your photo does show the cable adjuster, which makes it from the 1950's. Here is a blog page with an explanation of the various changes and a rough idea on the dates. https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site...erailleur.html"

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This is the 5mm cover. I got this Gran Sport rear derailleur from a Cinelli SC that I am pretty sure was from 1954.

Here is a photo of the bar and stem from this Cinelli. Very good condition, and a perfect size for the Cinelli of this thread!

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Originally Posted by Portlandjim

This is the 5mm cover. I got this Gran Sport rear derailleur from a Cinelli SC that I am pretty sure was from 1954.

Here is a photo of the bar and stem from this Cinelli. Very good condition, and a perfect size for the Cinelli of this thread!

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Boom! Excellent!

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Originally Posted by Portlandjim
The thickness of this cup helps deterimine the date range of the derailleur.
According to Chuck's timeline, 1951-1952 3.5mm, 1953-1955 5mm, 1956-on 8mm.
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Originally Posted by cinelliguy
Any update on the Cinelli? Would really like to see how it turned out.

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i really havent done much with the cinelli aside from cleanup and different bars and stem as seen in previous pics. I have to many bikes and it seems like im always looking for another one. Im much more of an early track guy that said ive always wanted an early cinelli and this ones a keeper...thanks for the interest
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