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Road Test/Bike Review (1989) CINELLI Supercorsa

Old 03-23-23, 08:30 AM
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Old 03-23-23, 11:57 AM
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Nice
Thanks for posting
I've got a NOS silver one from 1985 still in the wrap, the burgundy one in the article is basically exactly how I plan to build it up....
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Old 03-24-23, 08:35 AM
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Wonderful article, thank you for posting it!

My Cinelli is a 1989--same year as the article. And as mentioned, mine has two sets of water bottle braze-ons. Also nice to see a photo of Signore Camilotto.
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Old 04-03-23, 08:04 PM
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The number of replies here is interesting. Cinellis must be rarer than hens teeth in the states.
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The number of replies here is interesting. Cinellis must be rarer than hens teeth in the states.
If the article is anything to go by, there should be more here than most anywhere else! Based on my research into the Supercorsa over the years, that does appear to be rather true, although Cinelli's classic frames have certainly developed quite a following elsewhere as the age of steel has become one of nostalgia. I see a lot of vendors in Italy and Germany selling fine examples on a regular basis.
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Originally Posted by Kilroy1988 View Post
If the article is anything to go by, there should be more here than most anywhere else! Based on my research into the Supercorsa over the years, that does appear to be rather true, although Cinelli's classic frames have certainly developed quite a following elsewhere as the age of steel has become one of nostalgia. I see a lot of vendors in Italy and Germany selling fine examples on a regular basis.
I hear they're crazy popular in Japan.
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Very nice frame and a legendary one for sure,they made one with neuron tubing in the past and another one with nemo tubing but out of my price range
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Iíve had four Supercorsas. Theyíre nice and I really love the older 60s/70s bikes, but Iíve sold each of them because they command a premium. I can sell a Cinelli and buy a Kvale, Bock, and Fattic. It wouldnít be that way if craftsmanship were the only consideration, but thatís how it is.
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Iíve had four Supercorsas. Theyíre nice and I really love the older 60s/70s bikes, but Iíve sold each of them because they command a premium. I can sell a Cinelli and buy a Kvale, Bock, and Fattic. It wouldnít be that way if craftsmanship were the only consideration, but thatís how it is.
60's-70's Cinelli design had quite an evolution
I have observed three basic geometries in that interval in my size.
The American builders you note are essentially bespoke, they each have a basic design view, but a custom bike should always be tops.
as far as resale value? Marketing and audience.
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The closest I'll likely ever get to a custom steel frame was my 1986 Paramount. It was slightly better finished than the Cinelli, at least in terms of beautiful transitions from the stays or fork blades to the dropouts--just impeccable filing, and beautiful braze-ons like the diamond-shaped bottle bosses. But overall, I think I prefer the Cinelli, with its chromed lugs, fastback seatstays, chromed sloping fork crown and spoiler bottom bracket--several of these features being Cinelli innovations. And of course, that inimitable Italian heritage. Sure, the bottle bosses aren't nearly as nice...but you can't really see them when cages are installed.
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