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Old 10-23-12, 05:26 PM
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She's not pretty...but I still think it's pretty special, and I love these fenders. 1968 Cinelli SC, obviously in need of some love. How much love (restoration) isn't something I've decided on yet, but if I do restore it, I'll probably gop with the Cinelli Salmon color. I'm very much looking forward to taking my first Cinelli for a spin!

Another option might be putting Windsor decals on it













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Congrats, Aaron! A grail bike for sure.
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The fork looked right to me, and the features are consistent date wise with the other things I'm seeing...what do you know that I don't? It's all obviously a pretty poor repaint.
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Nice looking bike. Can't wait to see her all shined up.
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Aaron, ignore my (deleted) comment about the fork. I would have expected to see a flat crown fork until I searched and found this beautiful example with a fork similar to yours on Cinelli Only: LINK

P.S. What do you mean "not pretty"? She's exquisite!
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That is the most butt-ugly Cinelli SC I've ever seen !

I love it

You lucky dog, you.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Nice looking bike. Can't wait to see her all shined up.
I don't know - it would need a NOS headset, seatpost, hubs and left crank to shine. Plus a repaint. She'll stay like this for a bit, as the worlds ugliest Cinelli SC.

The nice thing is that the world's ugliest Cinelli is still a Cinelli SC.
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Great find. Backstory?
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake

The nice thing is that the world's ugliest Cinelli is still a Cinelli SC.
I like it as is. I'd just repack everything.

It's like a "Sleeper" hotrod SC
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Aaron, ignore my (deleted) comment about the fork. I would have expected to see a flat crown fork until I searched and found this beautiful example with a fork similar to yours on Cinelli Only: LINK

P.S. What do you mean "not pretty"? She's exquisite!
Thanks, no worries on comment, I'm wrong as often as right.
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
Great find. Backstory?
Not a great back story...Via listed it for the CR list, I ran over and wanted her!

Originally Posted by KvltBryce
I like it as is. I'd just repack everything.

It's like a "Sleeper" hotrod SC
Windsor decals might be funny.
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well i am envious!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
I don't know - it would need a NOS headset, seatpost, hubs and left crank to shine. Plus a repaint. She'll stay like this for a bit, as the worlds ugliest Cinelli SC.

The nice thing is that the world's ugliest Cinelli is still a Cinelli SC.

.....And it's YOURS !! Super Congrats on the SC !!

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Thanks guys! One advantage is that I won't worry about scratches
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
She's not pretty...but I still think it's pretty special, and I love these fenders. 1968 Cinelli SC, obviously in need of some love. How much love (restoration) isn't something I've decided on yet, but if I do restore it, I'll probably gop with the Cinelli Salmon color. I'm very much looking forward to taking my first Cinelli for a spin!

Another option might be putting Windsor decals on it













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Whats the tooth count on the front chainrings?
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Cool Bike! I like the windows on the lugs.
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The filing and thinned out lugs are actually quite impressive - I'll take some other photos to demonstrate.

Assuming 52-42, not sure. Will check.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
Aaron, ignore my (deleted) comment about the fork. I would have expected to see a flat crown fork until I searched and found this beautiful example with a fork similar to yours on Cinelli Only: LINK

P.S. What do you mean "not pretty"? She's exquisite!
Looks like a Cinelli "SC" crown:

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Wow, so cool, way too cool to be tucked away in the orange bike thread I bet a side-by-side photoshoot with the marnati would sum up the awesomeness of Italian bikes (and orange rigs, too!).
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Heh - if I have time after work, I'll see what I can do!

Chainrings are 47-42.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
The nice thing is that the world's ugliest Cinelli is still a Cinelli SC.
EXACTLY
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
...How much love (restoration) isn't something I've decided on yet, but if I do restore it, I'll probably gop with the Cinelli Salmon color.
Must you gop it at all? It's quite distinctive ungopped.
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Chainrings are 47-42.
That's the same combination I put on my Masi. It makes a very useful half-step at least with the wider range freewheel I need.
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Heh - one of the things it definitely needs is a much wider freewheel. My legs can NOT handle what's on there now.

I'm not sure what the fenders are - but they're Italian stainless and I'm really digging them.
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