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Old 02-15-13, 09:37 AM
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Cinelli Supercorsa recent history

Reading thru the history in the forum regarding the SuperCorsa I can not find data on models beyond mid 1980s

Anyone have the data on tube sets, changes, colors discontinued, when they went from rear brake cable routing on top tube vs. internal routing and when they went from 126 to 130mm rear spacing?

I really have tried to find this on the forum and the Internet but if I missed something please forgive and point out where this data resides.

BTW, today I joined the club with a 90's (I think) Bordeaux SuperCorsa.
Oh, and had a "Best Of" (died in an accident and miss it terribly)
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Old 02-15-13, 09:55 AM
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The serial number should indicate the year of production of the Colombo-ownership bikes. If you had sufficient pull in Cinelli, you have always been able to get any color that you wanted, so there has never been a set color range. Likewise the change from 126 to 130 was not sudden. It took place gradually.
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Originally Posted by Citoyen du Monde View Post
The serial number should indicate the year of production of the Colombo-ownership bikes. If you had sufficient pull in Cinelli, you have always been able to get any color that you wanted, so there has never been a set color range. Likewise the change from 126 to 130 was not sudden. It took place gradually.
Is it true the first two numbers of the serial number are the year and if so, is it a code or just the last two digits of the year (ie 93 would be 1993) ?
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Old 02-15-13, 10:39 AM
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They've certainly been in constant production since the mid 80s, there have been tubing and some frame details changes but I'm not that hip to the jive. Mine is an 84, pretty traditional to the older ones except the graphics.

edit: my serial number is 84***, so yeah, the year seems to be included.
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If yours was produced for North American distribution, it could have come from Bussero as well as Milan.
As for spacing, my '89 was 126, and had factory eyelets, probably for brevets or something. It was SLX.
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Originally Posted by jmel7771 View Post
Reading thru the history in the forum regarding the SuperCorsa I can not find data on models beyond mid 1980s

Anyone have the data on tube sets, changes, colors discontinued, when they went from rear brake cable routing on top tube vs. internal routing and when they went from 126 to 130mm rear spacing?

I really have tried to find this on the forum and the Internet but if I missed something please forgive and point out where this data resides.

BTW, today I joined the club with a 90's (I think) Bordeaux SuperCorsa.
Oh, and had a "Best Of" (died in an accident and miss it terribly)
Adrenaline Bikes in California has what it says are New Old Stock Supercorsa frames from the 1990's in Bordeaux color made with a rifled Columbus SLX tubeset - https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ategoryID=5807. Does that sound like your bike?
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Old 02-20-13, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Fred B View Post
Adrenaline Bikes in California has what it says are New Old Stock Supercorsa frames from the 1990's in Bordeaux color made with a rifled Columbus SLX tubeset - https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ategoryID=5807. Does that sound like your bike?
Yes and as it turns out, it is a frame from 1989 per the serial number.
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I recall an eBay seller had a few NOS Supercorsas made from SPX tubing.
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Old 03-01-13, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
I recall an eBay seller had a few NOS Supercorsas made from SPX tubing.
Looks like he still has one, I wonder if these were special orders, the unusual paint plus the SPX tubing seems odd for Cinellis of this era

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinelli-Supe...item1c30873129
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The use of SPX for frame sizes around 60cm and bigger doesn't surprise me. SLX gets too whippy on big frames with the standard diameter tubes.

Both SLX and SPX only have the helical reinforcements in the butts, so most of the length of the top tubes and down tubes (the non-butted centers) don't have the reinforcements.

I could be mistaken, but I believe the only tubeset with the helical reinforcements over the whole length of the tubes is TSX.







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The serial # on my SC reads 94000. Bought it new in the 90's (not exactly sure what year?) from a bike mechanic (the most anal mechanic you could ever meet) who had traveled to Italy & brought back a number of these frames. Knowing him, I'd imagine he purchased them for a song. With the sale, included was: chasing & facing the BB & headtube & he also had some of lines accented w/ silver paint where the paint meets the chrome. In all, a very nice bike...

Mine has vertical dropouts, is 59 cm c-c, & is SLX tubing. Even w/ the BB & headset installed it's quite light. I recently took it apart to rob the parts (C-Record) for another build & was contemplating putting it up for sale, but I keep vacillating back & forth on that. What I really like to do is repaint it pearl white & put old-style Cinelli decals on as replacements. The ride & stability is excellent, esp w/ Veloflex tubulars. The paint job, while it looks pretty, is somewhat fragile imo...!





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That's a beautiful bike....
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Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
Looks like he still has one, I wonder if these were special orders, the unusual paint plus the SPX tubing seems odd for Cinellis of this era

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cinelli-Supe...item1c30873129
I had this frame in my hands at the Herse show in Denver. Almost bought it then. Very nice indeed!
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Originally Posted by SANTE POLLASTRI View Post
first two numbers could be also the repainting year.
There may be an obvious answer, but how would Cinelli know what year a bike would be repainted when they assign the serial number during manufacture?
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I have an '85 Supercorsa that is built out of Columbus SPX. It's seat tube is 585mm c to c and the top tube is 575mm c to c. Interestingly, the seat tube angle is 74 degrees while the head tube angle is 75 1/2 degrees.

I think its build geometry make it a good criterium frame. It is quite twitchy to ride with little flex at the BB. Built-up with Campy Super Record (Ti BB and pedals) it weighs in at 21 1/2 lb. which I think is quite light for its vintage and SPX tubing.
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