Tuesday, November 5, 2013

1950s Cinelli

Before going onto this bike we should first re-visit an earlier blog post which had this photo of a 1952 Vecel  & Co. advertisement:
If you click on the image to enarge it you can clearly see that the fork has a spear shape to the side.


The following bike has the same fork, and the owner descroibes it as such:
CINELLI  VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHT RACING BIKE EARLY  1950s  LUBELLA  REAR TRIANGE TUBING ,HAS A STAMP IN THE LEFT CHAINSTAY IN THE FRAME,, MEANS DRAGONFLY? I THINK,
  531 WAS USED AT THIS TIME, HARD TO TELL IF ITS REYNOLDS OR FALK,? COLUMBUS?   SIMPLEX FRONT AND REAR DROPOUTS , FB LARGE FLANGE HUBS, NISI RIMS  MATCHING TUBS HOLD AIR  
 RIDES WELL AS THEY ALL DO,   CHAINRINGS ARE A BIT NEWER,         ITS AN EARLY BIKE ,POSSABLEY ONE OF THE EARLIEST  NON   SEAT  CLAMP MODELS
THEY DONT COME ALONG VERY OFTEN,    I HAVE HAD IT FOR 4 YEARS, FROM A PRIVATE COLECTION    23 "  CENTRE TO TOP OF SEAT TUBE,       ITS THE ONLY WAY TO MEASURE A FRAME
22" TOP TUBE C TO C
GUTTI SPLINED CRANKSET   WITH THE EXTRACTOR,  CINELLI  PISTA BARS AND EARLY CINELLI STEM, CHROME IS TIRED UNDER THE STEM,
FRAME WAS RESPAYED A FEW YERS AGO , NOT BY ME   NO RUST ,OR DENTS,  UNRIDDEN FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS,, TOOK IT ALL APART AND SERICED EVERYTINHG , ABOUT A YEAR AGO, SO READY TO RIDE
SHEFIELD PEDALS,  GRAN SPORT REAR MECH, UNIVERSAL BRAKE STIRRUPS AND LEVERS.




 
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