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Experience with Cinelli frames?(5 posts)

Experience with Cinelli frames?LanceFaler
May 8, 2001 5:09 AM
Hi, was wondering if anyone has any experience with Cinelli frames (i.e. overall quality, handling, would it make a good road racing bike, etc.) Thanks

Lance
re: Experience with Cinelli frames?ScottV
May 8, 2001 10:27 AM
No experience with them but there is a nice one in the photo gallery.
re: Experience with Cinelli frames?simstress
May 8, 2001 11:32 AM
My friend raced with a Cinelli a few years back. I'm not sure of the model, but it's white with pink decals with downtube shifters. She's still doing centuries on it.
re: Experience with Cinelli frames?Barney
May 8, 2001 12:16 PM
I've actually SEEN one.
Did you check the reviews?bianchi boy
May 8, 2001 7:33 PM
Look under Frames and Bikes. Cinelli makes a classic frame, the Super Corsa, that is one of the prettiest chromed lugged steel frames around. It's very retro in appearance, but the same basic design they've made for years. It gets perfect 5's across the board in the bike reviews here. I looked at one up close at a bike swap meet over the weekend and the level of detail on the frame was incredible, with lots of chrome and nice unusual touches, like the way the seat clamp works. Unfortunately, the frame geometry is a little long for me. gvhbikes.com has a lot of Super Corsas in stock from $795, mostly in red and blue.

Cinelli also makes a number of more modern frames of aluminum and other materials that I think are really sharp. (Also for sale at GVH Bikes) Take a look at the red Unica (I think) in the photos section here. I really like the oversized decals that bleed off the frame. The attention to detail is really nice on all Cinelli products that I've seen. I've got an old Cinelli threaded stem on my circa 1984 Bianchi and it is the nicest component on the bike, including the Campy derailleurs.