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My new Cinelli Super Corsa...(28 posts)

My new Cinelli Super Corsa...Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 10:01 AM
I finished it on Friday and finally stopped riding long enough for a picture. It's built with Cinelli bar/stem, S-Works Saddle, DA/Open Pro wheels, and DA components. It is without a doubt the most comfortable ride I've ever owned. I really like going back to a quill stem. It's very easy to adjust to my perfect bar height. The bike came in a little lighter than I thought. It weights just under 19lbs. It's been 5 years since I've had a good steel bike. The ride quality is excellent.
Another Pic...Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 10:03 AM
how does it compare to your other rides?colker
Mar 11, 2003 10:10 AM
you have looks if i remember correctly..
anyway, congrats. it's beautifull. i love lugs!
how does it compare to your other rides?Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 10:14 AM
I like the steel ride better. It's very forgiving. My LOOK's are a little stiffer and more quiet.
how does it compare to your other rides?colker
Mar 11, 2003 11:07 AM
after trying alum., carbon and ti, i resumed my bikes to steel.
i find steel biikes can ride very different one from another but they tend to give a very good road feedback. oversized diameters give a much different feel. my road bike is lugged. i't tubes increase diameters towards the head tube. seatstays are extemely ovalized. it's almost harsh. very stiff. even then it's comfortable...
how does it compare to your other rides?colker
Mar 11, 2003 11:13 AM
after trying alu, carbin and ti i went back to steel. i have three bikes. they all ride very different.
i've got a lugged road... it's tubes increase diameteers when meet head tube. it's a tubeset called radius. extremely ovalized seatstays. it's stiff almost harsh. very different from my previous ride with standard diameters.
i like the feedback from steel, more than the other materials. i like lugs too and plan to have my next bikes with lugs. classic
Mmmmm, a timeless classic!Tig
Mar 11, 2003 10:14 AM
Nice bike, Dave! When do you deliver it to my house?! ;-)

No matter what materials and applications of those materials come along, the ride of a well built steel frame will always be the baseline to measure against. Do you know what tubing they used on it?
It's Columbus Neuron nmDave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 10:17 AM
mmmm....lugspdg60
Mar 11, 2003 10:19 AM
Where was the pic. taken??

Beautiful ride.
mmmm....chrome lugs!rufus
Mar 11, 2003 7:39 PM
just beautiful. that's how a bike should look.
Very nice Dave.look271
Mar 11, 2003 10:33 AM
Love those lugs.
That is one beautiful bikeLeroy
Mar 11, 2003 12:01 PM
Congratulations on a handsome build. I favor the move toward lugged steel myself. My #1 bike is a gios compact pro with chrome fork, and I find I like that steel with steel fork ride better than the carbon forked bikes. I really like the retro chrome lugs. I like all the bike made out of steel. The Cinelli is really nice!
sheet thas perrtySpirito
Mar 11, 2003 12:41 PM
i am enjoying your happiness - its plain to see you are really lovin' it - well done. good call for the trad. wheels and silver stem. i see its got hickey-esque attention to detail with the pedals, headset spacers and eye for color and contrast.

show these cats here what its about Dave !!!!!

now get it cratched and dirty and enjoy it. i know already that you will keep this one for a long time - the bike is your pen and the roads ridden your paper, the story begins ......

So .... taken Mrs. Hickey to her favorite restaurant yet ???? that chrome and red paint is gonna be impossible to hide - its almost like jewelry, chicks spot that a mile away (or was that the intention?) - perhaps its best not to let her know its italian - chops off the "i' decals or somethin'. if you get stuck and she threatens you with forced ebay ......
http://BikeToss.com

my couch is ready of you need (tickets to Scores will be arranged).

ciao
Thanks for the kind works....Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 1:00 PM
Mrs Hickey didn't handle it as bad as I thought. For some reason, that REALLY scares me. I keep waiting for her to kill me in my sleep:-) As for scratches and dirt, I'm not worried about this bike. I bought it to ride. Scratches will only add character.

Cheers
It's a beauty...CarbonTi
Mar 11, 2003 8:27 PM
Best of luck with it. I have a SC in China Blue setup with a Chorus 10 drivetrain and leftover Super and C-Record everything else.

A fabulous ride, you're sure to like it very much.
re: My new Cinelli Super Corsa...Live Steam
Mar 11, 2003 10:16 AM
Very beautiful and retro. It's like the Sundy Goin' Out for a Ride bike. Clean, beautiful lines and deatiling. What is the body of water in the background? Where are you located? Good luck and have many happy miles on her!
re: My new Cinelli Super Corsa...Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 10:18 AM
The background it Lake Grapevine in Dallas/Fort Worth
green with envy (nm) =>JS Haiku Shop
Mar 11, 2003 10:25 AM
Sweeeet ride Dave. nmMrDan
Mar 11, 2003 10:48 AM
That is BEAUTIFUL.Well done.Enjoy.(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Mar 11, 2003 10:57 AM
DITTO THAT!NEIL
Mar 11, 2003 11:21 AM
mmmmm.......chrome lugs! very tasty.
Sweet ride!!!!!n.m.koala
Mar 11, 2003 11:52 AM
I think I'll wear this.................Dave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 11:50 AM
supercorsa in dfw?steve-z
Mar 11, 2003 11:55 AM
Dave, did you order this or purchase it locally? I've admired these bikes on gvh, but always wanted to see one in a shop (I'm in E. Dallas). They've got some of the aluminum Cinelli frames at RBM, but I've never seen a the Supercorsa there...
I bought it from Gary at GVH. nmDave Hickey
Mar 11, 2003 12:07 PM
Bella figura! nm128
Mar 11, 2003 1:02 PM
re: My new Cinelli Super Corsa...ridingthegyro
Mar 11, 2003 5:36 PM
Beautiful bike! It looks like the brake cable is routed into a hole on top of the top tube in the picture. It's like that on my Bottecchia. I'm concerned that rain water could get into the tube causing rust.
Love itStevieP
Mar 12, 2003 12:53 AM
That is a beauty. Bike porn at its finest. I have just
had my Colnago Superissimo (Columbus Brain) resprayed and I have nearly finished building it with a new Chorus gruppo. I echo your quill stem comments. I'll post some pics soon.

Enjoy. I think it is safe to say that you have made a lot of people jealous!

Steve