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Cinelli Super Corsa(13 posts)

Cinelli Super Corsabikenow
Nov 13, 2003 1:46 PM
All this discussion on the retro buildups and the Gios Super Corsa 78 today and yesterday prompts me to ask this question...

I have been looking at buying a Cinelli Super Corsa, and was thinking about building it up in retro style with full campy components, downtube shifters, etc. Has anyone ever bought from www.americancyclery.com ?? It looks like they sell full NOS campy super record kits. A full kit with the bike will cost you $4,000. Am I crazy to even consider this?

Glad to see others out there like the old school style.
I'll sell you a perfect condition Super Corsa in 51cmDave Hickey
Nov 13, 2003 1:51 PM
Frame Fork only. It has about 500 miles. It's bright red
Did the super corsa just not work out for you?Leroy
Nov 13, 2003 9:54 PM
Just wondering. I thought you commented on it favorably back when you got it.
It worked great, I love the frame. Too many bikes nmDave Hickey
Nov 14, 2003 4:35 AM
Yes, you're nuts.MR_GRUMPY
Nov 13, 2003 1:55 PM
$4000 for an old fashioned type bike? ? Why not build it with Shimano 105, with 9 speed downtube shifters.
re: Cinelli Super Corsalaffeaux
Nov 13, 2003 2:58 PM
Yes your nuts!

I've not bought from American Cyclery on-line, but I have been to their shop in SF. It's a nice shop wioth lots of old parts. They are THE place to go for fixies in the bay area.
not nuts, but I'd look further.desmo
Nov 13, 2003 4:11 PM
for that kind of scratch I think you could get into a Richard Sachs frameset with some NOS Nouvo Record. which would be one heck of a nicer "classic" bike. or spend half that and build up the Cinelli or a Gios with modern Centaur or Chorus, and OP's and have super nice riding real world bike. you can still shift modern 10 with friction, it works swell.
Oh, yes. Crazy.Dropped
Nov 13, 2003 4:24 PM
Man, you could get some sweet state of the art bikes for $4K. It makes my head spin to think of it all.

If you must, I'd second the Super Corsa with reasonable modern gear, but spec downtube shifters. Get some old school brake levers if you want, since that's all old you'll be able to see when you're on the bike anyway.
re: Cinelli Super Corsarussw19
Nov 13, 2003 4:42 PM
For 4 grand you can find a good condition vintage bike and have it professionally restored...

Do you plan to ride this bike? Or are you going to hang it on the wall and let it appreciate in value? I ask because if you are going to actually ride it, don't try to get mint condition parts... you will only end up devestated when you scratch them. I lost a Colbato stone on my brake calipers on my vintage bike this year on a ride.... if I knew where I was when I lost it, I would have walked the course to find it again, but I don't even know what week I lost it so it's just gone. Things like that will happen. If you want an old bike to ride, you shouldn't be looking at much more than $1000. I have seen mint but riden SLX bikes with Campy C-Record w/ Deltas up on ebay for less than that. If you are gonna ride it, don't worry if it's not 100% perfect.

If you are going to stick it up on a wall and never ride it, then maybe I could justify buying all NOS stuff and putting it on a new frame, but not if it's gonna get riden or you just want to drop a ton on an old bike.

I have put up pics of my vintage Merckx here before, but I got a Super Record Merckx Corsa Extra off the bay for $600 shipped from Holland. I put another $100 into it in a new seat and post and tires and overhauled it and polished it... looks like a bike that should be on a wall, but I still ride it periodically.

Russ
re: Cinelli Super Corsabikenow
Nov 13, 2003 5:27 PM
Russ, you make a great point. Thanks for the reality check. I would not do the buidup for investment purposes. It would not be my primary bike, but I do plan on riding it and I would probably worry to much about the bike on some of my rides.
$1025 for the frame, $1800 for the kit, $725 for the build?terry b
Nov 13, 2003 6:47 PM
frame = $1025 from cbike
record build kit (complete) = $1799 from Excel

total = $2824

American's standard Record Super = $3550, their "retro" Super = $4000

Your cost for the build on the standard Record = $726. Can't imagine what the build cost would be on the retro.
save about $200 on the frame from gvhbikes. nmrufus
Nov 13, 2003 9:08 PM
yes, better yet - on sale for $805 nmterry b
Nov 14, 2003 6:30 AM