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Cinelli Super Corsa - 1959

Submitted by Bob Johnson


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Frame
CINELLI “SUPER CORSA" with Wolf Ear' lugs;  1959; 58cm, frame No. 6207; Silver with chrome lugs, fork crown and drop outs. 
Wheels
Super Champion Competition sprint rims on Campag Record small-flange quick-release hubs
Chainset TA Criterium (with wedge axle) allen-key cottered chainset with TA professionnel chainrings and adaptor
Pedals Campagnolo Record pedals
Gears Campagnolo 1st generation Record front mech, Gran Sport rear mech
Brakes Mafac Dural Forge centrepull brakeset
Stem/Bars Cinelli steel ‘Campione del Mondo’ mod. 16 bars on Cinelli  steel-badged stem
Saddle  Brooks Professional saddle on Campag Record twin-bolt seatpin
Extra details  I bought the frame in a sorry state from the north of England last year. It had no transfers or head badge and had been hand painted orange 20-odd years ago and ridden around as a hack bike since. I had it soda blasted and luckily it revealed there was little damage. A few small dents, the seat tube had a small split rear of the seat lug where someone had hammered in a 26.8mm seatpin and the mudguard eyes had been cut off the front drop outs. Cliff Shrubb did the metalwork brilliantly, Prestige in Mexborough did the chroming, Speed Bicycles in Switzerland supplied the decals and Argos the paint.


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Cinelli Seat cluster and 'Wolf Ear' headlug

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Cinelli steel ‘Campione del Mondo’ mod. 16 bars on Cinelli  steel-badged stem

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Campagnolo drive chain - see below for chainset detail

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TA Criterium (with wedge axle) allen-key cottered chainset with TA professionnel
chainrings and adaptor


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Cinelli 'Wolf Ear' lugs and sloping fork crown