[CR]Old 42 cm Cinellis


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Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 09:48:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Dalton <tom_s_dalton@yahoo.com>
To: jvs@sonic.net
cc: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Old 42 cm Cinellis

Still hoping one of you are willing to sell me a Cinelli 64-42 or 64-44 from your stash(es). Need one for the Italvega I'm putting back on the road.

Thanks!

Jay Sexton Sebastopol, CA

Jay,

A few years ago I heard that Richard Sachs had some old logo 42 cm Cinellis, NOS, that he was willing to sell for either $200 or $300. This is a typical price for NOS wide, old Cinellis, which should give you some idea of how scarce they are. I'll add that this scarcity extends to used examples, though obviously they don't command the same amounts. On the rare occasion that they turn up, I see nice used examples sell on eBay around $100 - $150. That's why I have zero sets when I'd like to have three. The 40 cm bars are MUCH easier to get, though still not abundant. 38's are a bit more common still. My impression is that 42's were unsually wide in the pre-1978 timeframe of the old logo, whereas they became the standard for adult men by the 1980's. So, hoping that someone might trade a set of 42s or 44s (I don't know that the Giros even came that wide in the old logo days) for your 40s is a bit like asking if someone would like to trade their Inverted Jenny postage stamp for a normally oriented one. Okay.... I'm exaggerating a little, but figure that the 42s are worth a few times the amount of the 40s.

Tom Dalton

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

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