Updated: October 3/2021
The Cinelli Modello Super Corsa (Mod. S.C.) was introduced in the early 1950s as Cinelli's top model and were built by Luigi Valsassina. The Mod. S.C. features a full-sloping fork crown and fast-back seat stay/seat post bolt system, chrome fork crown and chrome "socks" on the stays and fork legs. It is one of the most recognizable and iconic bikes from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, and the early models are some of the most desirable/collectable bikes. A "blue chip" bike. I bought this bike July 18, 2020 (E-Bay) from Michael Brown (Redding, CA) who was selling it on behalf of his friend and second owner of the bike. THE BIKE Frame: ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C. (S/N 374) in original deep red color. Main tubes from plain gauge 531, according to Reynolds decal on seat tube. Columbus fork blades and stays. The plain gauge, instead of the butted 531 tubes, may have been a special order. Extremely fragile original paint survived only because the bike was rarely ridden. Campagnolo dropouts with Campagnolo Sport derailleur spring anchor-hole. Bottom bracket shell with oil port and drain hole. 57.5 and 58.o cm top and seat tubes, respectively. Brakeset: NOS Universal Mod. 61 Handlebars: Cinelli Mod. Giro D'Italia (steel D17) with Cinelli plastic end caps (introduced ca 1963). Stem: Cinelli 1 steel (8.5 cm c-to-c). Headset: Campagnolo Record Shifters: Closed C Campagnolo Record (changed ca 1963 from open to closed C). Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport with cable tension adjustment screw (eliminated ca 1960). Crankset: First generation Campagnolo Record. 151mm bolt circle with pedal hole dust caps. Made only in 1958 and preceded by the Stronglight 57. Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport, Christophe Special toe clips, and Alfredo Binda straps Wheelset: Campagnolo large flange three-piece hubs (alloy flanges pressed onto a steel barrel) with open C skewers. OLN dated 59 (i.e., 1959), laced using Stella butted spokes to Brevetto Longhi Fiamme rims. Chain : Regina Gran Sport Freewheel: Regina Gran Sport Seatpost: Campagnolo Record Saddle: Brooks B17 Competition Standard dated A60 (i.e., made between January and March of 1960).