1991 Cinelli SuperCorsa SLX: NOS 57cm Frame - Campagnolo Super Record - Bullseye - Chrome Lugs - Crimson Candy Red (Some Used Parts)
Local pickup in Portland price: $2500
This lovely SC is a NOS frame that's been built with a mix of NOS and very lightly used parts, and would make a show stopping L'Eroica ride!. It's a unique and deep metallic color that is way more than just "red". It's crimson, almost maroon and very candied, and almost looks like it's anodized instead of painted. It's so shiny it was difficult to photograph. It is well color coordinated, it's "Classic Bordeaux" deep crimson red paint and gold housing blending with the Cinelli and Columbus decal's shades of red and gold, as well as that famous seat tube pinstripe! It's a full Super Record build, with added bonuses like red Bullseye pulleys and braided metallic gold cable housing. This one's frame number is 91/187, making it a 1991 (first two numbers are year in the Columbo era)
The Super Corsa has been Cinelli's top model since it's introduction in the 1950's (obviously excluding limited models like the Cinelli Laser). It was originally named the Modello SC – which was later called Speciale Corsa then Super Corsa and finally the space was removed to Supercorsa in the 1980's. The SC is pretty unique as a 1980's Italian road bike. Most readily apparent is the seat cluster. It features fastback seatstays with a binder bolt that goes through each stay, and it's lug is half chrome, half paint. Then there's the wild spoiler bottom bracket, that was the first effective method to keep water out and just look plain fast. The spoiler appeared in 1984. If you want all the technical details of this frame's unique features, click here.
All major components are period correct. A few consumables are modern: Tires, cable housing, IRD freewheel (which provides much better shifting & wider range)
Frame is new old stock, and only has a ride around the neighborhood for a test ride when it was first built. It was built up a couple years ago with a mix of NOS and slightly used parts. The frame is very close to perfect with just a few imperfections worth noting: 1) driveside fork lower leg has a ~3mm touch up and tiny chip next to it 2) non-drive chainstay has two ~3mm touch up spots (done very well) 3) a few microscratches on chrome lugs. Decals are pristine. Driveside chainstay is perfect, no chain marks.
As for components, it's difficult to tell exactly which were truly NOS as most parts are very clean. I can tell you the Ambrosio bar tape, seatpost, shifters, cables/housing, and tires are new. The derailleurs look like they could be NOS. Crank seems to have just a few miles. Wheels are used with low miles. Just a touch of ano wear on the brake tract, and some decal wear. Saddle is lightly used and in near mint shape, with my favorite level of patina on the leather. Brake levers are almost mint, though the left has a tear on the rear/inner edge. Brakes are close to mint, with Mathauser upgraded period pads. Crankset is very close to NOS, probably has less than 100 miles. Headset is mint aside from some wrench marks on top nut. Overall, if you're not looking for blemishes all parts nearly pass for NOS aside from that hood tear. Fully show bike condition!
- Frame number: 91/187
- Tubing: Columbus SLX double butted steel throughout
- Top tube: 57cm
- Seat tube: 58cm c-t
- Head tube: 169mm
- Wheelset: Campagnolo NR/SR hubset on Ambrosio Montreal Durex tubular rims
- Campagnolo Super Record gruppo: Front & Rear derailleurs, headset, downtube shifters, brakes/levers, fluted seatpost, crankset/bb
- Tires: Vittoria Competition Rally 23 tubular
- Saddle: San Marco Concor Supercorsa, dark brown smooth leather
- Freewheel: IRD 7 speed, 13-26t
- Crank: 172.5mm x 50/42t