Well after having the fright of my life this afternoon when I came home to see the Courier company had damaged the box but luckly not the frame ( thanks to VeloHub’s packing ) I now have my Cinelli pista project home with me in Sunny Rockhampton.
There is not much in the way of LBS that know what they are doing with older bike up here so the point of this thread is for me to ask questions the the FOA peeps when I come up against a hurdle.
Here is Tom’s story on the ride
First things first this is going to be a rejuvenation type project trying to keep it as original as possible…
The frame and it’s parts are not in the best condition and the first thing on the cards is to pull the whole thing down and give it a bit of a clean with dishwashing liquid. I’m going to give Oxalic Acid a go on the chrome parts and see how they come up and if need be use a rust converter to finish the job.
There are a couple of parts still to chase being a Head tube badge, 60’s Campy pista pedals.
It’s almost impossible to work out a build date due to Cinelli’s SN system but Judging from the Cinelli Register It may have been built in 1965.
It has not oil ports in the BB and the tanges on the inside of the forks have no holes but if anyone knows any more that can help with dating please chimp in… ( SirKev, Spirito )
Here are some shit pics taken today
Heading home from work soon to begin and will take more better pics.
I love it but to be honest I think a repaint may be needed to ensure it lasts much longer in humid NQ,
The rust looks pretty bad but hard to tell how the inside of the tubes look.
Love to hear what others think.
Record Vs. Super has more to do with Steel Vs Alu cups with steel race inserts. Both had track and road headset versions.
Road for that era uses 3/16" bearings, track uses 5/32" as it has a smaller radius cups (smaller bearings = lower stack height).
So the socket worked and i have got most of the bottom bracket out except the drive side cup… I have try Gypsy’s sudjestion and clamped the bb tool to the cup with wood chock on each side and gave it some persuasion with the rubber mallet but still won’t budge… Any ideas…
Also happy to find no rust at all in the BB shell and adjacent tubes…
Am starting on the component clean tonite Oxilic acid for the chrome parts and metho and rag for the alloy…