When I saw this Cinelli Sentiero on eBay completely stocked a few years ago, I knew I had to have it. The original striped saddle, black and white color blocking, and trippy head badge had that Italian swagger I’ve always loved about Cinellis.
Initially, I bought it to do a retro mod and 650b swap (because I had to try it once), but after the first few rides, I could never get comfortable on it. This frame is an XL, but I’m 6’4”, and no amount of component swapping got me where I needed to be. So I sold it. A friend agreed to pay what I picked it up for initially, so I marked it up as a wash.
Fast forward to a couple of months ago. Having a couple of happy hour beers at my local, I get an eBay notification for a Crust Clydesdale fork. I’ve always loved them since the first time I saw one, and I also think all bikes should have baskets, so I was very excited. To sweeten the deal, the fork came uncut with a new front wheel and fender! I immediately spun 90 degrees on my bar stool to my aforementioned friend, who agreed to sell me back the bike I sold home a couple of seasons prior (for the same price, now that’s a good friend). A bike so nice I had to buy it twice.
With the bike and fork in hand, I went to my parts bins and assembled my perfect around-town bike. With the help of the full-length steer tube, some Velo Orange Klunker bars, 1000000 spacers, and a 450mm seat post, I was happy to find the bike to fit finally. The fork adds a nimbleness that leads to carving bike lanes just because it feels fun. This bike makes every trip to the bar, store, shop or friends a complete joy!
Long live comfortable, practical bikes!
- Frame: Cinelli Sentiero
- Fork: Crust Clydesdale
- Handlebars: Velo Orange Klunker
- Saddle: Brooks Flyer
- Brakes: Paul Motolite
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR rapid rise
- Shifters: Rivendell Silver
- Crank: Shimano Deore
- Pedals: MKS Always
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