Monday, November 3, 2014

the "CX" Mystery is Solved

Reader Gianluca, who owns a VETTA that has the CX markings, gave me a tip that the framebuilder of the "CX" marked framesets was Antonio Taverna of Padova.

I have been in touch with Sig. Taverna and I asked if he was the framebuilder. He responded with, "Yes, these frames were made in 1982-1984 when the Cinelli framebuilding components were available to framebuilders."

Cinelli had previously verified that these were not Cinelli made frames.

Here are examples of CX framesets (click on images to enlarge):












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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tandem

This tandem belongs to Kopp's Cycle in Princeton, NJ:
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Arrigo Cinelli Stem

Additonal, and better photos, of the Arrigo Cinelli stem we had previous photos of here.



The previous information we have about Arrigo Cinelli can be found here.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Genius Machine


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Friday, August 29, 2014

Giotto Cinelli, 1947/1948

The owner of this frame (and also the earlier posted 1946/1947) makes these observations:
-I think this is a 1947-48, perhaps one of the last bikes built by Giotto before Cino takes over the activity,
-the shape of the badge, and gold color, anticipate the next bikes from Cino,
-note that the head badge indicates C.B. & C. (Cinelli Bianchi & C),
-the seat post collar is G. Bianchi which was a distributor and representative for a short time for Cinelli bikes and components,
-the bike belonged to racer Giuseppe Sabatini























 












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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Giotto Cinelli, 1946/1947















 
 



Thanks to a reader's kindness we have these photos of a 1946/1947 Giotto Cinelli.

The first Cinelli branded bikes were actually built and sold by Cino's older brother, Giotto Cinelli in Firenze (Florence). Cino Cinelli moved the business from Firenze to Milano sometime in the 1950s.

Only several Giotto Cinelli bikes are known to exist.

Another brother, Arrigo, was also involved in the bicycle business and a few stems with have survived (see here).

This 1946 photo is of the only true complete team ever to be exclusively sponsored by Cinelli:


Stay tuned for another surprise!

Photo of 1946 team courtesy Steven Maasland

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Engraved Cinelli Stem

Offered on ebay  here   (also with engraved Campagnolo cranks) by a seller in Spain.




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