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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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Mystery of the "CX" Solved?

We have had three "CX" bikes appear here that readers thought might be a Cinelli because of the use of Cinelli frame building components; the photos are here. Cinelli has said that they did not make these frames.

I received a note from reader Gordon saying that, "I send you some pics of a NOS Basso CX frame I purchased some years ago in Italy. It was unused, the fork uncut and it had the original paintwork; the dealer also offered me another one in a different size also NOS."





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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Giotto Cinelli, Part II, re: bicycle on ebay

I made an update to the post of yesterday about a Giotto Cinelli on ebay. Please read that post again to see the updates:
http://cinellionly.blogspot.com/2014/08/giotto-cinelli.html

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Giotto Cinelli

A reader advises that he has this 1946 Giotto Cinelli on ebay (here). We have photos of another such bike, and additional information, here.





 N.B. There has been some discussion (on classicrendezvous) about whether this is in fact a Giotto Cinelli frame, and in addition a direct comment was left here saying, "Hello, your site is very important. It is a point of reference for all, I look at it often and willingly congratulations. This last bike is not a cinelli giotto,  just the badge is giotto....I tell you so don't make confusion among fans."

I have not personally seen a Giotto Cinelli so you will have to do your own research regarding the offered bicycle.

Reminder: I invite you to contribute by sending in photographs of your Cinelli bike, illustrations, personal stories, and articles about Cinelli bikes and components. I can be contacted at veronaman@gmail.com