My thanks to reader Fillipo who sent two wonderful photographs of the U.S. Internaples cycling team in Naples from the 1950s. They all have Cinelli bikes (you can click on photos to enlarge):
The following photograph is of rider Mimi Milano with an SC frame. Filipo believes the photo is from 1953/1954; note the combination of the first generation logo type on downtube, fast-back seatpost, full sloping fork crown and four chrome rings on seat tube:
Futher information about the team, its riders, etc., is welcomed. What year do you think this frame is from?
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