[CR]COPPI I think!


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Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 20:44:00 -0400
From: Robert Murray <robertmurray@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]COPPI I think!

Tony Zanussi wrote:
>
> I am stumped on this marque, no info to be found so far!!! Links to pics
> below. Can anybody tell me who made this frame? It had Italian threads. I
> have ruled out Chisini, Cinelli, and thought it was a Concorde, but pics I
> have dug up of Concorde's do not have the same C. Thanks for any help!
> Serial # is stamped on inside of left dropout, no original decals, badge,
> and homebrew paintjob over beautiful lugs.
>
> Tony Zanussi
> KCMO

Definitely COPPI. They were made by Fiorelli and were a moderately priced frame/bike. This one was probably built with Columbus DB (foil label). There were no extra spear point reinforcements on the brake bridge or chainstay strut as shown in your photo. If my memory serves me correctly, Olie Ritter rode a COPPI to victory in his successful hour record attempt. No fancy high teck stuff in those days!
Bob toe clips Murray
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