Re: [CR]Corso brand

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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 15:27:57 -0400
To: Steve Freides <>, Classic Lightweights <>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Corso brand

At 3:04 PM -0400 7/25/01, Steve Freides wrote:
>I found a junk-night "Corso" bike, made in Italy. I don't see the brand
>on Dale's site under Italy so I thought I'd ask here. It looks 1970-ish
>to my uneducated eye - cottered cranks, 27" wheels, high-flange hubs.
>Anyone know anything about these? I don't imagine this is a high end
>bike but I'd like to learn a little about it.

Corso is/was a major importer/distributor based in NYC. I think they were/are affiliated with Stuyvesant. Their major brand was Atala.

Your Corso is probably very low-end bike-boom junk. If it's what I think it is, it will be a 22 inch frame with plate type seatstay bridge and faux lugs on the head tube. These were also sold under the Chiorda and Bianchi names, and are near the nadir of bike boom crap. Landfill candidate.

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