[CR]Re: Nani Cinelli

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Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2002 18:01:02 -0500
From: Rob Vermeer <int1086@setarnet.aw>
To: Bob Reid <bob.reid@btconnect.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <B867BEA3.B259%bob.reid@btconnect.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Nani Cinelli

I have a Nani Torino stem on my 1947 Fiorelli. Perhaps pre Cinelli stem and
handlebar manufacturer?
When did Cinelli start?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Reid"
Sent: Sunday, January 13, 2002 5:45 PM
Subject: [CR]Interesting acquisitions......

> Two interesting acquisitions I've made recently I'd appreciate some help in
> identifying ;
> Firstly a pair of Prior hubs - 32/40h large flange all aluminium alloy
> bodies and with solid axles. I remember seeing a 52' advert for Prior and
> Dura equipment relating to Tdf use - along the lines of Bobet having rode to
> victory on hubs by Prior, but does anyone know the story behind these ?
> Very interesting in that the large flange is hub is created by rivetting the
> flange to a small flange hub (9-rivet's per side).
> Second - A very old and decrepit steel stem. Nothing particularly
> noticeable about it but certainly good enough to be worth having re-plated.
> Scraping off some of the rust /flaking chrome from the top of the stem
> revealed the name 'Nanni' / 'Torino' stamped within an oval on top of the
> extension. It may in some way be connected to the late 30's Bates I've
> acquired, but I'd appreciate help identifying the origins of the stem /
> details of the company.


> Bob Reid

> Stonehaven

> Scotland