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