Re: [CR]Re: Classic colors


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From: RGarni2706@aol.com
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 22:17:43 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Classic colors
To: tr4play@home.com, kstagg@harbornet.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


well, let's talk about colors. my impression of bianchi celeste is that it really doesn't mean anything very specific anymore: the "celeste" of the fifties bears little resemblance to that of the eighties, to that of today, etc. my preferred "celeste" was that of the Coppi era, which was muted, matte-like finish, industrial, and lacking in blue tones. today's celeste seems a little goofy. and is it my imagination, or is cannondale "doing" celeste these days?

ricky garni carrboro, nc

p.s. isn't the accepted story that bianchi originally developed the celeste color as a result of overruns/surplus of WW II tank paint? or is that sheer apocryphia?