Fw: [CR]Sannino info?

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Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2003 20:52:37 -0500
From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
Subject: Fw: [CR]Sannino info?
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Wes asked:
> I was wandering if anyone has any info on Sannino bicycles? Looks like an
> Italian mfg. with unknown cromo tubing. It has campy dropouts, and came with
> a decent 12 spd Galli gruppo. When I replaced the tires, the insides were
> marked 1983. The inner fork steerer tube has the rifling in the crown area.
> Is this a characteristic of Colombus tubing? Seems pretty stiff and
> lightweight, lower 20-25 lb. DT shifters are mounted on top of the DT.
> Decals look kind of cheesy, not the typical decals, almost like stickers?
> One strange thing, the BB looked to be 68x113 but the threading was not
> standard english (Italian)? Any info appreciated. Thanks,
>From their website (http://www.ciclisannino.it/) I gleaned the following information:

Cicli Sannino came to be in Turin in 1978, when 4 friends: Sannino, Sannicandro, Cavallito and Brusaschetto got together with the intention of building high quality racing frames. In 1981 came the first sponsorships: Polish national team and the USSR junior men's and women's olympic teams. This became the laucnh pad for the Sannino brand in many international markets. In 1982 space constraints necessitated a move to the present premises. These premises had previously be occupied by Galli, the makers of the famous Balilla brakes for bikes. Once the move was complete, it became possible to handle all the stages of production from brazing the frames, painting to assembly of finished bikes. This also marked the first export of bikes to Germany, followed by France and Belgium. In 1984, Sannino was among the first to offer a purpose-built road time-trial funny-bike frame into their regular line-up. Such frames were later offered by numerous other producers and were used to set numerous records. From 1985, Sannino was among the first European companies to present a production mountain bike at the European trade shows. From 1986, Sannino's exports leave the European continent for the first time, selling in the US and Japan. in the years 1990-92 Sannino sponsors their first professional team: the Swiss Itas-Raider-Galli. Another special sponsorship that continues to this day is that of Stefania Belmondo, multiple world and olympic medalist for Italy.

Steven Maasland Moorestown, NJ