Re: [CR]interesting advert on CR... Chesini

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:39:03 -0700
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]interesting advert on CR... Chesini
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henox wrote:
> Subject: Re: [CR]interesting advert on CR... Chesini
> Someone wrote:
> "For those that don't know the Chesini brand from Verona, it had a very
> good reputation in Italy in the 80's and was often favorably compared to
> Colnago. I don't believe they ever exported much so are comparatively
> unknown outside of Italy."
> Not so at all. The firm is well known in many parts of Europe and is still
> producing today. It is only in the U.S. where it is all but unknown, owing
> to the lack of an importer/distributor.
> Hugh Enox
> La Honda

Yes, and Chesini celebrated their 75th anniversary in 2000.

Montrose Bike Shop had a bunch of pretty fancy Chesinis in the early 1980s. Lots of chrome and candy paint jobs with the headtube engraved with the Chesini logo.

I imagine that Bob Hansing, who owned Montrose and also Euro-Asia Imports, brought into the country himself the ones that he sold.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA