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

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Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 11:10:05 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]interesting advert on CR... Chesini

In a message dated 10/21/2003 10:10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< For Sale: *Pisscatelo bicycle, model "Goody" , 83 cm seat c-to-c, 23 cm top, circa 1903 as ridden by Eddy Merckx and the Binda brothers, full Crampagnolo Super Record Delrin including Crampy center pull brakes, NOS, ridden only a few times, perfect as-new condition, moderate patina. Asking $1500.00 firm + shipping. Ernesto C. Fortee, Yorktown, Virginia 757-826-0787 10/16/2003

Who wants to take responsibility for this? >>

It would be neat to see those Delrin parts! And the Crampy centerpulls! I have only seen a few sets of those! RARE! Thanks for looking.

I heard that ad was placed as a foil to the phoney baloney greed-appealing "buyers" from mostly Nigeria....

<< 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. >>

Chesini frames were imported into the USA briefly in the 1980s and we at cycles de ORO sold a small number.. They are very refined, much hand work and certainly a smaller operation than Colnago. The chromovelato finish (transparent paint over full chrome) is very dramatic and somewhat delicate...

Dale Brown
Greensboro, NC