Re: [CR]Chesini city bike outing on ebay


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From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 19:50:55 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Chesini city bike outing on ebay
To: themaaslands@comcast.net, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 10/15/2004 12:15:47 PM PST, themaaslands@comcast.net writes:

http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2276173984

To me, this bike has absolutely nothing in common with the Ganna city bike discussed recently. This bike is at least 20 years newer than the Ganna and shows absolutely no innovative or unusual technical or constructive details. This Chesini is an everyday Italian city bike from the 70's or 80's with absolutely nothing noteworthy. Similar bikes are available anywhere in Italy even today. More than likely it was not even built by Chesini, but rather by one of the many makers of private label city bikes. The Ganna on the other hand showed a level of workmanship that was worthy of a boutique builder, with lovely lugwork and double plate fork crown. It also offered a highly complicated technical solution to the challenge of offering 'invisible' brake routing. -------------------------------------------------- Wow Steven, it looks like you have a pretty definite opinion about this bike. I am just glad the seller isn't a member of the CR list!
cheers-
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT