Re: [CR]Chesini city bike outing on ebay

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To: (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: Re: [CR]Chesini city bike outing on ebay
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 18:54:25 +0000

Dave wrote:
> No relation to seller, etc. This looks to be a 1960s model City bike similar
> to the GANNA bike that was discussed a couple of days ago. Then again, I can't
> read German, so I will leave it up those more knowledgeable to help out.

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.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ