RE: [CR]Was: Anyone know this bike? Now Fiorelli

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From: "Peter Koskinen" <>
To: <>, "'Mary Kaminski'" <>, <>
Subject: RE: [CR]Was: Anyone know this bike? Now Fiorelli
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 11:58:48 -0500
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Fiorelli's were imported by the Triplett family in Mt. Airy NC. They sold the rights and the company to C. Elwood Young who owned Wheel Estate Bicycles in Rock Hill, SC in the early 80's. Wheel Estate went belly up in 1988 after Hurricane Floyd rolled thru the Carolinas and flooded their building.

Peter Koskinen Former wheel builder for Fiorelli of America Chapel Hill, NC

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 7:10 AM To: Mary Kaminski; Subject: [CR]Was: Anyone know this bike? Now Fiorelli

Mary Kaminski asked about Fiorelli. Here is what I have in the Used Bike Buyers Guide: Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

FIORELLI: : (information in Italian only) previously located in Novi Ligure (AL) Italy. 411 S. Main St., Mt. Airy NC 27030. Sponsored pro teams in the 50's and 60's which included Kubler. Koblet, Robic and Motta. Fausto Coppi branded bicycles were produced by Fiorelli during his last years as a pro as well as following the death of Coppi. In the 90's, when the owners decided to retire, the rights to the Coppi name were transferred to the Masciaghi brothers. Factory was founded in 1932 in Novi Ligure in northern Italy.
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