Hi All: During the mid to late '50s we were importing the Fiorelli bikes
into Chicago and selling them in the Midwest.
When I went to Europe to race in the fall of '58 I went to the factory and
they gave me a bike to race with during my stay. It had all the Campy made
at the time. It was a good tough machine, raced and trained on it in
Germany, Belgium, and Holland, and it never let me down.
I had signed on with the German Ruberg Chain Co. minor trade team. Weinmann
gave us some clothing and supplied us with the first run of 999 CP brakes
which I put on my Fiorelli. Yes, the ones with the stamped in Weinmann name.
The tubing was the Libelulla make, I think later taken over by Columbus, not
sure on this tho.
Usually the Pro models had Campy dropouts, and the amateur models had
But indeed they were a top line factory. Ted Ernst
Palos Verdes, Ca
> Mary Kaminski asked about Fiorelli. Here is what I have in the Used Bike
> Buyers Guide: Lou Deeter, Orlando FL
> FIORELLI: : http://www.retecivica.novi-ligure.al.it/
> (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\u2019s
> and 60\u2019s 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\u2019s, 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
> 531 531
> Campionissimo 87 SLX
> Giro d'Italia 87-88 SL
> Milan-San Remo 86 Falk Chromoly
> Milan-San Remo 87-88 Aelle