[CR]Re: Used Bicycle Guide - Gimondi

(Example: Framebuilding)

From: <themaaslands@comcast.net>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org (Classic Rendezvous)
Subject: [CR]Re: Used Bicycle Guide - Gimondi
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 02:00:13 +0000

Mark wrote:

These were built by Chiorda and were the same as the Chiorda Team bikes, right down to the incredible blue color (nicer than Gios Blue, IMHO). Gimondi logos on downtube (same font as Chiorda) with a picture of Felice in the pink jersey on the head tube. I sold these at Bixby Knolls Bicycle Center in Long Beach, CA in 1972-3.

I have spoken to a few Salvarani mechanics and they all say that no team bikes were ever made by Chiorda themselves. They were made by numerous independant frame builders including: Marnati (apparently the biggest builder), Romani, Marastoni, Chesini, Corradini...

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ