Re: [CR]Chinetti '82 question

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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:29:54 +0200
From: "Freek Faro" <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: Koot <koot@v2.nl>
Subject: Re: [CR]Chinetti '82 question
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Hallo Gerard,

For the benefit of other list members, I'll keep this in English. Chinetti was a 'generic' brand (frames only), mostly sold through shops in the Rotterdam, Dordrecht and West-Brabant area. If you couldn't afford a custom-made frame or one of the 'big' names, like Gazelle or one of the Italian brands, usually the shop would have a couple of Chinetti frames hanging around. I'm talking about the early 80s here. I believe the Chinetti's were made in Belgium, possibly by Flandria. If you give John van Herwerden (Voorburg) a call, he might be able to tell you more. I think Chinetti falls into the same category as Cornelo!

vriendelijke groet,

Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2006/9/12, Koot <koot@v2.nl>:
>
> I recently obtained a '82 Chinetti frame fully equipped with
> Campagnolo SR.
> It's tubing & fork are Reynolds 531, BB is RGP, dropouts Campagnolo.
> The frame is pantographed with Colnago alike clovers; the only
> difference is that the stem of the clover is rounded instead of pointy.
> Does anyone has knowledge of this brand & its history?
>
> Gerard Koot
> Rotterdam, Netherlands