[CR]1947 Giotto Cinelli bike

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From: "The Maaslands" <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: "CR" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 09:40:27 -0400
Subject: [CR]1947 Giotto Cinelli bike

Don asked whether anybody had ever seen a Giotto Cinelli bike from the 1940's.

There is at least one in California. The headbadge shows a knight mounted on a horse (not only the knight's head like the later Cinelli logos) The cranks are also marked with G. Cinelli and once again the knight mounted on a horse. According to Andrea Cinelli (son of Cino), who spoke to his uncle Giotto for confirmation, there were very few frames built with the Giotto Cinelli name. You can however see a photo of an amateur team that Giotto sponsosred here:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Cinelli_History/Giotto_Cinelli_team_pho to_1946_47

Here is photo of Giotto when he rode as a pro:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Cinelli_History/Giotto_Cinelli_1939

Here is a photo of a Giotto Cinelli branded chainset:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Cinelli_History/Cinelli_Chainset_front full=1

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ