[CR]Late addition to Chesini thread

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From: "Toni Theilmeier" <toni.theilmeier@t-online.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:16:10 +0100
Subject: [CR]Late addition to Chesini thread

I didn´t know that Michael Schmid has nine Chesinis in his stable, but

I can understand why he has. My own Chesini is a very special bike, too

- see for yourselves on http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/theilmeit. The black beauty has a nearly full groupset of panto´ed SR on, and was only raced for two seasons in the early eighties. I got it through reacting

to a CR post coming from Amsterdam, Holland, the sender of which was booted right away for not complying with CR rules. If he wasn´t booted

the Chesini post stayed his only one. A fortnight later I went to Rotterdam, Amsterdam is roughly on the way, and so I ventured right into the heart of the Grachten (Canal) City, perking the 2CV van, rather than parking it, with the front bumper over the water. What´s

the definition of "adventure?" Right, it´s buying a Chesini in Amsterdam.

The seller still had the Chesini folder which he got at the Verona shop

in 1981, and promised to send the original receipt, which sadly never happened. So there the bike was: nicely pantographed all over, in near-perfect original condition, and I loved it from the word go. That´s what I say, a lifelong addict to British bikes. Well made frame, I must admit. Then Angel Garcia moved to Verona and was able to add info to what I had found out from the seller. Some weeks ago I was able

to buy another Chesini frame from a friend, and now I can only say: Not

on nine yet, but watch it, Michael, here I come. This candy apple red late seventies beauty really struck me. Only a frame, so no pics on woolly, sorry.

Pics: Please don´t send any mail attachments to my e-mail address; my

computer is on dial up internet and not much younger than the black Chesini, anyway. Thanks.

Regards, Toni Theilmeier, Belm, Germany, in weeding out mode, really, but Chesinis will be an exception.