[CR]re:Private label Cinelli bikes


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 15:00:03 -0800
From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re:Private label Cinelli bikes

Sadly as a Montelaticci owner myself I believe this story does not hold air. There are a couple of Cinelli trade marks in the Fork construction which are not present in any of the Montelaticci frame sets which went thru Ed Littons shop. Ed really likes the way his bike rides (which is what it is all about anyway, Correct?) but told me that all Cinellis have both a flat under the crown race plus a drilled hole which they used to gauge penetration of the braze in the fork crown to steerer joint (a novel idea but he did employ others other than himself to build frames ). Dave Martinez does have a Generati branded bike which is consistent to Cinelli construction so we can say there were private labeled bikes built, just probably not for Vasco Montelaticci .

BOB FREITAS
                                   just another marketing victim in MILL VALLEY,CA USA