Started in 1925 from the skilful hands of Gelmino Chesini, founder of the prestigious brand, the first innovative bike was created. The first model of a race bike, named CHESINI BICIPRECISION is forged in that year, in the workshop of Nesente, a small village near Verona in Italy. . In the post war period, the activities grow quickly and, in 1947, Gelmino Chesini acquires a bike factory, CICLI VALLETTI, and moves the headquarters of CHESINI BIKES to Via San Paolo. in Verona. . The sixties are the years of the Italian economic boom that brought a big change in people mobility. Cars were now more affordable and popular and started to became a status symbol.. And so, to further capitalize on the deep knowledge in precision mechanics and on the experience in the production of distribution mechanisms Mr. Chesini starts a service center activity for SINGER sewing machines. . However CHESINI never stops researching innovative solutions for its bikes. In 1963 a Chesini bike wins the Solo 100 km World Amateur Championship and in 1964 and 1965 CHESINI also wins the Team 100 km World Amateur Championships. . Soon the collateral activities were abandoned, choosing to follow the passion for the production of the highest quality bikes. As Gabriele Chesini, son of Gelmino, and strenuous and dynamic continuer of the company, used to say, . "Our real and unique intent is to build special race bikes, perfect for racer and amateurs" . . With the passing of time it became clear that the pursuit of this goal was antithetical to large scale production, but there was no doubt as to which route to choose deciding, rather, to aim even higher by adding to the renowned quality even the uniqueness. Today every CHESINI bike is special because unique, handbuilt one by one with dedication, skill, attention to details and unchanged passion. info by : http://www.chesini.it . . PIcked up this Chesini pista and there is something different about this frameset. I noticed something interesting as the seat tube. . I have been told that often, frame builders have to make frames for local teams (customized frames, so not in catalogues) in short time. To do this, they sometimes prefer to weld post tube with tig. In this way, they don’t need to misure and cut post tubes, and they also don’t need to calculate angle to weld it on the drop out. So frame builders can save lot’s of time and recycle frame parts (as in the case of the Thron bb shell, in my opinion) as it was pretty common back in the days. . . 59 center center 62 center top 57 top tube
Columbus EL / Stronglight
Going to contact Chesini and ask if they have any information regarding this frameset. Got a email from Chesini where they confirmed this frameset was made in the early 90's in limited numbers. "sold"
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Added by kobe. Last updated almost 6 years ago.
As of almost 6 years ago, kobe has indicated that they no longer own this bike.