Sunday, April 25, 2010
Arrigo Cinelli Stem, pre-Brevettato
Back in February, 2010, we had photos of a rare Arrigo Cinelli stem. The stem is a "Tipo Speciale" and has the word "Brevettato" (patented) under the logo.
A reader recently sent me photos of another Arrigo Cinelli stem. The stem, in the form of an integrated handlebar/stem combination, was found on a completely original and unadulterated 1939 Gloria Garibaldina "Donna". They are quite similar to the later Cinelli Milano model "Tirolo".
The "Arrigo Cinelli-Firenze" mark is engraved on the underside, without "Brevettato".
This lends credibility to the information of the early years about Cinelli before WW II that Arrigo started the Cinelli company while Cino was still an active as a professional cyclist.
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