Monday, February 15, 2010

Post 1980s Cinelli Builders

The following was a quote I found on the internet in 2009:

1980s-2008 Cinelli Supercorsa builders:
I have collected some details regarding the builders of the Cinelli Supercorsa frames from the 1980s to 2008. The following information, unconfirmed, is from two sources:
1."Thru the 90's until this past year, Cinelli's steel bikes, including Supercorsa, were made in the shop of Giovanni Losa on the outskirts of Milan as Cinelli's official 'house' builder. Losa retired after a serious heart attack or stroke last year (2008) and although his employees appeared to have carried on for a time, it appears that his business is now closed. I do not know who,if anyone, Cinelli has chosen to produce post-Losa Supercorsa's as well as the new stainless steel Xcr. in all probability, Losa-produced Supercorsa inventories would very likely have carried on thru this past year."
2."It is my understanding from a source in Italy that in the 1980's the Cinelli Supercorsa was made by an experienced Milanese framebuilder by the name of Mario Camilotto. The workmanship on these models is quite beautiful perhaps even nicer than earlier models. I do not know why Signor Camilotto stopped building for Cinelli and why later frames were made by Losa, also in Milan."

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