|Osvaldo Rinaldi hefts a light, ultra-modern steel bike, the 925, with one finger|
|Back on the ground|
|Columbus XCr tubing - shiny thing!|
|Same bike inside the shop|
Of course, the historic building includes some historic bikes!
The building is hundreds of years old. The spectacular frescos and ceiling are not modern fake "add ons," but original equipment! A little bit of this art goes into each bicycle.
Chesini was founded in 1925 -- 14 years before Olmo, 23 years earlier than Cinelli or Gios, 27 years earlier than Colnago or Pinarello, with other "classic" brands such as Masi even later. Chesini is celebrating its 90th anniversary. There was a spectacular anniversary edition bicycle on display.
|Chesini Special 90th Anniversary Edition|
|Another photo of the anniversary edition|
Some more classics from the showroom floor.
|A bike for the 2013 world championships in Tuscany (Florence).|
More Chesini classic steel bikes.
Modern Steel -- the Speciale!
... more to come ... !