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Country:ItalyPrimary Focus:Bicycle Frames
Years of Operation:1925 - ?
General Information

Chesini (La Biciprecision) models included:-

Innovation, X Uno, Precision, Olimpiade, Criterium, Gran Premio Donna, Recordman Criterium, Arena, Gran Premio

Generally the frame were constructed from Columbus & Oria tubing. Chesini also pantographed componentry - Campagnolo components, saddles, stems, etc.


 Chesini was founded in 1925 by Gelmino Chesini who was a bicycle mechanic before he began building bicycles. He began the business on his own and the first business location was in Nesente on the outskirts of Verona. Later he moved to Verona. He developed what became a well known slogan in Verona, "O Chesini o cammini".

The son, Gabriele Chesini, continued the business. Large numbers of Chesini's were sold in Europe, particularly in Austria, Germany, and other European countries through representatives. A much smaller number were sold to the USA.

Four world championships have been won on Chesini bikes: Juniors, 1963 100KM race, 1964 100KM race, 1965 Juniors, and 1990 (under 23).

Chesini is located in the historic center of Verona (at Via San Paolo 8/10)near Ponte Navi, they are still in business.  


Frame Models
ModelCategoryProducedSold AsExamples
Chesini CAP 7020Mountain Bike1990 - Mid 1990'sComplete Bicycle, Bare Frameset1
Chesini ArenaRoad Race1983Unknown1
Chesini CriteriumRoad RaceLate 1980's - Early 1990'sUnknown1
Chesini Precision '83Road RaceN/AUnknown1
Chesini X-UnoRoad Race1987 - 1988Complete Bicycle, Bare Frameset1
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