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Gimondi Chiorda

Old 03-12-24, 09:58 AM
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Gimondi Chiorda




Good day all

Looking to pick your collective brains for info about this bike and an idea of its worth






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Old 03-12-24, 10:40 AM
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...not one of the more memorable Italian imports, I'm afraid. The lugs indicate a lower level of frame craftsmanship, and I think those are steel wheels that are original to the bicycle. It is clean, but in today's new lowere value C+V marketplace, it has little value. I knew a woman here who had one, once. She was unimpressed with it, and had bought it thinking it would be something more.
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I don't see a huge value there tbh.
$150, maybe $200 if I was really into Gimondi
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There were some very nice Chiorda bikes back in the day. They were few and far between. The OP's is not a high end machine and not a favorite of Sheldon Brown's. That said, the bike is in great shape, based on the pictures, and would be fun to refurbish and ride. As for value...

If I were buying, I might go $150 after very careful inspection. If selling, I would not let it go for less than $300.
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...not one of the more memorable Italian imports, I'm afraid. The lugs indicate a lower level of frame craftsmanship, and I think those are steel wheels that are original to the bicycle. It is clean, but in today's new lowere value C+V marketplace, it has little value. I knew a woman here who had one, once. She was unimpressed with it, and had bought it thinking it would be something more.
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wheels are tubulars

rims are NISI

hubs are Gnutti

look at the top of the front wheel in the image of the complete bicycle and one can see where the tyre's rim tape comes together


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frame is constructed of Agrati "AM" pattern lug set ART. 000.8040/U

bulge-formed head is item N. 000.8046

seat lug is Agrati "AMERICA" pattern N. 086.8569

bottom bracket shell is Agrati item N. 000.8517

dropouts are Agrati item N. 000.8003

fork ends are Agrati item N. 000.8010

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fittings -

stem/bar set 3TTT Tourist

Sugino Maxy chainset

pedals look as though they may be Way-Assauto but do not recognize a model

handlebar end caps REG (Rampinelli)

bottle cage Allara/AL-E

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tip for Nadia -

images of a cycle's drive side communicate greater information than do those of the non-drive side


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I remember seeing photos of Gimondi either in the 1965 TdF (which he won as a rookie and last-second replacement) or very shortly thereafter on a beautiful blue bike in Chiorda livery. Considering Bianchi was the bike sponsor for Gimondi's (and Adorni's and Ritter's) team before and after they had Chiorda livery on the bikes, I always assumed they had some relationship with Bianchi.

I just found this web page from 2010 listing bike brands that began with "C" which has an entry (scroll waaay down) that suggests that might possibly be correct: "CHIORDA: 04010 Le Castella, Cisterna Di Latina, Italy. 011-06-9690001. Also produced Legnano. Some were produced in the Bianchi Reparto Corsa professional shop and other contract builders."

I thought that blue combined with the white block letters looked really sharp - I still like that look, and it is how my Ron Cooper is done up.
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Bianchi acquired Chiorda in 1966

lower model Italian produced Bianchi cycles tend to be made in the Chiorda facility


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Chiorda did make a top line bike in the early ‘70’s, outfitted with full Campagnolo Record, including brakes.

I believe they were made by Bianchi.

https://classicrendezvous.com/countr...italy/chiorda/
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