Maino frame 1977

Submitted by dciadmin... on Tue, 12/28/2021 - 08:00

Maino frame 1977
Founded in 1896 in Alessandria (Italy) by Giovanni Maino.
In 1939, taken over by Cesare Rizzato (Atala), who himself began in 1921.
Sold in 2002 to Tim International S.A., a concern. This low end model from 1977 (cfr serial number) had initially  Campagnolo Valentino derailleurgroup and Comet brakeset.


Merckx (Kessels) 1977 with Campagnolo super record

Submitted by dciadmin... on Sat, 06/19/2021 - 14:39

Kessels 1977 with Campagnolo super record

Belgian bicycle and frame builder from 1953 to 1984 in Ostend.
The manager was Fernand Kessels. This firm sold the full range of bicycles, from single speed city bikes to road bikes, all made to order for the local market and export.
The Kessels company was quite large for Belgium. Kessels had permission to make bicycles with the Merckx name in the 1970s.
The racing bikes that were made there: Main D'or, Kessels and Merckx.