Sunday, October 9, 2011
Cilo Swiss Bikes
Cilo was the bikes' producer of Switzerland which bankrupted in 2002. The bicycles were created on the coast line of River Geneva within Romanel-sur-Lausanne inside Vaud canton.
"Cilo" is a nickname that regards to Charles January Lausanne-Oron. The actual abbreviation in the firm' name "Jan" had been changed with "i" which regards to the way of French pronunciation. "Lausanne-Oron" refers to the company keeping lying within Lausanne, connected to industrialisation of the town an the beginning of 20th century.
Hans Knecht has been globe champ in 1946 riding the Cilo bike; many other significant cyclists consist of Whip Breu, Daniel Gisiger together with Tony Rominger.
Cilo co-sponsored a biking group along with Ciclolinea and Atari in 1992.
The actual Cilo in the mid-1970's had been the attractively designed bike created from Reynolds 531 along with the normal Switzerland focus on details. It had chromed forks, drop-outs and rear stays. Also all lugs were chromed and polished. Only the finest components were used. These included full 'top of the line' Campagnolo: although Campy brakes were an option. Brooks saddle, Cinelli road bars and stem, Christophe clips and straps were provided. Silks mounted on Cerchio Fiame rims were standard.
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