Professional road racer Chino Cinelli, who achieved brilliant results in numerous races such as Giro d'Italia, Giro d'Lombardia, Milan-San Remo, etc. Founded "Cinelli". His workshop evolved into a high-end bike and component workshop, some say he was a professional racer, others say he created aluminum handlebars, resin-based saddles, straps and quick-release pedals. Some people will.
In the mid-1970s, Antonio Colombo joined "A.L. Columbus", a manufacturer of steel tubes for bicycles, cars (Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, etc.), motorcycles (Moto Guzzi, etc.) and aircraft (Caproni, etc.). A human story begins. When Antonio was in his thirties, A.L Columbus worked with famous Italian designers to manufacture high-end steel tube furniture. Independent tube manufacturing and development departments. This is how Columbus was born, one of the most famous brands in bicycle history.
In 1978, Colombo took over "Cinelli" from Chino Cinelli himself and continues to this day.