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Gnutti Cycle Components

Not much seems to be written about Gnutti Cycle Components, here is an extract from 'Classic Lightweights' written by Steve Warn:-

Gnutti Components

Author:- Steve Warne


Not much appears to be written about Gnutti Italian components but since many British lightweight cycle makers used their products extensively I feel that they are worthy of some study.


Carlo Gnutti established his business in 1920 manufacturing parts for agricultural machines from a factory (presumably in the same location that Gnutti are established today) in Maclodio near Brescia, Italy. During WW2 they were concerned with armament production. The manufacture of bicycle components commenced at some point after the war and continued until the early 1960’s. Today, Gnutti Carlo S P A are an engineering multinational company with manufacturing facilities in Italy, USA, India and even here in the UK.
The range of bicycle components comprised chain sets, hubs (and q/r skewers), bottom brackets and head sets. The earliest advertisement that I have seen for Gnutti components is from October 1949.
A number of lightweight cycle makers quickly adopted Gnutti components, including Claud Butler and Holdsworth. It would seem that these parts tended to be used on higher end machines, presumably due to cost. In the 1951 Claud Butler catalogue the most expensive machine (Massed Start Model) had a Gnutti Decagon head set, a Gnutti hollow bottom bracket and a Gnutti chain set. F H Grubb used Gnutti chain sets on his top of the range ‘Perfection’ model in 1949.

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