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Fiori Modena

Bike tags: Road bike | Fiori Modena
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Bought from a moving yard sale.

To me this Fiori Modena has the almost exact same design and geometry as my Bianchi Strada LX... light, solid and smooth ride.

Consulted with T-Mar from Bikeforums.net by an email:

stillthere:

Fiori was a brand of Norco, who also distributed Nishiki in Canada. They were an attempt to provide an inexpensive, Italian styled bicycle and as such, were in direct competition with Miele. The models were designed and assembled in Canada but the frames were manufactured overseas by various sources. Like the Canadian Nishiki they concentrated on entry level and mid-range markets. They were popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The Modena was typically, an upper, entry level model. Exact position and status can vary depending on the model year. The late 1980s versions typically featured main triangles using Ishiwata or Tange, butted, seamed CrMo tubesets (like EX or Infinity) coupled with hi-tensile stays and forks.

I had a Fiori Napoli for a short period, circa 1990. It was an more upscale, midrange model with a full CrMo frameset. It was a good but not great frame. Workmanship was pefectly adequate, but not outstanding. Ride qualities were typical for the era, price range and intended market. The only place where it was above average was the paint scheme. It was an extremely attractive, black with a pebble blue finish.

Based on my Napoli and other Fiori I've worked on, I'd say they were a quality bicycles for their respective pricepoints and offered good value for the money but nothing special.

If we can determine the appropriate year of your Modena via the serial number or component codes, I may be able to pinpoint the position in the lineup and provide some additional information, such as original price.

regards,
Tom
(aka T-Mar)

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