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Fini and Ballant - Eredi Fini

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Married couple Angelo Fini and Enrica Mazzetti established the Casa del Ciclo - Eredi Fini business in 1940. Both died in September 1946 and their children, still minors, took over with help of a tutor. In 1949 Anna Maria Mazzetti (3), with her husband Bruno Ballanti, assumed control. They built bicycles, and sold Atala accessories. From 1955 they also marketed mopeds with modified suspension powered by F.B. Minarelli engines (and probably others) under the brand name Ballant, and possibly also used the Fini marque.

From 1959 the company was managed solely by Anna Maria Fini (Casa del Ciclo e Sport) with headquarters in Via Indipendenza in Bologna and many branches in the area (Calderara, Funo di Argelato). The firm remained active in the cycle-motor sector until 1977, when construction of mopeds and motorcycles ceased.

1. A machine by G.B. of Bologna powered by a Veggetti 75 engine is associated with Casa del Ciclo, so it is possible that this was built by Eridi Fini and marketed by G.B., of whom very little is known.
2. There is another marque named Ballanti
3. Her name is also given as Anna Maria Fini.

Sources: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna;,